Thursday, May 27, 2010

Embellish challenge... butterflies and colours

I have been seeing some lovely cards in Black, Green and Kraft so thought I'd check out why... Embellish Magazine are have a challenge with these colours:

I had a couple of tries before I finally had something I liked ( for some reason my first attempt kept smudging).


I started by stamping the old French writing ( Hero Arts) onto the kraft and layering onto black.  Next I took a smaller piece of kraft and stamped the Flourish ( Inkadinkado).  The butterfly is a Spellbinders die cut - cut from a piece of acetate that had the Dots and Flowers ( Hero Arts) stamped on it.  I painted the back with Lettuce Alcohol ink and covered it with white paint.  I placed it on the card so the Flourish gives an impression of the butterfly trail.  I added some Crystalline Kindyglitz which turned green on the card...  all in all I liked this card.  It is similar to one I did for a special person that I will post next week when I am sure she has received it.

Also tonight I can show you the lovely card I received from Isha in Switzerland as part of Deborah's Card Chain Challenge ( which reminds me June's challenge is ready to be signed up for here)
Isn't it lovely - Thanks to Isha.  Do pop over and have a look at her blog... lovely cards.

Have a great rest of the week everyone... almost the weekend.  I'm off to blog hop and catch up with what everyone else has been up to.

11 comments:

Lin said...

Dawn, I love your take on the challenge! And such a pretty one that you received.....elegant take on Deborah's sketch!

Barb said...

Love the way you used the challenge colors, Dawn! It turned out beautifully! What a pretty card you received from Isha too! :)

Anne said...

Hi, Dawn! Very interesting color scheme: black, green, and kraft. Don't know that I would have come up with that on my own. You made it look great! :-)

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE your card Dawn...not colors I would use too often but your card is just Superb!!! LOVE it! hugs!

Ayana Posadas said...

Beautiful card! :)

Monika Reeck said...

Your take on the challenge is adorable dear love your butterfly and the card from Isha so beautiful too great take on Deborah sketch...lucky you Dawn....thanks for reminding the CCC on June...hugs

Tiffany said...

This is gorgeous! Love the flourish trail on the butterfly!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Those are great cards! Well at least I know someone else in these contests who will be in the right season- it's freezing down here in Central Otago!

AnitaRex said...

I am so behind on your blog with my computer being down! I love this! I love the swirl! So pretty!

Suzanne C said...

Love the black and green color combo and you made such a pretty card with them! Lovely card from the CCC.

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Your card is great! Thanks so much for joining us in the Embellish Butterflies Challenge!