Monday, May 27, 2013

Butterfly Moment

I honestly had no idea what I wanted to do when I started out with the sketch by "Sweet Sketch Wednesday" but I just kept going and this is what I came up with.  This is probably the most ambitious card I ever made but I'm so happy with the results and it attests to why I love paper so much!    I hope you like it too.

The top has a "little card" as well.  This sentiment was actually my inspiration to work with butterflies, it's really beautiful.

A closeup of the tag and butterfly on the bottom part of the easel card:

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create Anything Goes
By Lori Designs #47: Flowers
Catch the Bug Photo Inspiration
Challenges 4 Everybody #21: Anything Goes
Come and Get It Off the Edge
Craftin Desert Diva #7: Use Ribbon or Twine
Crafts 4 Eternity #125: Get into Shape
Crafts and Me #134: Lots of Layers
Creatalicious #50: For the Girls
Creative Inspirations Paint Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Tie It Up
Deep Ocean #52: Ribbons and/or Lace
Digi Design Challenge Winged Things
Digi Haven Butterflies
Incy Wincy Designs Photo Inspiration
Lacy Sunshine Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge Load on the Flowers
One Stitch at a Time Use a Stitchy Bear Image
Paper Makeup Stamps #90: Anything Goes
Paper Pretties #259: Fab Faves
Stamp and Create May Color Challenge
Stampin Dragon Tags
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #207: Sketch
Totally Paper Crafts #168: Buttons
Whimsy Stamps #59: Anything Goes

Digi:  Stitchy Bear - BB Kakes - Baby Bug (Butterfly)
Sentiment by Vibgyor Crafts
Digital Papers and Word art for Tag by Kimeric Kreations
"Pippi Butterfly" die by Memory Box
Flowers, ribbon & buttons from stash
Martha Stewart glitter


  1. Lovely card.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

  2. Wow, Leeann - this is such a gorgeous, clever creation! Love the whole design of your card and the butterfly sentiment is so, so beautiful!

    Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create and good luck!

  3. What a FABulous design..LOve your colours, your sentiment and this pretty butterfly..Thank you soooo much for joining us at
    Digi Haven.

  4. Gorgeous colors! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  5. Such a creative easel card. Super work and beautiful butterfly. Thanks for joining us at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  6. A gorgeous creation . It's such a cute butterfly image.
    Thankyou for sharing your gorgeous creation with us at Osaat for our , make it stitchy challenge. Good luck in the draw.
    Choccy x

  7. Hi Leeann what a lovely easel card. Love your colour combo and those pretty butterflies. I love how you have joined your circles to make it like butterfly wings and then you open your card up this was very creative and so well done. Great card and thanks so much for joining us this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.

    Kathie SSW-DT

  8. Beautiful easel card LeeAnn, I like the design the butterfly and the tag.
    Kevin xx

  9. Oh my, what a beautiful card! Love your butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  10. You should be really proud of this card..It is absolutely gorgeous. I love everythign about it. Well done!! thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  11. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.

  12. Oh Wow, fabulous Easel card with a neat tucked away area to write a message. Very creative! Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It this week. Hope to see your creative creations again. Meighan

  13. This is absolutely incredible! Your design in fabulous combining the easel and the way it opens up to the fab sentiment. The butterfly is stunning here as the focal point and your colors are fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon, SSW DT

  14. What a pretty card!

    Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's. We hope that you will join us again for future linky parties!

    Cut One Designs by Robin

  15. love the design of your card the script tag and hidden sentiment-thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    carol DT x

  16. Lovely card. Great use of the easel. Gorgeous papers. Thank you for playing along at SSW this week. Holly xx

  17. Beautiful card! I love the design! Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean and good luck! Delphine xx

  18. Very clever card!! Love your take on the sketch!!
    So glad you played along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
    Blessings to you!!
    Sally SSW-DT

  19. very pretty card!!! Love the butterfly

  20. What a fantastic easel card. So pretty. Thanks for sharing with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
    ~Jo, SSW-DT

  21. Simply Lovely! Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  22. Another fabulous card Leeann :), Love the butterfly and the way you have it opening up for the sentiment underneath. Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and hope to see you back again soon. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

  23. Fabulous card so vibrant and colourful! great job! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Incy Wincy,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  24. Great card, love the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at BLD.

  25. Gorgeous card! thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

  26. Beautiful card - love the design and the gorgeous colours.
    Thanks for playing along at TPC this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  27. Like your Butterfly easel style card. Thank you for entering One Stitch At A Time Make it Stitchy Challenge. Good luck.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    New member OSAAT DT

  28. Beautiful easel card, that butterfly is gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us this week at OSAAT and good luck HUgs


  29. This is just gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playin' along with the Catch The Bug "Photo Challenge" with Bugaboo Stamps this week. We hope you'll join us again today for our Anything Goes Challenge this week!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  30. Great creation! Love the card within the card, and your use of that BBKakes image. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT! Best, CG

  31. This is gorgeous! Such pretty colours and an awesome design.. I love the way it's an easel card but also opens out as a "traditional" card on the top section! :)

    Thanks so much for joining in our "Make It Stitchy" challenge at OSAAT this week - hope you enjoyed creating with Stitchy Bear products and that we'll see you back at OSAAT again! :)


  32. This is fabulous. I love how you have revealed the message inside.

    Many thanks for using a store image and joining in with our 'Make it Stitchy' Mega challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  33. Fabulous idea with the easel card and the tag looks superb.
    Thanks for taking part in the Stamping With Dragon Tags challenge with us.


  34. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Challenges 4 Everybody. Good Luck!!
    Sandy :) DT

  35. Fabulous card, love the coloring and the tag! Thanks for playing with us at Stamping with the Dragon!

  36. What a lovely card, such a creative use of the sketch - and perfect for the "Winged Things" challenge at Di's Digi Designs
    Thanks for joining in, good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ♥

  37. What a fab creation. thanks for joining us over at Di's digi designs this time. xx

  38. What a stunning butterfly! I really enjoy your layout too!!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us for our Winged Things challenge at Di's Digi Stamps! Dee


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