Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Skipping Stones Design: Sketch 133

This is my third post today!


Gosh, it's a busy day here at The Bald Dragonfly! Kind of is a lot like that in my family life too!


This week at Skipping Stones Design, we have a really fun sketch for you to try your hand at. I took liberties with it, but I really like the end result. Can't wait to see what you come up with...check out the details about the challenge and great inspiration on the blog!


I started this design by stamping the beautiful butterfly from Always Here onto light blue paper and then coloring it in with markers. I thought, after assembling the other parts of the card (the sentiment is from a set that hasn't been released yet!) that as a focal image, it needed something else. Therefore I added a light spray of shining mist.

The colors are derived from the absolutely amazing color combo at The Play Date Cafe.

39 comments:

  1. Karen, this is very pretty!!!

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  2. I saw that color combo this morning and it stumped me. This is SO BEAUTIFUL! you've been a busy little crafting beaver lately, eh? (:

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  3. Very pretty project!

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  4. the butterfly is pretty! Thanks for sharing

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  5. Love the way you used those colors! Beautiful butterfly. Your spatter effect looks like the water drops in the inspiration photo.

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  6. Really loved your ideas for the Graphic 45-May Arts blog hop. Those tags are gorgeous!

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  7. Lovely : ) the butterfly is gorgeous!

    Paula

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  8. I guess it's a good thing to be busy - look at that beautiful card! Love the butterfly - so glad you took another, close-up shot - such a pretty shimmer, Karen! :)

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  9. The shimmer misting is stunning, love how you used those beautiful colours :0)
    Life has been hectic round here too and it's not over yet but glad to have snatched some time and caught up with your wonderful makes :0)
    Jenny x

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  10. Beautiful! You have used the color combo so effortlessly!! Love the butterfly!

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  11. Lovely card! The butterfly is amazing and love the way you've misted it all.

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  12. Gorgeous Karen and the misting is the perfect finishing touch :)

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  13. Gorgeous card Karen! Love the shiny butterfly! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week.

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  14. This is just stunning! Thanks for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!

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  15. wow, that butterfly looks really cool!!!

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  16. i thought the butterfly was a cut out and popped on!! amazing dimension! love this beauty!

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  17. Beautiful!!! Totally divine card!!! You have been really busy eh.... just remember to take easy...:wink Hugs...xoxo

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  18. I never would have guessed that you colored that butterfly on the blue cardstock. Beautiful!

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  19. Love the sparkly element and what a great use of the PDC colors. Fun sketch, can't wait to see more of the new stamps.

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  20. what a lovely card. I love the butterfly

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  21. You've made this color story literally shine, girl! This is true beauty! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  22. that shining mist is gorgeous Karen...love how much texture it adds to the deep, rich colors.

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  23. Gorgeous use of the color story as well as the sketch!

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  24. Amazing what a huge impact a little bit of mist can have. Gorgeous card, Karen.

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  25. Great use of the colors Karen and your butterfly is a beauty!

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  26. I love the colors and that gorgeous butterfly!

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  27. wow Karen, this is stunning. beautiful take on both challenges.

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  28. I love that butterfly and those wonderful,sophisticated shades Karen!

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