A Whimsical Butterfly

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Good Morning all!

Well, we finally have snow on the ground again. It's been falling all night and is expected to stop sometime around 4pm today. Just when it was starting to look like Spring around here! Bugger. LOL! And wouldn't you know it; I'm traveling to Chester, NY this morning for an overnight work related visit. It hasn't snowed for weeks and when it does, I'm on the road, away from home! Good thing is that I'm not driving in it! Which is a good thing really, because who wants an Australian expat driving them in a snow storm?!? I certainly wouldn't! LOL

Today's Whimsical Wednesday challenge is a sketch by the seasoned pro, Madelynn Diedrich! Please pop over to the Whimsical Wednesday blog to check out the sketch, but before you do, here's what I did with it!

A dear friend gave me my first Unity stamps this past Christmas and they have been sitting on my desk, I swear, staring at me this whole time, begging me to use them! LOL So when I saw this week's sketch, I immediately knew what stamps I was going to use. ;)

I sponged around the Label Four nestie with two different colored chalk inks to match some scrap K&Company paper I picked out. Not sure if you can make them out, but I added some tiny adhesive rhinestones in the bottom left and top right hand corners. The butterfly punch I have matches the butterflies in the stamp perfectly, so I punched a few out from the patterned paper and scattered them around the quote. I never used to be a fan of purple on cards, but I think I'm in love with the color now! It's such a classy color!

The Daredevils have some great inspiration for you all, so please check out their blogs:

Cassie Larson
Heather Schlatter
Jacquie Peifer
Jessica Diedrich (a.k.a.Mom ;)
Kim Ross
Kris Palakiko
Randi Wall
Rebecca Ednie
Sara Henton
Val Urtiaga

And please help us welcome our newest Daredevil, Andrea Murdock!!

And now it's your turn to play. Just create your card using Madelynn's sketch and leave a link to it in the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this week's Whimsical Wednesday post!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Unity Stamp Company 'Quote Bundle Pack'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Color Box Fluid Chalk Ink 'Dusty Plum and Warm Wisteria'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - K&Company 'Que Sera Sera'
Access: Spellbinders Labels 4 Nestibilities, EK Success Butterfly Punch, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Sponges, Dimensionals


~amy~ said...

sooo pretty...I have that same unity stamp that hasn't been inked up in forever...thanks for the inspiration Sandra!

Pam Varnell said...

This is gorgeous Sandra. Love those colors.

JenRaff said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the colors and the stamp -- very sweet!

Jen Shults said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE that phenomenal sponging around the edges and that Nestie is just perfect to let that sentiment shine. I got a huge chuckle out of your post on the Whimsical Wednesday blog because I am so with you... I'm lucky to finish a card in 3 hours if I factor in coloring time.

Gorgeous work!! :D

Cassie said...

it's just fabulous girl!
congrats on your win at taylor's blog too!

Shirley N said...

Wow what a stunning card. Your sponging is gorgeous!

kadie said...

Stunning stunning stunning. I really love how you used the sketch and those butterflies!! How did you do the shading inside the nestie...with a sponge? Beautiful! Loved seeing you as the featured DD on WWed-DDare Blog!

Jessica Diedrich said...

WOWZA WOWZA WOWZA my friend...this is gorgeous and I LOVE that Unity quote! Awesome post today on the Dare blog, too-thank you SO much for doing that! beautiful card!

Unknown said...

Sandra...This is just so stunning!! I LOVE the colours and the sentiment...It all just goes perfectly together...Really beautiful card! Xx

Andrea Murdock said...

ummmmm just picked my jaw off the floor!!! this is incredible!!! thanks for the warm welcome to the team too xoxo

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love you card, especially your sponging which looks like airbrushing but I do miss your awesome colouring just a wee bit. {{ sniffle }} haha. Gorgeous!

Mitzi said...

just beautiful!

Shesjetlagd said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card! Such beautiful DP and I LOVE that sentiment! Simply gorgeous!

Mary Giles said...

Sandra this is just gorgeous! I love the purple and those butterflies are just perfect. I bet it felt good to take a break from coloring...if only for a moment.

MiamiKel said...

Oh Sandra, this has to be one of the most breathtaking cards! From the beautiful paper to the layout to the perfectly shaded sentiment - wow. And those lil butterflies! Darling ......

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