Monday, September 6, 2010

Pastel Wings of Love

This card is my third created for the One Stop Craft Challenge this week. I'm hosting the challenge and found 2 beautiful photos that remind me of my mom. September 15 marks the one year anniversary of her journey to heaven. As an only daughter, I was blessed to have a very close and special relationship with my mom. She was a lover of all things nature, but Monarach butterflies had a special place in her life. It was an honor to host a challenge at this time in her memory. Today I'm featuring my pastel 'fancy' butterfly card.
Sketch Inspiration ~ Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #69 I rotated the sketch.

Photo Inspiration ~ One Stop Crafts Challenge #96
I used colors from both photos and used a butterfly as the main image.

Color Inspiration
Cuttlebug Challenge #99 ~ Pink
Creative Inspirations Challenge #76 ~ Pastel Green, Pink and Cream
 Simon Says Stamp and Show #4 ~ Show Us Your Layers
Stampin’ for the Weekend #46 ~ Shabby or Vintage
I used a pastel vintage color theme.
Simon Says Challenge ~ Pearls and Lace
I searched everywhere for a scrap of lace and came up empty, not even a DP with the pattern. Instead I used a punch to create a lacey border.
365 Cards Day 167 ~ Blog Inspired (use your own blog for theme for inspiration - I used the colors and butterfly)
Rainbow Lady’s Challenge #117 ~ Dreaming
Pals Paper Arts #58 ~ Pretty in Pearls
365 Cards Day 158 ~ Card Recipe #4
5x5 Card, 2 3x3 patterned papers, 2 Buttons, Sentiment, 1 image
Allsorts Week #68 ~ New Beginnings
Pile it On #35 ~ Pile On the Layers

My Creation
 My mom was not at all a girly-girl. She didn't get into frou-frou and simply emitted a natural beauty. I used that inner beauty as addtional inspiration.
Image Detail
Ins and Outs ~ Pastel Wings of Love
Stamps: Elements of Style (Stampin Up)
Paper: SU Very Vanilla, Kraft, DCWV Mariposa, Stamping Bella DP

Ink: SU Basic Grey, SU Watercolor Wonder Crayons (Regal Rose, Rose Red, Old Olive, Certainly Celery)

Accessories: SU Beautiful Butterflies Die, SU Embossing Folder, Circle and Scalloped Circle Nesties, Martha Stewart Daisy Fan Punch, Pearl, Misc Buttons, SU Rub on, Pop Up Dots, Pearl Wedding Floral Picks


  1. Hello Cat - great to see you made it for this weeks challemge! What a beautiful tribute to your Mum - this is truly a 'work of the heart' and something to treasure! You are blessed to have had such a lovely relationship with your Mum! I am loving this!! What a great take on the Sketch! Love this! We are glad you joined us this week for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  2. Hiya Cat
    A gorgeous tribute to your Mom - gorgoeus card - gorgeous image and gorgeous colours.
    Thanks for joining in my 'New Beginnings' challenge at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

    p.s thank you so much for the lovely comments left recently on my blog xx

  3. So pretty! Thanks so much for playing in the Cuttlebug Challenge this week!

  4. Cat you have used such a beautiful mixture of elements here. I am loving the butterfly with the fan punched border. So cool! Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. Great card.

    Holly R. Moore
    MMDT - GD

  5. This is beautiful Cat, the colours work well with your vintage elegance, great work on seeking a lace alternative, it looks wonderful!! What a wonderful way to commemorate your mom too, it is almost that time of year, when the monarchs make their way across the land. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week!!

  6. fabulous card Cat :-) a beautiful tribute to your mom xx I will keep you in my thoughts hunny xx

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  7. This is a beauty!!! Thanks for playing in our Cuttlebug challenge!

  8. I am sure your Mum would have loved this Cat as I do. Wonderful work of art. Thanks for dreaming with me this week Love Cynthia x

  9. I love the floral detail on your flower! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week- Thank you!


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