Thursday, March 13, 2014

Vintage Butterflies

Good Morning All!
Another snowy, treacherous day in Ohio yesterday but it's supposed to warm back up today!
Terrible 30-50 car pile ups on the Ohio Turnpike!  OMG ... come on Spring!!
Anyways, today I'd like to share a card I made for the current Joan's Touch Challenge #4.

The requirements are:
  • Use a circle ... perhaps a round doily
  • Colors - Peach and Teal
  • Use Butterflies and layer them
  • Use a product sold at Joan's Gardens

 I love, love, love Graphic45 design papers and here are a couple of my favorites ... Secret Garden and A Lady's Diary.    The image and tag are coordinating chipboard pieces that I've had since this design was released but have never used any of them ... UNTIL TODAY!!

The doily is a Wilton paper doily and the butterfly punch is Martha Stewart.  I like that Joan required you to 'layer' your butterflies!  I never think to do that and they look SO COOL!!!

I have also used the  Graphic45 Secret Garden Patterns & Solids paper pack for my butterflies.  Punched 3 times with a sheet of double sided 6x6 paper and reversed the center panel for more fun look.  A few mini Kaiser pearls (paper & pearls from Joan's Gardens) down the center give the butterflies a more 'finished' look also.

I'd like to share my card with the following challenges:
Butterfly Challenge #3 - Stitching (real or faux) and Butterfly
Hobbybook Designer Challenge #1 - Make it Girlie
Digi Choosday Challenge - All about the Girls
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #186 - Stitching
Craft-Dee Bowz March Challenge - Anything Goes w/handmade Bow
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge - Vintage/Retro
Crafting By Design March Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting By Design Challenge - Things with Wings

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hope the weather is BEAUTIFUL where you are today!
It's goes from the teens to the 60ths through out the week here in Ohio, USA!  CRAZY!!

Papers:  White cs, Graphic45 'Secret Gardens', 'Secrets Gardens patterns & Solids', Graphic45 'A Ladies Diary'
Accessories:  Wilton paper doily, Kaiser pearls, MS butterfly punch, Graphic45 'A Ladies Diary' chipboard embellishment, Peach satin ribbon, Craft-Dee Bowz bow maker, ZIP fine tip teal pen for faux stitching, pop dots,


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love this color combination with this image...couldn't be more perfect! I also love the elegance of this card....a feast for the eyes! Thanks for playing along in Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #3: Vintage/Retro!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Darlene, this is one of your most beautiful creations. Love the dimension on the layered butterflies.
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Diane said...

Love you gorgeous a breath of fresh beautiful!!! The black chipboard piece just sets is off so perfectly...and love your layered butterflies too...well done my friend..BEAU-TI-FUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joan Fricker said...

Darlene, great job on this card. The dimensional butterflies add so much and I just love that look. Great design too.
Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Touch for this week's challenge.

lost coast scrapper said...

So beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anon!

Olga Moore said...

Beautiful card, Darlene!

Anonymous said...

This is such a pretty project. So many details...a feast for the eyes! Thank so much for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.....I hope you come back and play again soon! Ginny from Polly's Paper : )

Mrs A. said...

Your butterflies certainly do look cool layered up. I ike your idea of using the double sided paper too and then turning the middle one over. I love Graphic 45 papers and swoon when anyone uses them but they are way too expensive for me to buy. Hope your weather soon improves. Here in England it has at long last turned the corner and we are having some really nice days. Thank you for fluttering by #3. hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

Donna Idlet said...

Beautiful vintage card, love all the details and color! Thanks for playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Sarah said...

Beautiful card! Love the images and those butterflies! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Barbara Bruder said...

Hi Darlene, this card is spectacular!! Great job on the layered butterflies. I too love Graphic 45. Great elements.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Nan G said...

Gorgeous! Love the layers and this G45 paper. Be safe with all your crazy winter weather, my friend. Hugs from FL said...

Such a gorgeous color combination and I do love the layered butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Christy Butters said...

Love this color combination. What a beautiful vintage card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Jenny L said...

Hi Darlene,
just popped over from the butterfly challenge to say how very beautiful and lovely your entry is.
I also love your design blog.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Rebecca Deeprose said...

I love this G45 image and papers and you've done them proud! Love the peach bow addition and so glad you've joined us for the CDB challenge! ((hugs)) Rebecca

Ginny B. said...

So pretty, Dar. You do exquisite work! :o)

TRACEY MO said...

That a great card. Great colours layout & a very pretty image.

Thanks for joining our 1st challenge at hobbybook

Jan Marie said...

Nice work pulling from your stash! All the elements coordinate so nicely and that butterfly and doily are the perfect accents! Thanks for joining us and sharing your stash at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Gloria Stengel said...

Super proud of you for using your chippies! This is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Jo Grason said...

lovely card, and beautiful layout, Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Choosday, good luck! Jo xx

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Stunning card! I love the layered butterflies and the flowers. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge! :)