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

  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!!!!!

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

  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!

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

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


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