Monday, July 20, 2009

Good Morning.....

Hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing, and soul satisfying weekend. I was able to spend some time creating so it was good for me. This is a card I've had rambling around in my mind for sometime now. I colored the image actually a few weeks ago, but was not sure what I wanted to do with it. It's such a beautiful design I wanted to do it justice and it just wasn't coming together - so I set it aside, got distracted with some other designs, but always had it in the back of my mind stewing and eventually the design started forming and I hope I did do it justice. This is a digital image from KLM Designs called "Buttercup with Butterfly", and it's just so beautifully simple to me - how often do you see this very image (or one close to it) in your garden and would love to capture it. I have a couple photos from my garden with Shasta Daisy and my Butterfly bush - but not with the butterfly hanging like this. Anyway, enough babble, Katy has a lot of other beautiful designs also - so stop by and take a look. I'm working on Ballerina Emily right now (she's adorable) and hope to get it posted in another day or so. This also qualifies for a couple of the Designing D.I.V.A.S blog group challenges as well - the purple and yellow color combination and the gatefold card.



Then, there's the inside and did I ever learn a few things about lining a gatefold card - I will go about it entirely different the next time. I actually think I should have done a little more with this part of the card, but - it's done now, so I'll think about that also for the next one - LOL!



I used...

CS: Yellow from Bazzill, and Vintage Cream from PaperTrey

Ink: None, just resize your image and print it out - Love it! And, you can use them again and again. I did use Prismacolor Pencils and OMS to blend. I also used the Clear Star Gelly Roll pen from Sakura for accent and a slight bit of shimmer along with a gold metallic marker by American Crafts to line the edges with gold.

Accesories: CB and "Textile" embossing folder, MS filigree butterfly punch, pearls from Ellen Hutson, LLC, a self-adhesive magnetic closure from Basic Grey, a computer generated quote with Chopin Script font

I think that's it - have a wonderful and creative day. Take care,

10 comments:

Angie Williams said...

Oh, this is just so beautiful!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Gorgeous and elegant, Dru! Looks like the design in your head translated well--mine often don't!

Becky said...

This is just stunning!! love the image and the embossed folder you used.

Sara said...

Oh mom, it's beautiful! I love the yellow-very creamy and yummy! And I love the inside!

Scrapping Julie said...

absolutley beautiful. the embossing adds so much

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Awesome........love your style....especially flowers and butterflies.

Kryssi said...

this is awesome dru! love the embossing

Katy said...

Great job Dru! This card is beautiful!

Cindy said...

Very beautiful. The image is so elegant and I like how you paired with the embossed background.

Jennifer Scull said...

this turned out just gorgeous! love the embossed bg!!! and that sentiment on the inside is so touching! :)