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Friday, September 20, 2019

Follow Your Butterfly


Hi everyone!  Happy Friday!  I have a CAS/Layered card for a few challenges:

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The sketch at Freshly Mades Sketches is lovely; the Card Concept features beautiful butterflies, and the Colour Inkspiration wants Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray and Gold...it says foil, but I used glimmer paper, hope that's okay!  So here we go:


My creative friend Vicky made a couple of cards using an older SU set called Touch of Nature.  She used the bird image (you can see them HERE), and I remembered that I had that set, so I got it out to see if I could recreate her birds....NOT!  But, there was a pretty butterfly in that set, so I stamped it in Stazon ink and watercolored it with Rococo Rose ink.  I already had these little DSP strips cut from a previous project, so all I had to do was to diecut some gold foliage and heat emboss a sentiment in gold on a narrow strip of Thick Whisper White cardstock:


I did add a little twirl of gold thread to create some "movement"....now this will go out in the mail to one of my customers!  And since the Card Concept likes you to define the style of card you create, I am calling this "layered clean and simple"....the base is very clean, but there are several small layers and embellishments!  Thanks for popping in today!


This week is Solanco (Southern Lancaster County) Fair week....it kicks off with a parade on Wednesday night, so Dana, Wayne and Cass went to that.  It was funny, I went into Quarryville on Tuesday morning to drop an entry off at the fairgrounds, and the sidewalks were lined with lawn and camp chairs....apparently if you don't stake out your claim early, you won't get a good view of the parade, LOL!  Dana said people started putting them out over the weekend!


There are lots of vendor booths with giveaways:


And since it's an ag fair, either ice cream or a milk shake is a MUST!


And for some reason, Cassidy really wanted to see the goats!


We'll be going tonight, it's going to be perfect weather and I can't wait!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!


Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps It Starts with Art, Touch of Nature (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Gold Glimmer, In Color DSP
 Ink Stazon Black, Rococo Rose, Gold Encore (ret)
Accessories Gold Thread (ret), Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Botanical Tags Dies, Heat Tool, Aquapainter,

15 comments:

Wendy said...

Very pretty card, LeAnne! Love how you used the Gold Glimmer Paper instead of the Gold Foil. I think it gives it just a nice touch of sparkle! The Butterfly is gorgeous as is the design! Well done! My hubby ran into that parade on Wednesday coming home from work! The Solanco Fair looks to be very nice this evening....enjoy! I saw them talking about it on the news...

Vickie said...

Cassidy has a hair cut...very cute....growing up LeAnne

I Card Everyone said...

LeAnne, as much as I adore every one of our beautiful Monarchs, I do wish I could grow a few different colors! I would choose this beautiful pink first!
Just phenomenal, my friend... have fun tonight! What did you enter??
=]

Kampin' Karen said...

Gorgeous! I love it...especially the coloring of your butterfly. This card is so you and in my eyes, it's a winner! What kid doesn't love a goat (see what I did there?) You have a beautiful family.

Linda Callahan said...

I adore county fairs! And also your card ...especially with the gold! Love Miss C's new do!

Lisa Elton said...

Wow LeAnne, this is just as pretty as it can be! Love every little detail. The fair sounds like fun! What was your entry??!! Hope you won a ribbon!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

So many beautiful things in such a small area - this card is a CAS masterpiece LeAnne, I love it! I hope you had fun at the fair!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Thanks for sharing your GORGEOUS card with us here at the Card Concept Challenge!!! Love the design and the elements that you used!

Jacquie Southas said...

You really honored all the challenges with this card, LeAnne! I love the gold details. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

I do love a good butterfly so for sure I love this card. The touch of gold glimmer and the gold thread makes this so elegant. And I love how you mixed and matched the gingham paper with script paper. They look fantastic together!

Jen Brum said...

What a beautiful card LeAnne! I just love that butterfly and those sparkly leaves! Looks like a super fun fair! I wish we had more of those around here! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Julie Gearinger said...

LeAnne, this card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors, the elegance and so thrilled that you were able to join us at The Card Concept! We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery again soon :-) Hugs and I hope you have a blessed week, sweet friend!

Creating with Susan said...

WOW! I love this! clean and simple and beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

Narelle Farrugia said...

LOVE! This card is just gorgeous LeAnne! Your colour choices as well as that pretty butterfly caught my attention in the gallery - one clean and elegant card. Thanks for joining use at FMS this week!

Colleen Begley said...

Great card, LeAnne! Love how you used the sketch. Congrats on the win too!