Friday, April 4, 2014

Virginia's View Challenge #2

Hi there!

I wanted to sit down and make something pretty and spring-like, after getting 8 inches of SNOW last night! Yikes - will it ever end? You can check out a photo I took this morning here.  There is some good news though - we're suppose to get past 60 degrees by next week - you have no idea how awesome that's going to feel!

So, after seeing that Virginia's View Challenge #2 was to use stencils, I pulled out a memory box one that I have never used. It's called, Butterfly Vine and it's so pretty! I used it with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, then added a bit of Mint ink from Simon Says Stamp.


I also used two Memory Box Butterfly Dies - the Darla Butterfly, which was cut with vellum, and the Vivienne Butterfly, which was cut with white cardstock and shaded in with Copics to match my design. I had to add a bit of shimmer with my Wink of Stella Clear Pen. I love how these butterfly dies were made to go with the stencil! The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp set called Flower Friend.

I'm hoping my Hello Spring card keeps the snow away for a very long time!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have an awesome weekend! ♥

 

30 comments:

Trinh said...

This is so pretty, Barb! I love the soft background you created. I wish I could send you some of our Texas sunshine so you could be done with winter!

Virginia Lu said...

I am loving the gradient of colors and shading in this monochromatic card, Barb! Your did a SUPERB job on this one! So perfect in every way! I am glad that you join the fun over Virginia's View Challenge! I am with you about Spring...it seems that winter likes us too much and didn't want to leave! (LOL)! I hope spring is here VERY soon!

alexandra s.m. said...

Mintyyyyyyy....yes!
It's absolutely beautiful Barb!
I thought of you when I heard about the snow storm
Hang in there!

scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Barb,
Wonderful effect with the stencil for your Bg and the butterfly is perfect as your main element, this card looks fresh and pretty.
Smiles:)
Sue

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb what a gorgeous card! I love the beautiful ink, that gorgeous stencil and butterfly! Lovely.

Lynn said...

Snow, snow, go away! Horrible! Collin's soccer game is cancelled for this morning as we've had three straight days of pouring rain! Your card is sure to encourage spring. The way you added the vellum butterfly is absolutely stunning Barb!

ArtGekko said...

Honestly, I think we should change our state name to Minnesnowta. This is getting ridiculous!! but your card is definitely the lovely hint of green I'm desperate for out my window. Thanks for sharing!! :)

Cindy C. said...

Love your Spring colours Barb. It turned out so very pretty!

Martha said...

OH, Barb, I'm SO sorry to hear that you are STILL having snow! I wish I could send some of our warm temperatures in your direction. YAY...for the 60 degrees prediction for next week!! That sounds marvelous!

I love the pretty Spring card you've created!

HUGS! ♥

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wow! This is so ethereal, Barb, which is perfect for the butterfly stencil. Lovely! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Mildred Mildew said...

These colors are so soft and pretty..what a beutiful card Barb!

craftytreen said...

dear barb, I love this card. it is so very springy. I have never seen the background before. its so sweet. our temp keeps going up and down also. I'm so sorry about the snow. it has to stop soon. lol
I really like the mixture of the mint with peacock feathers. it really softens it. genius move. have fun! treen

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Barb! I love the monochromatic color palette and how you created a gradient with your ink! Such a beautiful butterfly, too!

Dawn Turley said...

such a beautiful card Barb. It is very spring like. Love the colour scheme

Vanessa said...

Gorgeous card, Barb! Love the soft blues!

Dortesjs said...

very pretty, love the butterfly die to

Leni said...

Lovely card Barb, love this soft color, perfect for spring! Wish you a whole lot of sunshine to melt all the snow . Hope you will get spring very soo!

Greta said...

Wow--one of my all-time favorites, Barb! What a beauty! I thought of you when I heard Minneapolis was getting more snow--unbelievable! Hope it doesn't melt too fast.

CinnamonSally said...

Such a pretty card Barb.

Jacqueline said...

Your stencil and inking give such a soft, delicate effect, just beautiful, Barb!!

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous card Barb, what a lovely combination of colors and delicate elements in both your die and your stencil.

Robin K. said...

I'm hoping we've both seen the last of the snow my friend!! Your soft, dreamy card is definitely a mood lifter!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Wonderful card! That soft and Beautiful bg is Amazing!!!

Laura B. said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the soft colors!

Deepti said...

Beauty yet again!!

Helen F. said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Barb! This card is so artistically done!
LOVE the ideas with the butterfly dies ~ soooo pretty!

Donna B. said...

Gorgeous background Barb! Love how you used the stencil. And the dimensional butterfly is FAB!! Love this!

Sharon Underwood said...

Hi Barb!!! Saw this at Virginia's View Challenge #2 and just HAD to comment. Your card is beautiful!

Viv said...

Such a fabulous card Barb :) Viv xx

Shirley said...

I love the stenciled area and your butterfly is beautiful! A really lovely card, Barb!