Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Warm Thoughts on Wings...CASE Study and CAS(E)

Butterflies, butterflies and more butterflies: evidently I'm enamoured with them of late, judging by many of my recent card creations.  Today's entry is my interpretation sparked by two creativity-stretching challenges:  Case Study Challenge #129, which inspired colour and pattern, and CAS(E) #16, for image and sentiment placement.  I'm planning on sending this to my sister, as we didn't have opportunity to visit during my last trip 'home.' She's in the midst of house renovations...and I'm sure most of us know what kind of turbulence and turmoil that adds to life!  A threesome of butterlies winging her way with 'warm thoughts' - hope it gives her a wee touch of 'peace' in the midst of her dusty construction zone.

Here's where I drew my inspiration: 
Case Study Challenge

 and the CAS(E) sketch.

Two versions of my card (because my poor camera and I are having an on again-off again relationship these days). 
Version 1 - I've tried to capture the colours as 'real' as possible, to reflect those in Teri's stunning card.

Version 2 - My butterflies have dimension (really, they do...). I paper-pieced them once in full size, then stamped them again to cut and piece their 'inner' wings. A rhinestone adorns the center of each one. (Note to self: learn camera settings! I appreciate all of your patience with my photography fumbling...)

Thank you for stopping by; I wish you warm thoughts, butterflies, and 'sparkles' !!


Ardyth said...

I love that the warm thoughts are coming on the butterflies - the movement in this card is wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Aimes said...

I'm a sucker for butterflies & love the dimension of yours!
Thanks for studying with us on CASE Study this week! :)

Shannon J said...

Yup, it's a stunner! And that patterned paper is practically the spitting image of the Case Study card - perfect pick! Your sister will love it!

Maureen said...

wow! Those are amazing butterflies! What a gorgeous card :) I hope this goes to someone special :) Thanks for playing with us over on CASE Study this week.

Unknown said...

Pretty Pretty butterflies. Great take on the sketch too. So glad you played with us @ CAS(E) this Sketch. Thank You!