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Friday, March 2, 2012

Pursue Happiness....

Hey there!!   Happy Friday!!  Gotta card for a couple of challenges:  ColourQ and Taylored Expressions (TESC153).   When I saw the new sketch for TESC my heart sank a little bit!  I mean... just look at that sketch!  How do you figure out how to fit 8 little squares, circles, whatever on a A2 sized card and make it look good??  But after a bit of think and looking at what the TESC design team (and if you want to see some fantastic cards, please take a look at the design teams' cards) came up with I had my fairly simple idea.



One of my favorite TE sets is Discover Your Wings.  One of the butterflies in the set is the perfect size for trimming out and popping up on a card in the numbers I needed.  So.. I stamped eight butterflies using Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron inks (the ColourQ colors are:  Pumpkin Pie, Delightful Daffodil, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso & white).  I don't have Delightful Daffodil or Lucky Limeade inks, so I subbed in So Saffron & Pear Pizzazz.  The large floral image was stamped using Pear Pizzazz. I trimmed out all the butterflies, added the gems to their bodies and then popped them up on the card.  The main floral image was matted using both Pumpkin Pie & So Saffron card stocks.  Now where is the Early Espresso on the card you might ask.  Well I used it for the sentiment.  I thought about trying to color some gems with a Copic marker, but decided against it because I didn't think it would look that good.

Anywhoo... thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; SU! Pumpkin Pie & So Saffron; Inks:  Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz & Early Espresso; Stamps:  TE Discover Your Wings; Gems:  Hero Arts & Want2Scrap

26 comments:

Michelle said...

wow! so stunning! love the way the butterflies just jump right at you!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Wow, girl this is GORGEOUS! I love all those butterflies, Rosemary & I must say you really rocked that sketch, too! Thank you so much for joining us at the colourQ this week!

Olga said...

so so pretty!!!!

Valerie said...

Fabulous take on the sketch Rosie and those butterflies look like they are about to fly away!
Val x

Judy1223 said...

EEEK! This is SO SO PRETTY! Wow, Rosemary...perfect take on these challenges! Sigh...you DO make the loveliest cards!

Pat Q said...

Gorgeous card--it is definitely one of a kind. Love all the colors.

Nancy said...

Wow, is right! This is just stunning, Rosemary. Such a creative take on the sketch!

Jan Marie said...

Rosie, girl! You rocked that sketch. . .just took it and flew off like you owned it! What a beautiful card!! Blessings!

Sue said...

Well Rosie I think you have done exceedingly well with the sketch you had to work with, I can understand also why you froze a little on trying to make a card with the design!
When I view the sketch, I immediately see a basic two dimensional shape, which are even in number, I have now switched off as it is not attractive to the eye.
So coming back to your card, you have moved away from plane square forms and used Butterflys which directly and without hesitation changes the mood, now it has movement as opposed to gridlock,and although you have kept to the ordered number,by transforming the elements you have created some good composition where there probably would have been none.
You have made a beautiful card from a bad sketch.
Well Done.
Smiles:)

Deanna Jean said...

Rosemary this is stunning. I love the softness of the background with the pop of the butterflies.

Barb said...

Rosie, I have to say this is one of my favorite cards you've ever made! So beautiful with all those butterflies flitting around the flowers! Wonderful take on the sketch! Enjoy your weekend - are ya playin' in Sue's scramble tomorrow?

Brenda said...

My goodness Rosemary! This sketch would have gotten me totally frazzled! And you turned it into something spectacular! I really love it, all those beautiful butterflies!

Christine said...

Wow! Super! Wonderful how you played with the sketch!
Hug
Christine

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Rosemary, I love the stamped background followed up with all those butterflies! thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ.

Taylor said...

Such a clever take on the sketch! Love it!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Very pretty card, love your butterflies.

Jenny said...

Oh wow Rosemary, your card is so so pretty, I love the popped up butterflies :0) You've used the colours so brilliantly for a beautiful refreshing card :0)
Jenny x

Greta said...

Wow, wow, wow! Oh I totally adore this card! Wonderful creation!

Jen said...

That's a great way to interpret that tough sketch! The butterflies are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Lyndal said...

GORGEOUS card and a super interpretation of the sketch :)

kingstonmama said...

Beautiful! Those butterflies are so pretty. Love the way you've used the colors here. :) ann Y.

Tracy said...

I have a confession... after seeing this gorgeous card I jumped back over to Taylor's store and put this set in my shopping cart! LOVE this Rosemary!!! Great job with the sketch. Thank you for playing along with TESC!
Hugs,
Tracy

Marybeth said...

Congrats , this card is gorgeous ! You did an amazing job!

Ann Craig said...

Congratulations on the lovely whimsical card. You've nailed that difficult sketch and I love the beads on the butterflies.

Nance said...

Gorgeous card! Love all those butterflies! Congrats on making the Court!

Linda Suarez said...

Beautiful card! I love all those butterflies.