Saturday, February 5, 2011

Butterfly Baby Girl

Yeah - it's another weekend! We've had four days in a row with no school because of "Snow Day" cancellations so it's been a great week to relax. Today is another day for a Make it Colourful challenge and this time we're challenging you to mix your colors... blue and purple to be exact! I made my card using Butterfly Baby Girl from Karen's Doodles and behind it I added Sheepish Rainbow by Make it Crafty.

Most of my blending is found right in the center with the flowers, dress and butterflies. The flowers were first colored purple then blue was added - and the dress was the opposite, colored blue first then purple was added. I felt they turned out too similar but also tried blending purples/blue with pinks in the butterflies.

Here's the complete view of the background, Sheepish Rainbow, before most of it was covered. I had originally wanted the rainbow without the sheep, but in the end it turned out perfect. Growing up, I helped my parents raise sheep and bottle feed the lambs in our backyard until they were old enough to send out in the pasture. It was fun and those little lambs were so cute.

DT Challenge: Make it Colourful - Challenge #4 (mix blue/purple)
Challenge: Scrap it with a Song - Challenge #42
("My life would suck without you" so I stamped my life "with you")
Challenge: Paper Playtime - Challenge #36 (anything goes)
Challenge: Ooh La La Creations - Challenge #72 (3 butterflies)
Challenge: The Crazy Challenge #52 (Happy Birthday)
Main Stamp: Butterfly Baby Girl (KD) and Sheepish Rainbow (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Kioshi (BG)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eleven
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R12
-hair: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
-clothes: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, BV01
-tulips: BV01, BV04, B21, B23, E17, E18, G20, G21, G24, G28
-butterflies: E13, E17, E18, R11, R12, R21, R22, BV000, BV01, B41
-rainbow: R11, R12, YR20, YR21, G20, G21, B91, B93, BV01, BV02, BV04
-pasture: G20, G21, G24, G28, YR04, V06, V12, V15, V17, BV01, BV04
-trees: BG03, BG06, BG00, E39, E37
-clouds: 0, B0000, B41
-sheep: C1, C3, T2, T4, T6, T8, W10, E04
-other: W1

Did you know? The genus Tyto includes all barn-owls except for the bay-owls - that is, the true barn-owls, the grass-owls and the masked-owls collectively making up the subfamily Tytoninae. Tyto owls tend to be larger than Bay-owls. The barn-owls' main characteristic is the heart-shaped facial disc, formed by stiff feathers which serve to amplify and locate the source of sounds when hunting. Further adaptations in the wing feathers eliminate sound caused by flying, aiding both the hearing of the owl listening for hidden prey and keeping the prey unaware of the owl.


  1. pretty card ! love the colors,
    have a nice day,
    greetings, martina

  2. lol - now who's the little black sheep? Lyds? hahahaa

    Love this card! Great job on the blending and I like how you hid the sheep in the end. lol

    hugs xxoo

  3. Your card is beautifull. The colours I love very much.

    Have a nice day. greetings Ineke

  4. Such a jouful card!
    Gorgeous colouring.

  5. Fabulous scene Barbara. Love how you colored this Butterfly Girl image! hehehe those sheep are too cute! hugs, Angela

  6. What a lovely card, and such gorgeous coloring! :)

  7. Gorgeous card, Barbara! Really well put together and so beautifully coloured!

    Thank-you for popping by and commenting on my card :)

    Meesh. xx

  8. so cute Barb and your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for playing in our birthday challenge this week at the Crazy Challenge

  9. Barbara this is adorable! Love the background ( those sheep crack me up)and your gorgeous colouring! Viv xx

  10. Barbara this is adorable! Love the background ( those sheep crack me up)and your gorgeous colouring! Viv xx

  11. It's adorable. Your coloring is marvelous. TFS
    Sue S.

  12. ahhh she looks real cute - loving the sheep, sounds like a great way to grow up.

    Beccy x

  13. cute image! lovely colours! thanks for joining us at Scrap it with a song!

  14. Very pretty, thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week
    Ruth x

  15. What a beautiful card. The image of the little girl you chose is just adorable, and I love the coloring you did - it is stunning. I wish I had half your talent. Thanks for playing with us this week at Paper Playtime. Hope to see you again soon :)


  16. Oi ! Excuse me Miss Zoe!! Now, What might you be trying to say exactly??? Lol

    Absolutely loving your card Barbara ...and of course my little 'namesakes' is wonderful with the sheep too!! :)

  17. Sorry I'm late getting round my teamies, fabulous job on the blending of blue and purple together, love the colourful scene. Hugs Tracy x


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