Hi everyone! This morning I have a card for you that I made to fit today's sketch challenge. Here's the sketch we had to play with:
During the summer I try to go on a 2-3 mile walk in the mornings. We have a beautiful wooded trail near our house, and it's perfect for getting out into nature and enjoying the fresh air before it gets too hot. Usually I take a look at what the day's card challenges are on Splitcoaststampers, and then as I go on my walk I think about what kind of card I want to make for the challenge. Today as I was walking past an area full of tall grass, I noticed a gorgeous, solitary Monarch butterfly sitting perched there about 3 yards away from me. It was so lovely! I know that Monarchs are disappearing, and I felt so grateful for the gift of encountering this beautiful creature. I stood and watched it for a while and said a little prayer for its protection. Suddenly I knew what I wanted to do for today's card. Here's what I came up with:
I turned the sketch on its side, so that the three background panels run vertically. Then I used a row of punched-out butterflies for the horizontal panel. For the grasses, I used the brush tip of three different SU Stampin' Write markers to quickly swipe across the white cardstock, always swiping in single strokes in one direction. I used a black Sharpie to color the little rhinestones for the butterflies' bodies, and I popped them up on foam adhesive. This is exactly how the butterfly I saw today was perched in the grass. I hope you enjoyed this card and that you get a chance to go outside for a little bit today to experience nature's beauty. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stamps: SU Papillon Potpourri, Fabulous Phrases
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black
Paper: SU Gumball Green, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: SU Stampin' Write markers in Gumball Green, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, and Pumpkin Pie, adhesive rhinestones, Elegant Butterfly punch, foam adhesive