Saturday, October 22, 2011

Butterflies Inspired by Pumpkins!

Isn't this a great photo!  Over at Paper Lovin' Gals this is the inspriational photo for this week's project. Now I have to say I struggled a bit with this as I use pumpkins more for soup than I do for Halloween!  But I was determined to join in again this week and so started to think about which elements of the card I would use to inspire me.   I decided I really loved the colours and the layout of the images, but not so much the pumpkins.

So I swapped out the pumpkins and made them into a flight of butterflies, the elegant lines embossing folder reminds me of the twisting vines of the pumpkins and gave the card the texture it needed.  I used Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango and More Mustard as my three colours for the butterflies. The sentiment from Cottage Garden fit so well in the frame and with the vine twisting through it seemed perfect for this card.

I am again using my entry into the challenge as an application to be on the Design Team at Paper Lovin' Gals, and while I am not as happy with it as I was with the vase of pink flowers card I do like my interpretation on the photo.

Happy Stamping


  1. Monique! Such a wonderful interpretation of the photo!! The way you lined up the colors of your card elements is perfect!! The buterflies look like they are flying over the "Barn" sentiment into the blue sky! It's wonderful!
    thanks for joining us again at Paper Lovin' Gals!!
    PLG DT

  2. Fabulous card Mon, what a beautiful take on the photo. I'm with you on the whole pumpkin thing! Love what you've done here and I'm so glad you've got your hand up saying Pick Me for the DT! But then I'm biased....glad I'm not making the decision!

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    a Paper Lovin' Gal

  3. I think you have a fabulous take on this weeks challenge and love your card!! Your butterflies are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Paper Lovin' Gals!
    xoxo Charity PLGDT

  4. What a great idea to use the colors and layout like this.. I like your two toned Butterflies.. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Lovin' Gals!

  5. Another BEAUTY, Monique! So happy you joined us again this week at PLG! Can't wait to see what you make next! :)


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