Friday, June 13, 2014

Blue Butterfly Birthday...STAMPlorations Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #13

Super fast post this evening...

My card today is for STAMPlorations Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #13


I had visions of other ideas fluttering about, but the hectic week has taken a toll on my time and creativity. The 'concept' I like but with more time, I'd have jazzed up the colours, changed the orientation, done some embossing... you know, a total makeover.  Oh well, sometimes that happens. Even so, a new stamp - the one used for the 'panel' made its debut, and as I'm making one card, ideas are pinging for others...


Lighting is *meh*...the rains are a-coming down and the clouds are hanging low.. Hope the skies clear before the two bike races scheduled for tomorrow...

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day!

13 comments:

  1. SUPER card -great use of stamps and I love the monochrome color palette. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations!

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  2. I like the way you've used the sketch, such a nice card to receive. Wishing you a Happy Summer, Victoria Lavender

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  3. Cool card Carol! I actually really like the way you have set down the images - not really centred and not right aligned - but so cool and so effective! The funky images and script totally work too!

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  4. Beautiful!! I love your take on the sketch!! And the blue lines running up the card!! Genius!!

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  5. Love how you used the Holiday Artsy and Artful Flutters sets to create this stunning card. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations. Good Luck! Monika DT

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  6. Wow Carol, this card is stunning!! I love the ink swipes and the "coffee" ring stains, they look so cool! But those butterflies are the coolest!!! They are just so pretty and have a nice "distress" look to them. Not sure if it is because they are on the white background or what, but I sure do love 'em!! Yep this is one cool looking card. Oh so our storms came to you did they?! We have had a glorious day here today but it is cool because the wind is blowing like mad. lol Got mulch placed down and my mowing done so it was a good day. Now we are all tired. lol Have a wonderful weekend Carol. Hugs, Brenda

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  7. Great stamping to interpret the sketch, Carol. Love that band of stamps you created. Call this one monochromatic, and then kick it up a notch with a touch of bright color if you feel like it. I really like the horizontal orientation. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations.

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  8. Carol, it is a stunner and I love the new stamp and such a creative way to use it! Hope you are having a fun weekend. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations x

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  9. Those swooshes of monochrome blue are fabulous, Carol ... a lovely background for your splendid butterflies! Hugs, Anita :)

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  10. Modern, artistic card--love it!

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  11. Well it sure turned out pretty for the lack of time and creativity! I love the blues and the butterflies over the brushstrokes looks wonderful!

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  12. I just love this blue and butterflies what more can a girl ask for!! I also like the circles to they look like tea rings and I really really like that, as well as the brush strokes, I love cas cards ans I am trying to learn but struggling I always want to add more and more, gorgeous creation sweetie x x x

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  13. Another jaw dropper! Makeover? Nope!! That's like telling Angelina Jolie that she needs a makeover! Soft, retry, GORGEOUS!

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