Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Happy Tuesday!

Hello, my friends! Have you noticed all the beautiful butterflies on everyone's projects lately? It seems to be a trend with no end! In fact, the butterflies seem to be getting bigger and more beautiful! I use butterflies very often myself but most of them have been quite small. Then it occurred to me that I have a Slice Design Card with a butterfly that I can cut out in a larger size. I had just decided to start playing around with it when I found this lovely card sketch by my friend Alexandra. Isn't that wonderful timing? I must say I really like this sketch for many reasons! One of my favorite reasons is because it will make a perfect addition to a mini album. It holds the two shipping tags and the inside can hold photo mats or journaling spots. I made mine 5" square. Isn't it fun? :o)
First, here's the sketch:
Now, here's my card:

Papers: We R Memory Keepers - Tiffany's;
MM Slice Design Card: Vintage Findings;
Other: Diamond Stickles, Avery Shipping Tags,
Offray Ribbon, DMC Embroidery Floss,
Unknown Cardstock and Flowers.


alexandra s.m. said...

Oh My Nancy, I LOVE your take on the sketch!
I love your idea and am flattered you would have wanted to use it!

Thank you! Merci!!

Sandy Ang said...

Butterflies are huge. Think they have become a staple in scrapbooking like pennants or banners. It's a lovely sketch and the double tags on your card is just unique

Friday said...

Super cute card. Love butterflies too. I don't use them as much as I would like. Love the sketch. I need bust out my SU butterfly die out and use it more. TFS...

Joy said...

I love butterflies too! Your take on the sketch is pretty and those 3 tiny flowers are just too cute! And btw, i love your blog theme/background :) so nice!


message8 said...

Beautiful card, Nancy. Love that big butterfly on the front. The tags are a fantastic idea for "secret" messages :-) I see you have sewn the striped paper on, adds a lot of interest to your card. Awesome card, Nancy :-)

Love you - Leslie

Jessica said...

Beautiful job capturing the elements of the sketch so perfectly. Thanks for your kind words about my service tray!!!
I <3 Butterflies

Tracy said...

Aww what a sweet card Nancy! That butterfly is beautiful and you did an awesome job with the sketch. Yep, butterflies are definitely hot no matter what you're making. Have a wonderful day my friend!

Lynn said...

Over on SCS someone posted a thread saying that they had finished with butterflies, that there were too many in the crafting world:( What a shame, I love butterflies and love your interpretation of the sketch with your beautiful butterfly. Love the candy striped paper too.

Love and hugs
Lynn xx

HolyScrap said...

Adorable !!

Nancy said...

Wow, that is one lovely sketch and you have brought it to life beautifully! Butterflies always remind me of new life and I need to feature them more often. Thank you, Nancy, for the inspiration!

Elaine said...

Love your sketch :)

Jonia said...

Nancy, you are the girl! Wow this is just too cute!