Friday, June 29, 2012

Love beyond words

Hello,

{So honored to have this card mentioned as an Honorable Mention Cup of Tea 7/2/12}

It has been one busy week in our little world. My son has enjoyed building his soccer skills this week. We have been going to a mini British Soccer camp. He has liked it so much that I think I am going to look into sending him to a half day camp in August. They are so awesome with the little ones and they have such a great approach to teach them skills while having fun. 

Here is a little card I have made during one of the nap times this week! 


I started with a white card base and inked the edges with tea stain. I pieced together my  patterned papers to include a light pink news print patterned paper scalloped border. I took a length of white grosgrain ribbon and wrapped it horizontally around the card front adding a length of white seam binding just above that tying off in a multi-loop bow adding a button, twine and memory stick pin for an embellishing touch.  A sentiment was added to the right corner.
A chipboard butterfly was painted in Lemonade yellow craft paint and then lightly sanded for a distressed look adding two white paper roses to the center. Various butterflies was stamped in Barely Banana ink to create a pretty custom patterned paper. 
I found inspiration for this card from The Shabby Tea Room color challenge - Soft and Sweet. So nice to pop in for tea this week as it's been while since I have been able to join in. 
Thanks for popping by! Sorry for not getting around blogland like I would like, but it's just busy times right now. I promise I will be visiting soon!
~Tammy~

24 comments:

Shelby said...

Such a beautiful and delicate card! The color palette is so refreshing and love how you've painted the butterfly!!

Shelby

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Lovely Tammy! You've used the color palette so well. It's got a dreamy soft look that I love!

Cheryl said...

oh this is so beautiful Hun,so soft delicate and beautifully designed,hugs Cherylxxxx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the design and soft colours.xxx

onecraftymama said...

Soccer! Genius! He enjoys it, and holy moly, the last time I ran up & down a field for several hours I needed a nap too. (Heck, to keep me accountable I'll even tell you I'm starting the Couch to 5K tomorrow.)
I absolutely love that lemon butterfly - we get some that colour & size in our yard, with just a touch of black...they love to land on the dog!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card Tammy, lovwe that big butterfly, and the fab stamped label.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

that large butterfly is awesome! so pretty

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soccer camp sounds like fun!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee your card!!! BEAUTIFUL colors and love love love the little flowers and that BUTTERFLY!!!!!

sandi said...

Oh my goodness this is just GORGEOUS! Perfect card with those colors!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Tammy the thought and time you put into your designs shows in every detail. The elements work beautifully together in shape and color. Gorgeous!

Martha H. said...

You are on a roll! WOW! Beautiful cards, all very different and unique. I love all the soft colors on this card, and I REALLY like that pretty mint flower.

VanessaB said...

oh so soft and pretty and your butterfly is beautiful accented in flowers. gorgeous card!

Creations by Shirl said...

Super lovely card... that butterfly is just gorgeous Tammy..
love that soft colors and the accent of those blooms.....

Lisa said...

Oh Tammy, this is gorgeous!! Wow, I absolutely love the butterfly and the colors are beautiful together!! What a stunning, fabulous card!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Audrey Pettit said...

What a beautiful, feminine, shabby chic creation, Tammy! I really like the soft color palette, and the ric rac borders add such a great detail. Beautiful ribbon and flowers, and that butterfly is just fabulous. Really love the embossed texture it has.

Elaine said...

How pretty Tammy I love the butterfly its gorgeous well done getting it done in the nap time .
Hugs Elaine

Lalo said...

THAT butterfly is awesome and the card is soft and lovely :)

Anita Rex said...

This is gorgeous! I love that chipboard butterfly! I love how you worked those colors!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE what you created during nap time! GORGEOUS combo of elements to showcase that color palette! LOVE LOVE LOVE that butterfly with the roses! GORGEOUS card, Tammy!

Rebekah said...

YUUUMMM.. that butterfly painted in yellow is gorgeous! Great card.
So glad you could join us this week at TSTR:)

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful creation Tammy! I love that butterfly and the embellishments you added.

Starr said...

Hi Tammy, what a wonderful card. I love all the elements that you've used from the rik-rack to that gorgeous butterfly! Thanks so sharing it with us at TSTR!

Sabrina said...

Hi, I love your card, so sweet, so lovely!! Well done! I hope you will win! :)

Tan's Hobbies said...

Wow!! It is so beautiful!! Love love love that awesome butterfly!! I also love those different type of flowers that you designed.