Just be you

This week at Southern Girls Challenge we want to see your favourite colour combo!  I'm loving the warmth of the oranges I have used here, it's like the end of Summer and the beginning of Autumn, which I am enjoying at the moment here in Queensland.

I personally love Monarch Butterflies - I used to watch the chubby caterpillars climbing all over the Milkweed leaves, then the chrysalis' come and then those beautiful yellow/orange wings emerge with striking black stripes and tiny white dots.
And yes - I LOVE the hungry Caterpillar book!

When I saw this image from Ching Chou Kuik I just had to colour it with the Monarch Butterfly colours (even if the shape isn't quite the same).  I then added lots of orange, red and white primas, artificial leaves, and clear and black gems.

I glossed the wings and eyes and added some liquid pearls.

I based my card off a sketch from Sketch-Tanten and layered orange & black cardstock, brack patterened paper with acetate and embossed orange paper.  I fussy cut the image and adhered it to the card using 3D foam tape.  The sentiment is also raised on foam tape.  To finish off the card I tied some orange organza.

I placed tiny stems of beads where the printed flowers were, then layered different Primas around and over the stems.  This gives the flowers some texture and realism.  Each flower has a tiny gem in the centre.

I have joined the following challenges:

Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything Goes (2W)
Craft Rocket Challenges - Inspired by a book or movie (Hungry Caterpillar) (M)
4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers (W)
Crafting With an Attitude - Anything Goes (M)
The Ribbon Girl Challenges - Anything Goes CARD (M)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (2W)


Dreja said...

Die Karte ist wundervoll!
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Sketch-Tanten.
LG Dreja

MaryV said...

Stunning! Love the colouring and the beautiful design! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Challenges.
Hugs, Mary xx

Chris said...

Wow! This is gorgeous Sarah....love the wonderful vibrant colours and the added flowers.

Alexander Kretschmann said...

Stunning card. Love all the embellishments.
Thanks for playing along with our challenge #36 at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

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Christine said...

Stunning butterfly and such a cheerful card. So glad you joined the challenge at Four Crafty Chicks this week.
Guest DT

Daniela said...

Wow ... deine Karte ist wunderschön.
Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Sketch-Tanten.
Liebe Grüße, Daniela

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Sarah, this is utterly gorgeous hunny. I love, love, LOVE the lush colour palette you've used for this beautiful card and those wee blossoms, so perfectly and beautifully added to this creation. I love all your fantastic creations but this might just be my new fav'! Stunning creation hun, utterly stunning! Hugs, Wends xoxo

cass said...

Gorgeous collection of oranges. Love it.

Doris Klein said...

Wonderful creation. I love love all the flowers. Cute Image and amazing colouration!

Thanks for playing along with our Sketch Aunts Challenge and good luck!


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Jean said...

Stunning card, Loving the image and how you have coloured it. Great background layout.
Thanks for joining us over at PENNY'S
Jean xx

Tamie said...

Your card has amazing WOW FACTOR! I love the orange, black and white! I adore the layout, the image and the flowers are stunning with your creation. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Flowers Challenge.

Tamie DT

Tamie said...

Beautiful, layout, color combo, details, stunningly colored image. Phenomenal. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creation with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge.

Tamie DT

Margreet said...

Stunning card with great coloring and fab embellies!
Thank you for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.
xxx Margreet

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

What a super sweet project you have for us today, so well thought out and put together a fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way, we are so lucky you have entered our RIBBON GIRL challenge blog
so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful colors and amazing design.
Thank you for joining in with Crafting With An Attitude.

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x