Monday, September 17, 2012

BBTB2-Things That Fly in Nature

 Welcome to our BBTB2 Challenge, cause it's Monday.  I am host this morning and that means I got to pick our challenge theme.  Things That Fly in Nature, wow that is a broad challenge, I have been awed by Mother Nature as far back as I can remember.  Butterflies will never cease to amaze me, I love ttheir elegant flutter and glorious color, like a whiff of smoke they are here and then they are gone.  Please visit our BBTB2 Challenge Site to see how my talented design sisters interpreted this theme, then we all look forward to see what you have in store for this challenge.  Just remember your focal cut must be from a Cricut Cartridge.  Rules for our challenge are posted at top of challenge site.

Now on to my card.  Card size is 6"X6", I used a seemingly 2 tone with many shades in gray.  My focus cuts were done in black linen cardstock.  The butterfly and bee were cut from "Art Nouveau" and "Nature" was cut with the "Graphically Speaking" cart.  The background paper was created with the Cameo and patterned paper from the SLibrary by marrying 4 blocks together.  I knew as soon as I saw the black and white print I wanted to use the "Art Nouveau" cart with it. I love the way the Cameo enhances my Cricut and visa versa.  Nature was cut 3 times and adhered to create almost a chipboard block, the butterfly was also cut 3 time but 2 were completely adhered and the top one only the body was adhered to the top of the other two, to give the butterfly the feel of motion.  The bee was cut once to give the whole design some variance, since I used depth of image as one of my design features.  A little sheer polka dot ribbon and I was done.
This is a side view of the card, giving you the view of the depth and movement.  Our challenges run for a week, so we will be checking to see what you have come up with.  Thanks for visiting and as always we hope our Monday has inspired you, bee safe, bee happy bee creative. Hugs

16 comments:

Jayne said...

Beautiful card Sandi.Love the colour tones and depth.Thanks for a great challenge.
Jayne x

Carole Beath said...

What a glorious color scheme on this glorious card. I love each detail...love this challenge, Sandi. Thanks.
Carole

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Sandi, this is FABULOUS.. i love the depth and the motion. AND the background paper is perfect. i love seeing you combine the cricut and the silhouette. You are amazing my friend. hugs from ukiah

DonnaMundinger said...

Exquisite, Sandi! That paper is soo perfect with the beautiful cuts. Love the dimension. Thanks for a fabulous challenge. xxD

~JulieH~ said...

all I can say is wow wow wow! Sandi I absolutely love your card design this week, the block design the monotone. such a sophisticated and beautiful card. I love it!
Hugs
Juliexx

Stephanie said...

So elegant and beautiful. Love the color palette. This should hang on a wall. Really stunning and artistic.

Jeri said...

Oh Sandi, this is fabulous. I absolutely love the black and white and the quadrants. I've always been fond of the word cuts on Graphically Speaking. Thanks for picking such a great challenge for us this week.

Merilee Lane said...

Absolutely love this! The details are great!

Thanks for sharing.

Merilee

Kelly said...

Oh Sandi, this is AWESOME...such detail! The black and white is very chic and the paper from the Cameo is the perfect compliment to this work of art! You never cease to amaze me with your talent!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Sandi this is so stunning! Love the patterns and the butterfly is so beautiful. This would be amazing as a wall hanging. So elegant.

Brenda said...

OMGoodness, this card is stunning Sandi! I love the black/grey tones on the paper, the pattern in the paper, your butterfly and bee are just perfect-love the depth of the butterfly and love the "chipboard" look to the nature. Thanks for a fabulous challenge!! Hugs!

Glenda said...

Beautiful card Sandi! Lovely papers and pretty cuts! Such a wonderful design! You should frame this!
Glenda

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

Wow..It is a piece of true art..How striking...Krista

Christy said...

Stunning Sandi! This is one of my new favorite cards! Love the bee :) hugs

Penniannie said...

Oh my gosh what a beautiful card, love the colors and the elements you used.....

Hugs
enny

Digi Darla said...

Gorgeous enough to frame! I love the black and white...very elegant card! TFS! XXX~DigiDarla