Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Twinkling Tuesday Roses

Happy Tuesday Evening!! There is another wonderful sketch this week for Madelynn's Twinkling Tuesday. This week we welcome another Temporary Twinkie to the group: Brittany! Brittany's mom Cathy is one of our loyal participants; and a sweet and talented stamper as well.

Look at this wonderful sketch Brittany provided for us:
Isn't it great?!?! Another one that I think I can turn to again and again! I wanted to combine this week's challenge with the Color Challenge on SCS today. But I couldn't make myself stay up late enough to find out what it was so I didn't even start my card until today.

The color challenge was Pretty in Pink, Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze. I have just little scraps of Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze left. But this is what I came up with. The main image is actually something from my stash: it's a "rub-on" from DecoArt that I picked up on clearance years ago at Hobby Lobby. I colored it with my ink pads and my blender pens. I also added some Opal Shimmerz to the roses. I wanted a butterfly on my card and thought my butterfly punch was a little large for the scale of these flowers. So I improvised and used the hydrangea (?) punch from MS to create some on a much smaller scale. What do you think-do they LooK like butterflies?

Here's a detail shot so you can see the Shimmerz. I have several colors of Shimmer It from Pink Papery Studios and wanted to compare and contrast them. Opal came highly recommended by both Jami and Jeanette (of 2 Red Bananas) - and I'm really happy that I listened to them as I think it's a beautiful color.
Last week I was invited to a new group on PCP - the Paper Arts Mingles & Challenges group. It looked pretty interesting so I joined. They have challenges to share and this week's was to "Go Green". Lots of suggestions were given on how to do that. My scalloped mat actually had 2 scallops that didn't cut right. Instead of chunking it, I opted to "make it work" which I thought was a very "green" attitude - and since you all know my thoughts on scraps and such, I bet you agree. And if I hadn't told you, you would've never been the wiser!! Isn't that the great thing about embellishments?
Be sure to visit the rest of the Twinklettes and see what they created with this week's sketch. Their links are over in my sidebar or click HERE to go to the Twinkling Tuesday blog!!
And keep scrolling if this is your first visit today to see my Cuttlebug Spoiler post below!!
Have a beautiful night girls and I will see you here for another jam-packed Wednesday!!


Danni said...

Another gorgeous card! love it! you are always so clever at creating flutter bys!!

Sandra MacLean said...

What a great card and VERY green of you Cassie! I 'hide' my joins when I use my decorative scissors in a circle too! No one would have a clue if I didn't mention it. I just wish I could draw or cut ovals and I would use that shape more often. :D Love your style Cassie!

Maria Matter said...

Wowzer, this is gorgeous Cassie!
Kudos for being green!
Blessings, Maria

Jacquie said...

WOW!! Cassie!! What a BEAUTIFUL card!!! SERIOUSLY!! I just LOVE it!!! The shimmerz look great and it is such a delicate card!!! Those butterflies are cool too!! Hope you are well and glad you are getting some sleep!!!! Happy to hear the little man is doing better!!! Take care girl!!!


Nancy said...

Love the roses! They are so soft and beautiful...great coloring!

Riet said...

what a gorgeous card Cassie,l love the colours.

hugs Riet.x

Jaspere said...

This is absolutely and amazingly beautiful. Wow!

Heather said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! The shimmerz looks great. Fabulous card!

Heather said...


Your talent just gets more and more amazing every day girl!!!!

I love this card it is so so so so pretty!!!!

The colors you choose are gorgeous and I love the card it is amazing!!! Stunning!!!! Fabulous!!!

Love it!!!

Great Job Cassie!!!


Heather said...

Love it!!

Janna said...

Cassie this is beautiful!! I never use rub ons but I think Ineed to now! It is beautiful! The coloring is gorgeous and the flowers and the butteflies are perfect. You did such a great job with sketch! Completely love it!


Anonymous said...

So gorgeous Cassie!! Really love that lacing!! What a stunner girl!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Great take on the challenge! I love the roses I can't beleive they are a rubon. I do think the hydrangeas look like butterflies.