Thursday, May 7, 2009

WT217 Butterfly Blessings

Today's challenge on SCS is ways to use Kraft. I would like to take a moment to stand and applaud!!! I love kraft paper, and any excuse to use it is my happy place!

It is raining today, and very dim in my house. I'm very pleased though because I took this picture in my craft room and have never been able to take pictures there before. It was always too sunny or too dim and there was never an in between. My rebuild is almost done, and I took the initiative to put an Ott bulb in my light fixture. This room is terrible for shadows, but once there are 3 bulbs in the fixture, I may need sunglasses!!! 3 bulbs may turn out to be overkill, so I'll adjust that as I see fit once I have all the bulbs. I'm waiting for a call back on when the reconstruction dudes will come and put my baseboards back on. The carpet (sad thing that it is) will get a little shampoo, and then we are done and recovered from the burst pipe. YAY!!!

I love the soft colours of this card. I used the butterfly as my inspirations and went from there. The butterfly and designer paper are both from K&Co - Madeline. I think I should just admit I have a thing for K&Co paper! There was a little yellow gem stuck oddly off center on this butterfly originally. I peeled that baby off right quick and used these sweet pink rhinestones instead...and they are centered.

I used butterfly blessings from Artful INKables for the foliage image on this card. I just love the flourish-y look of this. I went over the entire image with an olive spica glitter pen, then highlighted the stems with white gel pen. The leaves were coloured with prismacolour pencils and then I sponged the edge with white craft ink to give it a softer, misty look. The sentiment is from Basic Sentiments by Artful INKables.

*sigh* what a sweet spring card for a day of May showers.

stamps; butterfly blessings, basic sentiments (Artful INKables)
paper; Madeline (K&Co), coconut swirl, sprout (bazzill), kraft(paper accents)
ink; espress adirondack, tea dye distress ink (ranger), whisper white craft (SU!)
accessories; double ended tags (spellbinders), chipboard butterflies (K&Co), white satin ribbon (offray), white brads (bazzill), linen thread (SU!), periphery buttons (basic grey), large pink rhinestones (MAMBI), med rhinestones (Heidi Swapp), sm rhinestones (amuse), white gel pen (sakura), olive spica glitter pen (copic)

11 comments:

judy anderson said...

OMG just lovely.

GRAM E. BEAR said...

What a lovely card! I like kraft paper also but I would never have believed you could use it for something so delicate and beautiful. Awesome detail on the stamp! Great work!

imastampin said...

I absolutely LOVE the beautiful softness of this card. I'm giving you a standing ovation!!!!!! Beautiful!!!

Karen H

Gloria Dojlido said...

This is just stunning! Gorgeous work!

ragsnpaint said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love it.

Shellys Crafts said...

I have only two words for you. Simply gorgeous. all of your cards are great. thank you for sharing. And who knew Kraft paper would look so beautiful!!!

Mari said...

I really love the way the kraft paper looks - very subtle. I also *love* that plant/vine/tree stamp!

Conniecrafter said...

WOW!! Beautiful!! Love the highlights you have given to your image, looks great on that kraft, pretty butterfly and love how you tied the ribbon around the sentiment tag!

torico said...

What an elegant card!I love all of this card.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh and DOUBLE WOW for this one ;-p)

Vicki

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Stunning..........this is one fabulous card....absolutely love it.

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