Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Softer Side

Psst...There's just a little bit of time left to post your entries for the following:




(I've used the scrolled frame from Inspired by Audrey, stamping it three times onto the side and topping the panel with a stamped and fussy cut butterfly from Beautiful Spring. The butterfly has some lovely May Arts 1/2 inch Solid Wrinkled Ribbon in Light Pink wrapped and tied for an antennae. I finished the card with a sentiment, also from Inspired by Audrey.)


Artful Delight May Card Sketch Challenge (deadline tomorrow, May 23rd!)


(The Artful Delight May Card kit included an entire This and That 6x6 paper pad from Echo Park, in which I trimmed an image panel and colored it ever so lightly with Copics. Then I adhered a patterned panel onto the card base, (which also came in the kit!) and wrapped it with some twine (yep, also included in the kit. The sentiment comes from Lawn Fawn (not included) but I love how the kits contain elements that can be used with your current stash.)


40 comments:

Sherry Eckblad said...

Karen, this card is absolutely stunning. I LOVE that butterfly!

Nancy said...

Both cards are so beautiful, Karen! The butterfly card is truly stunning!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Both of these are so gorgeous!!!

Kelly said...

gorgeous! Love how you wrapped the ribbon around the butterfly!

Christina said...

Wow, your butterfly looks amazing! I love the soft look on both of these beauties!

Jingle said...

These are BEAUTIFUL! WOW!

Laurel said...

Such soft and pretty cards!

Barb said...

I love the soft, delicate feel of both cards! Beautiful work, Karen!

Kara Lynne said...

Gorgeous cards, Karen. I do love these soft colors. I find light coloring a challenge. I just want to keep going, and before you know it, it's dark with highlights!

Brenda said...

So stunning! I love your work!

Lisa said...

Karen these are both soft and delicate...LOVE THEM! Great idea to use the ribbon for your butterfly body ;)

Heather Innusa said...

Oh, I LOVE it!!!!

Annette said...

WOW Karen this is stunning...I love how you added the ribbon and string to the butterfly....looks amazing..

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

If I had a top 10 cards of the year file your wonderful butterfly card would DEFINATELY be in it - It has my favorites of everything; colors, style etc, etc! TFS!

Ann said...

Oooh, these are both so soft & lovely!

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful cards, love how you used the ribbon/twine on the butterfly.

Chunyuan said...

love the soft and dreamy look of the cards.

jengd said...

Beautiful cards! I absolutely love the soft coloring on the butterfly card!

Ryann Salamon said...

Oh my! Lovely, lovely cards, Karen! So soft, feminine and downright dreamy! :)

Jay Gee said...

So nice to see such pretty cards Karen and these are gorgeous :)

Jenny said...

I love the soft colours on both these cards Karen and the ribbon and twine decoration on the butterfly is so clever :0)
Jenny x

jen said...

Wow Karen! These are both so soft & beautiful! I love the way you've colored the second- and your Audrey stamps look beautiful as a border under that elegant butterfly!

FLEUR de Lo said...

Soft & lovely butterfly card. I loved the way you embellished the little guy.

Lalo said...

WOW what beautiful cards!

Lynn said...

Your first card is so feminine. I love how you created the border and the butterfly is so elegant. I love every last detail about it. Amazing.

Barb said...

both are stunners Karen. that first card is perfectly distressed and the 2nd one brings my niece to mind (an avid reader)...love both!

alexandra s.m. said...

These cards are so soft, such a dreamy atmosphere!
It's remarkable Karen!

Thank You~

Anita Recksiedler said...

Gorgeous cards today Karen! I love the whimsical feel to them! :> BTW I ton your Typically teen set on the craft's meow blog, so excited!

Larissa Heskett said...

AMAZING CARDS Karen!! I LOVE the FUN designs!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Lynnda said...

Love both cards ...they are stunning!!! But I really heart your butterfly card... its so pretty!!! Hugs...xoxo

lostinpaper said...

Just doing a little catch up... you've been busy! Your cards are amazing Karen, such a beautiful butterfly and what a sweet scene!

Dana Nelson said...

Such a stunning butterfly!

Rose said...

these are both beautiful :) love the image on the second one!!

*have linked up to both challenges! :)

Alice Wertz said...

such beauties, Karen! love love how you used the Inspired by Audrey set on the first one and the details on the butterfly is fabulous! amazing work as always!

Cheryl said...

Both cards are stunning!

Trinh said...

I love the soft, dreamy feel to the cards today!

Wendy said...

I wanted to remember to come here because i saw this top card while I was out on my phone...it's sooo beautiful. Love it, love it, love it...and yours my dear is a winner for sure. I would vote for it all day long.

Lisa Arana said...

both are just dreamy.

Jen W. said...

This is so soft and pretty and I love the ribbon and twine on the butterfly! Gorgeous colouring on the second card. :)

BabyBokChoy said...

What delicate cards these are, absolutely beautiful!