Friday, July 29, 2011

Butterflies and Blues

It's an inspiration photo challenge this week at Fairy Fun Fridays and I used this charming Watering Can image from The Prairie Fairy.  Yes, I did take a bit of artistic license in coloring the poppies blue with my Copics, but I was going for the blues in the inspiration photo.  I used some of my precious (hoarded) Blue Bayou retired SU! card stock.  Other products used include a newsprint stamp designed by Ann Vento for Whimsey Stamps, old MME designer paper, a bit of SU! lace and burlap ribbon that will be available shortly in my Etsy shop.  I used a Spellbinders die to cut the main panel, added some a filigree metal butterfly and dragonfly (filigree metal will soon be back in my Etsy shop), a Venise Lace butterfly, Venise flower bud applique, crinkled seam binding and burlap thread, all from my Etsy Shop.  

Hope you will stop by the Fairy Fun Fridays challenge blog to get some plearly blue inspiration from the other team members.  Some of the DT are on vacation, but we managed to round up a few samples to get your mojo running.  And stop by the Prairie Fairy Designs store -  Roberta has a new line of whimsical glamor girls - See Leah, Betty and Dottie.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you had a great week.  I'm still in Key West and will be back to the real work-a-day world on Monday.  


Challenges Entered:
Stampin' B's Design Team - Ribbon

17 comments:

Gram's Treasures said...

Sweet card! Love the colours and that butterfly. Too bad poppies don't really come in that colour...I would take some.
Joyce xx

Esther said...

When this page opened up, I just went WOW!!!
So gorgeous!!!!

Auntie Em said...

This is soooo pretty! I love the lace and silky ribbon against the jute and newsprint. Gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Margreet said...

Brilliant card, Linda....I so love the blue poppies...you've used gorgeous details (as always)...hope you enjoyed your time at Key West....perhaps you have some tips for me, because we have plans to go there in December....
xxx Margreet

Anne-Marie said...

Blue poppies....yum!
Gorgeous creation, as always....love it!

Jennifer M. said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors you used. Great Job!

Jen

Nancy said...

Just beautiful! I love the blue poppies! I love your bow and the little twist thing you did for the center of the bow. I'm always looking for fun little elements like this to do and I've found so much inspiration from your projects! Your little charms are very "charming". tee-hee. Hope you continue having a good time before you have to get back to the real world. ;)

Leigh said...

Oh this is just gorgeous. I love your work Linda. Thanks for sharing. All those elements are just stunning combined.

DaCraftyLady said...

that is a beautiful card!!

Suzi said...

This is stunning Linda, love the poppies, design and all those pretty details you are so good at. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs
Suzi x

Payne Holler Cards said...

gorgeous! love that butterfly! and love your color combo...

MD said...

RAVISSANTE
BRAVO

Beverly Montez said...

Wow! This is beautiful. SUPER embellishments make it all so gorgeous.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Linda this is amazing what a beautiful image, the colours look gorgeous so does the ribbon and that butterfly look awesome.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Cor* said...

A great take on the photo Linda! so glad you got a card made! Perfect butterfly & awesome seam binding!

Marjie Kemper said...

This is one of my all-time faves of yours, Linda. The colors are gorgeous and all those different textures are fantastic. Loving the contrast of the lace on burlap!

Hannah Clark said...

Wow! I really love the crinkle ribbon and that beautiful butterfly! Gorgeous card!

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