September 12, 2011

Blue Skies Are Coming Your Way


I hope ya'll had a great weekend, filled with lots of crafting goodness!  As mentioned yesterday, I spent the weekend creating all kinds of things.  This week will be busy with posts.  :)

I think this next card is among one of my favorites.  Check it!

There is a lot going on in this card.  Lots of texture for sure.  The scalloped circle is actually a paper coaster I got at a restaurant not too long ago.  I loved the embossed texture it had, and definitely had some ideas running around in my head when I saw it.  I used my distress inks for the colors, it started off white, then I stamped a floral background stamp in water, and then I stamped my En Francais stamp in brown over that.  Not bad for a recycled paper coaster, huh?  I'm loving how it turned out.  I've combined the following challenges into my card.

Triplicate Trials Tuesday #8 - Sketch, Colors: red, orange & yellow,  Extra theme of Peace (they're having a blog hop as well)
Do You Stack Up #36 - Textures
Stuck On You 9/9 - Die Cut Flowers (my white rosette is a rolled flower die cut)
Just Us Girls #101 - Text as a background
Annabelle Stamps - Blooms/Flowers
Belli Challenge #125 - Acetate or Vellum (I have a transparency butterfly on my card, if you look hard enough)
Flutterby Wednesday #170 - Butterfly, open theme this week

Whew, talk about lots going on. lol  I'll be back soon with another card.  Don't forget, you still have time to join in on the latest FYI challenge.  It's open until Wednesday.  For all of the details, click HERE.

Have a good one!


Kylie said...

Your card is simply gorgeous Steph!
LOVE your rolled flower and loving your butterfly and your colour combo is simply stunning, LOVE all the elements to your gorgeous card!!!
Thanks so much for joining the Annabelle Stamps Birthday Celebrations!

Take Care,
Kylie X

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is absolutely amazing! Way to go green and use a coaster! Thanks so much for joining in our birthday celebration at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Debbles Dabbles said...

Steph, this is just beautiful. I do love what you did with the coaster....clever!!! I love butterflies, and this is so subtle you almost miss it. Great job of the layout and colours. Thanks for joining us on the challenge...hope you join the blog hop too!!

Faith Abigail Designs said...

Wow! What an amazing card. I love how much time and detail you've put into this. It's extraordinary! Thanks so much for joining us at SOUS.

Michelle said...

Oh so pretty - love all the texture and that acetate butterfly is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at FBW this week!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Hi, Steph .. long time, no see! Love your card and all those tiny details that you have put in to it! That rolled flower is awesome and I am so glad that you entered it at Stuck on U. Hope you have a great week!

Alberta said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love all the elements that you put together, especially all of the texture. Thanks for playing with us at Triplicate Trials Tuesday. Hope to you'll join us again.

Crystal said...

So beautiful Steph and soooo cheerful love it!

Stine Ursin said...

Gorgeous card and great recycling!!
Thanks for joining us at SOUS!

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

The texture is gorgeous in this card! Beautiful shading and blooms!
Thanks for joining in with our birthday fun!

Rochelle said...

Simply gorgeous! Thanks for hopping and playing along with us at Triplicate Trials Tuesday!

Danni said...

This is amazing! all the texture and color and wow!! Stunning card! thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Oh so pretty!
I LOVE the texture to this, really makes the card and so does the vivid colors!
Haven't tried any "roll" flower die's but they certainly are super cool!
Thanks for sharing with us at SOUS!


Miranda said...

gorgeous card Steph, lovely
I'm glad you are joining our challenge this week

Bonnie aka Cinnabon said...

WOW! Love what is going on here! Love the texture, your use of distress inks [my favs, too] and your white rolled flower is awesome! Thanks for taking part of the die cut challenge at SOUS!

**Treefrog** said...

Oh this is so pretty, Love the colors on that coaster! I love to recycle and have picked up a few coasters at a few resturants but they always have advertising on them, I sure would love to find some of these, I think I would have tipped the waitress to slip me a small stack, lol! Love the rolled flower too and that pretty little butterfly! So glad you joined us over at Stuck on U Sketchs Die Cut challenge!
((Hugs)) Theresa (SOUS DT)

Tammy E. said...

Pretty, pretty! I love the textures, and of course your flower rocks! Glad you could play along with us at SOUS!

Fern said...

Beautiful card!!! Great use of texture and I love your flower!! Thanks for joining us over at SOUS Die Cut Challenge!! Hugs!!