Sunday, April 17, 2011

Rain Drops On The Roses

I know today is Sunday, but this is actually my Monday post. I wanted to enter this card in a couple of challenges that end today, so...

This is another fantastic image from Peggy Loves Vintage. These are so great for when you don't have a lot of time, don't feel like coloring or even feel you have dropped your mojo for the day. OR...Just because they are so pretty, lol

I used some crystal effects to create raindrops on the flower petals. I toyed with the idea of adding some to the leaves, since in real life they would have some too. My final thought was that it would be to much. What do you think? Would it be better to add the drops to the leaves also next time?

I decided to add one of my hand made butterflies on here. The color of the ones I have already made matched the card perfectly. You can see a tutorial for how to make these pretty but very simple butterflies in my post HERE. I think it added just the right amount of dimension to the card front.

For the inside I did not use any embellishments other than the ribbon. For the corners, I just cut one flower off the ribbon for each corner and adhered with glue dots. Again, I did not add a sentiment since I don't really know what this card will be used for.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Paper Playtime: weather
Stamping Scrapping Central: rain/weather
Papertake Weekly: dimension somewhere on card
Fab'n Funky: spotty & dotty (I hope the dotted raindrops count)
Flutterby Wednesday: soft pastels...MUST use either a butterfly, fairy or angel
Cute Card Thursday: weather inspired
Frosted Designs: handmade embellishments
Crafty Calendar: April showers bring forth May flowers
Catered Crops: use 3 ingredients from recipe: I chose 1) Pattern paper...mini print 2) Colors...pastels 3) Theme...spring
Creative Cowgirls: spring and rainy days
Card Cupids: pastels

Have a great spring Sunday :o)

Hugs,

22 comments:

heidy said...

Wow Gorgeous card and I love that butterfly
Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week
Heidy

Maria Matter said...

oh this is gorgeous Sandy!

Thank you for playing along with us @ Paper Playtime this week!
hugs!

Ginny said...

gorgeous, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Saskia said...

Lovely to see your work at Card Cupids! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

Elisabetta e Noemi said...

wow! it's beautiful! and good idea to use glitter. great job

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER girl!! Is this ever gorgeous or what!! LOVE all of the elegance here!! :)

Dee said...

what an amazing card. so beautiful.

Deb said...

beautiful card, your butterfly is so pretty!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous hugs ♥ pops x

ruth said...

That is a gorgeous butterfly.......I have to check out how you did that!

THanks for taking the challenge this week at Frosted Designs!

Jill said...

beautiful card sandy love the image and the butterfly embellishment thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Cheryl said...

This is gorgeous! I image and the gorgeous butterfly.


Thank you for joining my recipe challenge at the Catered Crop.

--Cheryl--

**Check out my Meljen’s Designs blog candy!**

Deloris said...

What a lovely card!

Cheryl said...

This is such a beautiful card!!! Thank you for visiting my blog through momo and following. I am now a happy new follower of your blog!!! :)

Poppet said...

Beautiful card Sandy, the raindrops look fab as does your butterfly. Thanks for the tutorial on how you made it. The ribbon down the side finishes the card perfectly.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at the Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

Cindy2 said...

I love the effect your crystal effects has on the flowers. Thanks so much for sharing your talent in the SSCC 'rain/water' challenge. C2

Michelle VP said...

What a soft and pretty card! Love the crystal effects and butterfly accent. :) Congrats on winning one of the prizes at Flutterby Wednesday!

Linda McClain said...

Oh, I love hat song from Sound of Music. Such a beautiful card - I love it's vintage feel and soft colors. Thank you for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.

dj1952 said...

Hi Sandy, I stopped by after posting one of my cards on Catered Crop, and I just wanted to tell you that it's gorgeous. I also saved your tutorial on the butterfly and plan on trying it soon. Hugs, dj1952

Jacqueline said...

Pretty - TFS; Thanks for playing along at Card Cupids.
Hugs. Jacqueline

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card - I love the image and your butterfly is fab. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Bev x

Lisa said...

That butterfly is a work of art.