Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Double D - Things that Fly

Hello All!  So glad you stopped by today!
I have a new, fun challenge to share with you today that is happening
Team Darlene is hosting today and we have some AMAZING
creations to share that will inspire you and want you to be a part
of this fun challenge!

Today's theme is 


and  here's the Mood Board created to help get you started!
Remember ... if it FLIES, it QUALIFIES!

Believe it or not, I created THREE different cards before I was finally happy 
with what I had made!  Some days things just don't fall into place like they should!

I've had this Cottage Cuts 'Bella Springtime Bird' (#CCE008) die for a very long time and have never used it ... until today!  I die cut it using a scrap of white card stock then colored it with various inks and finger daubers.  

 I originally cut the Spellbinder 'Fancy Lattice' (S5-152) die from the same SU pear pizazz card stock as the mat panel but then the leaves on the tree of my bird die blended in too much ... hence a recut was required ... this time using kraft paper.  Much better!   

The blue butterflies had been cut for a different card then the idea was scrapped so they were laying on my work table also begging to be loved!   I actually like the added POP of color ... love when things come together!!

Be sure to pop over to the Double D Challenge Blog and see what the team as created for your inspiration!  These ladies ALWAYS come up with the most amazing & creative designs!!!
Hope to see you there!
As always . . .
Papers:  White cs, SU Pear Pizazz cs, Kraft cs,  blue cs
Stamps/Ink:  Penny Black 'Special Wishes' / Versafine Onyx
Dies:  Spellbinder 'Fancy Lattice' #S5-152, Cottage Cutz 'Bella Springtime Bird' #CCE-008, Poppystamps 'Stitched Main Street Tags' #1268, Memory Box 'Calais Butterflies' #99333
Accessories:  Various inks, finger daubers, Nuvo orange crystal drop


aussie aNNie said...

Stunning and beautiful.x ♥[aNNie]

Diane said...

Very pretty card, love that die and those butterflies are the perfect finishing touch, a very colorful and cheerful card!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Wow your card is so lovely – The colors and dies are beautiful Darlene.

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE your bird, the sweetest! The background die is pretty awesome as are your beautiful colors and design! So pretty!

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, that is one sweet and pretty bird! Funny how we wait forever to use something and then it turns out to be so awesome. Happens to me all the time. Your bird is perfect on the lattice, and I love the sentiment tag. It all looks so great together!

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful design. I have had my eye on that bird die. You used it so well for this challenge.

Vicki robertson said...

Fantastic card, Darlene! You've used so many awesome die cuts too. That tag is great and I love the inked bird.

Sherri said...

I'm so glad you finally used this die! It made a beautiful card! Love the pop of blue from the butterflies!

Ros Crawford said...

What a terrific card Dar!! And I love your new header!

Conniecrafter said...

I love the lattice background, i need to break mine out again :) That bird is so neat I don't remember seeing that one, I totally love the way you have colored it, the blue of the butterflies do pop nicely on the card too!