Thursday, August 20, 2015

Ode to Butterflies

I was a bit stumped with Wednesday's challenges this week. The colors at Color Throwdown were a bit unusual. And the sketch from Freshly Made left everything to the imagination. But after I slept on it I came up with this:

And this little guy was my inspiration:

We raised him from an egg and let him go last week. He had a buddy, but the poor guy drowned after falling into the water. That's when my hubby covered the jar with the foil. I didn't get a pic of him with his wings spread apart, but it was so majestic!

Color Throwdown - Green, Orange, Black
Freshly Made -Sketch
Word Art Wednesday - I included a scripture about trusting God
Simon Says - Back to school (This would make a great encouragement card for a student going back to school)


Materials used:
Cardstock: Sweet Leaf, Black, Sunset, White Daisy
Stamps: Everlasting Life, Your Own Kind of Wonderful, Backgrounds and Borders
Ink: Black, Sunset
Other: Damask Embossing Folder


  1. Great combination of challenges and beautiful card!
    :) Marie

  2. Beautiful inspiration and beautiful card! Love the beautiful butterfly! Thank you for helping us celebrate 200 at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Now THAT is some inspiration! Perfect butterfly with a beautiful sentiment. Thanks for joining our celebration at FMS!

  4. So nicely done!! What great inspiration! Beautiful card and embossing. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!

  5. A beautiful and inspired/inspiring answer to the two challenges!

  6. What a lovely card with such a special verse! Love that little monarch! Your real monarch is beautiful as well! Thank you for celebrating our 200th Sketch with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  7. Well - this is incredibly beautiful and super well done - I love all your sources of inspiration and all the challenges you met!! Such a pretty card - I love butterflies!!! I really enjoyed visiting your blog and I would love it if you popped over for a visit to my blog at!! I have a giveaway going on right now -
    Taunya Butler

  8. Beautiful butterfly! Love your source of inspiration. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Back to School challenge :)

  9. Gorgeous card Sarah. I too love your source of inspiration!

  10. I love the embossed panel at the bottom and what a beautiful butterfly...such a lovely design!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

  11. Wonderful card, I love the colors and composition and the beautiful verse - it's perfect! I enjoyed reading your post too!!Thank you for joining Word Art Wednesday Challenge # 197
    Ginny M. WAW DT

  12. What a fantastic inspiration and I believe you mastered the tough challenges this week. Your card is beautiful! I'm so glad you joined us this week at the Color Throwdown!

  13. I would have never known that you had some trouble with the challenges because the card came out fabulously! The butterfly was the perfect inspiration too because it absolutely makes the card tie all together! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

    Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday (my personal blog)