Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Butterfly Love Sketch

I came home early from work today because I was not feeling well. I was extremely cold and I had a headache. I took some Advil then browsed through a few challenge blogs. I came upon two that intrigued me. The first was  sketch # 66 at A Spoonful Of Sugar and Kim’s challenge to use a quote at Flutter by Wednesday. The one requirement at Flutter by is you must use either a butterfly or fairy on your card. NO PROBLEM HERE.


I began by looking at my quotes that pertained to butterflies and choose the one above. It is an um-mounted stamp that I recently bought at Stampfest but I don’t remember what company made it. I began by stamping the butterfly by Sarasota Stamps in Versafine Smokey Gray. I stamped once on a piece of scrap paper so I could get the lightest image possible. I then stamped the sentiment on top using Versafine Onyx Black. I sponged Dusty Durango ink on the edges and used my wide tip Zig glue pen to lay down a nice line of ultra-fine glitter. (The sentiment talks about glitterings so I made sure the card had glitter). The sketch required I also had a small text element so I stamped Sending Love by Inkadinkado on a scrap of white, sponged ink around the edges, used a water brush and ink to color in the butterfly and added glitter on that. I brought out my Basic Grey Ambrosia paper pack and pulled out three sheets from it. I knew I would use the butterfly sheet and picked two others that weren’t quite as busy. After laying them down on my card base of SU Dusty Durango, I popped up my focal image and sentiment with foam squares. The final touch was Prima flowers called Fabric Fancies that have a hint of sparkle on them. I applied Copper Stickles for their centers.

My sister’s birthday is coming up soon and I just might send this to her. She loves butterflies as much I do. Thanks for stopping by……


  1. Beautiful card!! Your sis will love it!!

  2. Wow that is simply gorgeous!!!

  3. BEAUTIFUL!! with a capital B!! I love this one

  4. What a gorgeous card!! You did great - I love those papers you used and all the wonderful butterflies! Glad you were able to play along with the FBW challenge!

    Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well - but it looks like your creative mojo is doing just fine :o)

  5. This is gorgeous and a great take on this weeks sketch,Thanks for playing along with ASFOS,Hugs Debbie x

  6. Your card is beautiful, thanks for playing with my sketch
    Hugs, Sonja xx

  7. Wowee Cheri, your card is awesome. I adore your quote and sentiment and your colour combo is delicious. Thank you for playing along with FBW this week.
    Nicola -x-


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