Wednesday, September 7, 2011

CAS Butterfly

This is a super simple card I have for you today.  The coloring took the most time, and it was a pure pleasure to do.


I am CASEing a morning glories card I found somewhere on the Web and saved to my computer.  The photo of the card didn't have a watermark :-(, so I don't know who made it.


I used a butterfly from an older Stampin' Up! set called Touch of Nature.  I LOVE so many of SU's older stamps.  I haven't even used all of them yet.  It bums me out that I can't use them when I make cards for magazine submissions.  They usually want current products, and although I have some things that are current, my heart lingers over older supplies/stamps that I hold dear.

At least Paper Players won't mind if my challenge submission uses an older stamp!  They want to see birthday cards this week.

Before I go, I want to show you a project I worked on this summer.  I made porch curtains out of all-weather fabric from Waverly.


Curtains closed to block the afternoon sun.

Curtains open and tied back.
It was an easy project and I am so happy with the outcome.  I used a pole from Plow and Hearth, meant for outdoor use.  The fabric was on deep discount at JoAnn Fabrics when I bought it.  I was lucky to find the same material that had been used to make the porch cushions a couple of summers ago.  A friend made and covered them for me, using foam made for boat cushions.  The wicker furniture belonged to my grandparents, and they purchased it used from a convent many years before.  I don't know how old it is, but I cherish it so much.  Not only is it beautiful, but it was part of the scene as I grew up.  The set had been painted bright orange, then mustard gold, then pea green, and then white in my youth.  I think I prefer the classic white, thank you.  ;)

Cristabel in my crafting area.
I'll be back in the wee hours of tomorrow morning with a new Play Date Cafe card.  See you then!

Colleen

Stamps:  Timeless Tags - Craft's Meow; Touch of Nature - SU
Paper:  Wild Wasabi - SU; white - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Other:  Big Shot; Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder - SU; Copic markers; circle die cuts - Spellbinders

28 comments:

Lisa said...

Great card Colleen, love the cool crisp colors! And those curtains...wow...you rocked those! Love the story behind the wicker furniture :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

WHAT no pea green for you? :)

BEAUTIFUL CAS CARD my friend -- just so........stunning!

Great job on your curtain - your porch looks so inviting --

Bonnie said...

I love this butterfly. This is one of my all time favorite sets too. I just don't get to use it enough. I love how you painted the butterfly and the CAS card.

~Tammy~ said...

I think part of the reason why I have not taken the time to even try to submit is the supply list and the caution in what you create with. I love using older items and scraps as well! This is beautiful as always! CAS at it's best! :-)

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Colleen

Gorgeous card and I really agree colouring in something - well there is something so lovely, relaxing and you feel almost childlike when you do (well I do anyway) and just love it!!!

Your handmade curtains and gorgeous love that fabric and the matching cushions too what a lovely porch and no wonder you love the furniture its so very lovely.

Lastly I watched the video clip of you on the CBS - now aren't you just lovely (well I knew that anyway - LOL) but honestly its such a lovely video clip of you, you came across so very well, and what a wonderful cause to make the cards for too.

Big hugs from across the pond!

Tina
XXXX

Noor Nahdi said...

Your coloring is so eye-catching, Colleen!!! TFS :)

Stella said...

I want your porch; I'm jealous. No just kidding but it really is an amazing space. I can see myself sitting there in the early morning with a fresh cup of coffee...sigh....

Your card looks simple but is also fabulous with the a-ma-zing butterfly. A wonderful focal point; wow!
Hugs!

Marisa said...

Great CAS card :) Just LOVE your porch curtains too! THey are gorgeous adn well done making cushions to match. Such a wonderfully cozy place that you can increase the privacy on too. Great pic of your kitty too - give her a pat for me.

Benzi said...

Beautiful cas card, Colleen. And, wow on the curtains. Your porch looks so pretty. Cristabel wants to be out there, right? :-)

Jacqueline said...

I like that butterfly very much.

Greetings Jacqueline

Barb said...

beautiful! your coloring is perfect. love the muted colors. cristobel is gorgeous too!

Donna Bowman said...

Love this card Colleen!! The coloring on that butterfly is stunning!

Linda Callahan said...

Your porch is lovely and so is that butterfly! Beautifully colored!

Linda R. said...

What a wonderful CAS card. And I just love seeing you patio.. That curtain is wonderful.. I really need to do something like that..

Hugs, Linda

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous CAS card, Colleen, those wide open white spaces are just perfect for that vibrantly colored butterfly! The design/color arrangement is just striking!
Love your new coordinating porch curtain, it came out beautifully! Your porch certainly does look inviting...next time we'll eat Taco Bell out there! ;)

Maria said...

A beautiful butterfly CAS card, Colleen! You colored it so well! And, I just love your curtains and cushions on your porch! It looks so cozy and lovely! Darling photo of Cristabel too...thanks for sharing...take care, hugs!!:))

Julie Marshall said...

That butterfly is gorgeous and doesn't need anything to compete with. It's the star of the show!!
A simply beautiful card.

Also love those curtains. I need some for my back porch...you may have just inspired me.

Thanks so much for sharing and playing with the Paper Players this week!

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful butterfly!

You did an amazing job with the curtains. Maybe I need to have you make me some for my bedroom. I am not so great at sewing fabric. :)
Hugs~

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

So pretty Colleen! The butterfly is beautiful! I have several older set too! Love them! I love your porch and beautiful pattern! Must be lovely to sit outside this time of year!

Emily Keaton said...

What a super pretty CAS card, Colleen!! Your coloring on that butterfly is fantastic.

Your new curtains are STUNNING!! I love that fabric--such a lovely damask, which I know you adore. They look great on your porch along with that outstanding antique wicker furniture. Yes, classic white is an excellent choice for it!! I wish I could drop by to hang out with you on your beautiful porch. :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Another fabulous card--LOVE the simplicity and that beautiful butterfly!

WOW! What a beautiful porch--love that fabric! And I love that you used it to make a curtain for the afternoon sun! FUN!!! And clever:)

Sandie Conner said...

Such a beautiful CAS card. The coloring on the butterfly is great. Love the porch pictures! Thanks for having fun with The Paper Players this week!

Lesley Croghan said...

It is so hot here, I would love to come and sit on your porch...how pretty! Love your puddy tids too. The card is lovely, that butterfly is one of my favourite stamps and I need to use it again. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players Colleen!
Hugs,
Lesley

Jinny Newlin said...

That butterfly is stunning, Colleen! LOVE the blues and greens! And your porch looks absolutely inviting! LOVE it!

Nance said...

Gorgeous coloring job Colleen! At first, I thought that butterfly was a sticker! Love your porch too--wish I could sit a spell! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

Anne Marie said...

wow Colleen! First of all, your card is gorgeous! I just love how you shaded the butterfly so beautifully. Next up, your porch is fabulous. Looks like a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the afternoon reading a book. Finally, little Christabel is such a beautiful kitty. What a great photo. Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

LeAnne said...

Colleen, now I KNOW I am coming to visit, just to sit on that lovely porch. No, you come visit me and make me something for MY porch! LOL! Your card is lovely; I feel the same about my old stamps too. I don't know why SU can't retire them from the catty but still have them in the "attic" to sell! I like that it was a pleasure for you to color, too! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!!!

Shirley said...

Very pretty!

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