Friday, May 27, 2016

hello friend

** 6/6/16 Winner at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog! **

Hi everyone! I'm having to re-write this blog post, as I joined the design team for a new challenge blog that abruptly closed down on 6/16/16 without any notice. Our sponsors were Delicious Doodles and SheepSki Designs and even though the challenge never made it to the end, I feel compelled to recognize them because they provided all of us with images to create with.

I chose the absolutely gorgeous Monarch Butterfly digital image from Delicious Doodles to use as the focal image on my 'hello friend' card. I had a little fun with my Brusho crystals and created a splattered background using yellow, orange and red crystals on distress watercolor cardstock. Love my Brushos - they make awesome backgrounds! I layered the background piece on a coordinating color of cardstock and did a little complimentary stamping and die cutting.

I printed the butterfly image on heavy vellum, poured Sparkle embossing powder on it while the ink was still wet, and heat embossed it. I then colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and added some clear Wink of Stella to the body. This is such a pretty image and I'm really loving how this turned out! ;)

I kept the inside fairly simple, using a scrap strip of the watercolor background from the front, stamping a sentiment, and then layering the panel on some of the same cardstock used on the front.

Proud to enter this friendship card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Tomato Soup, Sweet Mango and Sweet Corn cardstock, Marco's 40# vellum, Ranger Distress Watercolor cardstock
  • Stamps: Delicious Doodles Monarch Butterfly digi, WPlus9 Hand Lettered Hello stamp set, Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics stamp set
  • Ink: Brushos- yellow, orange and red, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir- CT4, OR1, OR2, IG8
  • Dies/Punches: Lil Inker Designs Instant Camera die, Paper Smooches Stitched Borders die
  • Accessories: Hero Arts Sparkle embossing powder, clear wink of Stella, MISTI, Doodle Bug Designs flat-back pearls

I hope you've enjoyed today's project and will check out all the fun digis at Delicious Doodles and SheepSki Designs! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,


  1. Leslie, your card is beautiful, love the image and those lovely colours. Glad to have you as part of the design team, look forward to working with you.

    Crafty Hugs Jen xx

  2. So very gorgeous! I love love love that butterfly! Hugs, Robin

  3. Lovely card! It's a beautiful cheerful card for a friend. Congrats on your new DT!!

  4. Beautiful card Leslie! Love the background you created and your coloring of the butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  5. Really beautiful card Leslie. Love the great design with the super colours, aperture and fabulous butterfly. Thanks for fluttering by Mrs A's Butterfly challenge - Andrea GDT xx

  6. Fabulous card, I love the colours you have used and you can really see the texture on the butterfly. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  7. Leslie, the splatters on the background are like dew falling. The butterfly is GORGEOUS. Thank you so much for posting your very beautiful art in the #232-#233 - Anything Goes FF Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

  8. Beautiful butterfly. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts. Helen DT

  9. Beautiful butterfly and love the Brushos background--Thank you for joining us at Crafty Boots
    Carol GD x

  10. Beautiful card Leslie. Love that gorgeous butterfly. Sorry I'm late responding..thank you for playing along with us at Fussy & Fancy. Pat K x

  11. This is lovely. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree (DT)

  12. Great card. I love, love, love that butterfly. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  13. Love, love the butterfly. Eye Catching beauty the image is simply fab. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Aud Sentiment Challenge. We look forward to seeing you again.

  14. Beautiful design! The butterfly is so pretty too!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Artbymiran. Good luck and hope to see you back soon again.
    Nick DT

  15. Wonderful background for your magnificent butterfly. Love the card. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments and hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Sandy

  16. Pretty card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our ALPHABET challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  17. ...and thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!! (So sorry for not commenting sooner but this proving I'm NOT A ROBOT stuff is driving me nuts!!!)
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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