March 7, 2011

Colour Cue #12 & Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #1


Hello again!  Just a quick post tonight to get this card linked up before the end of the current Color Cue challenge.  I kept putting this one off, probably because of the purple.  Do you have a color that always seems to stump you?

The sketch I used was shared by the fabulous Chupa on her blog as the first of a new Saturday sketch challenge.  I knew from the moment I saw it that I wanted to use one of these vellum butterflies from K & Company that have just been sitting in my stash.  These are so pretty IRL, but hard to photograph!









I started by stamping two of the butterfly images from WPlus9's Flora & Fauna onto kraft cardstock in white and purple.  The purple doily was cut from Plum Pudding cardstock with PTI's Doily Details die, and the Victorian Lace border die was used with Hawaiian Shores cardstock to add a little something extra below the grosgrain ribbon border.

The sentiment is from WPlus9's Spring Post set.  I love that the words in this set are separate stamps so you can mix and match to make your own sentiments.


Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Plum Pudding, Hawaiian Shores), Bazzill (Kraft)
Stamps:  WPlus9 (Flora & Fauna, Spring Post)
Ink:  Clearsnap (Frost White), Stampin' Up! (Perfect Plum), Inkssentials (white pen)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Doily Details, Victorian Lace border die)
Accessories:  K & Company (vellum butterfly), Papertrey Ink (ribbon), Me & My Big Ideas (rhinestones)

That's it for tonight!  I have to run and post this, then it's time to help my hubby with some grading.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a new ColourQ challenge!

Night!

16 comments:

Karen B. said...

Yellow. Yellow stumps me. Purple is a close second. Your card is beautiful.

Jinny Newlin said...

Love, love, LOVE what you've done with those stamped butterflies, Christina! Yum-O! Gorgeous take on the Color Cue! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month!

Diane Jaquay said...

The stamped butterfly background is fabulous, and makes such a stunning backdrop for the gorgeous focal point! Great colors too, love this one Christina!

Smita said...

Beautiful colors and lovely card!! Love that vellum butterfly too :)

Hugs,
Smita

Nerina said...

I LOVE your background stamping with these butterflies - and that vellum creation is gorgeous!

Andrea M said...

*gasp* Beautiful Christina! Truly gorgeous!!!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a pretty colour combo ... and a stunning result! Gorgeous, Christina! Hugs xxaxx
PS I am still having computer probs ... after a major crash! Access to the internet is frustrating me ... even though my dh has solved the main probs. Off to scroll through what I have missed over the last few days ... but with so much to catch up on ... I don't have time to comment on each post, sorry! Hugs xxaxx

Marisa said...

Fabulously done :)

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous! I love the overlapping butterflies in the background and those vellum butterflies are really yummy. And I must get my hands on that PTI die!!

Lindsay said...

So so lovely Christina! I looove that vellum butterfly and purple is one of my least fav too...You did great though!

xiumaiyuki said...

*thud* picking my jaw up from the floor. This is drop-dead gorgeous!!! The vellum butterfly makes me flutter. :o) And the way you make purple looks soooooo good here... I've been holding off this color cue because my weakness with purple. But your card is inspiring!

Nance said...

I am speechless. You know that doesn't happen very often! This card is absolutely, positively, drop-dead GORGEOUS! I love, love, love the overstamping of the butterflies and the gorgeous doily center. And the vellum butterlfy? OMG! I can't take any more!!! Simply GORGEOUS.

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Wowzers girlie, this si SOOOO beautiful! I love how you stamped the butterflies, I love the colours, and the vintage feel to the card. You rock, gf!

Laurie said...

Amazing butterful! This is a beautiful card!

Kerrianne said...

WOW!! I'm loving all those beautiful butterflies - but especially that FABULOUS treatment in the center! Thank you so much for playing along with wPlus9's Color Cue this month!!

Dawn said...

Ack! This is gorgeous, LOVE the layering. All of it!

Thanks for playing along with us at Wplus9!

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