I have been trying to make something to share on the latest Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge blog, but time just hasn't allowed til now!! I had in the back of my mind that I needed to get it sorted before the boys break up from school for the Summer holidays this Thursday.
Well, Sketch 6 was a tricky one for me but I was glad to challenge myself again (after lots of staring into thin air, looking at blank sheets of cardstock etc -you know how it goes sometimes right?? It was however my boys and their total love and fascination with nature that inspired me. I decided on Butterflies after spending a good half hour in the garden quietly watching the most beautiful butterflies enjoying the sweet smelling Buddleia bush.
Here is the sketch....
and here's my card.....
The butterflies I used on my card are from a kit called "Flutterbies" by Hero Arts and I simply resized them in Word and printed them on Parchment paper to give them a more delicate, lighter feel than printing on Cardstock. I created the blue background by stamping the stem image from pic-nic patterns repeatedly until the whole card was covered. I am always really pleased to be able to combine several different stamp sets to create something really unique and personal.
Anyway, I do really hope you like it and thanks for looking :)
Stamps: Pic Nic Patterns, Fancy Phrases - Waltzingmouse Stamps; Friends til the End, Round & Round - PTI
Digital Butterfly Stamp: "Flutterbies" by Hero Arts Digital
Cardstock: Spring Rain, Lemon Tart: Papertrey Ink
Butterflies printed onto parchment paper
Circle Nestabilities: Spellbinders
Ink: Blue: Colorbox Queue Chalk Ink; Basic Black: Stampin' Up