Wednesday, 3 September 2014

RIC67 - Happy Birthday!


This is my take on the current Runway Inspired challenge.


Don't you love it when you see an inspiration, you know exactly what you're going to do and then it works out perfectly? So do I. Unfortunately, that's not what happened this time. ;-)

The first two happened - I knew exactly what I wanted to do and after two attempts I could see that it just wasn't going to work. Actually the card was probably fine, but it didn't feel like 'me'. I started searching through my stamps and found this Penny Black butterfly that I just had to have when I saw Heather T play with it - of course I can't find the exact one on her blog now, but she's made quite a few amazing cards with it!  All of a sudden I knew what I was going to do again. And this time I'm really happy with it.

I think it captures the inspiration so well, although maybe not in an obvious way?  What do you think?

31 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

I can understand why you wanted that gorgeous butterfly stamp, Ardy! WOW! It makes for a wonderful interpretation of the RIC with those sweet embossed dots and those jewel tone colors!! Hugs, Darnell

Marianne said...

That butterfly stamp is really gorgeous indeed, and I love how you've used it on your card. I think it's a perfect take on the inspiration piece.

Kate said...

Stunning Ardeth. Just goes to show you can never have too many butterfly stamps :)

Lisa Lara said...

This is gorgeous Ardyth.

Manuela said...

your butterfly is soo beautiful, super card!

Manuela said...

your butterfly is soo beautiful, super card!

Lynn said...

Oh I love it. I think the polka dots on the butterfly pick of the pattern in the jacket and pants. The color is fabulous.

Sheila H said...

I think it's a stunning interpretation of the RIC. The butterfly's embossed dots and the lovely colors beautifully evoke the spirt of the challenge picture.

Deepti said...

So stunning

Susanne Vargas said...

Gorgeous! And a perfect take on the inspiration picture!

Brenda said...

Wow, I am loving this card Ardyth! I can't imagine what your first card was, but I do know this card is fabulous in every way. I love that butterfly and see why you had to have it. Love your beautiful colors in the butterfly and it sure does capture the inspiration photo so well! Hugs, Brenda

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Gorgeous card Ardyth!!

Gillian R said...

Wow this is so beautiful and striking Ardyth

Cindy H. said...

OMGoodness, what a perfect image and colors to interpret the inspiration photo. Your card is gorgeous!

BeverlyBL said...

WOW!

Cornelia W said...

Brilliant - both of your cards!

Bobby said...

Aww come on Ardyth. Show us what didn't work. lol That butterfly is..... without words. So gorgeous. And then your added color makes it breathtaking.

OH Babs said...

Honestly I think this butterfly card is my number one favorite of all your creations. It is CAS and has your pop of color and it is one to CASE.

Jen W. said...

Yup, you totally captured the inspiration and kept true to your Ardythness. It's a total stunner!

marty said...

That beautiful stamp is penny black "social butterfly".
Your card is breathtakingly amazing......soooooo you!!
Thanks for sharing.
Marty

cards said...

This is a fabulous interpretation of the inspiration pic, Ardyth. You are are so clever at thinking outside the box. I kept my design totally inside a box!
Heather

wienerhoneymooners said...

Totally a "WOW" card!!! Low that it is embossed!!! Jaw dropping!!!

Joyce said...

This is gorgeous and fabulous. I guess it makes me feel just a teensy bit better knowing that sometimes your cards don't translate from your head to the paper (like mine often don't).

cm said...

You already know my response to this stunning butterfly card: swooning! Major swooning...
~c

Lindsay said...

Oh, do I love this Ardyth! What a stunning CAS card!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow this is gorgeous and such a great take on the inspiration!

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Ardyth ... love how you take an inspiration piece (or word) and turn it into the most stunning 'you' card ... simply awesome! Anita :)

Geri said...

... this pretty stole my heart!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

That butterfly is gorgeous - love the colour on its wings! Thanks for strutting your stuff with us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

The simple coloring is absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway!

Kim S said...

Just wonderful with the splashes of color on that fun black and white butterfly.