Be Brave be Original


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Hi Friends! Sometimes when I'm not feeling very crafty and I sit and stare at a card that's not coming together, I've found that it doesn't help to sit and stare, so when that happens I will color an image, or watercolor a background etc...at least it's still doing something fun. That's the case with this background, I have many sitting around my craft room. ready to be made!

 

 
I used the PTI cover plate  for this card,  but my watercolor background wasn't big enough, so I cut the butterflies apart and arranged to fit. I hand stitched the bodies of the butterflies with some colored thread, and believe me......that's a stretch for me lol I'll sew a card on a machine, but I really dislike hand sewing. The sentiment is heat embossed in white and the stamp set I used is called  "Be"
 
Thank You girls for the wonderful support and prayers!
Hugs, Char

26 comments:

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! The background looks amazing!! I love how you cut the butterflies apart to fit!! Stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lisa Young said...

BEAUTIFUL, Char!!! Love the colors and butterflies!!

Lisa said...

Ooooh what a pretty background! This is gorgeous Char!!

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alexandra s.m. said...

I want to say "AMEN" to that Char!!
Your card is bold and beautiful!

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful!! Absolutely love your background, and your stitched butterflies look just lovely against it!! :0)

Audrey Pettit said...

This is gorgeous, Char! Love your background, and love what you did with the butterflies. That bit of hand stitching looks amazing!

Sandy said...

That is a great idea Char and I know that being brave to you means more than making a card. And your card is wonderful! By the way sweet friend - you are the bravest friend I have!!
sandy xx

Joyously Noelle said...

What a fun card and your stitching is a fun touch!

Maria said...

Oh, such a fab card, Char! Wonderful water colored background and love the special touch with the stitching on the pretty butterflies! And, the sentiments are awesome! You are more brave than you realize, Char! I think of you often...sending warm hugs and prayers your way! Take care!

artful-notions said...

Char, your watercolor bg is spectacular! I know what you mean about staring at an empty card front! Love your stitched butterflies, just perfect over that bg!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Simply beautiful!!
Trust me, I have tons of PhD sitting around in the craft room!

Joy2Scrapbook said...

Love the watercolor background! The stitching on the butterflies is just right! Beautiful card!

Patti said...

Wow! that is a background you created when your mojo was low?? Amazing! and such a delightful backdrop for your sweet card! You go girl on that stitching!! so great you gave it a whirl!

Patti

Gina said...

I love that background and how you used the coverplate -- love those butterflies cut apart!! This is a fantastic card.

Diana K said...

In my mind, I always choose a winner for the Blog Hops (doesn't everyone?). And you're it this month, even if more cards get added. Stunning, powerful card. Love the flighty light stitching that you added. And I need that Be stamp set.

Kay Miller said...

Wow! This card really popped out of the line up!! That background is stunning! Love the stitching on the butterflies too! This is awesome! I agree with Diana :)

Greta said...

This is one beautiful card, Char! Love the background & so creative to cut the coverplate apart & hand stitch the butterfly bodies--fabulous work!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! I just got this cover plate -- thanks for the inspiration!

TK said...

LOVE that beautiful background you did! The butterflies and sentiment are amazing on the background as well! Happy Easter to you and Kinley!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Charlene! Love the beautiful butterflies and inky background! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter celebration!

Marybeth said...

Well, its gorgeous Charlene! What an amazing background ! Sometimes I just walk out of the room Happy Easter!

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful card! Love the butterflies stitched to the gorgeous inked panel!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Those butterflies look great on the pretty watercolored background!

Kathy said...

A wonderful card, thanks for telling about your process. It's colorful and charming!

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely gorgeous! So glad you saved that background! Yum! And the white really pops off it. Great touch with the bit of stitching, too!