Monday, September 10, 2012

Butterfly and Sunflower Encouragement Card

Here in Missouri the temperatures are finally dropping and we're getting a little rain each week. This may not be autumn yet, but it's certainly a relief.  The card I'm sharing today is supposed to have autumn colors. In addition to using Kraft cardstock that is a light brown (definitely an autumn color) the names of the other colors agree that they're autumn colors, too: Outdoor Denim, Indian Corn Blue, Sunflower, and Goldrush. (I also used Honey and Sunset). This time in September we usually see Monarch butterlies migrating south from Canada to Mexico, right through our area, so I inked the black and white patterned butterfly with Sunset orange ink in honor of the ones that fly through our yard, visiting the wild sunflowers for nectar.


I was inspired by 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge to use metal, so I thought I'd add some of my new metal durables to the center of my butterfly. I liked the rugged appearance it gave. Pattie's Creations Designs challenged us to use embossing so I chose an embossing folder with a pattern similar to my patterned paper. Here are the other challenges where I'm sharing this card:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - use a stamp (my sunflower and sentiment)
Crafts and Me Challenge #100 - Add a flower
The Kraft Journal Make It Monday - Autumn Colors
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #136 - Flowers
Pile It On #37 - Patterned paper (CTMH Pemberley, used both sides of the same sheet)
Dream Valley Challenge #40 - Something Old (4 yr old twill), Something New (metal durables)
The Squirrel and the Fox #26 - Anything Goes

All of the materials and alcohol ink markers were from Close To My Heart.

 

13 comments:

Leanne said...

Lovely image and the textures are amazing! Thanks for playing our Metal Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Cumbrianlass said...

A beautiful card, I like all the texture and the flower is super
Thanks for playing in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge and good luck
Janet

Tamie said...

who doesn't love texture...it adds so much pop and I totally love what you did with it. The durables are great too :) Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Love the embossing, the image and the texture too! Great looking card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Flowers” Challenge!

Kath
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

The Gov. said...

Beautiful card! Love the layering, the embossing ... everything about it! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Sandi said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing in our 'Embossing' Challenge #52!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

♥Jan♥ said...

Choosing an embossing folder that reflects your paper was complete genius ! It brings the whole card together beautifully. I love your choice of gray as a fall color - the color of a November sky, lol. So glad you could play along with us this week at The Kraft Journal !!

Michelle Looi said...

Glad that you found us and thanks for sharing at Kaboodle Doodles!
~Michelle
http://scraposition.blogspot.com

cheiron said...

So pretty and uplifting. Thanks for playing along with the Put A Stamp On It Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Tahi said...

Love the image, the colors and the embossing is so pretty. Stunning card!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for playing in our challenge!
♥ Tahi
DT Member for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Plastic Cards Printing said...

What a pretty card. So cute design. Thanks for sharing this inspirational creation. I appreciate this.

Linda said...

What a pretty card Ellie, I just love your SU creation!

Thanks so much for playing along with The Squirrel and The Fox, I hope to see you again soon!

Hugs,
Linda xx
squirrelsnippets.blogspot.com.au

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
Hugs
Pattie ♥
Artist
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!