Monday, April 25, 2016

Papertrey April blog hop challenge...

It's Monday again? Wow, where does the time go? April has almost come and gone! I decided to play in this month's blog hop at Papertrey Ink just for fun... hop over to see the inspiration piece that inspired my card HERE! I can't wait to dig in and see what everyone else made. So here is my card...


Inspired by the ombre effect of the reds and oranges in the inspiration photo on Nichole's blog, I cut some butterflies from the Cover Plate: Bitty Butterflies die and ink blended over them to add color and shading from light to dark. I arranged them in the colors I saw from the inspiration piece: red (Pure Poppy), orange (Summer Sunrise), cream (Vintage Cream), white and gray (Soft Stone). The white slashes in the photo reminded me of stitching, so I added some stitching to the butterflies. The sentiment was die cut with Color Pop Butterflies dies from the Make It Market mini kit that just came out! The papers are from Gossamer Blue's On My Desk line.

I'm off to hop! See you soon, hope you are having a great day!
Danielle

32 comments:

Luvpurple said...

Gorgeous. I love butterflies! Thanks for laying, Danielle!

artful-notions said...

Hi Dani, welcome to the hop!
You went for bright and happy, and did it with brilliant success! Gorgeous!!!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Absolutely stunning Danielle! Love the way you used the colours from the inspiration piece and those beautifully inked butterflies!

~amy~ said...

Love this!

Diana K said...

And this is why you make the big bucks. It's a gorgeous piece, Danielle. Happy, beautiful colours and those light and airy stitched butterfly trails. Love.

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE the passionate (and perfect) stitching on you butterflies Danielle!!

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous take on the inspiration piece, Danielle!

uncbballfan said...

So much fun to see you playing along. GORGEOUS card! I love how you interpreted the inspiration photo.

Joyce Casaldi said...

Peer pressure won;) Lovely card Dani!

Kathryn A said...

This is super! Love your colourful butterflies! I wish I'd had time to participate in this hop, now...

Rema said...

So nice to see you in the gallery Danielle. Another beautiful card as always!!

Patti said...

Oh Danielle! this is such a sweet take on this difficult challenge! I can't say enough about the perfect stitching on your card!! wowie!! : )

Patti

Gina said...

Absolutely beautiful, Danielle!!!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Aw, what a pretty card - so feminine and sweet! I especially enjoy your stitching on the butterflies, very whimsical!

Sue Rose said...

Such a beautiful card. I love your butterflies and the stitching you used. So pretty!!

Luanne said...

Thanks for playing with us. Fabulous card, and that's why we love that you design for us! We love to learn from your creative genius!!

Skrater said...

Wow this is amazing, I love how you used the sewing lines to create the "movement" of the butterflies - I totally see them flying around, excellent!

Sanketi said...

Beautiful..love it!

Marcia HIll said...

SOOOO happy you played along Danielle! I've always been so curious to see what you DT members would take away from the inspiration photos, and you definitely did not disappoint! Totally love your cascading butterflies with their dark to light coloring and the stitching too! Lovely, lovely card Danielle!! :0)

Nora N. said...

This is FABULOUS!! I Love the pretty butterflies and your stitching!! So nice to see you play!!

Betty Wright said...

So beautiful, Danielle! Love the stitched detailing!

Ann said...

So pretty!

Cindy O said...

Lovely butterflies and stitching, and it works beautifully for the inspiration photo! Thanks for playing with us today!

Oreety said...

Very petty! Fun seeing the design team members partIcipating this month!

Greta said...

Wowzer--what a gorgeous card, Danielle! Gotta say--nothing close to this crossed my mind! I'm totally in awe!

Carmela Hubler said...

Your watercolor butterflies are so pretty!!

Joyously Noelle said...

Stunning layout!! Such a fun card with texture an movement.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So so pretty!

jen said...

This is lovely! I love your take- the butterflies are so fresh and vibrant!

jintyoo7 said...

Beautiful, love the cascading butterflies and in ombre too - LOVE!!

Kathy Mc said...

Welcome to the Hop, Danielle! Knew you'd come up with something very clever, and of course you did. Your stitched cascading butterflies are so lovely and colorful. Thanks for participating.

pam said...

Oh my gosh ... the colours, the flowers on the paper, butterflies, black and white ... this is what dream cards are made of !! PER-FEC-TION.