Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Butterflies in Flight
I once read of a story about a boy who helped a butterfly out of its cocoon after seeing it struggle. Waiting patiently, the boy watched for it fly away but sadly, the butterfly never left the ground. What the boy didn't know was that in his kindness to help remove the struggles, he did not let nature take its course the necessary means for the wings to fully form in the butterfly. Without struggles in our own lives, we will never conquer the obstacles barricading our freedom to fly, to become strong and beautifully individualistic.
Time for another wonderful sketch challenge at Skipping Stones Design! Using the butterfly from Victorian Summer I stamped it three times without re-inking between each impression. The background was created with the same ink and a lot of water. The card is finished with some lovely scroll work from Timeless Textures and a sentiment from Dandelion Wishes. I absolutely love that the majority of Skipping Stones Design stamps can be interchanged without much thought to complete a cohesive design.
I'd love to see what you come up with for this sketch! All the details are on the Skipping Stones Design blog, can't wait to see your creation! Did I mention that the winner receives a FREE stamp set? Yes, I'm serious!
Cardstock: (White) Office Max, (Kraft) Unknown Source
Stamps: (Victorian Summer, Timeless Textures, Dandelion Wishes) Skipping Stones Design
Ink: (Broken China Distress) Ranger
Embellishment: (Chevron Ribbon) May Arts