I am generally a very strict sketch follower. Probably a complete lack of creativity! But I was feeling inspired today and I changed one rectangle to a butterfly and the other to branches. Yes - I know - not a really big stretch but I'm thrilled with the results.
I finally tried the Press 'n Seal technique on this card and I am IN LOVE. I have complained for ages about how hard it is to get everything laid out so that I like it and then figure out how to adhere it in exactly the same way. The technique is demonstrated by Laurie Willison (Soapbox Creations) in a couple of videos - here and I particularly like this one when she was a guest on Jennifer McGuire's blog.
I'm going to use this as a graduation card. I do so many graduation cards that are black and white, maybe some silver, or traditional school colors - but I like the meaning of the butterfly.
This is a great sketch that can go in so many different directions. I look forward to seeing what everybody does with it!
I used a scrap of brick paper for my background. The gray cardstock that I found to match is the old Stampin' Up Going Gray.
You should be thrilled! It is beautiful!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! I love this idea for a graduation card. From the brick background to the butterfly, everything on your card works perfectly together. This is amazing! Love it! BevReplyDelete
What an absolutely fabulous take on this sketch, Kim!!! Love the color combo and that beautiful butterfly!!! Perfect for a graduation card!ReplyDelete
Love the brick background for your butterfly and greenery! Pretty card! Perfect for a graduation!ReplyDelete
I love your take on the sketch Kim and the pretty butterfly too!!ReplyDelete
Love the bricks and the foliage behind your butterfly. Great sentiment too :)ReplyDelete
Perfectly beautiful use of the sketch! I love your interpretation. That butterfly is wonderful!ReplyDelete
This is AMAZING Kim! I love how you varied from the sketch! You rebel you! Love those vines and that butterfly are gorgeous and I love that background! So very pretty!ReplyDelete
A great creative take on the sketch, Kim! I don't think this press n seal is available in Australia??? I checked out Laurie's video ... and now MUST HAVE SOME! Will have to go searching! Hugs xxReplyDelete
What a rebel you are substituting rectangles for leafy vines and butterflies. The effect, of course, is gorgeous. I especially love the brick wall background.ReplyDelete
Fabulous take on the sketch and so clever and creative! Love those vines and the butterfly is gorgeous.ReplyDelete
So beautiful! I love the brick background and the bold focal point on top! Stellar card!ReplyDelete
Oh I love this! Those leaves are a fabulous touch and the perfect addition to your butterfly!ReplyDelete