Monday, April 27, 2015

The Pink Elephant Guest Designer...TPE #296 Theme Challenge~Anything Goes, House of Cards April Challenge, ShowCASE Your Style, TIME OUT #29~Inspired by Words, Uniko Challenge #20~Things with Wings

Hello, 

Wow, the past two months have absolutely flown by! Being the Guest Designer for The Pink Elephant for March and April: definitely a dream come true!  Today is my wrap up post: bittersweet indeed!  This week,  over at The Pink Elephant #296, the team and I are tempting you with a technique challenge...


The Pink Elephant #296~



ANYTHING GOES


Guess what arrived in my mailbox recently...something I've had my eye on for a long time! Altenew's Painted Butterflies!  Oh my....they are AH-MAZING!  I experienced a bit of a learning curve in working with them (as Mr. Recycle can attest to!), but after a few practices, I arrived at layers that made me happy.  Guaranteed you'll be seeing more of these lovelies...swooning!!

My cards are really simple, allowing the butterflies take center stage on my debut-of-this-set duo, which reflect the colours of the rainbow...





Down the road, I may consider other techniques with them, as I've seen many designers do, however, for now..."just as they are" works for me!  Still a few in the set awaiting ink....

Please head over (or if you've already been, THANK YOU for coming my way) to see the photo inspired delights designed by


I'm looking forward to seeing your ANYTHING GOES creations in The Pink Elephant gallery!

THANK YOU to The Pink Elephant team for inviting me to play alongside you these past two months.  I'm ever so grateful!  You'll definitely be seeing *my* cards in the gallery! 


Sharing my cards over at: 
House of Cards April Challenge~Add a Butterfly or Colour Inspiration


ShowCASE Your Style #13~Thank You






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

36 comments:

Heather said...

Gorgeous cads Carol, a lovely design and great colours, such pretty butterflies and fabulous colours!!

hugs
Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday

sandie said...

You really have made the butterflies the stars as they should be, your colour choices really help and the CAS design is perfect when showcasing these stamps. Thanks for joining Uniko and TO

I Card Everyone said...

Carol I adore these butterflies! Thank you for sharing all of your lovely cards with us here at TPE - well, anywhere, really...
=] Michele

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Just amazing, Miss Butterfly! You make me wanna buy that set!

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Oh man, you have been hit by the Altenew bug! Me too! 😜😜

Beverley said...

A delightful duo :) such wonderful happy colourful cards. Thanks for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge & also for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge there too. Hugs Bev x

Mynn Kitchen said...

These are both amazing! LOVE the colors you used, the clean design, and the wonderful pierced borders! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

shirley-bee said...

Ooh, these are gorgeous! Looking forward to many more :)

Anita in France said...

No one does butterflies as you do, Carol ... these are just lovely ... perfectly showcased with your usual flair and style ... gorgeous! Thanks so much for coming back for thirds with us at Time Out, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

You've been a superb Guest Designer for all these weeks, Carol!! These cards are a perfect example of how inspirational you are!! I happen to have given in and just placed my first Altenew order for the gorgeous painted series, so your SPECTACULAR butterflies are especially inspirational to me right now!! Hugs, Darnell

Donna said...

Beautiful cards, you are right, those butterflies do not need any embellishing, fabulous just like they are. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards. Donna HOC DT

Brenda said...

You were a great asset to the Pink Elephant team Carol and I'm sure they were just as excited to have you as you were to be on the team for these 2 months! 2 months, were did those 2 months go?!! sigh I love, love your butterfly cards Carol! I have seen other's use them and I didn't care for them so much, but I love the way yours has turned out. The are really pretty and I almost bought them myself but then settling for the roses made by Altenew instead. lol But you are making me rethink these butterflies! Hugs, Brenda

Tracey McNeely said...

Carol gorgeous cards, love the stamping and the sentiment on the first card--what stamp is that and what ink did you use! These are fantastic. xoxo

Bobby said...

You're the butterfly queen, Carol. Those layered stamps are wonderful and the simple design makes them shine.

Geri said...

GORGEOUS butterflies! I love the colors and I love how you've let the sentiment play a supporting role to the glorious winged pretties!

BTW...is it just my computer or my old eyes, but the font your blog posts (the last 3 or 4) is soooooooo small. I seriously can barely see what I'm typing. Just wondering ???

Kylie said...

Oh my goodness, these are beautiful! I LOVE the colours you've chosen. They really highlight the beauty of the butterflies. Lovely!!

Pam said...

These cards are so lovely, Carol! I love those butterflies.

Jeanne said...

Oooh, so pretty! You simply cannot go wrong with a butterfly! :)

Shelly said...

Oh, these are GORGEOUS! Love those butterflies!

Taunya Butler said...

What a wonderful guest designer you have done for the pink elephant!! I am super impressed with these luscious and gorgeous butterfly cards!! Amazing - bursting with color and so poised to flit right off your beautiful cards - You are most definitely a lady who can create beauty with and butterfly image or die - YOU are just spot-on when it comes to them and I think, quite frankly, that you are awesome times incredible times WOW!!!! Have a delightful day!! Hugs!!

Marisa said...

Great butterfly images and two lovely cards and colour combos showcasing them :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome couple of cards - those dual stamped bflies look fabulous~

Monika Reeck said...

Miss C
woooowww I love them
I love that colored bflies...looks so adorable on your card and you made it two wooowww
love love love them
So Crisp so colorfull and so adorable
I use also my HAT as DT Member at HOC
many thanks to joining us this month...
join again on May Miss C
big hugs
Monika (HOC DT MEMBER)

Barb Ghig said...

These butterflies are perfect for you, Carol...and I LOVE how you played with them! Gorgeous color combos and you've paired them with the perfect sentiments! I'm looking forward to seeing more of these beauties on your cards :)

Joyce said...

I am so glad I stopped by to see these beautiful and magnificent cards. I love how you have stamped and arranged these butterflies. I posted a couple of cards with this set today, and felt very unsure as to whether or not I got the right bits together. So, not only are your butterflies gorgeous, but I am pinning them as a homework tutorial, to work out how you layered them, so I can make sure I do it right next time. Truly lovely cards today.

cheiron said...

This pair of butterfly cards is just gorgeous! Love the bright colors. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...these are simply amazing. You are the second person I have seen today using these wonderful butterflies...I need these now. Your cards are just gorgeous!

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, these are both just gorgeous, I love how the butterflies have turned out like they have been drawn gorgeous hugs Pops x

Elizabeta Kushner said...

Very creative! Thank you for joining us at TO Challenge!

Toni said...

I'm so glad you joined us at HOC with these. They're fab!

Sarah Gray said...

Beautiful cards, Carol! You have obviously got the hang of these layered stamps very quickly. Love your butterflies and CAS, elegant designs. Great to see them at both Time Out and Uniko :)

Julia Altermann said...

Oh, Carol, I am so happy that you finally got the stamp set! If only for the selfish reason that you showed me quite a few color combinations I had not previously thought of, and which I will now try with the set myself.

And if it's any consolation: I did have a learning curve with these stamps myself. At first I didn't even know which ones belonged together, because some of the stamps are spread across the set. I actually cheated and started to draw lines around the stamps that belong together :-)

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Carol, these are beautiful! Your butterfly creations have been amazing! We have enjoyed having you guest design with us the last two months! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous talent with TPE! Big hugs! ❤️

Kim S said...

This is the first time that I've really noticed those butterflies - I LOVE your colors and the simple way they are fluttering around the sentiment!

Greta said...

Those are beautiful stamps--can see why you had to have them! Lovely cards, Carol!

Dana said...

Stunning!!! You rocked the butterfly stamps, the color choices are right on! Beautiful cards!!