Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Butterflies as Summer Ends....

Silver-spotted Skipper 3  resz

It's been a beautiful week,
the nights are brisk,
the morning air has the hint of Fall!

Monday as I'd hung the umpteenth load of wash on the line, I noticed the butterflies were EVERYWHERE! Doing what it is butterflies do, I got some awesome shots.

I guess that's what inspired this card today for the Sketch Challenge on SCS.

SC298 side I also did today's tutorial, Alcohol Markers with Pencils, which is something I do often. Beate has a great tutorial, check it out!

SC298 Butterfly Thoughts Beautiful Butterflies III from Innovative Stamp Creations combined with my cloud template and this fun new Beaded Ovals Spellbinders.

SC298 gm I spritzed some Glimmer Mist too

stamps: beautiful butterflies III
ink: memento tuxedo black, ranger distress tumbled glass, milled lavender
paper: gp white, dcwv garden party, hollos
other: copics, prismacolor pencils, baby oil, blending stumps, spellbinders beaded ovals, daubers, cloud template, martha stewart doily punch, mark richards nailheads, foam dimensionals, sakura white gel pen, glimmer mist

Here are some of the pics I took on Monday.

Monarch1 Monarch2 Monarch5 resz Monarch7 resz

Silver-spotted Skipper1

These are Silver-spotted Skippers.
At one point I counted 9 on the Sedum!

Silver-spotted Skipper2 resz Silver-spotted Skipper 3  resz Silver-spotted Skipper 4  resz

I hope it's beautiful where ever you are today!

Thanks for stopping!



Nancy Curtis said...

Awesome card-love the LO and fabulous coloring! The pics are beautiful and so inspiring.

Becky said...

Stunning card Dawn, just love the colors and the design paper. Fabulous pictures also. :)

Jeni said...

Love the pics but I love that gorgeous card even more ~jeni :)

Traci S. said...

Dawn, What a gorgeous card! I love your coloring...and your dp, and that cool new (?) little Beaded Ovals SpellBinders goody! I just love when you color the sky. Beautiful!

Those photos are spectacular, Dawn! Have you ever taken a shot just as the butterfly is coming out of the chrysallis (sp?) when it is waiting for it's wings to dry. They are super. I love the plants that they are in most of the shots that lavender?

Are you done with all canning, harvesting, everything earthy?

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Lisa S. said...

I LOVE this card. My favorite part is the sky. You mention a cloud template? Can you please tell me more about that and how you did that awesome sky?