Tuesday, May 8, 2012

First Communion

Skipping Stones Design has once again a fabulous sketch challenge! The blog has all the details of the challenge as well as inspiring projects for you to see, please stop by!


This week I chose to work with the butterfly image from Victorian Summer and stamped it onto canvas and did a bit of coloring with marker, the sentiment is from Heartsong 2. The background is patterned paper and then a burlap string bow was the only other element I added.

I gathered color inspiration from my favorite color challenge, The Play Date Cafe.


I have a blogging pal that says I shouldn't apologize for not visiting all your wonderful creations, but I just can't help but to feel bad when I miss almost a whole week! I took a bit of a blogging break, all with good reason... I was celebrating the First Communion of this handsome little man.



53 comments:

  1. awesome about your boy...such a cutie pie.

    Your card is dreamy...super pretty.

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  2. the butterfly is gorgeous and your little man is so handsome. God Bless him!

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  3. gorgeous card, love that butterfly. Your little guy is a handsome fellow too.

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  4. Handsome is right - look at that sweet face! It's always so nice to take a break, especially for family! Love your gorgeous card, Karen - that butterfly on canvas looks amazing! :)

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  5. What a great moment for your family to share! This card is gorgeous! I love how you put those colors and textures together. I replied to a comment you made on my blog, but now I realize replies don't forward back to the commentor. I lived in WI Rapids since age 10 and went to UWSP for my graduate degree.

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  6. What a cutie! Congratulations to him! As for your card...WOW! Love it!

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  7. Congrats on your little guy's 1st communion! He looks undeniably cute! I love LOVE this card! You have made another beauty!!!

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  8. Gorgeous card and what a beautiful boy!! You must be so proud :)

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  9. Congrats to the first holy communion guy!! What a cutie. :)

    Karen, your card is COOL. I love the weathered, seems-like-you-can-touch-the-texture card.

    Thanks a bunch for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

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  10. Cute card! Congrats to your little guy, he is indeed handsome!

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  11. GIRL this is so stunning...you totally inspire me... I love this...

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  12. That patterned paper has never found such a great match. I really love the way the stamped canvas works with the distressed paper -- it's lovely!

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  13. Stunning card! I love the color combo and design. It has that special rustic feel and a touch of sophistication that only Karen B. can inspire!Congrats on your little guy's communion. He is SO SWEET!

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  14. Love the photo of your boy. So sweet! And can't tell you how much I LOVE this card. It's gorgeous.

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  15. Beauty of a card. Darling photo! My daughter's is this weekend :>)

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  16. LOVE the butterfly on the canvas Karen...gorgeous card! And I agree no apologies necessary girl ;)

    Look at your HANDSOME little man...what a pumpkin!Congrats to him! We've had several little ones celebrating their First Communions over the past couple of weeks. What a precious sight!

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  17. BEAUTIFUL CARD!! I LOVE the canvas circle with the butterfly!! Congrats on your son's First COmmunion such a HUGE milestone!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  18. Congratulations on your sons first communion Karen :) Your card is gorgeous - that canvas butterfly is amazing, such great texture.

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  19. What a cutie! And what a lovely occasion too! :)
    I love your stamping on canvas - soooooo effective! I need to get me some!
    Hugs!
    x

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  20. Beautiful card Karen! I have got to get Heartsong 2 - I have the first one and love that set. Love how you stamped on the canvas! I'm inspired to do something with some canvas I have now. Thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe this week.

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  21. stunning butterfly on the canvas!!

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  22. Such a gorgeous watercolor effect you achieved in this card! Congrats to your son on making his first communion- he looks so handsome!

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  23. Love your card - amazing colours and the stamped canvas is beautiful

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  24. Stunning, stunning card Karen - LOVE the stamped canvas.
    Congrats on the celebration of your handsom young man's first communion too!

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  25. LOVE what you did with the canvas and the coloring with the marker!!!

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  26. Oh my...your son is so handsome Karen. His picture makes my heart melt. I'm so glad it was such a wonderful weekend for him and your family.

    Love your card...divine style you have!

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  27. What a beautiful card!! Love the colors and everything you did with it! :)....WOW....

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  28. What a beautiful and divine card, Karen and your boy...such a cutie pie....hugs..xoxo

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  29. Oooo! LOVE the breathtaking textures and soft edges! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe! And what a cutie you have there! TFS!

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  30. Oh my goodness! I love this- the butterfly on the canvas is so beautiful! Congrats to the handsome young man!

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  31. Gorgeous card! Love the beautiful image on canvas!

    Congrats to your son!

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  32. Your card is amazing! Love the shabby CAS design... it's just perfect! Making cards & blogging is what we do for fun, so there should be no guilt involved... otherwise then it wouldn't be fun anymore... Have a great week!

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  33. cute little man. Congrats!

    Great card, don't feel guilty about commenting. As Therese said, it should be fun, not labor.

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  34. This is so beautiful! Love your colors!
    Your little guy is so handsome!

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  35. Wow! Stunning card Karen. :)
    And how cute is your boy!

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  36. Your card is absolutely gorgeous. Can we get a tutorial on how you made it?

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  37. I adore your work, Karen. This is stunning and the canvas texture is beyond gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us in the Cafe - I am always inspired by your beautiful creations!

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  38. Beautiful and rustic design! Love the butterfly on canvas. I'm glad you took a week off to enjoy your handsome little man's first communion. These milestones only happen once Congrats to him!

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  39. Great card! Love it!

    Yay for First Communion! :)

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  40. Lovely, lovely! and the canvas is a fantastic touch Karen. Thanks for sharing with us at The Play Date Cafe. :)

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  41. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the distressing. This card has a wonderful feel.

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  42. Your little man is handsome!!! :-) And your card is fabulous, love the image stamped on the canvas, awesome look. :-) I always feel bad not being able to stop by all my blog buddies too. It has been far too long.

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  43. Awww, he IS a handsome young man, you must be so proud! I love your card, it's amazing Karen.

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  44. Gorgeous card! I love the colors.

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  45. it's okay that you can't visit us, but i do love seeing your work though. =) love the rustic look of your card and really like that you used canvas for the main image. beautiful card, Karen! and yes he is so handsome in the formal look! =)

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  46. He certainly is a handsome young chap Karen and a totally worthy reason to miss a bit of blog hopping :0)

    Your card has your trademark shabby chic feel to it...I love the rough edges to the canvas, still haven't tried stamping on canvas yet!
    Jenny x

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  47. That card just calms me! I love the colors and the butterfly on the canvas, feels so natural :) And YOU are always so kind and generous with your time & comments on our blogs that we would never be upset you took a break! Everyone needs a blogsphere break. And this handsome little guy on an important day like that was top priority :)

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  48. Awww....what a totally handsome litte guy, Karen!!!!

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  49. your son is handsome! your card is gorgeous. and you, well, you just plain old rock :)

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  50. Gorgeous card and what a handsome son! I missed a week too and am trying to catch up today. :)

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  51. what a stunning card dear. the butterfly is so gorgeous and you surrounded it with the perfect papers.

    what a handsome little guy. :)

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