Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fall Colors and Butterflies

I love Monarch butterflies. 

One of my truly best memories and experiences was when I was a volunteer at the Dallas Arboretum. It was their fall multi-week event called "Autumn at the Arboretum". No matter what time of year it is at the Arboretum, the plantings are spectacular. This year there was an abundance (this word does not do the amount justice), profusion, copious amounts, lots, of yellow and gold chrysanthemums. As I walked the gardens tens probably hundreds of thousands of monarchs came in to feed on their trek to Mexico. There were so many butterflies that I could hear their wings flapping. Unfortunately this was not the days of cell phones where you could just whip out the phone and take a picture. The memory is a beautiful one, one I wish everyone could experience.

With monarchs in mind, I made this card:

Thanks to the folks at Color My Heart Color Dare for these colors that brought this memory to mind.

And to Mojo Monday Card Sketch Challenge for the idea of how to but the colors together.


Here are the Close To My Heart products that I used:

Thanks for stopping by!

  XOXO Dots


  1. Gorgeous butterflies! And what a great way to interpret the sketch. Thanks for joining the Color Dare, Dorothy.

  2. Great combination of challenges! I love how you turned the butterflies to face the flower. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at the Color Dare this week--please join us again soon!
    :) Marie