Monday, October 18, 2010

Life IS Beautiful....



Technically, this makes two posts in one day
but the first one went on just after midnight.

I have been so inspired by Sarah's colors over

Here we are in the midst of autumn and yet
working with these soft tones has really been lovely.


It's been a blast pulling out a lot of the new things
I bought on my recent birthday trip to Archivers.
Starting with the base paper from My Mind's Eye.
The top panel is a die cut from Bo Bunny's
'Mama-Razzi' set.   Embellishing this layer
 was not difficult because of
the wonderful colors already offered.
The butterfly image is from Memory Box Stamps.
I inked it in a variety of shades until I got what
I wanted (which was debatable at the time!)
Before clustering those stunning
Prima 'Madrigal Blossoms',
I 'wrapped' it in 'Cappucino' twine
from The Twinery.

Hope you enjoyed it....
Now off to get my to-do list done!


16 comments:

StampinCathy said...

WOW! This is just stunning. Love the layout, colors and your creative touch on this card.

Tracy Evans said...

This is a gorgeous card, love the layered effect and the flowers are simply stunning and so are the papers. Have a lovely day, Tracy Evans x

Paula said...

thats one gorgeous card Julie!

JeanFB said...

Hee hee, I was just about to write exactly what stampincathy wrote... Wow, Stunning!! Looooove this, Julie - gorgeous soft vintage colors, and I especially love your butterfly. It turned out beautifully!

Cecelia said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love the soft colors and those flowers are awesome;0)

Hugs
Cecelia B

CelticWoman said...

gorgeous Julie those flowers divine. Hugs

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful Julie. Love the sett butterfly and pretty flowers.
I am totally jealous about your Archivers trip. Since we moved, I don't have one anywhere close. I will need to drive 4 hours to get to one. I am bummed. :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! This is sooooooo beautiful! LOVE LOVE LOVE the layers and that butterfly! Those flowers are so lush too:) If I could pick winners for the PDCC---you would win!! JK--since you are on the DT:) LOL! LOVE this card!! Beautifully done!!

Michele Gross said...

Sooooo beautiful! Love how the colors can be so soft but so rich at the same time-gorgeous!

Paper Paradise said...

This has to be one of the most beautiful creations ever. It is just amazine, so feminine and vintage...... lovely. x

tWiNkLestamper said...

gorgeous....

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card Julie! That 3D butterfly is gorgeous & those Prima flowers are breathtaking!

Sarah Anderson said...

Those flowers are amazing, and I love how you've put them together on the card, your card design is always fantastic. This card is in my favourite colours so is obviously more fantastic than usual :) Just love it

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow oh wow what an amazing beautiful creation!!!!

lynn said...

again, gorgeous! you do such a great job mixing papers and elements!

Martha said...

wow! I love love love your card.