I was influenced by 2 different cards that we've seen recently on the Lily Pad blog. This one was entered in our first Color Throw Down Challenge, and was made by Laura Bassen. I loved the vibrant colors and how the lacy butterflies stood out against the plain white background. Here is Laura's blog, Doublestick Heaven. There are lots more beautiful cards there, many of them done in these clear bright colors.
And then there was this card by Joy Taylor, featured on Deborah's Wednesday Wonder column. The pastels against the kraft and ivory just blew me away! Of course, most of Joy's cards do that to me, but this one went right to my heart. You can see more of Joy's work on her blog Less is More.
Thank you, Laura and Joy, for your inspiration! Putting your 2 cards together, here is what I came up with:
I used Laura's lacy punched butterfly idea, and Joy's pastel color scheme. And it seemed appropriate to use this sentiment, too. Most of these beautiful pastel papers came from WalMart.
supplies: kraft and cream parchment card stocks and Colorbok textured pastel card stock, Martha Stewart large and medium Monarch Butterfly punches, EKSuccess Scallop Diamond edge punch, a variety of colored pearls, Hero Arts CG119 Flourish Background, antique linen distress ink, CL497 Find Joy, versafine onyx black ink
I hope that you'll find something this week to inspire you, and play along with us! There's a gift card from Simon Says Stamp up for grabs!! Be sure to visit Lily Pad Cards for all the details, and to see what the other team members did at their blogs: Alice, Deborah, Nancy, Sherri, Suzanne, and Vicky.
I'd also like to enter this card into The Shabby Tea Room's Butterfly Wishes challenge.