Friday, May 17, 2013

Butterflies that Inspire

We have a very fun day planned today! My Son Brett is done with Preschool so we will be going to the Zoo for the first time this year! We both are so excited!! I wanted to play along with the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge today before we left the house. I LOVE this sketch!! There are so many fun possibilities! For some reason I woke up thinking about this sketch, and this design popped into my head! This card was so simple yet so much fun to create!

I used the swirls from the Everything Eleanor stamp set as the path that the butterflies are traveling. I used sponge daubers to add the ink to the stamp. I stamped the Papillion Butterfly on vellum and used markers to add color. I added a few Dazzling Diamonds to the edges of the large butterfly to give a little sparkle.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch #27

I was so excited to join in with the CAS(E) this sketch challenge #27 this week! And I will be coming in right under the wire!! This sketch has so many possibilities and the LOVE the inspiration provided by the Design Team! Here is my card....
I kept thinking that I needed to add more to this card, but I decided to let the Watercoloring Technique I used be the focal point. The watercoloring technique I used here, I have not used in a while but I love the way it adds a feeling of flow and movement to a card. You can find the technique HERE. I do find that I need to keep the philosophy of LESS is MORE.  I like the Blotchy look and if I add too much water the colors tend to flow more. You can see this in the card I posted below. I also decided to do a bit of a "Step Up" card adding some ribbon and Color Spritzer, of course. :)

This is still a very simple card and so much fun to add the little details that make a card your special creation! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Boxes and a Butterfly

This week is teacher appreciation week and I was thinking I needed to make some cards for Brooke's wonderful teachers. I thought I could join some fun challenges too, CASE(E) this Sketch and Create with Connie and Mary #250.

I wanted this to be a simple card so I inked up the clear block to add the shapes. The Random piercing added a litle more detail to the card. The Banner is a sneak Peek from the 2013-2014 Catalog.
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