Wednesday, August 7, 2013

SSCB#17 - Butterflies

Are you having a good week?  My son started running early in the morning again for Cross Country Practice which is good and bad.  No more sleeping in, but the up side is that I am getting more done in a day.  Today we went to the mall!  I got to hit some of my favorite craft stores and then we went to Olive Garden for lunch.   That's starting to become a habit for us and I think I can tell you what everyone will order before they say it out loud!  I guess I can say I know my kids - and I bet they know me too! 

Twice a month Serendipity Stamps hosts a blog challenge.  This time its to add a butterfly to your design. It doesn't have to be a stamp  -  a die cut,  pattern paper, or embellishment works just fine.  Link up your design at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog for a chance to win $20 off your next order!  The sale this week is buy 3, Get a 4th One Free, good through 8/14.  And there are still lots of wood-mounted stamps on sale!  You can go shopping here.

 I love butterflies - they are always welcome visitors to my yard.  I have to make sure stinker binker (my furry friend) doesn't see them because she thinks they are fair game.  I can't tell you how often I see her going after a big bumble bee.  You would think that after getting stung once or twice she'd just leave them alone!  Silly Dog!!
I colored up this coneflower image in copic markers.   I double cut the butterfly attaching it with foam adhesive on one side, and sticking the other side down flush with the original so it looks more like a wing.   I fussy cut the image and layered it on top of some pattern paper die cuts.  A little velvet ribbon added some texture and richness to the card - and since I couldn't find a place to add a pretty bow or gems I added a little button for some eye candy!  (That's my story and I'm sticking to it!)

Check out what the rest of the design team made and give them a HEY!!

I hope you will join us and thanks for stopping by!!

Supplies Used:  Finished Size:  5 x 7"
Stamps:  Serendipity Stamps Coneflowers
Pattern Paper:  Bo Bunny Cest La Vie 12 x 12 Collection
Card Stock:  PTI Plum Pudding, Kraft, White
Dies:  Spellbinder Grand Ovals, Grand Scalloped Ovals
Ribbon:  3/4" Woven Velvet Violet, 1 1/2" Ivory Crochet May Arts
Ink:  Memento RIch Cocoa, Copic Markers


Cathy Weber said...

The coloring on this card is so beautiful Jeanne...I can not believe the detail you achieved...looks just like something I would expect to see in that fabulous garden of yours!

Marybeth said...

Hi Jeanne. I know I missed lots of your cards and going to try and get a peek today.
This one is so pretty , love the beautiful background and beautiful purple color.

~Tammy~ said...

So so pretty!!!

NPurdum56 said...

Such a pretty card! Love that stamp! :) Nancee

Miriam said...

Striking colors and design Jeanne! Love the purple and yellow together.

Jill Norwood said...

Jeanne this is so gorgeous! Love coneflowers and have them in full bloom in my yard right now! :)