Thursday, August 7, 2014

A Bit of Energy

After doing all the shower invitations I finally seem to have a little bit of energy and desire to make a card again.  Whew!  Not much, but it's a start anyway.

Using some patterned paper from DCWV and My Minds Eye, butterfly die from Impression Obsession, sentiment from Simon Says Stamp, a couple of sequins, and some twine I created this simple card for a birthday.  The sentiment was pretty tiny compared to the rest of the card but I used it anyway because I liked it - in other words, because I wanted to!



The sketch I used is from Tuesday Morning Sketches and I dearly love it!  Just my speed!  I'll enter this in their challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.......
Lynn

31 comments:

Anne Temple said...

Love this birthday card. The butterfly is gorgeous with the bright pink body and the white overlay.

Bonnie said...

I LOVE the way the twine mimics the subtle background and the pink stands out against it all! I like that sentiment too and I think it was a perfect choice!

Becky said...

Awesome job on this Lynn. That butterfly is gorgeous.

Kat W said...

What an absolute stunner of a CAS card! I love your take on the sketch and I really like the teeny tiny sentiment - I think it balances well with the rest of the elements :-)

Hugs, Kat x

Benzi said...

It's a beautiful card, Lynn..love your patterned papers. And, you SHOULD do as you want. :-) You're so funny. Your sentiment may be small but it packs a punch.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

So pretty!

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful Lynn, such a beautiful butterfly and love your interpretation of the sketch.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Doreen said...

Love the design and gorgeous butterfly.xxx

Notes by Nina said...

Lovely card Lynn, your butterfly is beautiful and I love how you have the twine in behind. Thank you for joining us for Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Lynn McAuley said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Lynn!

scrappymo! said...

This is so pretty Love the way you looped the twine and made all the more special with that swirled background paper.

The banner and your butterfly are so pretty and so precious!

Carol L said...

That's a really nice butterfly, and the darker shade of pink underneath shows it off perfectly!! The way you twirled the twine behind it perfectly carries the dsp theme through! Well done!

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous ! love the butterfly :)

Tammy said...

Love it Lynn! The butterfly is beautiful and the white twine is perfect!

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable card, love the dies Lyn and added beauties, everything is just beautiful.xx♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

NanaConnie said...

Fantastic, Lynn! I love, love, LOVE that background paper with all the circles on it. Great butterfly. One of these days you're going to have to show me how you get the twine into loops like that. I've tried it a couple of times,having been inspired by what you do, but it just 'un-loops' on me. There must be an adhering secret. :-D

Davi said...

A beautiful start Lynn!! I love the way the dp has cool motion to it to go with the butterfly :)

Joann Burton said...

Such a lovely card Lynn....Beautiful designer paper and the butterfly is awesome. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

This is just so lovely Lynn CAS and very elegant love it hugs Judith xxx

Maxine D said...

You really rocked this card Lynn - love it, and the tiny sentiment 'fits' and does not take the attention from that fabulous butterfly and twine.
Blessings
Maxine

Brenda said...

This is a fabulous card Lynn!! I love, love that butterfly and those papers. I also love the string underneath the butterfly, if I would try to do something like that it would be a hot mess. I like your little sentiment, it's awesome! lol Hopefully the temps will break soon giving your some energy. Sure wish I could send you some of our gorgeous weather!! Hugs, Brenda

MiamiKel said...

I saw that sketch and loved it, too but love your card even more! Stunning!

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Lynn! I LOVE that butterfly die and your beautiful papers!!
Tammy x

Debbie said...

What a beautiful card!! I love that delicate butterfly die cut!!
Thanks so much for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

MaryH said...

The sentiment size is JUST FINE! I liked it! It's very subtle and the eye is drawn to that gorgeous butterfly. Am liking the thread decorating too. I'm seeing that on so many blogs, and it's really pretty with this striking butterfly. Then I rove my eyes down to see the sweet sentiment. Love that background paper too. WTGo. Happy wkend, and Hugs. TFS

Tracy Freeman said...

Lynn this is really really beautiful, I love the butterfly. Have a lovely weekend xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a stunner take on the sketch, Lynn! It must have felt so good to make a reglur ol' card after all those invites!! Hugs, Darnell

Kris B said...

Such a gorgeous take on this week's sketch! Love the layered butterfly and the looped twine is a beautiful accent! Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Shirley said...

Wow, that DP, the tag tail, and that wonderful butterfly are perfect for the sentiment at the bottom. I like how you did the twine too!

Marilyn said...

This is gorgeous Lynn! So calm and serene and very elegant! I like that butterfly die and the MME paper is fabulous!

Joan Ervin said...

Simply elegant, Lynn...your butterfly is gorgeous and I love how you added the twine!!!!