Hi! This card was made for today's Color Combination Challenge: Not Quite Navy, Pretty Ink Pink and Really Rust. Now, I have to admit, these are some of my favorite colors...I've just never MIXED used all three on the same card before.
Sunday afternoon I was in the emergency room, again...This time my foot/ankle/calf had swollen to a point where they were the size of my thigh! And...the diagnosis? Gout! OMGosh! I wanted to slap the nurse for snickering...She asked ever so snarky, "Did you eat ham? Shellfish?" No...well, does pork loin count? LOL
I found this AWESOME piece of designer paper in Really Rust and decided to work the card around it!
The butterfly is a Shapeabilities die. I cut and embossed it. Next, I rubbed Versa Color Neptune(a match for Not Quite Navy!) over the embossing. Then, I embossed it in Clear. Next, I used a T-Shirt painting brush to color in the butterfly with Versa Color Paprika(a match for Really Rust. I embossed that with clear.
The sentiment and ferns were stamped in Neptune and embossed in clear. I added in the flowers and leaves in Paprika and Cinnamon.
I absolutely love how you did the butterfly! It is so striking, I just had to read to find out how you did it. Thanks for the deets! There are so many intricate details: the lace, "O", hardware, it all came together so beautifully.
Registered: July 25, 2004 Location: Hog Wallow, KY Posts: 27624
Tue, Jul 21, 2009 @ 7:34 AM
What what an attractive design. I love the way you used the pink in your card. Your cards are always so awesome and stunning. Another over the top design! You are a true artist and it always shows with your work. tfs