Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Fluttering By

This is another card that started out with a scrap of ribbon that I didn't end up using. : )  That ribbon has lavender, turquoise and green dots on it and was the inspiration for using this beautiful soft lavender ink.  But when I got it all finished, the white background of the ribbon was just two bland.  I had this green organza piece in my bits and pieces stash and it was the perfect combo between enough color and enough softness to match with the rest of the card.
I stamped the background with wild wisteria ink from SU!  I heat embossed the butterfly with white embossing powder and sponged the same wisteria ink over the image.  LOVE how it turned out.

Supplies:
Stamps: Skipping Stone Designs "Timeless Textures" background, "Victorian Summer" butterfly and "Dandelion Wishes" sentiment
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle" and "Blueprints 12" stitched circle; Spellbinders "Teardrop Circles"

Challenges:
Di's Digis--use 2 or more dies
Fussy & Fancy #158--Shabby fun bingo (I used the something old {the background stamp}, something new {the butterfly stamp}, frills and/or lace {ribbon}, and pretty pearls, too)
Skipping Stones Design--sketch
Sketch-1
Cuttlebug Mania--spring (I used spring colors and butterflies start coming around in the spring)
Creative Inspirations #246--pretty projects
Word Art Wednesday #221--anything goes
Mod Squad--feature a creature (butterfly)
The Paper Shelter #238--Bingo (I used the text, ribbon and pearls row)
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog #75--anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday--touchy feely (the ribbon, the heat embossing, pearls, stitched die)
Fresh Brewed Designs #9--spring (spring colors)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #120--a touch of spring
A Gem of A Challenge--spring
Hiding in My Craft Room #241--spring colors
Simon Says Monday--make your own background
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #219--anything goes with snippets (the snippet of ribbon and both circle die cuts are from white card scraps
Creative Craft Cottage #59--Let's Get Sentimental

16 comments:

Di said...

Love this card Heather - it's so soft and really pretty! Lovely to see you in the Playground :)

Hugs

Di xx

Barbara said...

I love how the butterfly turned out too. Funny how your inspiration piece, did not end up on the card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge. Good luck, and hope to see you again.
Barbara, Challenge Host.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Heather! It's so elegant and pretty. I love the softness of the colours and the embossed butterfly is beautiful in white.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Heather this is one very lovely creation, the softness of the colours you have used look so pretty, I love the butterfly a smashing make
hugs
lorraine x

Judy Corner said...

Another lovely card. Many thanks for sharing at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Heather the embossed butterfly with the soft colors. Thank you so much for entering our 221st challenge. We are always delighted to see your entries and appreciate your inspirational creativity.
Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday
DT Member

Beth Brovold said...

So beautiful Heather!! Isn't it so satisfactory when you get to use up those "bits"...beautifully done...thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy!! Good luck!
Take care,
Beth

Kandi Phillips said...

This is so gorgeous Heather! I love your background and that beautifully embossed butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!

Laura Turcotte said...

Such a pretty card! So soft looking. Thank you for joining us over on the HIMCR blog this week!

Creaine said...

very nice!!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Good luck.
Bye,
Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Shelly Bowe said...

Very elegant card! Love the soft purple color, the pearls and the lovely ribbon accent. Thanks for joining us at HIMCR!

CraftyNatalie said...

Lovely creation. Thanks for joining in with our pretty projects challenge at Creative Inspirations!
CraftyNatalie- DT
http://craftynataliesblog.blogspot.com

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a beautifully elegant card you created and it was such a joy to read your creative process! Isn't it funny how we can be inspired by something, but wind up in a totally different place by the end of the project?? Well, you ended up in a STUNNING place with this one. I love all of the lavender tones and the background is lovely. And you're right- the ribbon you ended up with is the perfect choice! Thanks for sharing your work with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Jen W. said...

It's funny how that happens isn't it? Start with one idea in mind and end off somewhere different at the end. I love that about this hobby! I also love your gorgeous card! That lavender ink is so pretty and I really like how you sponged over the embossed butterfly. Thanks for joining us at SSD!

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage.

Helen x

Jo Ann said...

Fabulous creation! We are so blessed with your participation in our previous Challenge and would love to have you back for our current Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I want to share with you the inspiration of God's Word from Habakkuk 2:3-4 and it says, " For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay. “See, the enemy is puffed up; his desires are not upright— but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness---." Have an awesome week!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com