Sunday, 5 March 2017

INKspiration for Watercolour Wings with FMS277

I've stepped out of my comfort zone today, I'm using yellow! Any shade of yellow is not a "go to" colour for me, so when I saw this fortnight's INKspiration challenge, well..... I was challenged, lol

      

I love the images provided for the INKspiration challenge, but try and try I struggled to come up with a design, so I started looking at other challenges, then when choosing a stamp set for Freshly Made Sketches I saw it, Watercolour Wings and it dawned on me.... purple and yellow butterflies :-)


Watercolour Wings is such a beautiful stamp set, being photopolymer it is easy to stamp the layered patterns for the butterfly. I stamped 3 butterflies, 2 on Whisper White and 1 on Vellum, to keep the colours subtle I stamped off once before stamping on the cardsotck and vellum, the exception being the body of the butterfly.



I used the FMS277 layout, for my first card I added a layer of Delightful Dijon and some Crushed Curry Bakers Twine to compliment the colours in the butterfly. The sentiment is also from Watercolour Wings, and I added a little bling by the way of gold sequins to finish.

I was beginning to feel more comfortable with the colours, so I got adventurous, I die cut the vellum butterfly with the large Bold Butterfly framelit, then cut cardstock butterfly using the medium Butterfly Thinlet die. I wasn't sure what I was going to do... when playing I put the detailed die cut under the stamped vellum, and oh my it looks like veins in the the butterfly wings! I used Elegant Eggplant with Crushed Curry for the card base and finished with gold sequins.


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10 comments:

  1. Absolutely amazing!! Everything about this card is amazing.

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  2. Wow! What a gorgeous card. First off, I love the colors, love the layout and the way you offset the layers, it is lovely, the simplicity of the card makes the butterfly so striking. I will be copying your card or at least try to. So classy and beautiful, I love it!!!!!

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  3. Both versions are really pretty! Such lovely colors. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

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  4. What pretty cards! Those butterflies are beautiful! I love the colours! Yellow and purple are fabulous together! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  5. Your butterflies are gorgeous! Love the colors! So glad you joined us at FMS!

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  6. Pretty stamps - love the soft look of the butterflies and the colours you've used!

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