Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pastel Butterflies


A big thanks to Jenny for reminding me to post this today.  I was all set to put it up tomorrow which would have been a day late for the CAS-ual Fridays Bold and the Beautiful challenge to use black and pastels.  It would, however, have been a day early for the Less Is More Take Three Challenges challenge.  Clearly my mind was somewhere in between... The LIM challenges I used are:
Week 5 - Pastel Colours
Week 15 - Embossing
Week 16 - Butterflies
Week 55 - Punches/Dies   
I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge

Cardstock:  (Black) Pacon, (Textured White) Bazzill, (Smooth White) Gina K
Stamps:  (Butterflies from {...with her own wings}, Sentiment from Oct 2011 KOM - Faith, Hope, Love...Live By It) Unity
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Seafoam White) Ranger
Die:  (Alpha-Blocks) PTI

28 comments:

onecraftymama said...

GORGEOUS! I love the idea of looking out the window at those butterflies going by...especially since outside my window today it's -7C and piles of snow. GROSS.

JJ Bolton said...

So cool! The pastel/black combo is really inspiring me this week! I love the black window frame with the white embossed sentiment! It just draws your eye to those beautiful butterflies. Totally creative approach to the color combo:)

Deborah Frings said...

How pretty - the butterflies are just lovely and I think the sentiment is perfect!

Kathyk said...

FAB card and such a cool idea

Kathyk

Virginia L. said...

REALLY beautiful! Love your window design! It's so effective and original! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kim S said...

What a perfectly beautiful way to pull together the black and pastels!

Chunyuan said...

great design. Love the winder and pastel butterfies. White embossed sentiment is so perfect.

kingstonmama said...

This is gorgeous! I love your design and your sentiment is perfect. Ann Y.

Vicky Hayes said...

She's very good at reminders! I love your card Jen - the graduated coloured butterflies behind the window are very clever and beautifully done. Vicky x

Chrissie said...

What a pretty little rabble of butterflies Jen!
Super card.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Diane said...

Beautiful card, fab way to frame the little butterflies
Diane

Michele Gross said...

Awesome design! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

~amy~ said...

Now how clever are you?! Well, we all know how clever you are...LOVE this card!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this!!!

Jenny said...

Arr Jen this is so pretty, I love the window to look through and see the butterflies......what a happy card :0)
You're right, we were on the same crafting wavelength!!!
Jenny x

lostinpaper said...

Love a window! And those pastel butterflies peeking through are just perfect Jen!

Marie said...

Spectacular view out of your virtual window. Love the dainty butterflies.

Karen B. said...

Such a pretty design, the black really makes the butterflies look dainty. Thanks too for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

kasia c. said...

Stunning! LOVE that window with those yummy coloured butterflies flitting by. :)

Glad you were able to get it posted in time!

Lynn said...

Oh me...I love this! Truly fabulous..the window with the touch of pastels. I love it.

Susan said...

Beautiful card, Jen!! Love all the little butterflies!

Lindsey said...

So pretty! And as always, your speck-free white embossing is perfect. :)

Emily Leiphart said...

So pretty, Jen! I love how you used the alpha-blocks die. ;)

Mandi said...

Fabulous card, the black makes for a striking card
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

wow, this card made my heart miss a beat, so perfect and that sentiment is awesome.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a fab idea! Love the rainbow butterflies! Hugs xxx

Lisa Arana said...

THUD... yep, you just knocked me off my couch. amazing.

Mandy said...

Lovely card Jen, those little butterflies are so cute and the design is fab :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx