February 7, 2016

Pile It On Challenge #101

Hello friends!

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!






31 comments:

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

I love the Kraft with your beautiful color palette and the butterfly is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

That butterfly is amazing! Great way to make is unique. This is a great design and I love the added white splatters and pretty colored pearls. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Debbie Mageed said...

What a sweet Valentine card! I love the way you used the color challenge without it being overly feminine. Your butterfly is beautiful and you kept the details on the card to a minimum to let it shine! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber and hope to see you in the gallery again soon!

Heather said...

So pretty! Personally, I wouldn't add a thing! I love the slight spatter on the background, and the pearls you added - no naked butterflies! Yay! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

Katy McGloin said...

Very pretty CAS card all decked out for a Valentine! Wish I knew where you purchased your sentiment stamp... it looks familiar but don't know why. Thanks for including Retro Rubber color challenge in your stamping fun this week.

Donna Idlet said...

Cute card, love the sentiment on it's side and a butterfly always looks beautiful on a card. Thank you so much for sharing with Retro Rubber color challenge.

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our ALPHABET challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Macimbalo said...

Your card is beautiful!

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card.
Thank you for joining in this weeks CCT challenge

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
Aud Sentiments
My Blog As I do Rodos

Maria Rodriguez said...

This is a beautiful card, I do not think it needs anything, that butterfly you created is just lovely and the subtle details keep it really CAS. Thank you for playing along at Retro Rubber, hope to see you again at the gallery.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Beautiful ! Thank you for joining TioT's!

Marjut said...

So beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

Jane Knudsen said...

Very beautiful card - so clean and simple and stunning! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber!!

Claire Grantham said...

Such a simple and stunning card. I love it, the butterfly really pops out. Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber. Cx DT

sandie said...

I don't think this needs anything more, it is stunning as it is. I like the stripes down the edge and the double layered butterfly is perfect. Thanks for joining TO and TCC

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love those splatters and perfectly placed pearls.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Hey Stranger Steph! :) -- Fabulous CAS card - Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Steph! I love the colours you've used and the butterfly is so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Lori said...

Gorgeous card!! I love how you made your butterfly- so pretty!! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

laurie said...

Your butterfly is so pretty on the kraft background...just gorgeous!I love the spatters,too. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

It's perfect! The butterfly is so delicate! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

Brian King said...

Such a sweet use of these colors. I love the layout of your card - so clean and classic. Thank you so much for playing along with this FabFriday Color Challenge!

Christine Traversa said...

This is so lovely and elegant! Thanks so much for doing the challenge!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card! Love the butterfly! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept.

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept!

Elizabeta Kushner said...

Great work! Thank you for joining us over at TO Challenge!

Amanda Mertz said...

I love the subtle use of color along the edge of your top panel and the butterfly is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

brrenwick said...

I love the pretty little butterfly! Thanks for playing along with us at Friday Mashup!

Pamela Steckman said...

There are so many elements of your card that I love, so it is hard for me to pick my favorite. The butterfly is just so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!

Lynn said...

this is a CAS beauty. Love the pearls!Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!