Saturday, July 23, 2016

Butterflies in Flight . . .

Happy Weekend Everyone!
OMG!  What is going on with this weather?  It's not supposed to be THIS HOT 
for THIS LONG in Ohio, USA!!!  It's so hot & steamy outside, it 
feels like I should be able to hear the waves crashing on the shore!!  
What the heck!!  LOL!

So, with that being said ... you can find me crafting away in my very cool 
(sometimes cold) crafting cave!  We are so bless to have central air!  Today I'm playing 
catch up with some design team work but I wanted to create something to share 
with you today that also fits a few fun challenges out in blogland.

Over on the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, they are looking for 'Things with Wings' and over on the Imagine That! Creative Playground Challenge, they are looking for 'Fancy Folds or Shaped Cards'. So I decided on a gate fold card with butterflies.

I had already die cut my Memory Box 'Fairyland Butterflies' from white card stock
so decided to achieve color from the background panels which I created using 
Ken Oliver Color Bursts. 

Here's a peek at the inside . . .
After die cutting my Memory Box 'Thicket Frame' I used the same three Ken Oliver Color Burst colors to achieve my inside frame to house the simple Inkadinkado sentiment.

Other challenges today's card fits:
Crafty Calendar July Challenge - Dies and/or Punches
Cardz 4 Galz Challenge - No Patterned Paper
Creative Knockouts Challenge - Birthday Wishes
Seize the Birthday Challenge - Birthday, Bold and Bright

Thanks so much for stopping by ...
I hope you're having a fabulous weekend . . .
As always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Marine Blue cs,
Stamps:  Inkadinkado (sentiment & swirls on blue panel)
Inks:  VersaMagic Cloudwhite, Versafine Onyx
Dies:  Memory Box 'Thicket Frame' #1407, 'Fairland Butterflies' #99078
Accessories:  Ken Oliver Color Burst 'Ultra marine Blue, Sepia, Yellow Ochre'
Various colors of sequins, dimensional tape, white gelly roll pen (faux stitching)


Judy Woodland said...

This is so, so pretty, Dar. LOVE what you have done with the Color Bursts. Great design and perfect colors here. Well done!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Very pretty Darlene!!! Love color bursts! I love using mine!

Jeannie said...

My goodness this is just gorgeous outside and the inside is spectacular too! Living in Arizona I can't say the Summers get any easier to deal with but this year seems to have brought some humidity with it too. Crazy but you are right about being able to stay inside and craft!

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Donna Phelan said...

Well that is a misnomer, cuz it's always cooler at the coast ;) Love the background; its gorgeous. Love the fold; it's unique. Love those butterflies; they're beautiful. Adore the inside; it's fabulous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful gatefold card - your bg is amazing. Thanks for joining in at STB~

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, look at those Color Bursts! Fantastic with the gatefold and your pretty butterflies. LOVE how the thicket frame looks on the inside, too!

Virginia Lu said...

Fabulous gatefold card! The colro burst looks awesome with the butterflies! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Things with Wings” Challenge! Super work!

Janice said...

Lovely card Darlene - inside and out! The butterfly die is really pretty.
We're having a heatwave here in the UK which we're definitely not used to! :-)
Janice x

Aly Smedes said...

This is a very beautiful card! Love all the colors and the inside!
Thanks for joining our challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.
Hope to see you back next time!

Aly DT member C4G

Leslie said...

Those butterflies on the blue are amazing!!

Conniecrafter said...

You are doing a fantastic job with these color burst, I have not tried them yet, love this design and I can't get over how your insides are just as great as the outside, would make lovely front of cards too!

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our challenge with your lovely project. Great use of Dies for our challenge theme. Good luck and hope you can join us again for our next challenge.
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

What a gorgeous creation inside and out. Love the background and of course those butterflies. Just stunning!

Thanks so much for entering your creation into our current challenge over at Imagine That! Creative Playground. Good luck in the draw.

☺Lisa D.
DT Member for Imagine That! Digis by Kris!
Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles--My Personal Blog!