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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Scraptastic Butterfly

Happy Wednesday!

Whew, it is finally heating up here in Central CA!  We will be in the low 100's all week.  We have been pretty lucky so far this year as we usually reach the higher temps much earlier in the summer season.  Lucky for me, I have lots of fans in my house because when I got in from work last night, the air had been running all day............but the house was hotter than heck.  Yep, the central air seems to be on the fritz and I am waiting for the repairman to show up at anytime.  I am keeping my fingers crossed that it is just the thermostat and it will be an easy fix.  In the meantime, I decided to do a little stamping.
I love the CR84FN color challenges and especially like that they are running two weeks long right now.  I would love it if they stayed that way, as it gives me a bit more time to get the challenge done before the next one comes along.  The current challenge (CR84FN36) is to use the following colors:
At first, I thought these colors were going to be a bit tricky for me to work with as I don't use alot of yellow (especially as a main focus) as a general rule.  I really like this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch 131 so I decided to pair the two up and this is what I came up with.  This card measures 4 3/4" square.  I inked up the adorable Cocoa Bean Butterfly from Memory Box in Scattered Straw Distress ink and stamped it onto a piece of cream cardstock several times and then again onto a scrap which I cut out and layered up with some foam tape.  The Penny Black sentiment (one of my favs) is inked up in Memento Rich Cocoa and stamped over the butterflies.  The kraft base card was embossed with a leafy embossing folder and then edged with a bit of Tea Dye Distress ink.  All of the cardstock used was from my scrap pile. :)


stamping hugs,

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Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

LOVE this!! So vintage and gorgeous

Rosie G said...

This is so pretty! You did good with that color of yellow! lol

Lisa said...

This is lovely Melissa! Liking the polka dots and bit of ric rac. Sure hope you get your air conditioning fixed :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Melissa! that butterfly looks wonderful! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Sue W said...

How beautiful this is Melissa! Love your layout......think I'll save it! Thanks for your visit to my little corner I'm well and hope you are too......I guess it seems a while since your holiday now! I was very green when I saw your pictures!

Andrea M said...

Melissa, this is so BEAUTIFUL! Love the inked distressing - looks so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! I love those butterflies!! Great job with the colors, and the sketch!!

Carol said...

Gorgeous card! Really, really pretty!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Melissa, this is all kinds of lovely. The butterfly is exquisite and I love that sentiment. It is similar to one of my own, which I hope you have been able to pick up on my blog.

Speaking of my blog, thanks so much for leaving me some sugar the other day. As for the software I have been reviewing, it is fabulous. I am planning to launch my contest on Monday, if I can figure out all of the logistics of Inklinks, etc.

Blessings,
Teresa

Selma said...

Your card is beautiful Melissa. I really like the layout. Thanks for sharing your story with me on my blog. I am happy to know she liked my card.

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