Friday, May 15, 2015

Be Creative...STAMPlorations Bi-Weekly Sketch #33 and Anything Goes, Simply Create Too #85~Favourite Colour Combo

Hello!  Was this a whoosh-week for anyone else?  I can't believe it's Friday already, and the added bonus *long weekend*! Happy, happy, happy!  My husband and I may head to the 'big' city for some shopping and perhaps even a movie.  In a theatre!  That's coming mighty close to being a 'date', don't you think?  Hmnnn...

I'm dashing in with my card for STAMPlorations Bi-Weekly Sketch #32. As you will see, however,

I turned the sketch sideways (actually, I turned my head sideways, first) - like so - 

and, once that happened, well...wouldn't you know it...all I visualized was the 'outside' edge of the butterflies stencil.  I tried to shake it off, go with something different, but...nope,  Stuck. in. my. head.  So I went with it.  To be sure I stayed reasonably sort of true to the sketch, I lightly stamped my sentiment along the left edge..and then hauled off and stamped it smack dab in a more 'obvious' place.  Just to be sure...

To Shery and the DT....hope I haven't taken liberties to the extreme and that the sketch is 'see-able'. If not, I understand.  


My sunset/sunrise flittering butterflies are also heading to STAMPlorations Anything Goes


and to Simply Create Too #85~Favourite Colour Combo, because I quite like the blend of red-orange-yellow.

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



29 comments:

Kim M said...

Well, I just love your interpretation of the sketch! Excellent work! That butterfly stencil is so lovely. I adore the colours you chose too. Fabulous card, Carol! :-)

Brenda said...

Wow! I am loving your take on this sketch Carol! You are so clever and I know that you love your butterflies, and the butterfly stencil worked out perfectly for the sketch design. I love the curves you get with your stencil and butterflies, way to clever my friend. Yes, this week has gone by very fast, but all of them do for me. lol I think going into the city for some shopping and a movie sounds very much like a date and good for your guys! Enjoy each other!! Hugs, Brenda

Marlene Bonetti said...

This is a nice sketch and your card turned out very pretty!

Shona Chambers said...

Your blending is perfection and love the colours you put together. And love the butterfly outlines, how they curve around the card. I also want to thank you so much for all your lovely comments you've left me of late. I'm so glad you like my cards and yes, I wish I was on some more design teams but there are so many other incredible card makers out there (like yourself) so will just go with the flow. I'm following your blog now so I don't miss any more of your posts. Must pop over to the Uniko post now, congrats on your GD post!!

Julie B said...

Fab interpretation Carol, I'm not adverse to rotating the odd sketch and spotted that you had. This is such a pretty card with the crisp butterflies standing out against the soft blended background.
Thanks for sharing with us at STAMPlorations. :)

Cindy Lovell said...

Oh WOW!! Carol,this card is stunning!!! I adore the colors!!
Yes,sure sounds like a Date!! ;) I hope you had a great time!! :)
BIG HUGS sweet lady!!

Pop's Cards said...

Stunning sweetie, gorgeous colours, hugs Pops x

Jeanne said...

Fantastic work, Carol. I can't imagine they wouldn't accept it because you took the sketch and flew with it. I wish I could see more possibilities than I do when I look at sketches and the like. I so admire those who are able to stretch things! Your butterflies are lovely and the colors are gorgeous. You are amazing! I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

LauraJane:) said...

Great take on the sketch! I really love that Showers of Flutters stencil:) Thanks for playing at STAMPlorations!

Asha said...

Turning the sketch! What a clever idea, Carol. Love the sunny card... and butterflies! :)
hugs, Asha

KayM said...

Oooooooh that is so pretty!! I love the blending of the yellow and red ink!! The butterfly stencil is beautiful and the sentiment so fitting! Really gorgeous card my friend!! Have a wonderful weekend! ((Hugs))

Anita in France said...

Wonderful inking and blending, Carol ... your kaleidoscope of butterflies is just gorgeous! Anita :)

Carole said...

OMG...you are just too clever! Love the colours and the butterflies. xx

Shelly said...

Oooh, LOVE this!
Enjoy your weekend!

Monika Reeck said...

Woowwww you change the sketch and it looks adorable...no doubt if this will be the winner card again at Stamplorations..thanks Miss C for joining with us this time
Hugs
Monika(GDT)

BobbisTreasure said...

Love love LOVE your inking! The color combination and placement of your butterflies is wonderful!

Loll said...

Love the bright colours ... such a warm and sunny background that really shows off the butterfly stencil. Gorgeous xx

Kim Heggins said...

Your card is simply gorgeous and I hope you had a wonderful time/date with your sweet hubby!

Lisa Mensing said...

Gorgeous! Love the color combo. Thanks for sharing at Simply Create Too for Favorite Color Combo. Lisa DT

Pam said...

Huh, imagine that - you saw butterflies. tee hee Seriously, this is gorgeous. Fabulous blending. Love this.

Bobby said...

The card says "Be Creative" and you were that, Carol. I love those colors inked around a flurry of butterflies.

Geri said...

Love how you have taken 'creative liberties' with this card because this is EXACTLY what our wonderful card making world is all about! You've nailed BE CREATIVE! Gorgeous creation!

Kylie said...

I think sketches are supposed to be a starting point and your interpretation of it is just WOW!!Seriously, WOW! From the colours you've chosen, to the butterflies dancing on the side of the card...everything is just stunning!

Taunya Butler said...

MASTERFUL job at sponging and blending - you are such a PRO with the stencils!! I am SO VERY impressed with the way the colors look and just seem to float into each other!! The design of this card is excellent and it tickles me absolutely pink to see you doing so well and having SO MUCH success in the Card Making world!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your topnotch-ness over at CAS(E) This Sketch - so very excited for you - I squealed when I saw it and shouted for JOY for you!!! Love and hugs to you!!!

Joyce said...

This is just gorgeous. Love the way you have stenciled and blended--so much energy in this card.

Greta said...

Super creative & beautiful--love this, Carol! Hope you had fun in the big city!

maria f. said...

Oh those colors, my dear. Fabulous! Jumped right out of the gallery at me! That is one cool stencil. Hope you had one cool date too ;) Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too this time around!

Marisa said...

LOVE how you created this card!! Gorgeous mix of colours and love the white butterflies!

Shauna said...

Wow Carol... this card is truly impressive. Your stencil work is beautiful. I love those butterflies against the bright colors.
- Shauna