Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Butterflies and Swiss Dots Anonymous Here I Come...




 

I just love the Mojo sketch this week.  Square cards are so much fun to make I really should make more.  The first thing that popped into my mind was to use a butterfly or several butterflies in the circle.  I apologize in advance as I have been overdoing it on the butterfly front lately!!  I'm blaming it on the torrential downpours we've had over the past three weeks (though today is gloriously sunny - finally!) for my desire to use butterflies as they remind me of sping.  I promise to sign up for a Butterflies Anonymous meeting along with a Swiss Dots Anonymous meeting LOL!  

When I think of butterflies I think of soft colours or bright colours.  In this case, I went to one of my "go to" colour combinations: Rose Romance, So Saffron and Certainly Celery.  Out flew (no pun intended LOL) my Verve Fluttering By set (may have to get a second one as a back up because I'm going to wear this one out!) as well as my Swiss Dots embossing folder (backup folder needed here too LOL!).  I used my scalloped circle and circle nesties and added the butterfly.  The butterfly is actually stamped in Apricot Appeal as the Saffron wasn't quite the right colour.  Some Swiss Dots to pick up the polka dot theme of the butterfly, some bling for the butterfly trail and bows on the sentiment called it a card.

Thanks for keeping me company today :D  Up next, Mercy's sketch..




What's In It?
Stamps:  Fluttering By (Verve), Savvy (Sentiment)
Paper:  So Saffron, Rose Romance, Certainly Celery
Ink:  Apricot Appeal, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Circle and Scalloped Circle Nesties, Bling, 1/8" Pink Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals 

12 comments:

Olgy said...

The rhinestones behind the butterfly and the bows around the sentiment - so cute!

Silke Ledlow said...

Marisa - this card is just sooo cute and beautiful!!! I think this is VV Set is just perfect for this Sketch!!! Well done!!! Hugs ~S~

Viv said...

With results like this, you can use as many butterflies as you like Marisa!!
It's gorgeous!
Viv xxx

Maureen said...

this is just lovely, Marisa!! Love the soft colours and bits of bling...my swiss dots is wearing out too!! LOL The fold has a crack in it!! Eek! Love the little bows...the perfect accent :)

Dawn B. said...

Your title cracked me up.. LOL. This is terrific Marisa.. I love the colors. I haves such a hard time with any color but earth tones.. Butterflies are my favorite.. I am trying so hard to catch up.. I got your awesome card. Thank you so much. .It meant so much to me. I also got your blog award and as soon as I have time I will post it.. You are sweet and I appreciate you always visiting my blog..Huge hugs.

Danni said...

So beautiful! Love it!

Kristina said...

So pretty! That is always a great color combination. It definitely makes me think of spring.

And you just go ahead and use all the swiss dots you want. I love 'em!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh I love the freshness of this right now. I have the dreary weather also, so no worries. Very cute and springy feeling though!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Okay, I'm off to print out this sketch ASAP...love it! Totally LOVIN' the bling as the butterfly trail, too! Awesome card!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

If you have to join butterflies and swiss dots anonymous then I will be right beside you!!! :) This is so beautiful!!! Love your little ribbon bows and all the bling!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just beautiful! Love the cheery colors - I'm so wishing I was visiting somewhere warm right now! :)

Susan (rainy) said...

Darling card, Marisa. I love how you put the rhinestones for the butterfly trail.