Monday, March 23, 2020

Butterfly Tag and Sympathy Card

Greetings! I hope you are all well and still sane. We are good. Today I have a tag to share with you that I then put on a card. First, the tag, which I made especially for Tag Tuesday:

I love this Star Stampz digi. It's called Maiko in Spring. I printed it out on white Springhill card stock, cut it with an Elizabeth Crafts tag die and colored with ProMarkers. And I actually attempted some shading {GASP} :-) I forgot to take the pic before I'd stamped the Pink By Design sentiment at the bottom, but oh well.

I used DCWV's 4..5 x 6.5-inch Far East Mat Stack papers on a grey SU card stock base. After adhering the tag to the card front, I assembled a little pink flower mound with a few tiny butterfly die cuts. More tiny butterflies adorn the side in place of the sketch's dot embellies. I just had the urge to flower the umbrella, and I like it. I added a Skipping Stones sentiment sideways on the long side strip that I thought went perfectly with the butterflies.

I followed Stick It Down's March sketch, making an A2 size card. I thought the tag shape fit the sketch's parentheses pretty well.

I am trying to build an inventory of sympathy cards and have decided to leave them blank inside until I know who it's going to. I perused my stamps and thought of the Maiko digi. I know it might seem weird to use an Asian theme, but I find this a calming and peaceful image, as is most Asian images. I think it works! And that patterned paper is of butterflies but it's hazy like a dream or the sky, and it makes it a bit ethereal. I was nervous about choosing the colors for the image but I am very happy with it.

Thanks for dropping by. As always, I appreciate each and every comment. Please, everyone, take care of yourselves -- body, mind and soul. These are trying times, definitely the scariest of my lifetime. I'm praying we all get through it safely. Virtual Hugs to All! XXO

1.   Tag Tuesday: Bunnies & Butterflies -- I have butterflies.
2.   Stick It Down March Sketch -- Sketch shown above
3.   Star Stampz Challenge #8: Bingo / Tic-Tac-Toe -- I chose diagonal top left to bottom right. I have a sentiment, a Star Stampz digi Maiko in Spring and flowers.
4.   TTTC056 - Featured Designer LeAnne -- I chose middle column (I used blue, an umbrella and designer paper).
5.   Use Your Stuff #394: Spring 
6.   Double D Challenge: Welcome Spring 
7.   Colour Crazy Week 10: AG with Colouring -- I used ProMarkers to color the tag image.
8.   Cut It Up #196: Spring Fever with Butterflies -- I used a die cut tag and 8 butterflies
9.   Aud Sentiments #247: Sentiment + Spring / Easter -- I went with Spring
10. Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes 3/22-4/4: Spring


Diane said...

Beautifully designed tag and card!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

HandmadeByTasha13 said...

Lovely image and very peacheful indeed!

Thanks so much for playing along with us @ Aud Sentiments, and good luck!

HandmadeByTasha DT

Valerie-Jael said...

This is a wonderful tag, love the beautiful stamp you used. And shading?!! Oh wow! And a great idea to make such a fantastic card from it. Have a good week, stay safe, and thanks so much for joining us at Tag Tuesday. Hugs, Valerie

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Wow, that's pretty, and you're right - peaceful, too. Japanese images are always so detailed and serene.

Thanks for sharing your Spring Fever with Butterflies project with us at Cut it Up!


Darlene said...

Well, aren't you the clever one!!! Love how you've added the floral cluster at the top and yes, very soothing! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Spring’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Words and Pictures said...

It's definitely a very calming image, and the words are wonderful too. The colours are light and gentle, adding to the soothing atmosphere. Really nice.
Alison x said...

WOW gorgeous card!!! Your intricate coloring is inspiring. All your colors are lovely!! Thank you so much for joining us at Stick it Down--Sharon DT

froebelsternchen said...

This is GORGEOUS Aimeslee!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a stunning tag! I love the design with the cherry blossom - perfect 😁. Hope all is well with you! Happy wishes! Hugs, Jo x

Donna Ellis said...

Isn't she lovely! I've never seen this image before. You certainly brought her to life with gorgeous spring time colors. Congratulations on shading! LOL Your little borders look interesting with the words on one portion, and the darling little black butterflies in the other. Beautiful card, Miss Aimes! hugs, de

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Very nice work, Aimes. Your tag is beautiful. You could easily make this an ATC. I always enjoy seeing your work, so keep it coming.

I agree with you, this is a calming image. Your colours you chose are perfect.

Toilet paper has been out-of-stock in my City for three weeks because people keep hoarding. I took a peak in the store today to find no stocked shelves, but a clerk had a box full to TP she was going to place on the shelf. I didn't care that it was $20. I didn't care that it wouldn't fit in my old style in-wall toilet paper mount--it was MINE.

All grocery stores have lines distancing patrons a "hockey stick" length away from one another. This is good social isolation.

Today, our provincial government announced that everything but essential services and business will be closed as of 11 pm tonight, for a two weeks, or more. There is a list of what is considered essential and pretty well it includes everything. No more take out, no more stores, etc. At least pharmacies and grocery stores will be open. Grocery stores are open 7-8am for the elderly to shop before the crowds run them over during regular business hours. This is also because they are more suseptible to catching the Virus.

Stay healthy my friend. Bethie.

LeAnne said...

What a beautiful Oriental image you chose for your tag, and equally beautiful as a card! Thanks for playing with my Tic-Tac-Toe grid this week!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

She is beautiful. Love your coloring and the line you chose in our Star Stampz Tic Tac Toe Board.. Thanks for playing along with us this month @ Star Stampz... AJ DT SS

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

I am back with a different DT hat on.. I love this card, your beautiful choice of colours and design elements for such a sad occasion. Thanks for playing along with us this fortnight at Colour Crazy Challenge. AJ DT CCC

FreeToBeMe..LisaJ said...

Aimeslee, This is so adorable and the coloring is amazing. Thank you so much for joining us this week over at Tic Tac Toe challenge.

HeartcraftPaper said...

This is so amazing! I love the Geisha image. Thank you for joining the StarStampz Monthly Challenge.

--Monica / Heartcraftpaper

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

What a pretty oriental design - I love the detail on the geisha’s dress. Thanks for sharing over at TicTacToe this week!

My name is Erika. said...

Super tag Aimeslee. I love the Japanese theme. Hugs-Erika

MJ's Kraze said...

This is just breathtaking. I am lost for words to describe. this.
Thanks for playing along at Stick It Down.
Mandi card DT

Michele said...

that butterfly tag is a stunner! keep well, xoxo

Wilma Simmons (Empress Wu Designs) said...

Beautifully composed - thanks for sharing your techniques.

Billie A said...

Very pretty card and design. thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.

Linda Kunsman said...

what a beautiful image and tag/card design!!

pinky said...

Gorgeous work! The card is just beautiful and the tag is gorgeous! Hugs

Alyson Mayo said...

This is such a pretty and calming image - one that is coloured perfectly. You set it on a background that is neutral in nature and it really brings out the depth and interest in the image without being overwhelming. Great job!

Birgit said...

What a stunning card! Your coloring is perfect. Thanks so much for linking up to Double D's springtime challenge. Best of luck to you!

Treva said...

Pretty card, nice papers and image!

Thank you for joining us at Cut it up for our Spring Fever challenge.


Judy Woodland said...

Beautiful tag, and putting it on the card makes it even prettier. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Spring Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
Judy~ DD DT
{Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!

Leslie said...

This is stellar! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Stick It Down March Card Sketch challenge! We hope you visit us often!
Leslie, SID Card Team
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Monica Maier said...

Such a pretty image! Thanks for joining us at Stick it Down this month!

Monica- Card DT

Alison said...

Gorgeous card and coloring! Thanks for playing along with us at Stick It Down.

Karen said...

Both the tag and the card are beautiful ~ Yes, these are trying times, and I too am thankful for an artistic community to share our time and art with. ~ Blessings to you

Lisa J said...

So pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at StarStampz Challenge Lisa DT