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Monday, March 5, 2012

Fly away Butterfly


I am back to reality today-well, actually I'm off today but back at home after sending off all my friends last night.  We had a great time this weekend, a little drama with the tornado warnings, but other than that, a LOT of laughs.

One GREAT thing I find about this annual get togethers with friends is how I feel rejuvenated mojo wise.  I got a few cards created while I was there, and I love being able to go ask my friends for suggestions...even if they don't like the new techniques I try :-)

I borrowed this set I think from Sheryl and pulled up the new Sketch for You to Try-my goal is to do them ALL this year so what better way then doing them as soon as they are posted.  I didn't have my Copics so I borrowed Chera's watercolor crayons and used those.  Chera also suggested that I use a coffee filter for my butterfly as I wasn't happy with the first 3 I tried (different colors).  See, how would this card have turned out if I had not had friends there???  Buttons were borrowed from Heather and Lisa gave me input on the design.  I borrowed the ribbon from Mary Jo and the designer paper...well that was my new purchase from Archiver's.



The colors came from the current CR84FN challenge to use yellow, grey and kraft.



Hope you enjoy your Monday!
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Card details:
Stamps: Summer Solistice from Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific White, Basic Grey, Crumb Cake, Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze patterned paper
Inks: Ranger Archival, blender pen
Embellishments: Basic Grey ribbon, buttons, twine, coffee filter, watercolor crayons

15 comments:

Greetings By Chera said...

See, it wouldn't have been the same without us! Great weekend! Thanks again!!!

Chera

*Vicki* said...

WOW! So gorgeous Kim!! Love the colors and design!! ;)

Kristen said...

Gorgeous card kim, and I love the colors!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab use of the sketch with the CR84FN colors! Had a great girls weekend, thanks! PS - wish we could do that every month!

R.Maria Sabina ( Lollyrot) said...

beautiful spring card Kim!

TenSGal said...

I love this wonderful card! Fabulous! I bet you had a wonderful time!

stampingwithsheryl said...

I love this card--the butterfly is sooooo pretty.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Kim! Love the butterfly flapping its wings! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Deborah Frings said...

I like the layout and fab butterfly! Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

So glad you girls had a wonderful time! Beautiful card Kim! Love how everything came together, great sketch too.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

it's great spending time with friends! glad you had a good time.

absolutely LOVE the card! the color combo is great and your design is spectacular!

hugs :)

Clear and Simple Stamps said...

Super fun that you got to craft with friends :) This is beautiful - love the color combo, LOVE!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a lovely card Kim. The butterfly is so pretty and I really like the ribbon with the buttons. Great use of the colors.

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous coloring on your flowers. Beautiful card. Great inspiration from your friends!

Sue Lelli said...

Kim, your coloring is so FAB and I LOVE the flower panel! Really LOVE your 3-D butterfly, too! This is such a pretty card!

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