Saturday, March 11, 2017

The color of Spring . . .

Happy Saturday All!
You know Spring is right around the corner when the outside
begins to 'green up' (as my dad used to say!).

Today I'm joining in a few challenges and created another birthday card for
my Spring craft show.  Hope you like it!

My basic design came from the sketch challenge at My Time to Craft.  Although, it is just now that I see that little word 'text' written up the right side.  So, not sure if my card will qualify or not!  Dang!    Oh well ... at least it was a good start for today's share!

There are a lot of 'green' challenges to play in this time of the year with it being St. Patty's Day month so I used that for my choice of color.    I created a background panel using Ken Oliver Color Burst (Ultramarine Blue & Pthalo Green) for my butterfly.  I thought I had enough green but as it dried the blue became more prominent.  Beautiful just the same!

I actually created two butterflies using the Elizabeth Craft #704 Butterfly Silhouette and #705 Butterfly Overlay 1 dies.  I simply die cut both dies from the colorful background paper AND two more from white card stock.  This gave me one butterfly with a colorful background and one with a colorful foreground.  Obviously I chose to use the butterfly with the colorful background and white overlay today.  I'm sure you'll be seeing it's counterpart on another creation before long! 

I'm also going to try and get in the habit of completing the inside of my card as I'm making it (as I've done today).  Otherwise I end up with a mountain of cards that need the insides all completed at one time.  Which usually means I rush through them to get them finished and in my sale boxes in time for upcoming shows.  Not a good thing!

Challenges to share in:

Crazy 4 Challenge - Moth or Butterfly
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #159 - Show me the Green w/Ribbon-Trim
Kitty Bee Designs Challenge #90 - Living Things with Wings
Crafty Catz Challenge #361 - ATG w/ twist using mainly green

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you're having a great weekend!
As always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Old Graphic45 Solids & Patterns 6x6 pack, DCWV Emerald Garden 12x12 pack
Stamp / Ink:  Hero Arts / Versafine Onyx
Dies:  Sue Wilson Happy Birthday #CED5406, Elizabeth Craft Butterfly Silhouette #704 & Butterfly Overlay1 #705
Accessories:  Really Reasonable Ribbon green satin ribbon, green sequins, Ken Oliver Color Burst 'Ultramarine Blue' and 'Pthalo Green'


Donna Phelan said...

The only green I see is your beautiful Spring card.....we have all white! :( Love all of the different shades of green you have used, that butterfly is glorious!

Vicki robertson said...

Wow, gorgeous card, Darlene! The butterfly is stunning and I love that background design. We have lots of green here presently, but it's looking bleak for the coming week!

Bunny said...

This is a beautiful butterfly. Love the card.

Karen Letchworth said...

Your card is GORGEOUS, Darlene. Thanks so much for sharing it in our Green Challenge. I hope you will join us again soon.
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Leslie Miller said...

That is a very tiny "text" word in the sketch, so I can see how you missed it. It's a great sketch, though, and I love your card with the beautiful Color Burst butterfly! I hear you about finishing the insides. I really have to discipline myself to finish the inside before I move onto the next project. Sometimes they do pile up, though, and then I regret it.

Conniecrafter said...

So love this sketch, such a great background you made for the butterfly, so pretty, lovely style of the sentiment too!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up, good luck!!! Amy DT

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

This is your interpretation of the sketch! And it turned out beautifully. I love the background panel, and the gorgeous butterfly, of course!

Thanks for joining us for our Think Green challenge at Cut it Up!


Sonia said...

Lovely card, love the panels in the background and the butterfly. Thank you for joining our Add Some Layers challenge over at MMC. Hope to see you again soon.

Crafty Hugs Sonia DT xx

Janice said...

Super card, great design. I love all the different shades of green you have used and the butterfly is stunning!
Thanks for joining us at Making Memories Crafting Challenge.
Hope to see you again next month.
Janice DT

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

That butterfly is really pretty, Dar! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the "Show Me the Green" Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Helene Siermans said...

Great design and I love the greens you used. The butterfly is so pretty as the focal point. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Catz and Good luck! Nick


Beautiful card Darlene thank you for joining us over on
Morgans Art World
Dianne xx

Marilyn said...

Your card is lovely with that magnificent butterfly! I would have missed the 'text' part too... no matter, it cannot take away from the prettiness of your card.
Thank you for joining us at Making Memories Crafting challenge blog and I hope you'll be back again soon.

Pat said...

Lovely card and great take on the sketch, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky.

Pat xx