Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Red Butterfly...

I'm so excited to participate in Kristina Werner's 50th Color Inspiration Challenge! These challenges really get me out of a funk when I'm in one and help me to learn to use my products in different ways! Thanks Kristina for posting such great inspirations!

Here is her challenge for us:



And here is what I made:




Goodies:
All products by Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Simple Friendship set, Baroque Motifs set, Polkadot Background
Ink: Summer Sun, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise Classic inks; Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red cardstock; Bella Rose DSP
Accessories: Chocolate Chip wide grosgrain ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Scallop Edge punch, Piercing tool and guide, White embossing powder, 1 3/4" Circle punch

When I think of this set, I don't think of these colors and I think that's why I chose to use it! Well, that and it was already on my desk... Hee! First, I stamped the background of the cardbase with polkadots in Real Red. I love the look of color on color... it's subtle but gives some texture at the same time! Next I stamped and embossed the swirls stamp from Baroque Motifs on a strip of Summer Sun cardstock. I matted it with Tempting Turquoise, tearing it on the bottom edge. I added another torn edge of the Chocolate Chip polkadot DSP and also a crumpled strip of white with the bottom edge scalloped. I tied my ribbon around it and stuck it in the middle of my card base. I added the friend next. Then I started working on the focal point. I wasn't sure what color I wanted the butterfly to be so I cut out one of each color and accidentally doubled them up and liked the way it looked! I stuck them together using a dimensional and added glitter to his wings. I made a little distressed square for him to live on and added it to my cardbase.

See! With out Kristina's color inspiration, I'd probobly never see a pretty red butterfly! I love it! If you have time, I hope you can participate, too!

Thanks for stopping by today!

-tessa

12 comments:

rachel said...

love your card. Nice details and I love the red butterfly

Maureen P said...

Gorgeous card...love the layered butterfly :) TFS

Jamie Hurley said...

Great card AND my favorite color and butterfly!

for2nately said...

love your card!
hugs,
Elizabeth

Helen F. said...

Pretty pretty! Love that butterfly stamp, it can be elegant or whimsical~~

Winter said...

So cute! Love the distressed scallop!

Two Happy Stampers said...

Love your card! Very nice work! =)

Julie said...

I never knew how big that buttefly was - I must get the stamp set now!! Your card is gorgeous - beautiful job!

Lisa said...

I really like this card. Great job.

Rose said...

You did a great job! It looks beautiful.

Debbie said...

Just love the red butterfly. Great job.

June Annand said...

Love the offset butterfly... gorgeous colors - they really POP. Super job with this challenge!

 
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