Tuesday, March 26, 2013



Happy Tuesday, peeps!  Time for another wonderful ColourQ challenge!  But first, let me show what we woke up to yesterday morning:



This is more snow than we’ve had ALL WINTER!!  Pretty….and probably gone by this afternoon! 

Anyway, here’s the gorgeous springy palette Arielle has chosen for us today:

Beautiful!  I needed another hostess thank you card, and since my hostess purchased the Papillon Potpourri set and the matching punches, I decided to use them for her card.  She also loves purple… that Wisteria Wonder was perfect:


I used the Unscripted Sketches sketch #203 to get me started:


I already had a little piece of white cardstock embossed with the Delicate Designs embossing folder, so I used that for my left panel.  I stamped the foliage from Papaya Collage in Lucky Limeade, but it looked a little too bright with my butterflies, so I layered it with a piece of vellum to soften it a bit:


The butterflies themselves were stamped first with the silhouette outline stamp, after “stamping off” the ink on some scratch paper, then over-stamping the detailed image in full-strength ink.  The punch makes it a breeze to cut them out!  Added some pearls and mounted them on the vellum.

I stamped the “thanks” from Kindness Matters in Always Artichoke and punched it out with the small oval punch, but it looked naked without a mat!  Much to my surprise, I found that a 1 1/4” scallop circle punch-out, cut in half between the scallops and repositioned, created a perfect oval mat for my sentiment!  I LOVE it when I can get extra use out of my punches!!! (Somebody else probably already thought of this, I am sure!)  You can just barely see the overlap in this photo:


I finished my card by embossing the front with the Elegant Lines embossing folder…I love the effect, but it does make the card front a bit “floppy”!!!  But I hope she likes it!  I hope you will stop over at the ColourQ blog to see the amazing projects the other designers have come up with too!  They are fantastic!

After spaghetti for lunch, Cassidy totally enjoyed the green jello cake I made….she even had some on her nose!!  Have no idea how THAT got there!




Judith said...

Oh dear, snow snow. Looks lovely though.

Beautiful card. Love the colors and always love butterflies on cards.

Have fun in the white stuff!!!

Chris said...

beautiful pics of the snow. I paid a visit to NJ over St. Paddy's weekend. I was there for 4 days and it snowed on two of them. Dang!
Love your card, great colors this week.
and of course Cassidy is the prettiest thing on your post.

Denise Willerton said...

what a beautiful card LeAnne, love those butterflies ~ and that snow just looks too familiar to me...we actually packed out bags and headed to the west coast to spend a week in the cherry blossoms...tired of the five foot snow banks! And I'm not kidding!

Allisa said...

Such a stunning card, love those butterflies!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wish our snow would be gone by this afternoon:( Sorry you got dumped on.
Your card is gorgeous. I love the softness of the vellum and these butterflies are so pretty. I think I'll be CASEing you again my friend. I hope that's ok with you.
Cassidy is just too cute.

Lisa Lynn said...

Wonderful photographs. Your card is elegant. At least the jello matches todays color palette hehe.

Marisa said...

Fabulous take on the sketch and the colours. Love the row of pearls and the embossing.

Tracey McNeely said...

LeAnne beautiful snowy scene out there. Your card is just gorgeous, I adore those butterflies!

Bev Gomez said...

Darling card LeAnne. Is your snow gone yet? I hope so but it is pretty if it was December right. Hugs, Bev

Carol L said...

Your card is just gorgeous with those beautifully colored butterflies! I love the pastel shades!!

Geri said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful card! The snow however, will melt....the card will remain for someone to treasure forever!

Your attention to detail is seriously second to none! The pearls, the clever mat that you created from the oval punch, the addition of the velum to soften the color....all add up to one amazing creation!

I'm so glad that you chose this week's Unscripted Sketch to showcase your talent and that you shared your card with us :)

Looks like yummy green jello cake too !!!

Jen said...

Snow always looks prettier when it's in someone else's yard! I think it's the same phenomenon that makes tuna fish sandwiches taste better when someone else makes them!

Your card is beautiful, elegant and oh-so stylish!! I love the little butterflies and pearls.

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful butterflies on a very pretty card! And that Jen Mitchell is a philosopher for sure - she made me laugh out loud - because she is right - I never eat tuna fish at home but I always love it at someone else's house!!!

Bonnie said...

The vellum gives such a dreamy look to the foliage! Just beautiful with those pretty butterflies atop!

Katherine said...

Lovely & soothing colors! Like this a lot...we're still staring at 7 inches of snow here...spring? Where are you?????!

Elaine M said...

How beautiful to wake up to that much snow - especially if you get to stay inside.
Today's card is beyond lovely - I know she'll love getting it.
Give our Ms C a big hug

Terry said...

Very soft and pretty card, LeAnne. I love the row of pearls.

Patrice said...

Love those pastel butterflies, LeAnne - thanks for linking up at Unscripted Sketches this week!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Goodness this is pretty - I love the softness vellum adds!

Karen M said...

Hi LeAnne, this is such a wonderful card. I love the way you have used the colour combination and what you have done with the sketch is amazing Kx

Colleen Dietrich said...

Ah, so gorgeous, girl!