Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Never Give Up Hope

On the first Wednesday of every month, The Alley Way Stamps has a free digital stamp.  I am particularly in love with this month's - Never Give Up Hope...

Believe

Isn't that a wonderful butterfly?  It's fun, but meaningful.  The sentiment that I used came from the TAWS Christmas Magic set.

I used the colors from colourq which were also meant for October's Breast Cancer Awareness month.  (FYI - I tried easily 50 photos in different lights because in real life, the two darker ribbons are exactly the same color - but I simply don't have the photography skills to deal with the different colors reflecting from the different fabrics - sorry!)


I also wanted something a little frilly - that's not normally my style so I relied on a sketch from cardabilities.

  • Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps digital freebie, sentiment from Christmas Magic
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette
  • Ink:  Stampin' Up Basic Gray, Copics
  • Accessories: Martha Stewart Fine Crystal Glitter (on butterfly wings), misc black baker's twine, ribbon from Stampin' Up and other miscellaneous sources, Queen & Co Twinkle Goosebumps



21 comments:

Kasia said...

Fantastic card Kim! Lovely interpretation of sketch, lovely colours and beautiful message of your card! Thank you for joining us at Cardabilities!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a beautiful card! Love the images ... And the colours! The fluttering ribbons team so well with the flutterbys! Hugs xxx

Aileen said...

Fab butterfly and lovely row of ribbon tags. x

LeAnne said...

Simply adorable...great take on the sketch and fabulous use of the CQC colors! Thanks for playing with us!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Kim!! Love all the little ribbons, the embossing and of course that cute butterfly! Thanks for playing along with us @ Cardabilities!

Nancy Seed said...

Beautiful card and so true, never give up! Job well done. Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities this time round.

Marlena M. said...

These ribbon strips are so cool Kim~

Marybeth said...

Kim , I had to laugh when I read how many pictures you said you had to take. I did twice as many as you today . Ugggg so I can relate! Love your beautiful ribbon card and such a pretty glitter butterfly . Thanks for your sweet coments too!

Kristi S said...

So pretty! I love how you used the ribbon to make the pennant!

Tracey McNeely said...

Just gorgeous Kim, I love your colouring on the butterfly and all the yummy ribbon. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

Darnell J Knauss said...

That's really cool, Kim!

Virginia L. said...

Love your color play with this digital image! What a perfect card for this time of the year! Thanks for sharing, Kim!

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, Kim, love the window, the butterfly, but my favorite is the ribbon banner! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ.

Karen said...

Super cute card! Don't you just hate it when you can't get your picture to reflect what you see IRL? Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities!

Patrice said...

Great take on the sketch - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week and enter my giveaway!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/10/52-card-pickup-week-40-and-giveaway.html

Jen said...

You do frilly well! This is such a great card with an uplifting message. I love all the sparkly bits too!

Yapha said...

Great card, I love your ribbon banner! Great use of the colors. Thanks for playing with us at ColourQ!

Valerie said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! I love your take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along at cardabilities!

SKdigis said...

Wonderful care... it is stunning!
Thank for joining us at Cardabilities.
HUGS,
Sonia-SKdigis :)

Angela said...

I love Alley Way stamps too! I didnt know they did digis as well TFS! You card is gorgeous and I love the fold over ribbon, it looks really effective! Thank you for joining in and sharing with Cardabilities this challange xx

Karan said...

love the ribbon! Thanks for playing along with the cardabilities!