My Challenge and Sketch Blog

Here is where I can use any products and just do my own thing. I started out with just one sketch challenge and now I'm hooked. I wish there were more hours in the day.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Anemones and Butterflies - SSS57

Wow, it seems like it's been forever since I posted last. Where does the time go.

The inspiration for today card came from a sketch over at The Sweet Stop.  I flipped it 90° to accommodate my image.  If you need inspiration and haven't tried any of their sketches, you really need to hop on over and give them a try. I'm addicted to sketch challenges and they really help with my creativity.

I really love the color combination of green, yellow, and pink together. Maybe I need to start doing color challenges also to get away from my favorites. You never know what new favorites I might find.

All papers, ribbon and half pearls are from Close to my Heart.

The fantastic Digi Images are from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. The one is called “Anemone Flower”, and the Butterflies are from “Everyday Miracles.” I think you’re going to be seeing lots more cards from me with these two sets. I’m just so in love with them.
The Butterflies and Anemone's were printed twice, colored with Copic Markers, cut out and mounted for a 3D affect.

The light green panel was dry embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. It's eally hard to see in the photo, but there is Stickles glitter on the wings of the butterflies and the centers of the flowers.

The Hand Stitching was done with matching embroidery floss.

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to come by next week for some sneak peaks of the new “Clear Stamps” Sweet ‘n Sassy is releasing on June 1st. Those of you who love their images but don’t like Digi’s, you’re voice has been heard!!!

Here are a few other Challenge Blogs this card was made for:
Pixie Dust Studios - Pearls
The Play Date Cafe - Pale yellow, Light green & Pink
Digi Doodle Shop - Sparkle, Glitter, & Glitz
Clearly I Stamp - April showers bring May flowers

27 comments:

Judy said...

Oh this is incredibly beautiful! So elegant. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Hugs

Leah said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Nancy, I love what you do with flowers:)

Kathryn B said...

Nancy, your card is simply stunning! I love the flowers and the butterfly...WOW! Great job!

Cat said...

Yor card is stunning1 I LOVE the handstitching, and beautiful embellishments! Thanks for joining us this week at Pixie Dust! I’m having a “Count the Pearls” Contest on my blog
Here You could win a digi from the new “Pearl” Collection!

Monika Reeck said...

Your card looks so elegant...love that butterfly and great color combo....thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Best this weeks, hugs, Monika

Dana White said...

Nancy this is stunning. I am always amazed when you can combine so many challenges!

Karen said...

Really lovely, love that stamp, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

Anne in said...

What a gorgeous card- I really like the different stitch around the edge- so interesting!

Lin said...

Saw your thumbnail at the PDC challenge and came over to see it closer - beautifully done! I love the panels. Must take you up on your suggestion to visit that sketch site! Good luck on this challenge!

Harriet said...

OMG what a gorgeous card... I love the flowers and your colors.... thank you for showing us your creation and for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge and look forward to seeing your creations again.

Harriet

Karen Howard said...

Wow, beautiful card! I LOVE your stitching and even more amazing that you did it all by hand!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW! Stunning card! Love all the detail & textures! The 3D flowers & butterfly really pop right off the card! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe:)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This card is beautiful! LOOOOOVE it--so many details:) Great handstitching too! WOW:) Thanks for playing along with the PDCC:)

hayward69 said...

Oh wow this is amazing. I love how you have done the flowers and the butterly is really nice too. Great dp.

Thanks for joining in with us on DDSB

Jayne xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful! Wondeful dimension and coloring. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Pascale said...

I adore your card the dimension on the flowers is wonderful. Such a beautiful image too. Thanks for sharing with us at digi doodle shops best challenge hugs Pascale

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous take on the sketch Nancy!! Love your flower, butterfly and all the dimension!
hugs,
Chris

Michelle B said...

Very pretty card! I love the colors and the dimension. Thank you for joining us this week at DDSB.

Hugs,
Michelle B.

Priscilla said...

What a lovely card today :)

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Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Nancy! Your hand stitching is beautiful! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card! Love the layered flowers and butterflies. Thanks for playing along with us at PDCC!

jo said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at DDSB! :)

-Jo:)
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KymKreates said...

What a sparkler! It is beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
KymKreates

Amber said...

Nancy your card is gorgeous! Love the stitching, the stamp, everything is so elegant and beautiful!
DDSB Hugs
Amber

Wendy K. said...

Beautiful card, I love all the details!

Julie said...

This card is just too beautiful for words! Stunning. In fact I could go through your blog saying exactly that about all your cards. Instead I'll just add you to my favourites. X

Katie Renz said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us for CIC this past month.