Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Butterflies Note..TIME OUT #26~Photo Inspiraion, CAS(E) this Sketch #114

HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY to the Time Out Team!  What a wonderful year of challenges you've given us, and a most warm, inviting place to play! Wishing you (and us!) many more years of inspiration; many more opportunities for us to spend time sharing and connecting in your gallery!

I'm nearly late to the party with my card and as much as I wanted to work with frames and striped/wood images, nothing was 'fruitifying' (my mom's word...love it!). Trust me: Mr. Recycle Bin is wearing a smug, my-tummy's-full smile!  So, I defaulted to my favourite images, used the colours from the TIME OUT #26 inspiration photo, (Chameleon markers once again)


coupled those with CAS(E) this Sketch #114 for my layout (shifted)


 and...voila:


Nothing fancy-schmancy with my butterflies, but I'm smitten with the 'cut-and-raised' panel (although sending my butterflies through my cuttlebug made me cringe...until I realigned them. Whew...all is good!).

I tried to replicated the frame colours from the inspiration photo; they're all present and accounted for, however, my dark blue/light blue don't contrast very well. Should have re-configured the colours. Oh well, lesson learned.

Two more cards are in the queue using this sketch format; evidently I'm smitten with it.  Photos yet to be taken, so you'll see those soon...

Hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs,




26 comments:

  1. Wow Carol...you are nailing all these new techniques! I struggled with this photo as well (three pukey cards in the trash). Your images are sooooooo perfectly lined up - way to go pal....awesome card!!!

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  2. Beautiful card, Carol. Your butterflies are so pretty and I adore that stitched panel, too. I think I've been using my stitched rectangles on everything lately. Thank you so very much for your very kind comments on my blog. Also, just so you know, the leprechaun escaped all of the traps and wreaked havoc on the classroom. Clever little fellow!

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  3. Thank you for your kind words and supporting us all year! The butterflies look fab in these colours and your colouring is getting so good. Great use of the sketch and thanks for joining us at TIME OUT x

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  4. Ooooh you clever girl...how did you do that? these butterflies are absolutely gorgeous and the stitched panel and line up....spot on!! You seem to be getting to grips with the pens....brilliant colouring. No wonder you are hooked on this design it is Fantastic!! Hugs XX

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  5. So very pretty, Carol! I have a feeling getting things to line up can be a smidge more troublesome than one might think. Your coloring is wonderful. There's just so much to like about this card. Thanks for sharing! Have a happy day!

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  6. The delicate black outlines of the butterflies remind me of the branch in the photo and the raised panel is brilliant! Love it!

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  7. Super love this...awesome design and love how you were inspired. perfect colors!

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  8. Oh, this is so pretty! I love how you rotated the sketch!

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  9. Ooooooh your butterflies are colored so beautifully! I love that bright pink in there!! The raised panel technique looks magnificent! I SO need to try this! I can imagine how scary that would be to run those lovely butterflies through there! All came out fantastic though! Happy week! (Hugs)

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  10. Well I love the butterflies, your design, the framed layout [instead of frames]... what I don't love is I FORGOT TO PLAY ALONG!! Somehow my printout got buried under the mound of stuff on my table... well I'll send you all good vibes to win, c... =] Michele

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  11. Si pretty Carol! I love those colourful butterflies!

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  12. Your butterflies are a great way to bring all the frame colors into a card, Carol. That is one challenge where I added to the recycle bin, too.

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  13. This is stunning, Carol! Love those beautifully coloured butterflies - are you liking your chameleon pens? Love the raised panel, it is so effective. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog and for playing along with us at Time Out - it is always great to see you there :)

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  14. Whenever you dabble with these markers - I am always so blown away by how awesomely you use them!! And here you are with your beloved Butterflies - of course this us a roaring success - you put amazing amounts of love and card into this one!! Hope you had a lovely St Patricks' Day and that you can feel my hugs!!! Love to you!!

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  15. WOW...nothing like saving the best for last! This is one fabulous and amazing card. I so love your wonderful style and this is shear perfection.

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  16. I do love that sketch & you've made it shine, my friend!

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  17. Gasp! You sent the butterflies through the Cuttlebug?! Wonderful card, Carol. Must try this cut and raise technique. Great job, friend!
    hugs, Asha

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  18. Carol, this is gorgeous ... those butterflies are so beautifully coloured and really pop off the raised frame! Thanks for your lovely words about Time Out ... always delighted to have you play along with us ... and especially so for our birthday celebration! Hugs, Anita :)

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  19. This is lovely, love the colouring :)

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  20. LOVE this take on the sketch and photo inspiration challenges Carol. Gorgeous butterflies, and so pretty with the rainbow of colours. xx

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  21. Stunning!! WOW, so colorful and graphic!!! I LOVE it!!

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  22. Another gorgeous card, Carol! Your butterflies are just beautiful, and they worked perfectly with the raised panel! Winner, Winner...Chicken Dinner!!!

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  23. Oh ..
    I want to order that butterfly
    but it is out of stock
    now I am sad (LOL)
    now it was joke
    your coloring butterfly so adorable
    I love them and clever choosing that color from Photo Inspiration
    Love always your butterfly card miss C

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