I hope you've had a great weekend, filled with crafty goodness. It was another beautiful weekend here in East Texas, so I took full advantage to do as much as I could outdoors. I went for a walk with a friend, checked out the local farmers market, and spent some time exploring downtown Tyler. It was a great time, and now I'm ready to watch the Super Bowl this evening. Go Broncos! :-)
There is a new Pile It On challenge posted for you today. The new challenge is to create your own, handmade, embellishments. Here is the card I made.
I'm trying to keep it within the CAS style again. I like how this turned out, but feel like it's missing something. I may add to it later, but for now, I'm ok with it. I made my butterfly for this card. I started by embossing on some watercolor paper, and then using distress inks to add the colors I wanted. I cut them out with these beautiful butterfly dies from MFT, and layered them together. I popped up the wings a bit for more dimension, and added a pearl to finish it off. I will add this to my stash of Valentine's I'll be sending out this year. I dig it! I was excited to combine the following challenges in my card too.
Retro Rubber Challenge #131: Feel The Love (Red, White & Pink)
Try It On Tuesday Challenge: A Fine Romance
Card Concept Challenge #48: Sweet Hearts (Photo Inspiration)
Simon's Wednesday Challenge: Have A Heart
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #284: Love
Aud Sentiments Challenge #148: Use A Love Sentiment
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #411: In The Pink
Time Out Challenge #49: Inspired By The Lyrics
Alphabet Challenge: Y Is For You Choose
Fab Friday Challenge #80: Real Red, Watermelon Wonder, Blushing Bride (I tried to get as close as I could, with what I have)
Friday Mashup Challenge #242: Valentine
Just Us Girls Challenge #329: Valentine
That's all for me today. I hope you'll head over to the PIO blog to see what the other designers have created for you. I love everyone's cards. They're all beautiful!
Have a great week!