Monday, March 19, 2012

Hello Dogwoods and Butterflies

This week's For Your Inspiration challenge is another gorgeous photo (attached below).  I just love the colors here since they remind me of early fall in Yosemite when all of the leaves are changing colors.  When I combined this challenge with the Teapot Tuesday challenge this week, I not only had great inspiration, but I couldn't go wrong with whatever stamp set I chose to use.

For my project, I pulled out two of my favorite Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company stamp sets, Dogwood Blossoms and Hello Butterflies.  After stamping my images in memento tuxedo black ink onto Snow Storm Smooth premium paper, I pulled out my prismacolor markers and got to coloring making sure to cut out several blossoms and the butterflies to pop up later.  Once the coloring was done, I pulled out my stipple brush and lightly stippled Stampin Up! bashful blue ink around the main image before overstamping my saying in memento tuxedo black then layering and adhering to a razzleberry card.

Challenges submitted:

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps:  MFP Hello Butterflies, Dogwood Blossoms
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Bashful Blue, Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock: MFP Snow Storm Smooth, Olive, Stampin Up! Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Dimensionals, Stipple Brush


  1. What a beautiful card! Great take on the inspiration! Thanks for playing at FYI!

  2. Love the zingy colours you've used! It's a fabulous card.

  3. Such a pretty card, Bonnie! Thanks for joining us at FYI!

  4. I love everything about this! So glad you shared with us at FYI!

  5. Such a lovely card! Love the bright colors. Thanks for joining us at FYI!

  6. So vibrant! Thanks for playing with us at FYI!