Thursday, March 31, 2016

Special Butterfly

Time for another fun challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary this week! This time it's a color challenge that includes -



The colors instantly drew me towards a masculine feeling for a card, but I told myself to not do the obvious. Instead I challenged myself to images and ideas not usually associated with this choice of color combination. So what did I do?



Florals and butterflies! Complete opposite of anything masculine that I originally thought of! I thought it would be fun to do a color block for the background. I used the Sale-A-Bration stamp set, What I Love for the Lost Lagoon flowers and the Sahara Sand greenery. I used the Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Perfect Pairings for the Delightful Dijon "Hoorays". To soften the edges of the background, I added one of our fabulous Paper Doilies.



I die cut a butterfly from the Butterflies Thinlets and cut it in half. I sponged all 3 of our challenge colors on both halves and adhered them as if it was taking flight. Rhinestones helped to add to it's 'flight effect'. A little bling always makes things better, don't you think? Thanks for stopping by today! Please join us and play along with this fun challenge. Happy Stamping!


7 comments:

  1. Your card has so many awesome details I don't know where to begin with my comments! First the stamped backgrounds are so neat, then the doily backed sentiment circle adds a frilly element. The sponged half butterfly looks beautiful and the rhinestone flight trail adds the perfect bit of sparkle! Girly all the way around!

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  2. I agree with Jenny - so many neat details! I love the colour block patterned backgrounds and two-colour sentiment. The rhinestone trail is also just lovely - so very pretty!

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  3. I love the color-blocked background and of course, that pretty butterfly in flight! The flight path done in rhinestones is awesome, too!

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  4. I love the butterfly "in flight" such a great idea (I feel a CASE coming on). Overall a lovely card - so many different elements to it! :-)

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  5. Love the background you created, such a clever way of using the color combination!

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  6. Oh...how fun! Love the rhinestones for the flight of the butterfly! Isn't it funny how so many of us went away from our first instincts of a masculine card with these colors. I love all your sweet details! Great job with the color challenge this week!

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  7. Very pretty! Love your handmade DSP, the sponged butterfly and the greeting done up in two colors. Lots of fun!

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