Sunday, April 18, 2010

Jump Starting Creativity...A Couple of Challenges

As you know by now, I have been out of commission
for over a week, so I was delighted to find a few challenges
that peaked my interest and I thought it would be a
great way to jump start back into my art studio  : )

I thought I would enter this card in 2 different challenges.
First, Paige over at the CARDS blog issued a
challenge using 'woodgrain'.

I used DCWV's 'Green Stack' and with
Earth Day just around the corner, it's great to use
something made from 70% recycled material  : )

Then the girls over at OCC are getting into the
'Spring' of things with butterflies.
This fabulous butterfly stamp is from the UK company
Elusive Images (thank you, Sarah)
and was stamped in two parts.  
The sentiment is from Scrappy Cat.
I used Martha's Loop punch and
assorted pearl and rhinestone embellishments
to finish it off.

 See you soon!


JeanFB said...

What a gorgeous "green" card, Julie!! So glad you're feeling better. Happy crafting!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

nice that you're feeling better and a gorgeous card!

beedeebabee♥ said...

Such a beautiful card Julie! I love how you added the stitching and those pearly embellishments are so sweet! xoxo Paulette

Dawn said...

Love the butterfly card, glad you are joining the blog world again. It is hard when the mojo is going, I totally understand...still looking for mine that pops in once in awhile.

Lori said...

Fantastic "Green" card! Love the wood paper. Take it easy as you get better.

Marion said...

Lovely card Julie. That butterfly is fab. Great colouring.

Diane Gilbert said...

Very Pretty! Love the pearls! Thanks for playing along with Our Creative Corner this week!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card I love the butterfly! Thanks for sharing ~Diane

Maggi said...

So pretty, I love how you accented the butterfly!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it--I also used a butterfly with mine! ACK---great minds;)

lisa said...

So glad to hear you are feeling so much better, Julie and I love your card. The stitching is gorgeous as is that Martha Stewart stamp.
Take care


Tracey said...

Glad you are on the mend hon, its nice to see you back, thankyou so much for the link to kpink, loved it , take good care XXX

Sarah Anderson said...

how cool is that wood grain?! a great background to the beautiful pink butterfly!

kristen said...

Looks like you ARE back! with pizazz! love the color combo and the way you embellished this piece.

Lisa Somerville said...

Pretty, the pearls are a great touch on the butterfly.

Julie said...

Love your sweet vintage card, Julie--just my style! I'll get my card in for the PDCC tomorrow--the glitter's still drying!

Hope you're feeling all better & are having a wonderful night!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, this is just fabulous, Julie! LOVE it! And I'm hoping that you're feeling better?!?

Sending hugs!

Suzanne C said...

Love the bright colors on the card! Lovely effect of the pink butterfly against the woodgrain!