Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Blue Skies

Happy Tuesday, folks!  It's hard to believe this week is off to such a roaring start.  But, to help kick off my creativity, I wanted to share with you the card I made for the latest challenge over @ Nacho Average Challenge.  I have to say, the ladies there, are very talented, and I am sure that you will find some inspiration!
This week, it is a sketch challenge.  I have to secretly admit, that I really do prefer sketch challenges.  Here is this week's challenge:

Here is what I created:

Here are hyperlinks to the rest of the design team:

When I first saw this sketch, I thought the repeating four squares could be anything!  At first I thought about flowers, then I thought about four 'windows' to showcase any repeating object.  And then, I thought about butterflies.  I don't know why I just love winged things so much.  But I do!  
The card base is not quite navy card stock, then a matt of baja breeze card stock.  The pattern paper is from comfort cafe DSP.  I matted it on a scrap piece of soft suede card stock.  I used four squares of first edition DSP.  To create my butterflies, I first collage stamped three different stamps, then used the beautiful wings emboslit.  To create the flower, I punched out four scallop circles and scrunched them.  For my sentiment piece, I stamped the 'label' and then tore it out.  I added a multi-loop bow made from some baja breeze seam binding.  I added a tiny tag for my sentiment.  
Thank you for looking.  Now, I hope you have been inspired to play along with us @ NAC.


Lisa Minckler said...

Sharon, GASP! It's so pretty and I think I have everything I need to CASE it!! LOL. I love the ribbon at the bottom too. Gorgeous papers. A very happy and classy card. :)
Ohhh, btw, Top Tip Tuesday just kicked off a Things With Wings challenge today and I'm thinkin' this would be perfect.:)
Lisa xx

Anonymous said...

Positively breathtaking!

Nancy Guse said...

Stunning card, the flower and butterflies, the papers and the bow!! Just stunning!!