Monday, March 12, 2018

Signs of Spring

A few current challenges focus on weather. So… decided that this sentiment would work perfectly. Used the chalkboard technique, embossing with white powder on black paper. Trimmed and mounted the sentiment on gray raindrop patterned paper. Added a bit of color and white gel pen to the raindrops to make them come to life. And of course… some bling! I mounted the layered item onto blue-grey paper, and then attached it at a jaunty angle to a shimmer white card base with black corner mounts. Provided a close up to show the bling and coloring on the raindrops. 
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- When Skies are Grey                       (
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Whatever the Weather  (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                     (

With Spring in mind, decided to make another card to enter into the current Butterfly Challenge that focuses on the Letter N.  (My card has No stamping, is Not square, and includes the color Navy in the butterfly wings.) I printed free colored butterfly digis onto vellum and love how they look so real!  (You can find them here And the wonderful sentiment is also a free digi that you can find here-
Entered into: vellum butterflies
Butterfly Challenge- #96 Letter N                                        (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #325 Anything Goes   (
Bugaboo Stamps- All Creatures Big and Small                  (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #195                (


  1. What a great message and beautiful design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Skies are Gray’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  2. Beautiful card and fabulous sentiment too! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  3. The butterflies do look lovely in the vellum. I like the added photo corners too. A great design and
    I like the monochrome look. Thank you for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Wonderful cards. Beautiful butterflies. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Natures Wonders Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  5. Very nice. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  6. Beautiful sentiment and design on this card! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Gray Skies" Challenge.

  7. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug!
    xxx Margreet

  8. Great sentiment and I love that you just let it be the center of this card. That raindrop background is fantastic. Love that you embellished it with color and shimmer. So glad that you shared this card with us at Double D Challenge. Hope to see you again.
    Barbara DT member

  9. Oh my goodness I LOVE your butterfly card, gorgeous! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's Challenge Dawn Bugaboo DT

  10. Very nice card. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges.
    Hugs, Iwona


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