Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Healing Wings



Are you ready for another Skipping Stones Design Tuesday Sketch Challenge? Above is my sample, and below is the sketch:



For the past two weeks, I've shown the humorous side of SSD, which I adore, but there is another side, too. Healing Wings, a collection of beautiful butterfly images and wonderful sentiments, is probably my favorite SSD set. The butterflies in this set are the prettiest ever! I paired one of them up with some blue Kaiser Craft Duchess papers and some lace trims for a peaceful sympathy card. The sentiment, which is stamped onto the dp, reads, "Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal." - Thomas Moore. Love that quote!

I stamped the butterfly onto the dp, added some shading and highlighting with Prismacolor pencils, trimmed it out, and coated it with Diamond Glaze. The lace trims all came from my local Jo-Ann's, the ivory satin ribbon is Papertrey, and the natural twine is also from Papertrey.

Hope you can play along in the sketch challenge! Use keyword: SSD08 if you upload to online galleries. Skipping Stones Design stamps are not required.

This week, I have a free Tropical Birthday set to give away, compliments of Heather, owner of Skipping Stones Design:



Check out that coconut sentiment! Snort!!

For a chance to win Tropical Birthday, just leave a comment on this post. I'll close comments at 8 pm EST on Thursday, 1/21, and announce the winner on Friday, 1/22. Good luck!



Stamps: Healing Wings (Skipping Stones Design)
Paper: Papertrey Kraft and Vintage Cream card stock, Kaiser Craft Duchess dp
Ink: Ranger Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, circle Nestabilities, Papertrey satin ribbon, twine, and buttons, lace trims, foam adhesive, paper piercer

61 comments:

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

I'm loving the butterfly card and the sentiment...so very true. Hahaha Coconuts!!! So silly :)
thanks for the oportunity
alain0207@msn.com

Barbara said...

Oh, my! This is just stunning, Amy!!! That lace is perfect and that butterfly is GORGEOUS!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the butterfly card Amy, and that coconut sentiment is a hoot!! Thanks for this chance to win.

Stephanie Doan
doans88@pldi.net

kearneykrafter said...

what a beautiful card! Thank you for being such a creative inspiration! Cant' wait to see more! Thanks for the chance at great goodies!

Sue Shockley said...

I so love all of your work Amy. I want to be just like you when I grow up. he-he Thanks for providing so much inspiration.

Gretchen said...

Beautiful Amy! I like how you stamped the sentiment right on the DP- so elegant!

amys said...

What fun...just think of all the smiles I could send with these stamps!!

Randi said...

Amy, I just love your designs but this one is just beautiful. Then to find out that you are giving away a stamp set WOWZERS! I hit the jackpot today as I have my sketch book out to copy this design. Thanks for all the great eye candy today.

debb said...

Beautiful! Love that stamp set too! thanks for the opp!

Til said...

Omgosh!! That is the greatest stampset!!! Being in the "40's" I can totally relate! LOL!!!

I do visit your blog often...I have bloglines so it tells me when you update! Thanks for so much inspiration!

Oliwiaen said...

A beautiful, delicate card - stunning, as always!

Karen B said...

I love the coconut sentiment. So fitting for many people. Love the butterfly layout. Beautiful display of colours.

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Gorgeous card...that butterfly is beautiful & I love the lace!

Deana said...

Hi Amy,

I am excited to say that not only are you my favorite of favorites but we are going to be neighbors!! My husband just got the word that we are moving to Virginia, hte Ashburn area!! How cool is that?! And oh yeah, love the butterfly card! It's simple but packed with all of the right elements for impact. thank you, Deana

Donna said...

Wonderful card! Love butterflies and the sentiment is so true!
Love the coconut sentiment too. It would make a great birthday card for my older sister. LOL! Thanks for the chance!

Beth S said...

Love the butterfly on this card especially with the touch of lace. Beautiful. Great stamp set. Thanks for a chance to win.

Janet said...

Beautiful card. I love your choice of lace.

Millie said...

Amy,
I wanted to let you know how inspiring your blog is! I have been watching it for about a year now and it is my go to place when I am stuck and can't seem to get flying by myself! This card is another beautiful example! Do you have a place where you like to get lace. I keep my eyes on the local fabric stores but that can be pretty pricey!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is the most beautiful butterfly card-WOW. I love it and that gorgeous trim, too!!!

Anonymous said...

I want the coconuts stamp. They are so cute and I love your cards. Kimberly kdwespanol@gmail.com

Krissy said...

too funny! Love this set!

Ravengirl said...

Tee hee! That coconut sentiment is too funny! On the serious side, the quote in my card today is quite beautiful!

Sarah Gough said...

Absolutely beautiful - gorgeous butterfly and sentiment. I love the lace you've used on the card. That coconut sentiment had me giggling!

Al Hannah said...

Hi Amy,
This is my first visit to your blog, but I wanted to say how beautiful your card is. The lace looks stunning on it :)

Emily said...

This is just gorgeous Amy! That butterfly is awesome, as is the paper and the lace. The buttons add just the right touch to finish off the card. That sentiment is one of my favorites to use on sympathy cards.

Jekka said...

Once again another beautiful card. I can't wait to play with the sketch. The coconuts sentiment reminds me of the movie South Pacific when they do the Thanksgiving variety show...LOL

Blessings

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous as always, Amy! I love the colors, patterns, and detailing! I need to get me some lace, too! Lovely card!

Anonymous said...

LOVE your card (and that coconut sentiment...I'm still giggling).

Mae in SWFL

Crafty Cath said...

So elegant Amy. Of course, I've come to expect that from you. Your cards have become my "go to" as I rarely find one that I can't wait to try myself. Your creativity astounds me. Yours is the first blog I was ever directed to and it's become part of my daily routine to check it out and decide what I'm going to make over the weekend. Thank you so much for sharing with us and giving us all the details so we can find things too.

Mitzi said...

Your card is beautiful. Very soft and soothing looking. Perfect for a sympathy card.

Tanya said...

Another stunning card, love the butterfly! The Tropical Birthday set is too cute, thank you :)

Stampin_melissa said...

Your card is stunning Amy! I have looked at this butterfly set a couple of times. I keep hoping for a discount code! LOL! I really like this Tropical Birthday set; great coconut sentiment!

leenda said...

Your artwork is always creative & always inspirational! Beautiful card!

Rufus said...

Think that the butterfly card is very lovely and elegant, but the coconuts set just cracks me up!

Rebecca Ednie said...

What a cute set. Thanks for the chance.

Carole RB said...

Hi Amy
Your card is beautiful. Thanks for giving us a chance to win!

Amanda R said...

That card is so elegant yet simple. Absolutely gorgeous! And thanks so much for the chance to win the stamps, I love the coconut saying!

Sheri said...

I love the Hawaiian set and the coconut sentiment cracks me up! I would love to own this set. Also wanted to comment on your entry for the MFT blog hop. I love it! You did a beautiful job. I enjoy reading your blog daily and getting inspired to start a project.

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Love those lace trims. And I never would have thought of stamping the butterfly on DP! I always have such a hard time coloring them in. Next time I will have to do that.

Lenoria said...

I love the coconut sentiment, definitely brings a laugh!

Rae C. said...

I adore that new stamp set, and yes, the coconuts hanging below the hula skirt is priceless!

artfulwhimsies said...

Thanks for the chance to win this great set, and for your always inspiring designs and color combos.

Cindy said...

i love the butterfly card and thanks for the chance to win!!

Gagaw said...

Love the lace trim on the card! And the butterfly! And the colors! Looks like I'm going to have to try this one. And the coconut saying on the stamp set being given away, too late!!! Still, I have some friends I could send that one to!

Lilsweetpea said...

Beautiful card. I love the lace and twine together. This stamp set you have up for give~a~way is absolutely hilarious! There are soooo many occasions to use this set. Love it! Thank you for the opportunity.

BettyAnn Arrasmith said...

Beautiful card! Love the butterfly - goes with the lace so well and the way you open the card.
Also, love the blog candy! Thank you for the opportunity to win it.
BettyAnn

Penny said...

Every day I come to work and look forward to my email from Pickled Paper Designs, amongst all the other emails requesting this or that from me, yours always inspires me and makes me smile! Beautiful as always Amy.

Conniecrafter said...

just lovely, the lace goes just perfect with the paper, love your butterfly!

Studio M by Marian said...

Hey Girl, All your cards are award winning! A huge fan from CA (I wish I could say from the aloha state). Wiki, Wiki, Marian

Lynne said...

Love the card design and the opportunity to win! Thanks so much

Christian Cropper said...

I really love what you did with the paper and butterfly. Stamping onto patterned paper. Beautiful!

donna kay said...

love your cards, great ideas and combinations.

donnav@ezlube.com

Ida Faye said...

Amy, you have done it again! Beautiful. simple card with a vintage look. Sure would love to win the stamp set - what a hoot!! Thanks for sharing your artistic talent with us.

Elaine said...

Pretty card; I like the lace ribbon.

Great images in this SSD stamp set. They would be nice for a tropical scene.

Sheila D said...

Just beautiful Amy. That lace is gorgeous and the sentiment perfect. As for the coconut saying...that's why I don't wear grass skirts. LOL!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! Your cards are beautiful! We recently went to Kauai, Hawaii, so this set would be awesome to win. Thanks!!

greggkatie@sbcglobal.net

Christine H said...

Beautiful card!! The tropical set is so great! I love the saying about coconuts and grass skirt! Thanks for the opportunity!

Karen said...

Love that cute little set!

Dotty Jo said...

Nearly missed this beautiful card - so glad i didn't! Jo x

Jen Tapler said...

OK, I'm totally buying this Hawaiiana stamp set because (1) it's sooooo hard to find cute Hawaiiana stamp sets and (2) the coconut sentiment - I mean REALLY!! It's just too perfect.

Irene said...

Your cards are so beautiful! Especially the cards with butterflies like this one! Thank you for being my inspiration! :) Please if you want, look at my work in the same style http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_sbYtGi2-42Y/TMBzou-a9hI/AAAAAAAAAA4/YZ4vj-fhLxw/s1600/DSC00802.JPG

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