Good evening, crafty friends!
Yes, I do believe Spring is finally here...at least for today! I spent a couple hours outdoors today raking all the oak leaves out of my flower beds and bushes. SO nice to be able to be out there!
I just finished this card. Not sure that I like it as well as I thought I would. A little too busy for my taste. The center picture is an actual photograph. I took it last month when we were at Epcot in Orlando. (For more photos taken while traveling see my other blog, Picture This: Everyday Beauty ) They had a butterfly tent there with lots of different types of butterflies. I'm not sure what this one is...maybe a viceroy?
Well, one of my blogger friend s says it is a "Queen". Thanks, Irish!
One of the challenges I used asked for a photo to be used on your card. That is the Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge. They also have a sketch to follow:
I recently visited the blog of a fellow cardmaker and saw some lovely flowers she made using glass tiny beads for the centers. I loved them! So I had to try that too! The pink flowers have pink beads which don't show up as well, but are still pretty.
Card stock - Bella Blvd & Paper Studio
Dies - Spellbinders Standard Circles Lg, Lg Scalloped Circles,
Gold Corbels & Accents
TH Sizzix Alterations Tattered Flower Garden,
CheeryLynn Garden Gate
Punches - Martha Stewart Frond, Fiscar Flower
Stamps - Imaginisce Spring, Stampabilities Greetings
http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.com - #127 Anything Goes
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.com - #74 Dies & Punches
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com - #159 Pastels
http://theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com - #213 Floral Fantasy
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com - #161 Sketch & Use a Photo
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com - #126 Anything Goes
http://craft-deebowz.blogspot.com - April Anything Goes w/handmade bow