Sunday, March 17, 2019

Signs of Spring

My final card for the Double D's Challenge "Let's Make Some Music" challenge lets me use another scrap of vintage sheet music salvaged from my hubby's family home. His grandmother had been a choir director at her church and we discovered boxes of old choir books and sheet music when cleaning out the basement before his mom moved into assisted living. This page seemed a perfect backdrop for the beautiful peony image from an Embossing Arts wood mount stamp. I colored the flower and leaves with Tombow markers. The colors seemed too bold, so I decided to mute them with a white colored pencil. It worked beautifully. A scrap of paper doily and strip of ribbon provides a lovely edging. Will be sending this card to my MIL for Easter. I know that she will love seeing that I'm putting the sheet music to good use.
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- Let's Make Some Music                          (
Outlawz Challenges- Songs and Rhymes- Seasons                     (
The Paper Shelter- #374 Digital Image                                         (
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                               (
Pixie's Snippets-Week #348                                                            (      

I love making Spring and Easter cards.  For this one, I printed the vintage image onto vellum and colored it from the underside. An oval of cream mounted behind the vellum creates a focal point. I like adding a butterfly to Easter cards to show new life so decided to add a butterfly to this card which allowed me to  enter it into the current Butterfly Challenge that features the letter C.  My card includes the color Cerise [which is a bright shade of red]  and champagne [the cream color oval behind the vellum and, of course, my card includes the required butterfly. The front image freebie from TLC Creations. You can find it HERE.
The inside sentiment was also a freebie from TLC Creations, but it doesn't appear to be available anymore. I'm entering this into a few other challenges, including wecraftcards Forum challenge "A Wing [butterfly] and a Prayer" [inside sentiment] and Mod Squad Challenge that requires layering of the image [I printed off, colored and fussy cut several of the clumps of violets and leaves that I layered upon the vellum image to add more color and depth.] 
Entered into: 
Butterfly Challenge- #119 Letter C for Centre Step                   (
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- A Wing and a Prayer      (
Mod Squad Challenge- Layered Looks                                        (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #378-#379 Anything Goes            (

I love origami but find that the patterns are often complicated. This one isn't and I LOVE the results. (You can find the pattern HERE.I was thinking of how much my mom would love this card as I was making it. The patterned paper would have made her smile and she would have loved that I used the dusky blue vintage lace from her treasure stash. I added a computer generated sentiment that reminds me of my mom's personality. She was beautiful, kind and had a welcoming gift of hospitality that made others feel special. She's been gone for many years and I miss her so very much.  
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Feminine/Girly                 (
The Sisterhood of Crafters- One for the Ladies/Girls          (
Do-Al[l] Creative- Fancy Fold                                                   (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March         (


  1. Lovely selection of cards. I like the idea of your printing onto vellum paper for the butterfly card and then placing the oval circle behind for added definition. It has worked well here. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. WOW! These are amazing! LOVE that musical card you created for Double D ... stunning and WOW the dress card is AMAZING ... looks like a real mini dress! lol GREAT JOB on both challenges Kathy! Can't wait to see what you create for our next challenges.

  3. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Beautiful card Kathy. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT

  5. Beautiful use of that music sheet Kathy, they are all as fabulous as each other and such a clever little origami dress. Thank you for sharing.
    Creative wishes Tracey x

  6. Thank you for joining us over at the Paper Shelter Challenge this week with your stunning card.

    Love n hugs

  7. Wonderful cards Kathy and I love that you're using the music sheets so beautifully. Your MIL will love your snippets card - I certainly do! And, yoning down colours with a white pencil is genius!


    Di xx

  8. All beautiful cards.. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  9. Fantastic work

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelSt├╝ble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Die Traumfabrik


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