Monday, June 17, 2013

Flight Behavior

I just finished reading "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver. It's fictional, but the action centers around the migratory habits of the Monarch butterfly, and I learned way more than I ever expected to about butterflies. (Kingsolver was trained as a biologist before she started writing novels.). Turns out butterflies are even more amazing when you actually know some science.

So, that brings me to today's card. Not Monarchs, obviously, as there's no orange or black in sight. Actually, they are ice cream colors, inspired by the current photo inspiration challenge at The Alley Way Stamps. And the current sketch at Sketch Saturday sort of mimicked a butterfly in flight, so that's why I've been
yakking away about "Flight Behavior."

This card is a clean and simple as it gets, thanks to my handy butterfly punch. I actually started out with a bigger flock of butterflies, but less turned out to be more in this case.  Sentiment is from The Alley Ways Stamps -- Delicate Doilies set.

I am entering this in these challenges:
The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired #30
Sketch Saturday #263
Tammy's Scraping Corner #67, Anything with Wings.

5 comments:

  1. Great card, thanks for joining us this week for things with wings.
    Karal DT for Tammy's Scrapin Corner
    http://karalscreativespace.blogspot.com/

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  2. Very nice CAS card. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

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  3. So beautiful! Love the butterflies in these soft colors! Thanks for joining the TAWS BE Inspired challenge!

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  4. This is gorgeous with a wonderful design and colour combo. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

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  5. Beautiful card and now I'm wanting to read the book :) Thanks for the inspiration and for joining in at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!
    Trudy
    http://stickyfingersblog.blogspot.com

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