Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Cut Above (Day 2) and Tuesday Trigger: Watercolor Butterflies


Day 2 of A Cut Above was all about using die cut windows in card design.  Decided to combine my "homework" assignment with this week's Tuesday Trigger: Watercolor Butterflies:


Isn't this dress fabulous???!!!  I was really inspired by the colors and the watercolor effect of the butterflies.  And crazy as it may sound I was also inspired by the armhole cutouts :)  I tried to echo their shape in the offset die cut circular window:



Materials Used:  Hero Arts (HA) CG172 Garden Bouquet, HA CL383 Antique Engravings (butterflies), HA CL498 Celebrate Everyday (sentiment), Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder, Nestabilities, Stampin' Up cs, Ranger distress inks (worn lipstick, spiced marmalade, dusty concord, barn door, antique linen (to soften edges), Michael's pearls, W R Memory Keepers corner rounder

Still waiting patiently (kind of....) for my distress markers *sigh*  Thanks for all your sweet comments!  I've had so many starts and stops with my blog - all the encouragement (as well as these fun challenges I'm finding!) inspire me to keep it going :)

And since this card features a window I'm also entering it in this challenge:

23 comments:

Valonda L. said...

Very pretty! I love how the trigger inspired your offset window...what a great idea. Love all of the pretty Distress colors too. :)

CinnamonSally said...

Pretty card Robin and I love the way you have added the window to the side!!

Cindy C. said...

Oh my such a lovely card Robin. Love that window too!

Linda said...

what a really pretty card!!Well done!!

Judy1223 said...

Robin, this is beautiful! You should think about entering it in the current contest at A Blog Named Hero, where the challenge is to make a card with a window. This is perfect!

Lin said...

You nailed this one, Robin! All the circles are wonderful! You should enter this in the windows challenge at A Blog Named Hero!

Nancy said...

OMG! You nailed this one for sure! Gorgeous, gorgeous card!

Natalie said...

Very pretty card!!What fun embossed circles, a great design, I love the layout.

Barb said...

You had better keep going - I'd miss coming here if you stopped blogging! :) Love this gorgeous card, Robin! Beautiful use of those pretty colors!

joy said...

Now that you have started again, please DON'T STOP, Robin! This card is a knock-out! And, yes, it is perfect for the challenge at A Blog Named Hero.

Rosemary said...

another absolultely fabulous card, robin!!! and yes... please, please, please keep blogging! your creative talent needs to be seen!!

sheila said...

Robin, this a fabulous take on the Tuesday trigger.....so creative! I love every element of this card! And for heavon's sake KEEP BLOGGING!!!!!!!!!!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness, Robin! This is absolutely stunning!

Jennifer said...

Robin, this is just beautiful! Love the colors! and the embossing folder?? Putting it on my "must have" list!!!

maria f. said...

This is absolutely lovely. What a lucky Mom.

bjmartin said...

Absolutely beautiful - love it!

A Blog Named Hero said...

that dress IS fabulous, but your card is better :) I loev that window, it's just beautiful!

Thank you so much for entering our Window Card Challenge!

Good Luck!

Linda

A Blog Named Hero

Libby Hickson said...

Oh my word Robin, this is a stunner!!! Love all of the details! Thanks for playing along at A Blog Named Hero!

Mary Dawn said...

i love the bold color and the great texture on this, Robin! thanks so much for playing along with our Challenge #2 at A Blog Named Hero

Suzanne Russell said...

Very lovely take on both challenges! Your background embossing is wonderful, too!

Brenda said...

Well, for one, I am so glad that you are continuing to blog as your work needs to be showcased it's so beautiful! This card is totally awesome! Love that embossing folder! I only got my distress markers tonight, I placed my order on the 5th of Feb!!!! I hope yours come very soon Robin!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Beautiful card! I love how you inked your stamped image. Just gorgeous. TFS and have a wonderful weekend.

Cath said...

Hey Robin! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)