Tuesday, January 8, 2013

CCMC233 - Butterflies fix everything

Recently, I've been getting bursts of creative energy around 11:00 at night. While I love it when I actually feel creative, it could definitely come at a more convenient hour. Here's my latest midnight creation:

I based my card on this week's Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge (CCMC233). Their layout is fun and inspired all sorts of fun ideas. Here's the sketch:

After looking through my stash of stamp sets, I decided (once again) to go with the Everything Eleanor set, and the words from My Friend seemed to fit well with the swirly elements. I got the panels and the green stripe in place, and got the little banner placed just so, and it looked AWFUL! It was totally bland and boring and not at all cohesive.

It needed something to tie in the Old Olive from the "Hello" stripe. Something small and cute, something that fit with the swirly elements going on in the background. But what? I thought of using the bird from the Everything Eleanor set, but it just looked funny wherever I placed it. So I dug through my supplies and tools, and I found my Beautiful Butterflies Embosslit. Aha! Eureka! I cut some cute little butterflies out of Old Olive cardstock, found the one that was the best size for this card, and added a little touch of a pearl in the middle. I love the way the Old Olive with the pearl just ties everything together and makes the whole card make more sense.

What are some of your favorite ways to tie a color scheme together? Buttons? Die cuts? Ribbons, jewels, or other "bling"?

Card Details:
Stamps: My Friend, Everything Eleanor
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Old Olive, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla CS
Tools & Accessories: Finishing Touches Edgelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Dimensionals, Basic Pearls


  1. LOVE what you did with this one! I'll have to check out CCMC more often.

    1. Thanks, Julie! I've really been loving CCMC's challenges so far, so you'll probably be seeing more of them on my blog in the future. :)

  2. I really like how you created this sketch! The sponging really gives the card an antique look! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. What a ver creative way to interpret the sketch! I love it!! The two stamp sets are a perfect pair! And I love the sponging and the Very Vanilla punched border! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. Oh how DARLING! Such a different way to interpret the sketch and it works so nicely on your card! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!