Monday, March 21, 2011

Outlines - Spring!

Good Monday morning!  This week's Outlines Design Team challenge is to make a Spring themed card.  When I think of Spring I think of pastels, especially Robin's egg blue!  For my card, I used Butterfly Square Large (E-519) and stamped it five times.  The base layer of the focal image was stamped using Memento Rich Cocoa and all the other images were stamped using VersaColor Celadon and then heat embossed with clear powder. I used the center portion of three images for the three square elements on the right side of my card and cut the butterfly out of the last one and popped it up on  top of my focal image.

My patterned papers are from Kaisercraft's Secret Bird Society 6x6 pad and I colored my image using Pebbles Shimmerz chalks and a Dove blender pen.  I added Light Rose Swarovski crystals (sizes 7 and 12) to the border and Light Green Pearl Paint pen to the butterfly's body and spots.

Please be sure to check out the Spring themed cards from the rest of the design team:

Bev Gerard - Savor the Journey (Bev is taking this week off to be with her family this week, but please stop by her blog and give her some love!)
Jeanne Streiff - Inky Paws
Jenny Gropp - One Krafty Kat
Lisa Silver - Silver Stamping
Vicki Garrett - Summerthyme Studio

I used this week's Card Positioning Systems CPS210 sketch for my layout and Crazy 4 Challenges C4C79  color combination for this week (Pink, Kraft, Turquoise and Brown).

Thanks for stopping by!


Karen W said...

Just gorgeous!!

Miriam said...

Love the soft, pretty colors! Great repeated use of the stamp.

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Silvergirl said...

I love the soft pastels of your project! It's beautiful! And your butterfly triptic background is perfect!

Shannon White said...

So pretty! Love the butterflies and the soft colors you chose! 8-)

Oney said...

I think this is beautiful. I love the softness. It's delicate and elegant.

Jacqueline said...

nicely done - i like the butterfly theme- the central one is so pretty with the added pearls. Great job.
~ Jacqueline
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Lea L. said...

This is so soft and pretty! I just love that ribbon!!! Great job with this week's CPS sketch!! ♥♥♥

Silke Ledlow said...

Robin, you made the C4C colors look so gorgeous and soft! Thank you for trying these colors! Hugs ~S~

Also thank you for your sweet comment earlier...I really appreciate it!

Sandy Hulsart said...

My goodness, this is just gorgeous, love how you added the softer stampings to the background and your coloring is just so soft and pretty. Fabulous card, Robin (I don't even mind the pink, lol)

Nancy said...

Your colors are so soft and pretty. Great card!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my goodness, this is BEAUTIFUL Robin! WOW!