Saturday, September 20, 2008

Ageless Butterfly Card

Hey Everyone!! I know. . .it's a weird color combo but it's growing on me. LOL! I had colored this image a while ago but I must have done it in dim light because when I looked at it today, I was like. . . .ummm, okay! Luckily I found a designer paper that actually had the same color combo. Yipee! In the end it all worked out.


I colored the image with Copic Markers and added rhinestones to the butterfly. Nothing much else to the card.

For the next few days, I'm going to work on cards that are non-holiday related just to break the monotony of making holiday cards.

Not to change the subject. . .are you most creative when you are stressed and need a break by creating something or you're at your best when you are happy?

I found an interesting change about myself in the last year or two. Prior to that, crafting helped me to relax and when I was stressed or upset, I was better focused . . .it was sort of an escape from whatever was stressing me out or upsetting me. I think my best work at that time came about when I was stressed out.

Interestingly, in the past year or so. . .I noticed a change . . .I don't do well, crafting wise, when I'm stressed. I now enjoy the process when I'm at my happiest and when I'm not, I don't want to craft or even step into my craft room. Now, rather than as an escape, crafting is a reflection of when I'm at my happiest or at least in a good mood. I guess that's a good thing, huh!

Anyway. . .just a close up of my card. As you can see, I added the rhinestones to the butterfly. I like adding large primas to my card and layering it with the sentiment.

Hope y'all are enjoying your weekend!!





Card Details:

Stamp: SU Ageless Adornement, Fiskar Clear Stamps
Paper: TAC designer paper, Cardstock (not sure)
Ink: Copic Markers, SU Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Prima flower, Darice Rhinestones, Basic Basic Ribbon, Fiskar border punch



19 comments:

De said...

Mara! This card is stunning! I love the color combo and the details in the butterfly and the gems really mak it POP! Beautiful!

Danni said...

I love butterflies and this one is so stunning! I like the color combo but not one I would've thought of!
I create better when I'm not stressed and when it's not something that "has" to be done.

Rita said...

Love the colors, it's so beautiful!

Lori said...

Pretty! I love the Prima/sentiment combination--it really stands out.

J-Yo! said...

Gorgeous! Love your color combo. I dunno girl, I cannot think or create if I'm stressed or pissed.... I think I am the opposite from you here... but I do agree that creating relaxes me... ahhhhhh

Michelle said...

WOW, that is stunning, Maria!

Beth Norman said...

Absolutely stunning. I can't stop looking at it. Wow, what a wonderful colour combination. I must give it a try. I love everything about this one--the pretty scallop edge, the blue butterfly, the layout. Wow.

De said...

Everytime I see this card in my blogger reader it just amazes me! And I don't like butterflies!!!

I've left you an award on my blog site! http://stampin-de-va.blogspot.com/2008/09/wylde-women-award-from-heather.html

2 Worlds said...

To me still relaxes me a lot, and a moment for me...
And I really dont feel as obligation.
But its amazing to see how we change

Michelle said...

Very pretty! I love the butterfly and the bling

Jennifer Love said...

Ooh! Wow! This is so pretty! I love that color combo! :)

Lisa said...

Oh Maria... another big sigh moment whilst I admire yet another fantastic creation... Oh my gosh you must be gettign soooo bored with my comments by now.

AnnMarie said...

I really like the color combo! That flutterby is gorgeous too! In thinking about it I think I may do a better crafting job when I am having a little stress! Which, hmmmm is ALWAYS! LOL Big sisterly hug! : )

Diane said...

Super stunning card Maria!!! I love the colors!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful Maria! This is one SU! set I won't part with. I love the images in the set! Wish that the sentiments weren't so small though. Love that you used something different and I really like the colour combo!!
I don't do well under stress and pressure either. I stamp better when it's all for fun! Deadlines and workshop preps stress me out. I normally end up casing myself for a workshop card. It's easier to look back through my cards that I've done just for fun and think that the girls would probably like to make it "just for fun" too!

malieta said...

Your card is very beautiful Maria!!
The colors are fantastic and I luv the way you embellished the butterfly wings...too cute!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

This is so pretty! I love it! I definitely agree with you about crafting . . . it's my happy time. Stress doesn't belong in my area!

Shell-challenge addict said...

I absolutely love this card. It is gorgeous. Thank you for the sketch challenge. I have managed to complete it but not to the standard of card that yours it.

You can see it HERE

Shell

Cathrine StClair said...

This is beautiful Maria! The color combo really pops actually.

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