Good Saturday morning.  Splitcoaststampers holds an annual month long challenge each October called “Hope You Can Cling To” that coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness month.  I am excited to be  today’s host and my challenge is titled “Scene of Serenity”.  The challenge is to create a scene project using either stamped images, die cut images, hand sketched images, hand painted images or any combination.  Adding any shade of pink to the scene would be an extra bonus. 

I love butterflies.  They are a symbol of hope and new life. Here are few photos that inspired my project.

      Decorative pink spring tree with flowers, leaves and butterflies  Stock Photo - 12807335 



Here’s what I came up with.  I created a white on white outdoor scene with a large tree, a tire swing hanging from the branches and an uneven ground layer with grass and foliage.  The scene represents a place I would love to be. I added the touch of pink with all the beautiful pink butterflies. The all white scenery allowed the butterflies to be the main focus and the expression of hope. 

KC Memory Box Grand Oak Tree 5 left

This is a large card 8.5” x 5.5”.  I attached the tree to the card base with mounting tape and rolled glue dots. I hand cut the ground layer using deckle scissors and applied adhesive across the back to attach the grass borders.  I attached the grass border layer to the card base mounting tape to create dimension.  I cut several leafy branch sections, cut them into smaller sections and tucked them in behind the ground layer and attached with glossy accents.

KC Memory Box Grand Oak Tree 5 center

I attached all the pink butterflies to the scene with glossy accents for the finishing touch.  I love how this turned out.  As simple as it is I think it would be beautiful matted in pink to match the butterflies and framed.

KC Memory Box Grand Oak Tree 5 right 

You can click on the photos to see closer views.

You may want to hop over to Splitcoaststampers and check out all the challenges.  I would for you to come come play along in mine.  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing Saturday.


Memory Box Dies, Grand Oak Tree Memory Box Dies, Swing SetMemory Box Dies, Butterfly DelightsImpression Obsession Dies, Leafy BranchImpression Obsession Dies, Grass BorderTim Holtz Tonic Retractable Craft PickAccents, Glossy Glue Dots, 3/8ATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkMemory Box Die, Metal Adaptor PlateTeflon Bone Folder Paper Trimmer, Tonic Guillotine 12

Paper:  Pink, White     Accessories:  Memory Box Grand Oak Tree, Butterfly Delights, Set of Swings, Impression Obsession Leafy Branch 2, Grass Border, Deckle Scissors, Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Glue Dots, Paper Piercer , Metal Adapter Plate , ATG , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder , Guillotine Paper Cutter