June 20, 2015

You're So Nice!

Hiya peeps!

How is your weekend going, so far?  Mine is going to be nice and relaxing.  My daughter finally has a day off during the weekend, so we've decided to make it a movie marathon afternoon.  There are several movies we've wanted to see, and today we're going to see three of them, in a row.  We've never done more than one movie at the theater before, so this should be interesting.  Our movie theater will give free refills on popcorn, if you purchase the large size, so we will be set all afternoon! lol  Anyway, one of the color challenge blogs I saw yesterday had a gorgeous color combo posted.  I was so taken by it, that I had to create a card when I got home from work.  Here is what I made.

Tell me these colors aren't gorgeous together!  I definitely felt that less was more for this card.  Once I was done with the stenciling, it was hard not to love it.  You can't really see it in the picture, but the butterfly was stamped with water after I colored my paper with distress ink, for a bit of added dimension.  I think this stencil and the butterfly dies from MFT are going to be some of my favorites.  I love the clean look of this card.  And I'm so excited to have another card in my stash too.  I was excited to combine the following challenges also.

Colour Me #76: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Coastal Cabana & Neutral
Simon's Wednesday Challenge:  Favorite Technique or Product (I used my favorite product, dies)
MFT Sketch Challenge #233: Sketch (I flipped it to suit my idea)
The Friday Mashup #214:  Stencil This

That's it for me today.  I'm headed on a walk with my mom, then get ready for our afternoon filled with movies and popcorn.  I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Stay crafty my friends!

Whats In It?
Paper:  SU Whisper White Cardstock
Stamps:  Lil Inker Designs Seriously Awesome, MFT Garden Flourish Background
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink, Shabby Shutters, Peacock Feathers & Seedless Preserves Distress Ink
Accessories:  MFT Bold Paisley Stencil, MFT Flutter of Butterflies Solid & Lace Dies, MFT Stitched Rectangle Frames Dies, Studio Calico Gems


Jenny Engelke said...

Oh, I just love the graduated color on your background! It provides the perfect stage for the gorgeous butterfly! Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Me!

Bananastamper said...

This is stunning Steph! LOVE it!

Angi Barrs said...

Love the beautiful colors on this one!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous, Steph! How was the movie marathon? Three movies in a row sounds awesomely decadent! :-)

Jan Clothier said...

What a stunning card. Fabulous background and a super butterfly as well.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Love this card. Love the stitched from, ad that purple butterfly really pops!

Teresa Kline said...

hello Steph! this is gorgeous...I adore the background and the layered purple flower just makes this card shine....FAB! I am so glad you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Hannelie said...

Beautiful card Steph!
Thanks so much for joining us at Case this sketch!

Amy Kunkle said...

BeYOUtiful card Steph! I do love you you've sponged the background. Thanks for playing along at the Friday Mashup! ~amy

Katie Ann Brooks said...

so playful! I love the gradient of green to blue in the background. Thanks for joining us at Colour Me!

Julia said...

Stunning card! I just love how you let the colours shine! Thanks so much for sharing at Colour Me this week :) Julia

Lisa said...

Very pretty card!

Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love that background! Fabulous take on the sketch!

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful take on the sketch--love your inked background!