Friday, January 13, 2012

Butterfly Trio

I'm hopping into the CASE Study challenge this week, a challenge I don't play in often enough.
The muse is Jennifer Rzasa, and our inspiration is this card by Jennifer --


Here is my take on that:


I stamped the butterflies on different pieces of cardstock, then trimmed.
The antennae are hard to trim without losing 'em,
so I hand-drew those on after attaching butterflies to card.
These beautiful butterflies are by Lost Coast Designs.

I punched the bottom of my card base with the Scallop Dot border punch by Martha Stewart, and added some twine - that's all there is to this clean and simple card!

Good news!  Yesterday I found out that I will have a card published in Paper Crafts Magazine - the July/August issue!  The card they picked (I submitted 7 things) is in the "Stamp It: Markers" category.  Apparently they picked only 6 cards for that category (and one is mine!), out of 167 submissions.   :o)

Thanks for joining me today!

Colleen

Stamps:  Butterflies - Lost Coast Designs
Paper:  cream card/envelope set; blue, orange and green cardstock samples from California Paper Goods (they used to include some in my orders)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Punch:  Scallop Dot border - Martha Stewart
Other:  twine - Creative Impressions; foam dimensional stickers; black journaling pen - SU

29 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh Colleen I LOVE this CAS card! The colors you choose for the winged pretties are marvelous. Sweet little scalloped border and twine accent too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pretty bfly card!

Congrats on getting published!!

Anonymous said...

Love your card! I like the varying shapes better than all the same just different colors. Plus, that punched border and twine really caught my eye. Well done, my friend!

Plus, another publication! Yeah! You will have to remind us (like you will, I am sure!) when it is closer to the time the issue comes out. Looking forward to seeing it!

Chris R. from Iowa

P.S. Boy, I am going to have to send my issues to you to autograph!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, what a great take on the inspiration piece, Colleen! Your CAS design here is beautiful, and look at that super new Butterflies set you used. GORGEOUS! Have a great weekend!

Benzi said...

Congrats on getting pubished...again! Love your beautiful butterflies. You made a wonderful CAS card.

~Tammy~ said...

Congrats girl on the publication! You are on fire!

Beautiful take on the inspiration card!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful butterflies! And hooray for another card being published!

Bonnie said...

Such beautiful butterflies! Love the clean and simple layout that really shows them off.

Linda B said...

Beautiful butterfly card... love the twine! Congratulations on having another card published!

lynn said...

congrats on the publication, colleen! wtg:) your card is so very pretty--happy weekend!

Ann Schach said...

Awesome, Colleen! Fabulous card and fabulous news!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this gorgeous card!!

Leintje* said...

Colleen, congrats with your publication, you deserve it, you always make beautiful and elegant cards!! You butterfly card looks so sweet!!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is stunning...I luv the butterflies!

enjoy *~*

Ellen said...

Colleen this is just stunning! I am becoming a fan of CAS the more I see it and play with it. Your card is just a perfect example of what I like. I love your butterflies and think the colors are just gorgeous!
hugs,
Ellen

Ellen said...

OH! CONGRATS on getting published in Paper Crafts Mag!!!! I just subscribed to it yesterday so I'll see you in print :D Have a great day
hugs,
Ellen

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Colleen this is gorgeous. It has a very naturalist feel to it with the very detailed butterflies. It's wonderful to see butterflies on cards again after snowflakes...lol Beautifully done!

Karen McAlpine said...

Lovely card...love the simplicity. Great way to use the butterfly images! Congrats on getting in Papercrafts!

Stella said...

Congrats on being published! So well deserved!
These butteflies lok so real; I love you used two different butterflies; it makes the green a gorgeous focal point. Another stunner :)
Have a lovely weekend!

LeAnne said...

First, congratulations are in order!
Second, looking at this card makes me think I am in HEAVEN....so beautiful! You deserve every reward for your gorgeous work!

Donna Bowman said...

Lovely CAS card Colleen! The butterflies are so pretty and I love the border punch with the twine. Congrats on the Paper Crafts pub - I'm not surprised you got in that category - your coloring ROCKS!!! BTW, thanks for your kind words about my Card Maker card - I hope my issue comes soon!!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a gorgeous take on this challenge! LOVE the scalloped border with the triple twine! I also love those butterflies! This is a perfect card for just about anyone! LOVE:)

Linda R. said...

Congrats to you! How exciting and well deserved.. Your cards are always amazing. Your butterfly cards look so pretty.

Hope you are enjoying your day!

Hugs, Linda

Maria said...

Congrats on being published, Colleen!!! How exciting and fun for you! The butterfly card is stunning! Such detail on the butterfly stamps and so pretty! I'm going to have to check out some stamps!!:-)) Take care, hugs!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous Colleen, a wonderful CAS design, and the butterflies are so beautifully vintage.

Debby said...

Absolutely wonderful! I love everything - the combination of images, the punched border, fab twine .....

Leslie Miller said...

The butterflies are beautiful, especially in the particular color combo you chose. Really a lovely simple card!

Jean Martin said...

Wonderful!!! I love how you flipped the idea and raised the butterflies instead! Thanks for sharing this with us at CASE Study Challenge! :)

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Love your take on the inspiration card and use of the Lost Coast butterflies! Congrats on your publication too, well done!!

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