Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hello Butterfly Minis....Freshly Made Sketches #131

Sunday evening, already - and a day of 'quiet'.  I crafted; my husband worked on his bikes.  It's so nice to have 'at home' time, because beginning next weekend (family visit...yayyyy!!  Short digression: during last week's Skype call, I was informed by Miss Niece that an Easter egg hunt *will* be happening, after which she wanted to know where the Easter Bunny lived.  My brother responded with "Easter Island"...sighhh. Miss Niece wanted to know if the bunny had to swim to get to their place - nothing gets past her - so brilliant daddy came up with 'nope, he just does big hops', and, well...more questions, more 'great' answers. Apparently we're leaving the bunny some carrot cake, too...) we are in for a long stretch of busy, busy weekends.  The season of bike racing begins...

My inspiration for today's projects - using my new (finally!) Reverse Confetti tags - are the sweet, warm-hearted Education Assistants who, in their classroom across the hall from me, bring so much joy to the lives of their special students. I decided to give them each a Butterflies Hello mini tag/card, to do with as they please.   The butterflies were also opportunity to practice my Copic colouring, with my grandiose collection of 12.  I figured a 'small' canvas might make me feel less Copic-challenged....

The cards are a reflection of Freshly Made Sketches #131,
in the style of 'miniature'. Hope my 'creative expression' fits the requirements...


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

24 comments:

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautiful mini cards. Love butterflies. These are very pretty.

Shannon J said...

I always wondered where that Easter bunny lived!!! Haha!! I love your brothers witty responses!!! You are going to have SO much fun on the hunt next weekend!!!
Oh how you have amazed me again!!! Just ga-ga-ha-gorgeous tags! I'm pretty sure you are putting us on with all these rookie copic claims!!! Truly amazing...just like you! You are so thoughtful to make these for your co-workers who spend their days lifting the spirits of their students! They are just plain lucky to have wonderful you as a coworker and friend!!

Marisa said...

Your butterflies are gorgeous!!! Great tags and love the touch of sequins :) Love the Easter Island bunny story too!

Monika Reeck said...

oh dear Carol you are a busy bee this is all adorable I love it all..and I miss you in my blog...we have a week easter holiday because the school is close and see you maybe next week we make a little vacation soon...have a great Monday my sweet friend and hope to see you again on my Blog..hugs, Monika

Linda Callahan said...

What a sweet collection of cards! Just adorable and beautifully done! And of course the Easter Bunny lives on Easter Island. :). So glad you shared these at FMS!

Geri said...

Speaking of sweet and warm-hearted....yep....you! The EA's are gonna love these! Beautifully colored and shaded - looks like the work of a seasoned Copic 'color-er'. Love the bold Hello and love the totally versatile RC tag die!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, MY!! These butterfly tags are absolutely gorgeous, C! Your Copic coloring rocks--great work there! These will make a lovely, lovely gift for your Ed. Assistant recipients. I'm sure they will feel special and loved receiving these gorgeous works of art/heart. Beautiful!

So sorry I've not been able to visit recently--I've been tied up with houseguests and getting ready for them. Life zooms by amazingly quickly these days! It is, as they say, all good :). Thank you for all the love you've been leaving for me on my blog. It truly warms my heart!!

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful cards! Love those bright coloured butterflies! and the bling! Great take on the sketch! As per the movie Hop...the Easter Bunny does indeed live on Easter Island!!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Dana said...

Oh my gosh!! I love these!! That are so pretty and make the perfect little mini tag cards!!! That RC tag die is amazing, i just love mine!! Eeee these are so cute!! I keep scrolling up to check them out as i type this!!

Brenda said...

Hummm, I never knew where the Easter Bunny lived, now I do!! lol I love the questions from your niece and I love the answers your brother gave her. lol So cute! Children bring such joy don't they?! You guys are going to have a wonderful time this Easter. Now for your tags, OMGosh, I love them!!! Loving those butterflies and boy you have them colored so pretty with your Copics. Love the size and shape of your tags card and I love the die cut "hello". Your skittles/dew drops finish them off perfectly. How sweet of you do make these for your co-workers who lift up the special students-they deserve this special treat of these cute mini tag cards. And you deserve something special too Carol, so I hope someone does something for you too!!! Hugs

sandie said...

This is awesome colouring, you are not copic challenged, I am ! I found it interesting that you placed the sequins in different places as I mess about for ages deciding where to put them. I try lots of places and put them where it feels right to my eye. I wonder of there is a technique? I have been studying yours and decided the last one looks right to me....what do you think?

~amy~ said...

Easter Island...love it and leaving carrot cake...genius.

Your tags are beautiful! wow!

Marlena M. said...

These tags are GORGEOUS Carol!!! The sequins and your coloring are perfection~

Greta said...

These are so lovely, Carol! Wish I could actually use my Copics--not sure why I have way more than 12--LOL! I know you really made their day--such a sweetie you are!

Anita in France said...

Wow ... lucky EA's, Carol ... gorgeous colouring on these beautiful butterflies! Great answers about the Easter Bunny ... memories will be made! Hugs, Anita :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your sweet tags are just brilliant, Carol!! I'm sorry the prep for Easter/company has kept me away too long. I wish you and your Mister a very Happy Easter! Safe travels and fun times with those two little munchkins!! Hugs, Darnell

Happy Dance said...

Your niece reminds me of my youngest (now 34 yo) son. When he was 5, he was drawing and coloring the solar system, and asked what color Uranus was...I was a horrid mother and before I could clap my hands over my mouth, "brown" popped out...Bad mommy. Not nearly the awesome answers your brother came up with for the Easter questions. But I digress. I've been eyeing RC goodies for some time now, and just may have to bite the bullet and get some after seeing your incredible tags. They're beautiful. Good job with the copics too. Have a safe journey, and a ton of fun with your family at Easter. xoxo Bev

KayM said...

Ooooooh you have totally got me wanting the butterfly stamps now!! These are just gorgeous and your colored them beautifully!! I'm sure everyone will be thrilled with their little tag cards! Such a cute idea! I want to thank you also for the sweet comments you leave on my blog. If you could see my face when I read them you would laugh!! I have a smile from ear to ear!! Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend with your family!! (( Hugs))

Barbara Murphy said...

LOVE your work with RC's tags! Your coloring is spot on too...it doesn't take a lot of Copics to do great things ;)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

THESE are GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS!

Tracey McNeely said...

Ha ha you got the RC tag dies, aren't they fabulous? Love your beautiful butterfly tags. Just gorgeous.

Kylie said...

There's a special place in heaven set aside for you, Ms C (not that you are allowed to go for a VERY LONG time!). You are so generous of heart and spirit. Your Education Assistants will feel so treasured by your thoughtfulness. Hugs!

Kim S said...

That tag die is my favorite!! It's such a great shape. I like that you just need a couple of beautiful butterflies, a big word stamp and some sequins and you have a sweet gift!

Laura Elliot said...

Carol, just getting around to catching up on blog land tonight. Seem to have no time just now!! These are gorgeous!! I love that you have made each one unique by adding different butterflies/different colours/different placement of the sequins. Simply stunning xxxxx