Thursday, August 14, 2008

Butterfly Thank You Card!


Hello All,

Today is a bright and sunny morning and we have big plans to make a quick stop at the post office, hit the park and stroll around the town square (I will be strolling as the kids sit in their stroller... have you ever noticed that the more you write the same word - the stranger it looks?? anyhooooo.... I digress....)  This weeks fun color swatch from the lovely ladies at the Color Throwdown (yes! I still love saying that word! who doesn't??!!) are these lovely 5 colors above. 

I was trying to figure out how to play with it... I think the color that really inspired me was the soft sky - it is a beautiful summery color and so I wanted to create a little summer scene.... but I was too lazy to clean up my craft corner (see post below) and so I decided to play in photoshop. The sentiment reads "Thank you for your kindness" and after printing it out, I added a brad (from American craft) on the main butterfly, some stickles on the butterflies (you can't go wrong with a little stickles on your card) and threw some ribbon (from Offray) and added some Faith dots with my paintbrush.  

I like the way this card came out. Its very soft and was made for my friend who just sent us a huge package of goodies. So I am off to the post office, but first need to go and clean up the breakfast mess (my daughter is learning to eat by herself - i think we need to get a dog so that I don't have to mop up 3 times a day (get a tarp on the floor you say? yes her range in throwing food is in the same league as legendary pitcher Nolan Ryan) so... off I go to clean the floor.... again! 

Hope you are all doing well and have a chance to get out and play today.
Thanks for visiting!
Ciao for now, 
Sankari



13 comments:

Tracy Durcan said...

oh my gosh!! My jaw just dropped when I saw your card!! Beautifully done!

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMGosh, that is BEAUTIFUL!!! Absolutely beautiful! You really rocked those colors! Thank you so much for playing along again this week!

And I'm laughing at your description of your daughter learning to feed herself! Yes, a dog is very helpful in that department! Maybe you could borrow someone's dog a few times a day until her aim is better? :) Good luck!

LeAnne said...

How pretty your card came out! I am sure your friend will love it!
LeAnne

Savitri said...

Whoa! This is GORGEOUS!!!! WOWSER! Blows me away!!! Lucky, lucky friend!!!

I would LOVE to visit you one day. That'd be so fun... not Sept. 1st tho, hee...

Thanks for letting me know what my name means. I couldn't find it anywhere. My dad doesn't even know and he was the one who came up with it!!

Oh, great use of the dog... ha ha... they'GREAT there :)

broni (waterchild12) said...

Gee, what a beautiful Photoshop card! Unbelievable! I love it!

My daughter's dog is always under the high chair.....now he's so overweight that he needs to be put on diet!!

Cathy I. said...

Wow - such a pretty card - thanks for playing!

Kisa Peters said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous! OMG! THis is sooooo awesome! I LOVE everything about it - it should be framed! Seriously!

M. Carmen Lane said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I can feel the sunshine . . . --c

Christine said...

What a fabulous card, Sankari! I just love what you created in Photoshop, and the way you embellished it is perfect...you're right you can never go wrong with stickles on your card! ;-D

Beautiful work!

Christine said...

What a fabulous card, Sankari! I just love what you created in Photoshop, and the way you embellished it is perfect...you're right you can never go wrong with stickles on your card! ;-D

Beautiful work!

misstreez said...

Such a pretty picture card for the challenge.

Brooke S said...

What a beautiful card!! The Sun is so amazing it just makes you feel so warm and loved...

Good luck with the big dog idea. I got a giggle out of that little story.

Brooke

Maria said...

I love how your card turned out too! I love the whimsical look to and the pretty colors that you used. The butterflies are such great additions!! Love the dots too!! Gorgeous job, Sakari!!

Maria