Friday, April 23, 2010

My Milkweed Butterfly

Did you know that the Monarch Butterfly is milkweed butterfly?  It's a random nugget of trivia that I only learned a few years ago.  It means that they need milkweeds in order to lay their eggs, so don't pull those "weeds" out of your gardens.  I know they are ugly, but there are 4 varieties of butterfly in North America that need those plants for their survival. (Random trivia nugget #2 milkweed plants are popular flower garden plants in Bermuda).
So I finally caved to peer pressure and bought that ruffled trim.  It's luscious to look at and hold!  I'm still on the fence about how it looks on this card.  Stay tuned for tomorrows SSDS challenge card.  I used yet another color of this trim on the next card.  I'd love to hear peoples thoughts on using this trim.  Take it or leave it?  Be honest, it won't hurt my feelings. ;)
I will say that I now adore using Spica pens for the subtle surprise shimmer they give to images!  My "Wanderer", as he's called in Australia, has a nice sparkle.  I gotta have shimmer- I grew up in the 80's with big hair, neon, and lots of sparkles. :)
I really like how pretty it looks to see those shots of "markers used in this project", but I have the flea market version of Copics, so I'll have to tell you the orange unmarked Copic is YR07 and the Spicas are gold 11 and orange 4. 

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  1. I love your card- amazing coloring. And what a great piece of trivia!

  2. So pretty!!! Love the soft colors!! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

  3. Beautiful butterfly...and no, I had no idea they were "milkweed" butterflies. Thanks for the trivia!

  4. Your card is wonderful and LOVING the butterfly.

  5. Fabulous card, Moriah
    Love your design, beautiful butterfly and trim. Thanks for joining us for the Colour Create Challenge.

    Karen x

  6. this is a great idea, with the butterfly on the flowers, like them !!!

  7. Such a beautiful card Moriah. You've used the challenge colours so well. I adore the way you coloured that beautiful butterfly.
    Thanks for joining us at Colour Create.
    Sharon xx


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