Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Two Challenges, One Card

Look at me, blogging two cards in one day. It's like I have free time or something. Actually, the kids are with my hubby right now. Teehee! :)

This card is for two things. First off, I used to sketch #3 over at Get Sketchy for the layout. I was so perplexed about this sketch until today. Second, it's for the Craft Critique's The Butterfly Project. They are sending a box of handmade butterflies to the Holocaust Museum. Each butterfly is to represent a child who died in the Holocaust. You can help by sending butterflies too. They've extended the deadline to Sept 30.

My card is made with Basic Grey designer paper. The white is a Top Note die cut that I got from Wish Rak. The butterfly was cut out with my Cuttlebug. The pearls are Kaiser Craft. Not much too it.

Here's a poem to inspired you:

The Butterfly

The last, the very last,
So richly, brightly, dazzlingly yellow.

Perhaps if the sun’s tears would sing
against a white stone....
Such, such a yellow
Is carried lightly ’way up high.

It went away I’m sure
because it wished to kiss the world good-bye.
For seven weeks I’ve lived in here,

Penned up inside this ghetto.

But I have found what I love here.

The dandelions call to me

And the white chestnut branches in the court.

Only I never saw another butterfly.

That butterfly was the last one.

Butterflies don’t live in here, in the ghetto.

Pavel Friedman, June 4, 1942
Born in Prague on January 7, 1921.
Deported to the Terezin Concentration Camp on April 26, 1942.
Died in Aushchwitz on September 29, 1944.


  1. wow... im speechless.. this extraordinary... just beautiful.
    Thanks for playing with us at GETSKETCHY!

  2. WOW!!!! This turned out even more beautiful than I thought it would be when you first started talking about it! I bet you'll be in the winner's circle!!!

  3. This is just stunning. I just love the colors and love that butterfly and that poem is awesome. Thanks for inspiration.

  4. gorgeous! The soft colors teamed up with the butterfly is just perfect! Thanks for joining us over at Get Sketchy!