Hey guys! Well it's the last day of the weekend color challenge. it was a good one, thanks to Linda, hope all of you who joined in had a good time with your challenge cards too! For those of you who don't know Clear Dollar stamps host a color challenge which runs Friday thru Sunday evening every weekend on Papercraft Planet. This is my second one and I can tell you from my experience it can be a challenge and stretch you out of your color comfort zone. I know we all have our favorite go to colors. This weeks colors were Summer Sun, Real Red and Black with white as an optional neutral. On my card my original thought was to do mostly black and white with pop's of color using Parisian looking china as inspiration. You can see that is not what I ended up with at all! I embossed the butterflies in black onto white cardstock and had white panels to go on top out of cuttlebug swiss dot and one in cuttlebug swirl both brayered over the raised embossing in black. After sewing all of my pieces and laying them out I stepped back to look and well, if you can picture it the small heat embossed black butterflies on the white looked a little bit like cowhide! After some thought I decided color would change the look and solve that so I sponged on Summer sun blending into real red at the edges. Worked like magic! No more cowhide! The other panels didn't fit the new look so I chucked those and finished off the card with a bright flower and embossed and colored butterfly.

Card recipe:

stamps:Clear Dollar- beautiful butterflies

cardstock and ink:black, summer sun, real red,white cardstock and versamark, black ep

accessories:hodgepodge hardware,crystal effects

Check out the challenge next week when I'll be hosting, if you want to play but need Clear Dollar stamps you can click on the logo on this page to visit the store!


Erin Bigler said...

So STRIKING and STUNNING, Shawne...great job with the color challenge! I've gotta get to work on mine, but these colors are gonna be touch for me - oh well, guess that's why they call it a challenge, right?!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

FABULOUS!!!! Oh this is wonderful! Love the butterfly background and then the one by the sentiment is OUTSTANDING!!!!! Gorgeous job!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!! This is just stunning, Shawne!!! I love the rich looking colors and the butterflies are gorgeous!!! You did a fabulous job on this!!!!

Jenny said...

Very pretty card Shawne!!

Anonymous said...

WOW-WOW-WOW! It's stunning! I love, love, love the black embossed butterfly! What a great challenge card Shawne!