In case you hadn't noticed, I love butterflies. I love watching them flutter around the butterfly bush or flitting around in the woods behind the house. I really ought to take the camera out and try to "capture" some of them. Right now I'm going to share a Creative Elements butterfly.
I used the Dynamic Duos colors for this card.
I love Wisteria Wonder and Concord Crush together!
The layout is from the Sketch Challenge at SCS last Wednesday. Here's the sketch...
Isn't this a fantastic CAS sketch? And for those of you who are looking for a sketch to follow, you can usually print these sketches off so you can measure exactly for your card. That was very helpful to me when I started doing sketches. It always amazes me how people can come up with these!
I used the flourish from the Creative Elements set and stamped it twice in Wisteria, using the Stamp-a-majig for placement of the second one. Then I stamped the butterfly in Concord Crush and cut it out. It's adhered in the middle so his wings come up a bit. There's a rhinestone on the body but I couldn't get a good sparkle for the picture. Then I colored the dots in the flourish with a marker to spice it up a bit.
The sentiment took longer than the rest. That's mainly because I couldn't make up my mind what to use. After stamping I trimmed it and fed it into the sides of the Decorative Label punch.
Now for the future moth. If you're a bit squeamish about bugs, you might want to stop right here. But if you enjoy the curiosities of nature, read on.
This is what Pop and Luke brought home from the park last Friday.
We looked it up on the computer and it's a Hickory Horned Devil.
He was about 5" long and rather scary looking. Even Pop wouldn't handle him.
When he arrived he was a bright green and in the course of the afternoon, he turned this turquoise color. We learned that meant he was mature and ready to burrow into the ground. Pop let him go in the woods behind the house. Hopefully he burrowed down and will emerge as a Royal Moth. Wouldn't it be something to see him/her when he comes out? I added a link above in case you're not totally grossed out and would like to read more.
God certainly created some amazing creatures!
I'm really glad you stopped by. I hope you are too!