Friday, March 18, 2011

Faith, Hope and Love

I saw this image so long ago and did not purchase it. Then guess what...I forgot where I saw it. The other day while blurffing, I saw it on someones project. Off I went to Whimsey Stamps and purchased it right way.
After coloring it, I cut the wings to seperate them, shaped them a bit and popped them up with dimensionals.

When I colored it I thought, oh no...it looks so Christmasy (is that a word, lol). Thankfully the paper transformered it into a more spring like image/card.

I often purchase 12x12 paper pads, though I am not sure why. The images tend to be to big for cards and I find scrapbooking to be the hardest thing I have ever tried. Then it occured to me...I know, I am a bit slow, lol...Use the corners of these papers for a card. This paper was so pretty and had the pattern along with the image, so I decided to only use one layer of the paper. Then again, being so pretty, I did not want to cover it up either.

I noticed butterflys are attracted to flowers of the same color as they are. Probably to camaflage themselves. so this paper and coloring seemed a good pairing to me.

I added the crystals to make it look like the butterfly is just leaving the flower. I am not sure that kind of flower would be in a butterfly garden, I don't have them in mine, but maybe she/he just stopped to rest, lol

As you can see, I simply copied the front of the card for the inside, coloring another of the images for the top. I did not add paper to write a sentiment on so as not to cover the pretty flower. I think that I will be able to write on the pattern paper.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Creative Crafts: lace
Flourishes: butterflys (must leave a comment to be entered in the challenge)
Creative Belli: "C" embellishments
Scrapbook Sisters: spring flowers
Stampavie and More: spring or Easter
Your Next Stamp Challenge: sparkle
AI Factory: things with wings
Paper-Crafting Journey: up in the air, use digi
Shellys Images: anything goes
Southern Girls: use flowers (I hope the paper counts)
Digi Doodle Shop: anything goes


Hugs,

14 comments:

Michele said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!! I love what you did to add dimension to the butterfly! And it doesn't look Christmasy at all! ; )

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Sammibug said...

Absolutely stunning! The butterfly really comes to life! Thanks for sharing with us at Shelly's Images in our "Show Us What You Got" challenge!

Dana said...

Oh my your card is gorgeous. I think I might have to purchase that image as well. Thanks for participating in the YNS challenge.

Nina said...

Wooaw, a beautiful card!!! Love the papers and the gorjuss butterfly ♥

Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More this week :)
Nina.

Shelly's Images said...

This is a stunning card! Thanks for playing along this week at Shelly's Images for our "Show Us What You Got!" Challenge!

Jennie said...

This is really gorgeous! I absolutely love the stunning butterfly!

Thanks so much for joining us at AI Factory this week xxx

Stephanie said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

Dee Jackson said...

Wow! That butterfly is gorgeous! fab coloring. Thanks for playing in the FTTC this week:)

scripperscrapper said...

Just fabulous!! love the butterfly and the gorgeous colors. Thanks for joining us at PCJ this week, looking forward to seeing more of your work.
~Lisa a.k.a. ScripperScrapper

Silke Ledlow said...

Sandy, what a divine butterfly...love it! Beautiful card!!! Thank you so much for joining us at the FTTC...hugs ~S~

craftybunny said...

This is so beautiful.Just love the sparkly trail and the paper is just perfect.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory and Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Thebug415 said...

This turned out lovely! I know what you mean about 12x12 pads...lol...I am sooo the same way. Although I do dabble a little in scrapbooking. Thanks for joining us at the Creative Belli Challenge.

Crystal said...

absolutely stunning!!! so gorgeous! thanks for playing along at AiFactory...hope to see you again soon! hugs!