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)

16 comments

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

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

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

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  4. 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.

    Hugs
    Alex
    *DT* Craft Rocket {#36 – Inspired by a movie / book}
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#4 – Easter}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

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  5. Stunning butterfly and such a cheerful card. So glad you joined the challenge at Four Crafty Chicks this week.
    Christine
    Guest DT
    http://withaverygratefulheart.blogspot.com

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

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  7. 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

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  8. Gorgeous collection of oranges. Love it.

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  9. 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!

    Hugs
    Doris

    *DT* Die Sketchtanten
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    Blog-owner Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#4 – Easter)

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

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  11. 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

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  12. 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

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

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  14. 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

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  15. Beautiful colors and amazing design.
    Thank you for joining in with Crafting With An Attitude.
    Regards,
    BożenA DT CWAA

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

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Thanks for leaving me some love! xoxo