Friday, June 8, 2012

CASE Study #94

Happy Friday!

I have always admired the fun challenges over on the CASE Study blog but have never participated . . . . .until now!

I happened to be checking out some blogs yesterday and stopped in to see my friend Joy. She is the new Muse, for the month of June, over at CASE study! I've always loved her gorgeous cards, so I thought now would be a good time to enter the challenge.

Here is Joy's beautiful card.




And here is my take.



The butterfly was cut from two different Memory Box die-cuts, then layered together. The polka dots are actually faux washi tape from Target, which I added to the large banner, and the sentiment is from the Hero Arts, Good Friends clear set. The best part about this card, in my opinion, is the felt rose, because that die-cut was actually given to me by Joy herself! Thank you, Joy!

I feel so blessed to have been able to do as much creating (and gardening) as I have this week! It's been sunny and warm every single day! (7 in a row so far) Lucky me!! Still have today and tomorrow, then it's back to work on Sunday.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and thank you for all the lovely comments this week! I really appreciate it! :)

38 comments:

Annette said...

aww I love your card...love how you were inspired by Joy's card.. love the polka dots and that butterfly looks amazing...Lovely card..

Pam W Merwin said...

Your card is beautiful Barb! Love the lavender and the added touch of the rose :)

MarcyK924 said...

SO gorgeous Barb! I love the pretty lavender color and that fab b'fly! I love when you take pics outside! XOXO

Elizabeth Allan said...

A "Wowzer" card Barb!! You sound like you have had the perfect week of relaxation, card making and gardening! Happy Friday!

Vicky said...

Such a beautiful card Barb! The flower in the middle of the butterfly is such a cool idea! Perfect!

Jackie said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love that butterfly and I just bought that very same faux Washi tape at Target yesterday, I can't wait to use it!

Lin said...

What a special card! Wishing you luck on your first CASE Study challenge!!

Isha said...

Great card Barb!!! Love it and its just perfect for the CASE challenge.

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Barb! Love the color and the butterfly dies are great!

Nancy said...

You did a fabulous job with Joy's inspiration...how special that you used the pretty rose from Joy on this gorgeous card! Such loveliness...have a wonderful weekend!

ThePurplePlace said...

WOW!! They are BOTH fantastic...I saw the lavender card in Group and came by to see the other too! LOVING them both....especially tye purple...of course!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Sue McRae said...

The rose is such a pretty addition to this lovely purple card Barb!

joy said...

LOVE this card, Barb! Just perfect in every way!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Yummy butterfly card, Barb, and I love the color!! Looking forward to having dinner next week...

Kara Lynne said...

The first thing that caught my eye was that beautiful felt rose so beautifully centered on the butterfly. Great idea with the faux washi tape! I really like its deeper color next to the lighter purples.

Lynn said...

Enjoy your last couple of days off! You entered CASE Study with a bang. This card is an absolute beauty!!

Laura Jane said...

Your card is a winner..I really need to get to TARGET!

Joy said...

Gorgeous my sweet sweet friend, I adore that you have cased my card, love you! and what a beauty it is, great to see the die in action...and all that purple, stunning...hugs!

Karen B. said...

We have been blessed with seeing your creations, so glad that you are enjoying your time off. The purple in your card, as well as the butterfly, are absolutely stunning!

Maureen Morton said...

So lovely, Barb! Love those Memory Box dies, but I don't have these. You used Joy's inspiration so beautifully (& yours will be easier to mail!). So delicate and pretty! You are doing wonders with your time off - thanks for sharing it all with us.

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful interpretation, Barb!! Love the monochromatic theme and all the layering!

Clare said...

Absolutely beautiful! That butterfly is just stunning and I love the colors of the card! Too fun that that beautiful rose is from Joy!! ;)

Rachel W K said...

ive never joined the case challenge either but i love seeing what everybody can create. your butterflies are always so beautiful and perfect, how do you do it!?
enjoy your final vacation days

-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

alexandra s.m. said...

superb Barb!!
So precise, feminine and perfect in every way!
Plus I have a soft spot for monochromatic projects ;-))

Have a terrific week-end!

Trinh said...

Love the shades of purple on your pretty card, Barb! I went looking for the washi tape at our target one day but had no luck. Hope the rest of your time off is great!

wandaguess said...

I adore all this purple goodness! What a fabulous card! XO

Cindy C. said...

Love your take of Joy's card! It's so very very pretty!

Greta said...

Oh this is so lovely, Barb! Great CASE!

Dawn said...

Beautifully cased Barb. Love the pretty colours and your butterfly looks stunning. The rose finishes the card prefectly

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Your card is absolutely WONDERFUL! Love how you show your own beautiful style inspired by Joy's amazing card. LOVELY!!!

Cathy A said...

Barb, this is such a gorgeous monochromatic take on Joy's card.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love those dies and they look perfect on the card.

Maureen said...

oh, I love all the purple and that sweet little blossom on the butterfly :) Thanks for playing with us over on CASE Study this week :)

Martha said...

Hi, Barb! What a beautiful take on Joy's lovely card! Love the color and the gorgeous butterfly! How fun that you've had so much time to create and garden...with "warm" weather. You put a smile on my face when you say this. (I won't tell about our "warm" weather...actually it's more like "hot" weather.)
Happy crafting!

Bethany said...

very pretty Barb! I love all the purple and the butterfly, its so gorgeous!

cbuswell said...

Really beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week!

Brenda said...

Oh gosh that butterfly is so beautiful! Love your soft colors Barb!

judkajudi said...

Congratulations on your win, Barb! It's a fantastic card; and it is purple!! Love it.