Saturday, February 15, 2014

Fusion #4 - Butterflies!


How are you today?  I'm doing good!  I'm always happy when I'm crafting and playing along with different challenges.  I love creating things and seeing the challenge through different eyes when I see the projects made by the other people who link up projects.  Today I'm playing along with the Fusion Card Challenge.  You get an inspiration photo - this time all those great butterflies, and a sketch.  You can make inspired by the photo or just use the sketch.  I'm always trying to use both.   The circle on the sketch is the button on mine - I just moved the dividing line on the sketch down a bit.  

I pulled out lots of butterfly dies and punches for this one so I could layer them - alternating pattern paper and solids.   I love how the bright colors and mix of patterns look together.   I used some distress ink to color up the edges of the pattern paper butterflies.  It gives them a more solid appearance.
I hope you find some time to play!  The butterflies were fun to work with on this cold winter day here in the Midwest.  Do I feel warmer?  Absolutely NOT!








Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.5 x 6.25"
Stamps:  Stampin Up!  Express Yourself
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Broken China, Peeled Paint
Ribbon :  1" Velvet Jade Hobby Lobby, Ivory Button Twine May Arts
Pin:  Dritz
Buttons
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey Hey Girl! 6x6"
Card Stock:  SU! Coastal Cabana, True Black, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Vintage Cream
Dies: Lil Inker Stitched Flag, Spellbinder Butterflies 2, Flying Beauties, Fanciful Flight
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch

19 comments:

Karin Åkesdotter said...

This is so Beautiful! Love your card!

Pauline said...

Great bright colours Jeanne, and fab little butterflies, such a jolly card!

Cathy Weber said...

Yay!!! This one is beautiful Jeanne...love those pretty butterflies, especially how you have inked up the edges of them. You came up with a great take on the sketch...love how you lowered the dividing line to make it work with those pretty butterflies. REALLY like this one Jeanne...a lot!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!! :)

Marybeth said...

This is spot on perfect for the fusion challenge! Love the arrangement of butterflies. Oh and that velvet bow and button ...sooo pretty!

Julia Aston said...

what a beautiful birthday card Jeanne! so bright with your lovely butterflies!

SmilynStef said...

I adore those happy butterflies ... such a lovely combination of colors and textures ... so glad you joined us at the Fusion Card Challenge.

Karen Day said...

I love all those large, bright butterflies and the velvet ribbon!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a beautiful mix of patterns and colors, Jeanne! LOVE those layered butterflies!

Geri said...

Love those bright, bold butterflies, Jeanne! It's a breath of fresh air that I think we're ALL ready for...at least here in the central US! Thanks so much for creating with us again at FUSION!!!

Kara said...

beautiful bright butterflies!

Joyce said...

This is just gorgeous. All those beautiful butterflies all perfectly placed and layered. And, even your patterned paper is butterflies. Love it so much. It looks like spring to me--I'm surprised you don't feel warmer.

wienerhoneymooners said...

So Bold and Gorgeous!!
Love the way you used the DP!

Thanks for joining us at FUSION!

Michelle said...

So pretty, Jeanne! I love your butterflies! :-)

Sharron said...

What a wonderful card! Love the fun papers and layered butterflies--really makes me smile!

Lisa M said...

Hahahahaha...your humor cracks me up! I don't feel warmer either, but it's wishful thinking and still your card is a knock out!!

Lindsey said...

Love love love! Hope you feel warmer soon! This winter has been so rough.

Laura Davis said...

This should be in a magazine! Beautiful:)
Laura

Michelle Lupton said...

Love your layered butterflies and buttons! Thanks for playing along with us at FUSION card challenge :)