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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Blast from the Past - September 2011


Welcome to the Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog hop for the month of September. I'm fairly new to Taylored Expressions, but boy have I fallen in love! This month's theme is birth and birthday both to celebrate Taylored Expressions 3rd birthday and the beautiful new addition to the Taylored Expressions family, Madelyn Grace. Happy Belated Birthday Madelyn!

I chose to make a birthday card that also included butterflies. To me, butterflies have always been a symbol of new life , so in that way I was able to combine the birth and the birthday themes.  I used my Memento markers to "thump" the ink on the stamp.  I like the thumping because it gives a bit of a watercolor look without making the paper all wet :-)  I used the same technique, with a little more blending to stamp the butterflies.  I cut out the butterflies adhered them and added some twinkles.  After adding the sentiment, I added a little rhinestone sparkle with some additional twinkles and that was all she wrote on this card.  :-)  As an aside... make sure that you are holding on to the container really well when you are moving from one twinkle color to another... if you don't... well... you might be on the floor with a magnifying glass and your embellie gellie trying to pick them all up ;-)  A CAS card, but this would be a good fit for someone who enjoys the beauty of nature or who wants to "Discover their Wings".  Please continue on to visit all the amazing blogs and see those gorgeous projects that are waiting for you!! Sarabeth is next on the list!





Thanks for stopping by!



Recipe:
Stamps: Discover Your Wings
Paper: Pure Luxury White, Fresh Asparagus
Ink: memento markers
Accessories: Twinkles

19 comments:

Cassie said...

Wowza, this is stunning, Alison :D

Michelle Single said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!! WOW!!!!

Kary said...

Wow, Alison, this card is Beautiful!! Love the colours and the butterflies are SO pretty!! Great card!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful! Love this wonderful garden scene and the fluttering butterflies are gorgeous!

Lisa Petrella said...

Such a beautiful card!!! LOVE the watercolor effect and the way the butterflies look like they're fluttering about in the garden!!!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous card Alison! I love this set, especially how you used different color inks for the flowers.

Jenny said...

Very soft and pretty - butterflies are beautiful!

margie c said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! I love the colors and butterflies! Amazing job :)

Sarabeth said...

beautiful butterflies-great job with this card :)

Melody said...

What a pretty scene!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous Spring card!!

Joan Ervin said...

You have created a beautiful summer garden....simply gorgeous!!!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very pretty! I like your original take on this challenge and how your color blend together, just lovely!

Natalie said...

Gorgeous card, love the coloring! Pretty!

Regina Mangum said...

This is just gorgeous! I love how you colored that image, which is one of my favorites! XOXO

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is such a beautiful card--I just love the butterflies!

Chris L.

Jan Garber said...

Great the way the butterflies pop off the card!

Patty Chalas said...

absolutely gourgeous!!!

TFS

Jennifer Shults said...

Oh my word this is fabulous! I love the stamps you used and that layout is amazing! Gorgeous!