And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Butterfly Flight

Where did this week just flew by!  Here it is, Saturday already, and time for another sketch at The Sweet Stop.  This one had me stumped for a while, but butterflies seemed perfect for the sketch, so out they came again this week!

Creative Nugget:  The spots on the sketch became spots of color made with various polka dot stamps and distress inks, Peeled Paint, Broken China, and Victorian Velvet. The spots were then overstamped with butterflies from two Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps clear stamp sets, Rose Collage and Serene Silhouettes.  The corners were torn from another piece of Select White card stock and sent through the Big Shot with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.  The sentiment from the Prayerful Thoughts stamp set seemed just right for these butterflies so it was layered on a Spellbinders ribbon slide die cut along with some seam binding dyed with the Victorian Velvet stamp pad. Everything was layered onto my favorite True Black card stock and an Autumn Rose card base.  Easy-Peasy...and no patterned paper or copic markers!

For the Christmas version, the spots became stars:

I'm so excited that my Christmas stash is growing!  For more inspiration for this sketch, check out the amazing samples made by the Sugar Babies!  Hope you'll give this one a try and play along at The Sweet Stop...I'd love to see how you use the spots!

Sugar Babies

Before I leave I want to invite you to two exciting events happening on March 1st...  

You don't want to miss this one. The new sets being released are amazing!  Just to whet your appetite, here are peeks at two of the new clear stamp sets being released:

This set was designed by Dina Kowal.  It includes 17 stamps and will sell for $15.

This next set was designed by Korin Sutherland.  It includes 25 stamps and will sell for only $11.

See what I mean...just amazing!  Hope you'll plan to join us next Thursday for a day of fun! Thanks for stopping by today...have a wonderful weekend!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Rose Collage, Serene Silhouettes, Prayerful Thoughts (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Victorian Velvet, Broken China, and Peeled Paint Distress inks (Ranger)
Paper: Select White, True Black, Autumn Rose (PTI)
Accessories: Floral Doily Motifs (Spellbinders), Kaiser Pearls, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Provocraft), Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon) 


Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Kathy! I Love both your Beautiful Cards! Love the Pretty butterflies and embossing on your first one. Terrific Sentiment too! and What a Gorgeous Christmas card too! So Magical, Love it! 8-) You really did a Great job with the Sketch Lady! 8-)

Hope you Have a Super Weekend!


LeAnne said...

Very pretty!!! I like that you made two cards using the same sketch--and now you have a stash started for December! The first one would qualify for the Hand-stamped Sentiments challenge this week...color blocking!

catherine said...

These are so fab and love the stamping. have a good weekend
x catherine

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Cathy! Both take is awesome. The butterflies are so pretty on the colored dots... and the second card has so many fabulous elements... great textures and images! The 'circle' opening looks beautiful! Enjoy your weekend girl!

Chrissy D said...

Two beautiful cards - love the butterflies and texture on the first card, and your Christmas card with the stars down at an angle is so cool too! Hope you have a very Blessed week, Cathy!

Shelby Goolsby said...

These are both beautiful Cathy!! I love the way you did the corners on the butterfly card, very pretty. The Christmas card is gorgeous with the embossing and distressing. I am cheering you on in your Christmas card quest:)

Denise Marzec said...

These are gorgeous, Cathy! I especially love the one with the butterflies and torn edges!