Monday, May 11, 2015

Collage-ish Fancy Butterfly...Freshly Made Sketches #185, Fusion~French Twist

Hello!

I'm rushing in with a crack-of-dawn, foggy Monday morning (weather and *me*...had yet another one of those sleepless nights...grrr...) to share my sort-of collage-ish butterfly card. The elements are an unusual pairing, but...I 'think' they work okay together.


My layout inspiration came from Freshly Made Sketches #185

and the colours from Fusion~French Twist, with some extra incentive from the amazingly talented and sweet Michele, at icardeveryone, who has cooked up not just one, but two, gorgeous cards using this yellow-and-grey combination.


Time to stare in my closet, to figure out what to wear to work (our classroom is a sauna one hour, a freezer the next), eat breakfast and head off.

Have a marvelous Monday and thank you so much for dropping by! Your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs,



27 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

Oooo! A lemon-buttery yellow butterfly! Beautimous! You knocked the yellow and gray scheme out of the park. As for what to wear, may I suggest zippable footie pajamas? They are nice and warm for the freezer bits, and when it gets hot you can just let the zipper down a little. Genius! ;)

Happy Dance said...

You just keep rockin' those challenges, girlfriend! I love that you often use butterflies...they are so sweet, and such a signature for you! As for me, I'm still in my jammies. Waiting for DH to get up so I can get his list for the grocery store! If I didn't have to leave the house, I'd wear them alllll day, lol! I'm with Becca on this - footie jammies sounds like the perfect outfit! Have a great week. Bev

Marisa said...

One of my favorite colour combos. Lovely card :) Sorry about the low sleep nights...peri-menopause can be a culprit. Melatonin is a natural sleep aid if you haven't tried it. Wishing you a great week.

Cindy Lovell said...

Sorry for your sleepless nights!! HUGS
What a pretty card,Carol!!! I love how you've used CB's big butterfly here!! Reminds me,i should use it more often,haven't for quite a while!! Love the grunge looking stripes underneith the butterfly...beautiful color combo!!
Thank you SOOO much for all of your wonderful comments on my Blog!! Sending a huge hug across the ocean!!! Thank you,sweet friend!!

I Card Everyone said...

I'm totally in agreement with Cindy on those washi tape-ish stamped/stripes under your gorgeous butter-yellow-butterfly!!! Me? inspire YOU? Awwww, how sweet you are...
=] M

Shelly said...

Oooh, this is such a happy card! Love that big yellow butterfly!

KayM said...

What a pretty collage-ish card! I love the yellow with the grey and the butterfly is just beautiful! I am working with some lovely butterflies for an upcoming release and I keep thinking of you ;) I hope you get some sleep tonight! I occasionally have one of those kinds of nights. Happy week! ((Hugs))

Carole said...

Boy oh Boy! I go awol for nearly a fortnight and you have produced a shop full of cards! ALL AWESOME I have to say. So colourful, bright, happy and very professional. How do you find the time...you have to be so full of ideas...no wonder you cannot sleep! I've missed your creations while my computer has been poorly...so glad to be back and catching up with you. Hugs xx

Jen Mitchell said...

Beautiful! I love that big butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Pam said...

This is gorgeous! Love that butterfly and the color combo is one of my favorites.

Brenda said...

I am loving your take on the sketch Carol! Your butterfly is awesome, and I love the stamped "banner's", they are just perfect! Love the grey and yellow color combo too, I just did my spare bedroom in this color combo with the added white color. lol Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

Kim Heggins said...

AWESOME card Miss Carol...just love the look you created with your signature critter "the butterfly". Just love your sweet card!

Taunya Butler said...

Gorgeously colored butterfly and just a card infused with class, hipness and collage-iness - so very sweet and I would love for that butterfly to just flit itself right over my way!! So fun and so delightful!! So, I sure do hope you are doing well and being awesome!! Thanks for your visits to my blog and your amazingly sweet and proficient way with words!! You are so awesome!!!

Greta said...

I really love the look of this card, Carol--beautiful!

Sue said...

Beautiful card, Carol. Lovely butterfly and a fab combination of the challenges.

Irish Cherokee said...

They more than work OK Carol. They are beautiful together. Love the butterfly for sure.

Hugs and Blessings
Jim

Deepti said...

The pop of yellow looks awesome :)

Taunya Butler said...

Gorgeously colored butterfly and just a card infused with class, hipness and collage-iness - so very sweet and I would love for that butterfly to just flit itself right over my way!! So fun and so delightful!! So, I sure do hope you are doing well and being awesome!! Thanks for your visits to my blog and your amazingly sweet and proficient way with words!! You are so awesome!!!

Monika Reeck said...

so clever using that sketch Miss C
love the color combo
and love that butterfly
adorable card as always my dear friend
hugs, Monika

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oooooo. Love the way you incorporated this beauty with both sketches and the color que. Fabulous design. I love the collage-y feel. Wonderful work as always!

Tracey McNeely said...

This is gorgeous Carol!

Geri said...

These elements do not just work "okay" together....they were MADE for each other! Good eye for an awesome combo! A bit of whimsy, a bit of elegance and bit of subway grunge! LOVE IT!

Anita in France said...

For me, those 'sort of collage-ish' stripes are fabulous, Carol ... so perfect as a backdrop for that stunning, sunny, splendid butterfly! Hugs, Anita :)

Kylie said...

Sleepness nights are just horrible, aren't they? I do think the butterfly works well with the more grungy stamps. Clever pairing, Carol! Great eye for design.

Lyndal said...

They DO work very well together Carol, love the colours too! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Perfect together!!!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at FUSION.

Deanne :)

Dana said...

So pretty!! Love the butterfly, goes great with the background!!