Monday, March 7, 2011

Making the Years Count

Happy Monday Peoples! Yes, I am aware that the day is half over, and for some of you, drawing towards evening. But being as I was fairly productive on the home front as well as the creative front, the timing is what it is!!

Last night I was going through some of my papers just to remind myself what I had.  I pulled out a little 6x6 pad from 7gypsie's Gypsie's Market  and was immediately struck with the idea to make a flower out of the striped  paper.

While the flower did get made, you will not see it on today's project! Haha!  It would seem that after planning the whole card around the flower, I did not like the flower as an embellishment!  Soooo, I swapped it for a butterfly made out of the same paper. 

The layout comes from Verve's MoJo Monday Sketch Blog.  I'm not sure why, but sadly, I do not own any of Verve's stamps.  I think that this is something that I may need to change in the near future!  But lucky for me, Verve invites everyone to play along regardless of stamps used! Whew!





The card is actually pretty simple in product. The card base is a 5 1/2  square piece of Vanilla Pure Luxury.  All the  design papers are from 7gypsies.  The two strips of paper along the left side are fauxed layered.  I used a black marker and my small T-square to draw the lines.  The diagonal border is a Martha Stewart punch.  The sentiment panels were cut using Spellbinders classic circles and scalloped circle Nestabilities.  The actual sentiment layer is another piece of the Vanilla Pure luxury that was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink using a retired SU stamp set It's Your Birthday and spritzed with Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist in Old Lace (nice shimmer IRL).  The leaves are Sizzix Branch w/Leaves sizzlet die.  The butterfly, from SU's Beautiful Butterflies, was cut twice and attached only by the body with a rolled glue dot.  The striped layer (from 7gypsie's again) was sponged with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and both layers were spritzed again with Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist in Old Lace. The 1/2 backed pearls were altered from a pearl color to the red with a Copic marker.

I rather like the color combination on this.  I'm getting much more at ease with combining different patterns of paper onto one project.  Of course, it helps tremendously when you use all the papers from a paper pack! hahaaa!!!

'Till next time.......................remember to take some time for creativity, in whatever form it may be!

9 comments:

Tiya-B said...

your card is a beauty,love the colors and interesting choice of background papers/designs.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Wonderful card. I love the striped butterfly. And I can so relate about building a card around a certain element only to find the element doesn't work.

Louisiana Belle said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors and textures. The butterfly is a nice touch.

Notes by Nina said...

Wow, beautiful card. The colours are fabulous.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Beautiful card! Love all the texture and of course the butterfly. Show us the flower!

Carolyn King said...

beautiful card and a good reminder. Gotta fit some creative time in....!!! Hugs!

Sylvia said...

Hi Starla, I am late tonight and I guess I missed this yesterday. Your card is so lovely, love that butterfly!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just beautiful. Love that striped butterfly. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Marva said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love the colors you chose!