Sunday, April 27, 2008

Butterfly Happiness

Okay...I must be tired because I'm not very happy with how this turned out. It's a combination card...Sketch Challenge, Ways to Use It Challenge (Scissors) and for a big stretch the Inspiration Challenge which was A Safari Adventure...I went with butterflies in the jungle.
I created the three butterflies by colouring right on the stamp and then once it was put on paper I coloured in the extra spots that came out white. I've curved each of their wings a bit but the bodies are not raised off the paper.
I really need to practice with the distressing tool. I can begin with a perfect rectangular piece of paper and when I'm done, it's wonky. Oh well.

The 3 day music conference I was at was FANTASTIC. It was a conference put on by Carl Orff Canada...for any other music people out there.....I've come home with a binder full of ideas. We saw "Le Boucheron" Thursday night, Friday night was filled with 3 different concerts - The "Kokopelli Choir" made up of young people ages 14-24 (incredible sound), "Toe Jamm" - which is a group of 5 women who tap danced and were fantastic (being the former dancer that I am) and "Asani" which is a contemporary Aboriginal trio. All the groups originate from Edmonton. Saturday night we were entertained by the Japanese Drums of "Kita No Taiko" - WOW!!!! and the "St. Albert Community Jazz Band" WOW again!!!! Not to forget all the wonderful children's groups performing Orff pieces during our days. My brain is swimming with the songs and strategies I've learned.

Thank you for those who mentioned prayers and thoughts for the Ardrossan Band in Disneyland. Allison said that her flute solo went "good"....which probably means that it was FANTASTIC...since she's so hard on herself. She mentioned that black pants, white shirts and black vests are not the best "uniform" to have when performing in California....Sweltering. But she's having fun, and I pray for safe flying tomorrow.

Thanks for dropping by and putting up with the rambling - Happy Stampin' - Joan

18 comments:

Donna said...

what a pretty card, love the colors & the butterflies ready to take flight

Godelieve said...

Really like your card! Such gorgeous colors!

Carolyn King said...

this is very pretty. the distressing is not supposed to look perfect---you did a great job with it!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh I LOVE the butterfly theme with the Safari challenge.......I still haven't finished my card for that one.....I'm frustrated at my first idea and am figuring out what to do instead!! LOL And I love the distressed look.......it's supposed to be wonky.....that's why distressing is so cool for me....it hides my uneven cutting!!! LOL Prayers for safe travels too!!! :)

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card, the colours are fantastic and I love those butterflies

Sabine said...

That's a beautiful card! I love the colors! Great!

dpkennedy said...

I think your card is beautiful! The colors are so pretty and your distressing is just they way it should be! Glad you had a great time at the conference!

Denise... said...

I think it's beautiful!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

THis is beautiful! I LOVE the butterflies!

Alexandra said...

it's gorgeous - the distressing looks great and the colors are fabulous, quit being so hard on yourself!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Andrea G. said...

Very pretty card. I think the distressing looks just fine. By the way, I enjoyed reading about your music conference and realize how much I miss going to that sort of thing. (I am an elementery music teacher in MB but have decided to stay home to raise our two boys for the next few years)

Nancy Grant said...

Wow!!!! Stunning card!!! I love the three butterflies. They look so real.

:-)

Jamie Martin said...

Beautiful card, the colors are stunning :)

Anne's Cards said...

Thanks for vised my blog.
I love the butterfliescard,the colors are pretty also your other cards are great work!!

chelemom said...

I think it turned out beautifully!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is gorgeous.. I love it. Such a fan of anything with butterflies and this is stunning. Nikki x

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Very fun and pretty card! Love your butterflies...and I can't use the distressor thing worth a darn either LOL!

Deb Neerman said...

Wowza, I really love this!!!