Purple Butterflies

Every week I check out challenges on the web and "plan" to do them, but most weeks I am lucky if I get one done in time to enter.  Today I have 2! 

Dynamic Duos is one of the few color challenges that I rarely struggle with.  Perhaps because it is just two colors and a neutral.  When I saw that they were doing 2 shades of purple this week I knew I had to join in the fun!

Dynamic Duos
The butterflies from SU Papillion Potpourri were stamped in Perfect Plum, then layered with a smaller butterfly punched out of Perfect Plum cardstock.  The script in the background as well as the mat is in Wisteria Wonder.  Don't you just love my new stamp?   The card needed a little bling so I added strips of silver glimmer paper behind the butterflies and two rhinestones to the center of each of purple butterfly.

The second piece of inspiration comes from Unscripted Sketches.  You know how I love sketches.  This one looked challenging to me at first, but when I started to think about all the shapes/punches I could use in place of the circles the ideas started flowing.  In fact, I am thinking about a few other cards I can adapt this sketch for.

Unscripted Sketches
What challenges inspire you?  If either of these spark your interest give them a try.  There is still time to enter both of them.  I would love to see what you come up with.

Creative Blessings,
Heather North

Stamps: Defining Words (Wplus9), Papillion Potpourri
Ink: Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder
Paper: Silver Glimmer Paper, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch


Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic sketch and butterflies. Thank you so much for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

Alison Barclay said...

Beautiful card! You did a great job with the repeated butterflies - very nice design. :)
Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos. :)

dstandard said...

Beautiful card - love the butterflies!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!! CONGRATS on your TOP 3 at US,
I LOVE this bold beautiful Lavender and Purple creation!!

Hope to see you again, from one of the NEW DT members of Unscripted Sketches -Kimberly!!

Heather North said...

Thank you so much for the lovely comments. You really can't go wrong with lavender, butterflies and sparkly silver. :)