Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Valentine Butterflies


Hey girls! It's Wednesday and time for another Be Inspired challenge. #15 this week was to use a sketch provided by our very special GUEST. Make sure you stop by the Cuttlebug Challenge blog to see who it is find out the prize (well, I'll tell you the prize - PAGEMAPS by Becky Fleck) isn't that awesome? I've also gotten to see sneak peaks of the rest of the teams cards and they are SMOKIN' HOT!!

I really struggled with this sketch - I should've asked Janna for some sketch vibes to help me out. It wasn't until I just HAD TO GET IT DONE that it finally came together. I punched out several circles in variety of papers and then ran them through some of my favorite folders. The butterflys are from the die cut/embossing duo set. I am in total love with them!! I used them as my three focal points and then added some flowers, buttons and pearls.

This sketch is so outside of my comfort zone. It's very edgy, graphic and trendy. I wanted to put a little sweet, soft touch on it and I hope I achieved that! Thanks for stopping by today! I'll have another post later today so don't forget to check back this afternoon! And then tomorrow I have an award to post. I'm so honored to have received it that I didn't want to bury it in my dt work...I wanted it to have a post of its very own!

37 comments:

Kimmie0270 said...

I love the dimension you put into the card with those butterflies. I think you did an awesome job on this one!

Christi said...

Wow! Is this ever gorgeous!!!

Sandra MacLean said...

This is a SUPER SUPER card Cassie!! I love the clean elongated look to it! Especially how the butterflies and circles pop off the dark background. :D Great job!

Danni said...

I love this!! Oh so pretty and you did a great job!
You should leave a link on my post today to enter my blog candy..hint, hint.

Tammie said...

Great Card! I love those butterflies.

Trudi said...

Very pretty card Cassie! I love the butterflies. Welcome to the team!

Eva said...

Cassie, this is soooooo gorgeous! The butterflies are my favorite from CB and you did such a fantastic job with the sketch!!!

Karen said...

All the butterflies and circle are just so gorgeous Cassie! I love, love, love this card!!

Ann said...

Love the way you have introduce butterflies into the sketch. Really cool.
Ann xxx

Allison said...

great job with the sketch, I love those butterflies too, welcome to the team
AllisonX

titisonia said...

wooooo
wonderful card
so so nice
i love it

Ching-a-ling said...

this is so stinkin' adorable!! Beautiful interpretation of the sketch!

spikescreativeside said...

Cassie! Love the colours you used! The green gingham circles with the pink butterflies works fabulously!

Hugs

Spike

kshand said...

Those butterflies are wonderful!! Love the pink & green combination too :)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER Girl!! This si so very stunning!! I love all those pop outs and elements!! Very cool!! TFS! ;)

Mrs J said...

Cassie, this is such a beautiful card! Love the colour combo you've used and the butterflies look stunning! Might just have to look out for those myself to boost my collection, for DT purposes of course, lol!
Mrs J x

Robin said...

Beautiful!! I just love those butterflies and I think I need to buy them. I love the dimension your card has.
Robin

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

This is beautiful, Cassie! I love those butterflies. Butterflies hold a special place in my heart and yours are fabulous!

Hugs to you,
Becky

Janna said...

Cassie, first of all you cracked me up! But secondly, OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!! This is so stunning!! You definitely didn't need my help on this one! It is absolute perfection! I love teh butterflies and circle and the buttons! Everything about it is amazing! This is truly a work of art! You should frame it!

Smiles,
janna

Rebecca Ednie said...

This is gorgeous. i am going to have to CASE it! have to get a butterflky punch though first I suppose!

Maria Matter said...

oH mY wORD...this is gorgeous!!!! absolutely gorgeous Cassie!
Blessings, Maria

..tina.. said...

You would've never known this was a struggle! It looks so beautiful! Love this colour combination!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!! Wow, you rocked it. Love all the punchies and dimension, oohhh!!

Valerie said...

what a great sketch and I LOVE your card its beautiful!

BettyBee said...

Beautiful!! I really love the two pinks with the green on the dark background...WOW!! Great stretch out of your comfort zone!

Amber said...

Hi Cassie - I thought this sketch was tough also, took me 2 tries, but I was FINALLY happy with my card:) I LOVE your butterflies, I think I use them on everything these days...Love how 3D they look.
Hugs
Amber

bolha said...

Gorgeous card! Love the butterflies.
x Natasha x

Suzann Soliz said...

I LOVE this card!
and the rain gutter idea, but I might have to use it for the kids books! LOL

Christine said...

This is a beautiful card, Cassie! I would have never known you struggled with the sketch...you created this to look like it was effortless! ;-D

I love the color palette you chose, and the butterflies are one of my favorite CB dies, too! I think that you really did succeed at making it soft and sweet!

Beautiful work!

Meda said...

It sure doesn't look like out of your comfort zone. I love the pink and green on the darker background and I love those sweet butterflies.

Heather said...

Beautiful!! Those butterflies are great!!

Heather said...

I adore this card Cassie it is so cute!!!

How in the world do you get 31 comments girl????

You deserve them for this card, but I could never imagine getting 31 comments!!!!

I love love love this project!!!

Heather

Martha said...

Thanks for your comment on my card!
Love your card! The butterflies are beautiful. And the combination of colours is great!
Martha

Rleen said...

Beautiful card! I really love the color combo and the butterflies! You did a fabulous job! TFS!

Hugs,
Arlene

Alison said...

This is a beautiful card Cassie - I love the butterflies & pink with green is one of my favourite combos!
Peace & love
Alison xx

****35 comments!! Go girl :)****

Brocéliane said...

fabulous card, love it :)

Elizabeth *^..^* said...

Very very pretty! I adore the big butterflies. Sketch looks alot like my card here. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1041263?cat=500&ppuser=84875