Saturday, August 6, 2011

Silent Butterfly #126

First, let me apologize for posting soo late.  For those of you who know me, know this is not like me.  I haven't been home every night this week, and work keeps piling up.  So, I'm super sorry for this delay. 

Now, it's Saturday, and so that means that it's time for our challenge @ Our Creative Corner!  This weeks challenge is brought to us by Kristin, and she always has the funnest challenges! and this week, it  was just that for me.  From our inspiration photo you see a sea of flowers.  The challenge, don't use flowers!  WOW!  I needed alittle help with this one, so I headed over to Card Patterns and found this wonderful layout to help me with my card.  So, I used a fancy chipboard frame, some pretty ribbon, a few rhinestones, and a butterfly!  
Here is our inspiration board:
 Here is my layout challenge:

 Here is what I came up with:

I played with the greens and whites from the inspiration board.  Every time I focused on the pinks and yellows, I kept gravitating to floral.  And I just couldn't not use some kind of flower or floral print.  Sorry.  I don't know if its artist block, working too much, or anxiety for a dead line.  Either way, I couldn't get it to work.  I found some pretty pattern paper. The chipboard frame was in my stash. That beautiful ribbon is from Stampin' Up!, and so is the solid cardstock, butterfly die, rhinestones, glitter, and inks.
Thank you for looking.  Please visit the rest of the cards from the design team, and play along with us, on this creative, and fun challenge!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful papers and chipboard frame, Sharon! Love that ribbon too!

Tui Nathan said...

Oh Sharon, your card is beautiful ... love the colour combination and the patterned papers are so pretty! But your butterfly centrepiece in that glitzy fabulous frame, is oh so divine!!!

Vicki Burdick said...

So pretty, Sharon!! I love the colors you used. Your butterfly is just gorgeous!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is totally awesome, Sharon. I absolutely LOVE it. Gorgeous colors and wonderful texture! All the glitter and glitz is terrific - wonderful take on this tough challenge!

Hope you are having a great weekend.


Marjie Kemper said...

I love your colors, Sharon, and how many different patterned papers you used... you card is a beauty! And thanks for the warm welcome!

Lori Rider said...

This is beautiful, Sharon - I love your colors and all the gorgeous elements you put together. I think I have that Prima paper, but have I used it? LOL! Wonderful job on the challenge!

Kristin said...

AWESOME! I'm so glad you liked my challenge, you've really done a great job on it. I LOVE the chipboard frame and the butterflies are fantastic! Don't be too hard on yourself - I can so relate to being busy, I've only been home 35 days this summer. Just do what you can when you can, God will help you take card of the rest!