Monday, May 17, 2010

Butterfly for Mum

Hi everyone!!
Today I have a card for my Mum - she LOVES Butterflies, and Purples and Pinks.... think I managed to cover all those!
Thanks Mum for... well you know what for. It's been a tough few weeks and you've really come through for me. I love you!
When I found out my friend Jules was a Repeat Impressions Design Team "Rock Star" I just HAD to join in with their first sketch challenge! And (after I'd finished swooning) I knew I HAD to enter the Sir Stampalot May Challenge for a chance to win the most amazing product pack!!

 I just LOVE this butterfly image! It's the Gina K Hope is Faith set - just gorgeous - and my sweet friend Janice (Catcrazy) was kind enough to emboss some and send them to me, so they're all shiny and beautiful!
Hmmm... in fact I probably couldn't have made this card without Janice since she also gifted me the beautiful ribbon and pearls too!! Thanks Janice! ;)

I coloured the Butterfly with Copics (yes I'm now WELL & TRULY on that bandwagon!), and I tried a little distressing around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo. Not sure if I got this right, but it was a first attempt so at least I didn't swipe ink all over the card LOL!!
Both designer papers are from the DCWV Mariposa pack and the cardstock is Coredinations.

These are the challenges I'm entering this card for....

 Repeat Impressions Sketch M510   (great sketch!)
Sir Stampalot May Challenge - Butterflies and Blossoms (BIG butterfly and pretty floral dp's)
Gina K Inspiration Challenge- INSPIRE23- Butterfly Garden (matched the photo inspiration perfectly!)
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 112 - Someone Special! (for my Mum!)

Stamp: Gina K - Hope is Faith
Ink and Colour: Image: Hmmm - Janice??? Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo for distressing, Coloured with Copics
Paper: Coredinations Cardstock, DCWV Mariposa dp

Accessories: Pearls, Ribbon


Lynette said...

Oh my goodness - what a BEAUTIFUL card!! Gorgeous butterfly, ribbon, bow, papers - I love it all!! Thanks so much for playing in the Repeat Impressions sketch challenge!

Janice M said...

Shannah this is Gorgous!! I'm sure your Mum will LOVE it!! Aren't those butterflies so much fun to color??!!

Julie said...

And you rocked the challenge girlfriend! I'm so glad to see you playing along with us!

JenMarie said...


Ayana Posadas said...

Shannah, your card is beautiful!
I love the big butterfly image and the pretty ribbon! Great job with the coloring too! Thanks so much for playing along in the Repeat Impressions sketch challenge! :)

brenda said...

Hi Shannah

Your card is devine, so elegant and the colours so fitting. I am certain your Mum will adore it.

Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge and good luck.

B x

Sally H said...

Fabulous card - very elegant! Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

pinky said...

Absolutely beautiful, what a stunning butterfly. Thanks for sharing at Sir Stampalot this month.

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Stunning card! Love the way you did the diamond layer and that butterfly is gorgeous!

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Shannah,
Your card is absolutely gorgeous!
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Annie said...

a beautiful butterfly card. thanks for joining us at CCT this week.
hugs, annie x

Francesca said...

Great elegant card , thanks for joining us at sir stampalot challenge this month and good luck!

Tracy said...

A gorgeous creation, I love the butterfly. thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a stunning card. Your colouring skills are fantastic. I thought it was a computer image.
Thank You for becoming my follower. I love your style and creations and am now your new follower