Saturday, September 10, 2016


Hi everyone! Hope you've all had a great week! Love my job but love my weekends more, lol! It's time for another fun challenge over at Crafty Friends and I'm super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for Challenge #40 - Monochrome! Come play with us! We have some awesome sponsors this time:

I chose to work with Morgan's ArtWorld 'Valentine 1' digi for this challenge. I created a CAS note card in shades of green. Although I have several favorite colors, green is my all-time favorite and has been since childhood. :)

I thoroughly enjoyed coloring this image! I generally struggle with clean and simple but once this image was colored, the card just kind of put itself together. I layered the focal panel on foam for dimension, and the only embellishments I used were flat-back pearls and a couple die cuts.

Here's another angled view. There are two layers on the butterfly for a little more 'flutter' and I colored the top layer with clear Wink of Stella and added some flat-back pearls. I left the inside blank, as it's a note card. I'm really loving how this turned out!

Proud to enter this note card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, GKD Fresh Asparagus and Jelly Bean Green cardstock, Marco's 40# vellum
  • Stamps: Morgan's ArtWorld 'Valentine 1' digital image
  • Ink: Spectrum Noir- DG2, DG4, CG1, CG2, LG2, LG3
  • Dies/Punches: Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B dies, Mama Elephant Hello Script die, Stampin' Up! Bold Butterfly Thinlits
  • Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up! Pearls

I hope you've enjoyed today's project and are inspired to create something for our Monochrome challenge this time! Be sure to check out all the fun digital images at Angie's Digital Stamps and Morgan's ArtWorld! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)

This card is for sale at Hippie Chick Designs! :)
Scrappy hugs,


Diane Louise J said...

Good morning Leslie
Thanks for making your gorgeous DT card for our challenge. Love having you part of our team, thanks for all your hard work. Enjoy your weekend.
Hugs Diane Louise xx

Desire Fourie said...

Leslie this is just so beautiful with the greens and I love the fluttering butterfly. This will also be perfect for one entry as an anything goes creation for our challenge below.
{ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Janette said...

Hi Lesley, This is so beautiful, a perfect CAS card and love the design..
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

Wendy L said...

Love this design, so gorgeous, thanks for playing at MAWTT, xxxx

Janis Lewis said...

Very beautiful! Thank you for linking up at PDE Linky Party.
~DT Janis

Véronique said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the challenge of Inky Chicks. DT Veronique

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful and elegant card Leslie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Diane Louise J said...

Hello Leslie... I'm visiting your blog again to see your gorgeous card, but this time for another challenge blog... Thanks for joining our challenge at Moving Along With The Times. Hope you will join us again.
Crafty Hugs, Diane Louise (DT) xx

Gale said...

Gorgeous card Leslie. Love the greens. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your roses & fluttering butterfly, love your pretty shades of green too!!!
THANK YOU for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)

Billie A said...

Very pretty card and loving all the greens. Thanks for sharing over at Inspiration Destination.
Billie A
Inspiration Destination
Catch the bug
Creative with Stamps
Aud Sentiments

carol said...

Beautiful creation
thanks for playing along with our challenge at

mum of two said...

What a wonderful creation! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at PDE Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (PDE DT)
Purple Monkey Moments

debo said...

Wonderfull creation
Thanls for joining us @
hugs debo dt

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Another fabulous creation! You are just cranking them out. My favorite color is green and I love butterflies, so you nailed this in my book.

Rae Ann said...

The butterfly is gorgeous and I love the added dimension against the image.

Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

Desire Fourie said...

Leslie this is so beautiful with the earthy olive greens and I love the butterfly. Its perfect for our 3rd ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
{ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Sarah Burr said...

Just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Scrappers Delights.

Sarah Burr