Sunday, June 24, 2007

Reason to Smile
That's what this set is called, and I hope this card makes you smile! Certainly Celery, So Saffron and *some kind of blue* seem to be getting a workout lately. I was playing around with my markers on the butterfly...what a wow effect that is! And I had a scrap of paisley that I'd stamped up a few days ago for another card and then rejected (yes, even I reject paisley sometimes!). Then the rest of the card just fell into place. Sometimes it feels like the card just tells me what it needs. I love it when that happens. Sometimes they like to be secretive and taunt me. When that happens I can try all sorts of things "this? ...or this?" and the card smiles smugly with it's hands behind it's back going "nup, not gonna tell". And to spite it, I put it together anyway, but it never looks like it's quite right.
I made a couple of these and gave one to a new customer and friend. Hope she likes it!
Card: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Brocade Blue, Whisper White Craft
Other: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Bordering Blue, and Brocade Blue markers, Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Rich Regals brads, Corner Rounder punch (for scallops)
To do the butterfly, just start with your lightest colour marker first (in this case, So Saffron) and colour in "patches" all over the butterfly. Then take your next colour (Certainly Celery) and colour mare patches, then finish with Bordering Blue and Brocade Blue. Then, stamp!


  1. Oh, it's beautiful! It sure gives me a reason to smile. :)

  2. Smiling right along with you Marelle - it looks gorgeous.

  3. I'm smiling! .... WOW ....:-)

  4. Lovely Marelle!!! As always!!

  5. I love this card Marelle, it's just gorgeous. The colours are superb together. I must pull this set out and CASE this. Hope you don't mind....

  6. That's STUNNING Marelle, I love it :)

  7. YOu've done it again Marelle - you ROCK



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