Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Me and My Shadow #2

Well this is my second card for the shadow stamping challenge at Less is More. Never mind reading the fine print....I apparently can't read the large print!!!! lol     My card was disqualified because it was two layers. So here is my ONE LAYER CARD.


Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

Stencil #2

This week I decided to try another stencil technique for Virginia's View Challenge.


Colors were applied using dye inks on pieces of cut 'n dry. Patience and practice are the key words when trying to use multiple colors on a stencil. lol


Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Me and My Shadow

The great challenge this week at Less is More is to create a card using shadow stamping.



Floral and butterfly stamps from 'Rubber Stampede', verse is from 'Flourishes'.

Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

LIM Touch of Turquoise

The colorful challenge this week at Less is More is to make a clean and simple (CAS) card using a touch of Turquoise. What a delightful, forgotten, seldom used (by me) color. I think I love it!! Guess I will try to use it more!


This is actually my 'revised' version of this card. The original is below....which do you prefer?


Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Round 'n Round Stencil

The challenge this week at Less is More is titled 'Round and Round' and Virginia's View Challenge is requesting the use of stencils.



I used an MFT die to make a stencil for the corner background of my card and the doily is a PTI die. I am sure that the Virginia's View Challenge expects more stenciling than I did, but I felt that anymore of those Polka Dots would make the card too busy. Sometimes "Less IS More"!!



Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

p.s....Sorry Dr. John no cars or trains.......lol 

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Dynamic Duos #96

Time for another great color combo at Dynamic Duos. This week the color 'gumball green' has me longing for a glimpse of 'green' grass. After the 'surprise' storm on Saturday night, we were left with about 9" of very heavy wet snow.YUCK While doing our driveway (and many of the neighbors driveways) our snow blower developed what my husband called a 'clunking noise'...thank goodness the snow removal process is over till the end of the year...I HOPE!!!


Whenever I use the color 'green', it seems as though any shade of 'purple'  is my 'go to' color. Next time perhaps I should try something outside my comfort zone.... or maybe not. lol


The inside of my card is ready for an any occasion sentiment or blank for writing a quick note.


Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tea Time for Three

While straightening out my stamping area (a never ending process) I found this tea cup stamp with 3 tea cups on it. This reminded me of the "three" challenge at Less Is More. I loved the color combo at Dynamic Duos and for the layout I used the sketch from The Paper Players.


The Dynamic Duos Colors:


The Paper Players sketch:


Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sentiment as the Focal Point

Thanks to the great gals at CAS(E) this Sketch for their creative ideas. I struggled to find an original idea for the sketch this week. The DT had taken all my ideas.....ha......like I could possibly compete with them! lol


Here is the sketch for the challenge.


Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

Monday, March 24, 2014

LIM Three's

The challenge this week at Less Is More is to create a CAS card using THREE of something. In addition to using THREE on our card, there is a request that we comment on THREE other participants.YEA!!! I'm all for that...a lot of work goes into these cards, not to mention the amount of time necessary to stage, edit, crop, upload the photos, write the post, copy paste, copy paste, link etc. Based on the number of visitors, the percentage that leave a comment is low. Thanks to the gals at LIM for requesting comments. Now on to my card:


I am longing to see that bright yellow mass in the sky...I think it is called the "SUN", but it has been hidden for so long that I almost forgot what it looks like. So I decided to use 'yellow' on my card (a color I never use) to mimic the sun.

Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Art of Stenciling

It has been years since I used stencils, in fact it has been so long that I didn't even know I had stencils! When I saw the challenge at Less Is More I figured that I would have to sit this one out! I pondered my different options, even tried to make my own stencils (as they suggested) but I was not very successful. When I opened the 'stencil' drawer, pulled out the box of brushes "VOILA"....I found real NBUS stencils! Now if I only remembered what I learned in that stenciling class. lol  After about 5 different times, I finally got a 'smudge-free' piece of paper! Consider this a labor of love. ha ha ha


A touch of 'stickles' was added to the flower centers, various dye inks were used for the coloring.

Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.