Sunday, October 30, 2011

Butterfly Kisses, Dandelion Wishes


"All the precious time
Like the wind the years go by
Precious butterfly
Spread your wings and fly"
~Butterfly Kisses
I don't have any girls of my own, but I was once a little girl.
My father was always there for me and always encouraged and supported me in anything I did.
Nothing's changed even now that I'm older, I'm only lucky girl.
Sweet little image, isn't it?
For some reason, I couldn't really get this to photograph well, probably because I have a million things to do today?

Trying to maximize my time so I'm playing in a couple of challenges, what a way to kick start the direction of a card when you really don't know where to start...



The CR84FN Color Challenge...yummy soft colors...


And the Wee Memories Challenge to use Brad's Buttons or Bows..
I went with a simple bow from floss.

Supplies:
Cardstock: (White) Office Max
Patterned Paper: (Life's Portrait) Webster's
Stamp: (Butterfly Kisses) The Craft's Meow
Ink: (Basic Gray Pigment) SU
Fiber: (White Ruffle) May Arts
Other: (Markers) Copic, LaPlume
Tools: (Tag Punch) McGill

42 comments:

Laurel said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!

Barb said...

Karen, this is gorgeous. A piece of art to my way of thinking. Beautiful design.

Lisa said...

This is adorable, what a sweet little image! Great work Karen :)

Virginia L. said...

Love the dreamy feeling of this card! you have captured it perfectly with the background and elements!

Amy said...

You are going to make me go buy this stamp set Karen! I love that image....so vintage and sweet! Love your vintage flair here and the use of the sketch is perfecT!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful, love how you stamped onto that fun paper... and I think the sentiment is perfect!

Lindsay said...

So so perfect Karen! I adore that little butterfly girl and you've used her perfectly! I feel the same way about my dad too, totally devoted.

Jay Gee said...

Gorgeous Karen! I had to look twice... I thought the stamp was actually part of the patterned paper, she is so perfect :)

Indy said...

Such elegance! Beautiful!

Shauna said...

Butterfly Kisses... beautiful, Karen.

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

I absolutely love the image you have used.

Chunyuan said...

love the dreamy effect of your card. It is so beautiful and elegant.

Brandi said...

Wow! This is a beautiful image. It is so soft and pretty!

Emily Leiphart said...

Aw, this is so sweet! I love that quote, and your card photographed beautifully, as always.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Simply beautiful! Love the little tag! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Jenny said...

So soft and airy Karen, I love this card :) I'm amazed at how your cards are so CAS but still have such detail on them :)
Jenny x

BabyBokChoy said...

The card is so light and beautiful and reading your what you wrote about your dad, it's just THAT much more meaningful and sentimental!

Barb said...

This has a beautiful, dreamy feel to it, Karen! Gorgeous card!

Ange Kelly said...

This is a beautiful card and a beautiful stamp Karen. cheers Ange

Lynn said...

Oh my..this is so soft and delicate Karen. I love it...and once again you paint such a gorgeous visual of wonderful memories.

Diane Jaquay said...

Love that image, Karen, and the soft, pretty, watercolor affect you've achieved!!

lisa arana said...

Wow, great looking soft watercolor image. So beautiful.

Tenia Nelson said...

Love!!!!

Cheryl said...

How sweet! I love the color on the wings, and the tag is perfect for the stamped image. Thanks for joining us at CR84FN! ~Hugs, Cheryl

kasia c. said...

Karen, this is truly beautiful!!

That song makes me tear up instantly!

Thanks so much for the congrats, I am slowly getting back to normal. :)

Laura.K said...

Such an adorable card. very sweet and so beautiful stamp.

Jen W. said...

That really is such a sweet image and I love the ruffled ribbon down the side!

lynn said...

such a precious card, karen! awesome take on my sketch--love it! thanks for playing along:)

~Tammy~ said...

This is just so soft and beautiful and I love your use of this stamp. I also heart that tag! Just darling Karen!

Jingle said...

Karen, this is absolutely gorgeous!

Alice Wertz said...

love what you did with the stamped image. wonderful shading. beautiful card, Karen!

Trinh said...

Wow, another stunner! The soft, dreamy feeling is fantastic.

jen said...

what a perfectly sweet image, and what a wonderul way you've used it.... :)

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh... what a gorgeous card!! Absolutely beautiful!!

Debgem said...

Such a pretty card - I do like the silhouette image and the way you've coloured the wings! Lovely. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Giovana said...

This is beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories Challenge

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Gosh, I love that verse Karen! I'd never heard that before. And your card is beautiful!!! I love the sky background you created.

I have four boys myself... always wished for a girl... but God gives us what we're meant to have and I was meant to have my boys. Which isn't to say I don't want granddaughters some day! LOL

Thanks for playing in our sketch challenge!

Hugs,
Lisa

Julie E said...

So soft and pretty - just love everything made with this image!

Annette said...

beautiful card...

Swathi said...

Lovely card !! is that a stamp or water colors??

Lisa Petrella said...

Sweet card! And such a great take on all three challenges!!!

~amy~ said...

now how in the heck did I miss this beauty? Love how you've inked her up...such a magical card...seriously. Thanks for playing with us at The Craft's Meow!