Thursday, January 3, 2013

Mojo Monday 274 Happy Birthday Card

The view outside my window is snowy countryside in shades of white and gray, but the view within my heart is brightly colored today. I've made a couple of birthday cards in brighter shades to chase away the monochromatic scenes before me and the problems that kept popping up today. At times like this I lean on Philippians 4:8 - whatever things are true...honest...just...pure...lovely...of good report; if there  be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

This first one uses the round or square challenge sketch from Mojo Monday 274. (I did still use shades of white and gray on the butterfly that I dream of visiting my garden.)

This card was also inspired by The Dutch Dare Card Challenge 198, to use 1 image, 2 fibers, 3 designer papers, 4 corners (not round), and 5 embellishments (my gray pearls).

May God bless you with lovely thoughts when the world around you seems like shades of gray!

I'm sharing this card with the following blogs:
4 Crafty Chicks #123 - Ribbon and Bows
Dutch Dare Card Challenge #198 - Recipe listed above
Mojo Monday #274 - sketch
Robyn's Fetish #140 - Use a Doily
Stamptacular Sunday #196 - Doilies Galore (plus stamping)

5.25" Square Card Recipe:
Paper - My Mind's Eye "Dolled Up" (butterlies and gingham); Basic Grey "Sweet Threads" (black pattern), Bazzill aqua cardstock, CTMH White Daisy Cardstock
Stamps - Verve (happy birthday), Our Daily Bread Designs "Butterfly Corner"
Inks and Markers - CTMH Slate stamp pad; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Marker N0 Neutral Gray, BG10 Cool Shadow
Accents - CTMH Ribbon (retired), Licorice Opaques; Wilton doily
Tools - 2.5" circle punch



Pam said...

Beautiful Design. Love your papers and the butterfly showcased on the gingham paper and doily. Very sweet card.

Thank you so very much for playing with us in the Doilies Galore! Challenge at Stamptacular Sunday! So happy that you could join us this week.
:) Pam

Tamie said...

Great take on the sketch1 I am lovin how you used the two ribbons and made it a double bow, super inspiring! Awesome butterfly paper too. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Happy New Years.

Jessica said...

Lovely card!

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our ribbon and bows challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, awesome crafty start to the new year!

Marijke said...

A beautiful card made with the recipe of the DDCC. I love the butterfly paper you used. Thanks for sharing with the Dutch Dare Card Challenge. Marijke.

Edwina said...

your card is beautiful! I love the doily with the butterfly on it. love your pretty ribbons too. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish. Edwina Brown

Pia S said...

What a great colorful design! Love your paper with butterflies and you've arranged the ribbons so beautifully!

Cheryl Even said...

What a lovely card! The combination of the neutral main butterfly with the more colorful background is stunning. I especially like your bows and pearls - so pretty.

DistinctiveLMNts said...

Beautiful , Vicki. I love this birthday card and the colors you used are " sunny" , after so many blah and snowy cold days here, it's nice to see a happy card. Thanks for joining in at Dutch Dare card challenges.

Lori said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks!