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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Swan and a Butterfly


Hello everyone....hope you are having a great Wednesday!! I actually got my shower early and started doing laundry before I inked up my stamps...shock!!! I hope I'm not turning over a new leaf...LOL!!!
I made this card for the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast today but when I finally got it uploaded, it disappeared. They have been going through a switch of servers so I hope it finds it's way to the gallery!!
My layers were made with the beautiful Laura Ashley designer paper...I lined all the layers up so the pattern on the paper would create the tree scene. The swan from Verve's Swan Song set was colored with copics, cutout, and attached with dimensionals. The ribbon finishes it off.
Recipe:
Stamps: Swan Song by Verve
Paper: Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown, White, Old Olive, Laura Ashley dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Ribbon, Nestabilities, Dimensionals
I had a small piece of this gorgeous Webster's Pages designer paper sitting on the counter after another project and just had to use it!! I used scrap pieces of Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and Sage Shadow to create a birthday card for a friend. The butterfly image from Rubbernecker's Butterfly Inchies set and the sentiment from Rubbernecker's Party Time set were both stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa, cutout with oval Nestabilities, and popped up on Dimensionals. The pearl and flower flourish was divided and attached to both sides of the sentiment layer. The ribbon finishes it off.

The background Sage Shadow layer was run through the Cuttlebug with the Fleurde Lisa folder. The flowers on the pearl flourish were originally green. I colored them with a brown copic so they would blend better with the paper.

Recipe:
Stamps: Rubbernecker Butterfly Inchies and Rubbernecker Party Time
Paper: Vanilla, Sage Shadow, Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown, Webster's Pages Your Life. Beautiful
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Prima Pearl and Flower Flourish, Nestabilities, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Cuttlebug, Fleurde Lisa Folder


Thanks for visiting today...hope your evening is wonderful!!

24 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wowwwwwww, seriously GORGEOUS, Joan!! I love the soft pink and green with that sheer ribbon on the first one. The blue/brown combo on the second is one of my favorite color combos. Gorgeous pearl accents too!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey roomie! These both are stunning. I love all the pearl flourishes on that second one and the first swan is totally delicate!! Hugs,

Broni said...

Oh, Joan, these are both SO beautiful!!! Love that gorgeous pink swan and all the pretty pearl flourishes!!

Cassie said...

OMGoodness, Joan, these are so absolutely GOR-JUSS! Wow ;D

Pretty-In-Ink said...

They are both so BEAUTIFUL Joan! You make such stunning cards!
Hugs
Nicola

Crystal said...

Joan WOW both of these are GORGEOUS!!!!! I LOVE those colors on the first on your your bg design is fabulous.....I LOVE the layers continuing like that...AWESOME...WOW and bling, colors, paper on the second one is sooo beautiful!

Harriet Skelly said...

Joan these are both incredibly gorgeous!! I love how you matched the dp up on the first one!!!

Chrissy D said...

Joan- these are GORGEOUS - the sketch challenge one - love the floral paper - the second card, I love the Collage! TFS!

Francie G. said...

Wowza! Joan two gorgeous creations!

JulieA said...

Gorgeous cards!!!! I love them both, Joan. I especially love the way you layered the first card with the DP matching up. Wow! That must have been tricky. I'm lovin' the pearls on your second card, too.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness, Joan! Both of these are gorgeous and so elegant looking!!! Fabulous girl!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Joan, awesome cards! Love how you lined up the pattern in the swan card to create the branch/leaf scene, the colours (in both cards) and the use and application of the panel, pearls and ribbon in the second. Gorgeous creations!

Shawna said...

Oh Joan, these are gorgeous! Love both color choices.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Joan these are gorgeous. The swan is wonderful as well as the background. I love all the bead and jewel work for your butterfly card. Fantastic cards girlie.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These creations are stunning Joan!!I love the dp,your color combos,the swan,and of course the butterfly!!
Hugs,
Chris

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! Joan, these are both just AWESOME creations hun and so so gorgeous indeed!! LOVE the butterfly with the flourishes!! So amazing lady!! HUGs

Joanne (jojot) said...

pure glamour...love the carry-through of the design on the first and the delicate and special detail work on the second

Pam said...

These are so pretty Joan!

How have you been? I often think about our traveling together. Fun times and not so fun times, when the plane starts jumping around, and trying to avoid flying oranges from the storms, LOL!!!

Jodi said...

These are gorgeous cards!! I love the color combo you used for both of them.
Hugs
Jodi =)

Dawn B. said...

Joan these are so pretty.. I LOVE the Webster's page.. it is becoming my favorite paper.. Gorgeous job. I always make myself shower and do all my work before I stamp.. It motivates me to move faster...

Maria Matter said...

Wowza, Joan, these are just STUNNING!!! Both are such fabulous designs, you are soooo talented hun!
Blessings, Maria

maryr917 said...

really like the swan & butterfly card-the dp is beautiful-didn't know laura ashley had a line of dp

Rose Ann said...

Oh gosh...both are soooo gorgeous, I can't decide a favorite!! I love the fresh green with the pink swan on the first, and the earth colors with all of those pearls looks incredible!! LOVE them, Joan!!

maryr917 said...

thanks for all the inspiration you posted Joan-love your coffee themed card and the sentiment is such a hoot.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend with all your guests