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Wednesday, May 6, 2009
It's Wednesday Again!! How the weeks seem to fly by!!! Today is Flutter By Wednesday!! This week's challenge is an inspirational one. All of the team's members were sent a photo taken by Danni to use as an inspiration when we were creating our cards or projects. Isn't it just gorgeous! (I think Danni missed her calling! She should be a photographer!!).

We would love for you to play along. Just create a card or project using the above photo as your inspiration and be sure it has a fairy or butterfly on it, then upload your direct link to Mr. Linky here. If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use the keyword FBW so we can see all the creations in one place. The inspiration challenge is optional, as always, so if it is not your thing, just create a card or project with a fairy or butterfly on it.

The guest designer this week is Kerry Donovan-Casey from Three Clover Designs. She is so talented and has a wonderful blog full of inspiration! You can see her creation on her blog or as well as on Danni's blog. Please take a minute to visit her creative blog and leave her some love.

The featured team member this week is Kim! Kim is such a sweet heart with so many innovative and beautiful creations. You can see her card here.

And now for my card....I was ins[pired by the pinkish purple flowers in Danni's photo and knew the minute I saw Danni's photo that SU's Nature Collage would be the perfect image for me. I used this week's Mojo 85 sketch challenge for my layout. The image was stamped on watercolor paper and then watercolored with reinkers and SU markers. The butterfly and flower were cut out, gold embossed in spots, and layered with dimensional for a 3D Look. Although it is hard to see in the photo, the whole image panel was spritzed with pearl glimmermist. It really shimmers in real life!!! I had fun playing with my sewing machine and sewing a decorative border along the edges with gold metallic thread. The paper is from K and Co. Que Sera Lera and Brenda Walton. I think the purple and gold together make it look so royal. Upon completion, I couldn't help but add the cute little gold butterfly to my ribbon.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU Nature's Collage
Paper: K&Co. Que Sera Lera, Brenda Walton, Bitter Chocolate and Orchid Opulence textured CS, Watercolor paper
Accessories: Pink grossgrain ribbon, Butterfly charm, gold metallic thread, sewing machine, Kaisercraft Purple pearl, Prima flowers

I hope you enjoyed my inspirational challenge card, and it has inspired you to join in the fun!! For more inspiration visit my incredibly talented design team sisters: Ann, Ashley, Cassie, Cathy, Danni, Harriet, Heather, Jodi, Kim, Kristie, Michelle, Nancy, Nicola, and Stef. You will be so glad you did!

Please keep my fellow team member's Harriet, in your thoughts as she is scheduled for surgery, Michelle who is still recovering from her recent surgery and Heather who just had a root canal. My thoughts and prayers are with you today that you will all be restored to full health and will each experience a speedy recovery.

Thanks for stopping by today!!! Tomorrow will be back for another exciting inspiration challenge, the Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge! As always thanks so much for your sweet comments and visiting me here! Have a great day!!!


Carin said...

Love your card...I really like that SU set...I use it a lot. The picture is gorgeous... she does have talent!

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! Beautiful card and what a lovely take on the inspriation Chris!! :) TFS!

Janna said...

Oh Chris this is incredible! I am telling you, your work should be framed! It is like minuture works of art! I just adore the color combo you used and hte placement of your butterfly! The different layers work so well with this! And hte flowers and bows are placed perfectly! I so need to watch you stamp sometime and then try to get in your head to figure out how you do it!


Kim said...

wow that is absolutely beautiful. I really love the colors you chose.

Tina said...

Incredible and amazing. So full of detail!

Ashley said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love all the layers and the DP! Just perfect!

jdmommy said...

Chris, this combination of colors and dps are wonderful!! I love all the panels and layers, and your coloring once again is fabulous!!! Beautiful card!

Cassie said...

i agree with janna - your work IS gorgeous and would look beautiful Framed!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Chris your card is so beautiful, love the colors you chose and everything about it!

Stamp and Smile said...

Gorgeous card Chris!!! Love how you doubled up your ribbon to get a wider look... I must try as I have lots of the grossgrain ribbon... TFS!! Very sweet... :)

Riet said...

Wowww Chris,what a beautiful card,l love the papers and colour.

Hugs Riet.x

Jodi said...

Just beautiful!! Love your take on the challenge. I will post my card tomorrow.
Jodi =)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

So beautiful Chris and the image is gorgeous, love the layout and pretty flowers framing the corner of the image, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Connie said...

So beautiful, Chris! Such a great challenge combo! I really love that butterfly charm on the ribbon!

Nicola said...

Ouch, says I lifting my chin off the floor !!!
Chris my dear, I simply do not have sufficient adjectives to describe the stunning beauty of this creation. Suffice to say I am gobsmacked and love it so much.
Nicola -x-

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just beautiful! Love all the gorgeous details. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

So beautiful.

Danni said...

I'm so glad you used this set! A friend gave it to me and I haven't known quite what to do with it! Wonderful job, oh so pretty! Love the little butterfly charm too! Love it all!

Ann Kranitz said...

Chris, this is stunning, amazing, gorgeous and everything in between!!! I just love your work.

Danielle said...

What a fab photo for inspiration and your card interpreted it beautifully! Your butterfly is just gorgeous Chris! Lovely finishing details!
Hugs, Danielle

Gloria Dojlido said...

Gorgeous! Both the photo and your card. Love how you interpeted this beautiful inspirational piece.

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Risa said...

Your card is an image of beauty Chris! I love everything about it..super great job with the challenge!!

Nancy said...

Exquisite creation, Chris!! I love the colors and your use of the Mojo sketch! Awesome job this week!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

***THUD*** OMGosh Chris.....I'm speechless!!! STUNNING!!!

Silli said...

Hell Chris, your card is so beautiful. I love the sketch, your papers and the image are fabby... Have a great day! Big hugs from Silke

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I'm with Janna...your work could be framed. Gorgeous!!

Cheryl Joshua said...

Oh gorgeous,love the papers and the vintage feel to it!!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

fabulous mojo card, thanks for playing with the mojo makers! *~*

Michelle said...

Chris - thank you for your prayers! I think I'm finally over the hurdle - today I actually did laundry!! I have to tell you that your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! You are very talented and each card looks like you spent HOURS on it! Your color choices are absolutely breathtaking! And you always use such wonderful embellishments!! LOVE your card this week and how you were inspired by the photo!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Chris, I was inspired by both the photo and your gorgeous I made one of my own, which you can see here:
Your work is truly an art in it's own right and is that butterfly and those flowers - gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!


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