Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Magazine Monday - on Wednesday!

Yep. I'm late. Between being gone over the weekend, Monday being the 28th Valentine's Day I've spent with my husband, and his last day home before leaving for three weeks... well, creating just wasn't on the agenda. Tuesday are always spent cleaning. I fret like you would not believe knowing my husband is out on the highway for that 8-hour trip to Chicago. I clean like a madwoman the days he's traveling so I don't have time to worry.

So, here it is Wednesday. And I have a springy card that will work for lots of occassions. I am sharing it with a lady who fell on the ice and broke her wrist. Can you imagine being a stamper and having a broken wrist? I'd be going nuts. So I thought this card might brighten her day.

The card I'm featuring this week is from Take Ten Volume 4. It is on page 4, 2nd row, 2nd card. Artist Marianne Harris did a great basic card using Close To My Heart stamps - including a butterfly. Her card is almost identical to mine minus ribbon. I liked the color tones, the layout and the stamped background. But I thought it needed some texture.

Paper - GP White, Lavendar (Anna Griffin), misc swirl
Butterfly - Anna Griffin
Sentiment - SU Three Little Words
Ribbon - stash
Ink - background Almost Amethyst (ret. SU), butterfly - Lavender Lace (ret. SU), sentiment - LePlume Amethyst

The bow is done in 2 pieces. The band of ribbon is attached to the card front, then the bow was tied and adhered in place with a glue dot.


  1. Very pretty and springlike I love tone on tone... and I have the butterfly die with different embossing folders... so I can see one of these i my future ... thanks for the great idea !

  2. Very lovely indeed! Your friend will love it!(and like you;I'd go crazy if I couldn't use a hand for a while!) Thanks for following me. Have a great rest of the weekend.

  3. I love the monochromatic color scheme. Your card is so pretty!!! Hugs,