Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Back on Track


Sometimes I miss the writing down the stories where the driving force behind a card.  Now it seems as thought I have run out of time to share it our I didn't have time to search for an inspiring quote. I'll get back on track one of these days...for my own sanity I need to!


Skipping Stones Design is back again with another lovely sketch from Angi! Details are on the blog about the sketch challenge, rules and prizes, and please be sure to stop by to the see the absolutely amazing projects from the desginers and guest designers!

To achieve a resemblance of the fun sketch, I scored a card stock piece at an angle with a Scor-Buddy and topped it with a die cut piece of patterned paper. On top of all is a colored butterfly from Healing Wings and then finished with a sentiment from Always Here. The beautiful color mix is from The Play Date Cafe.


Supplies:
Carstock: (So Saffron) SU, (White) Office Max

Patterned Paper: (Wanted Collection) Cosmo Cricket
Stamps: (Healing Wings, Always Here) Skipping Stones Design
Ink: (Rich Cocoa) Memento, (Vintage Photo Distress) Ranger
Other: (Markers) Copic, SU

45 comments:

Charlene said...

That butterfly is just stunning, Karen!

Fiona said...

Such a pretty combination of colours and the butterfly is gorgeous. Loved your scooter card too.

Brooke said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and that butterfly is lovely.

Wendy said...

Beautiful use of the colors, beautiful card and beautiful stamp image.

Tammy said...

A stunner!! Don't feel bad about not getting your stories or inspiring quote down in your post--heck, I hardly have time to blog period any more :(

Jingle said...

This is just beautiful!

Christina said...

That butterfly is amazing! Love the scored detail and the perfect sentiment.

Laurel said...

Gorgeous card, love that butterfly!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Oh my, this is absolutely stunning! I love that butterfly too.

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful card, love it!

jengd said...

Though the quotes ARE wonderful and I love the stories (your boys crack me up!), your cards are plenty inspirational on their own too. This is just gorgeous!

Lisa said...

Karen this is way beyond beautiful! WOW...divine!!!

Ashley Rock said...

Beautiful! Love the butterfly!

Ashley Rock said...

Beautiful! Love the butterfly!

Annette said...

WOW...you are the queen of butterflies...I am always so amazed by your coloring and color combos...I always love your creations...Wishing a wonderful Tuesday. :)

Heather Innusa said...

Inspiring quote or not - this is one inspiring card!!! Wow, the colors are amazing, and I love the card's design!!!

Trinh said...

Beautiful, Karen! I love your stories and quotes but I understand about the lack of time. Just not enough hours in the day.

Trinh said...

Beautiful, Karen! I love your stories and quotes but I understand about the lack of time. Just not enough hours in the day.

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous butterfly. love the color combo. Miss your stories. But totally understood.

~amy~ said...

Karen, such a striking card..wow...that butterfly pops!

Alice Wertz said...

love love how you colored the butterfly and the scored piece is so clever. love this beauty!

AJ said...

love your card Karen- it's beautiful!!

Ruby said...

Karen this is stunning. I have this butterfly and it is one of my absolute favourite stamps to colour. I love the way you've coloured it, just beautiful!!

Jay Gee said...

Absolutely stunning Karen :)

Katie Gehring said...

This is gorgeous! Love what you did with the butterfly and the scoring is divine!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wow - so gorgeous!!! That butterfly is amazing!!

Love the work you did scoring too!

Lynn said...

Hey there Karen, I hope things calm down for you in a bit. I can tell you've been super busy. That butterfly is absolutely beautiful. I love the colors and the gorgeous texture created by the stamp.

Jenny said...

Wow doing your own embossing looks amazing, I love the unique pattern and as for that butterfly, it's a real beauty :0)
Jenny x

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous design and colours. Gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling. :)

Stacy said...

Amazing card, and perfect take on the colors. Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Dana Nelson said...

Lovely, rustic CAS!

~Tammy~ said...

Gorgeous beauty!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my goodness gracious! This is pure, CAS perfection! Yum! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

kasia c. said...

Gorgeous! Just Gorgeous!! Love the scoring and that butterfly is amazing. :)

Lynnda Hosni said...

Oh WOW... What a great combo of colors... and I heart that butterfly!! Beautiful card Karen... hugs...xoxo

Ryann Salamon said...

Lovely card, Karen! I know what you mean about being "off track". Seems like I'm right there too!

Rose said...

wow! this is stunning :)

Alicia said...

That butterfly is do-die-for. Really. Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe. Come again!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! I love these colors.

Angi said...

Love that gorgeous butterfly!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the scored die cut, congrats on your win over at PDC for these beautiful colors.

Wendy said...

Another beautiful card Karen!! Stunning!! I hope you're well.

Emily Leiphart said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love your use of those colours.

Lisa Arana said...

wow, amazing coloring on that butterfly and the design is just wonderful.

Lisa Petrella said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!