Sunday, 2 June 2013

Butterflies a deux

It's the middle of the long Queen's Birthday weekend here in New Zealand and you'd think I'd be taking advantage of that to stamp, stamp, stamp.  But no, in my typical perverse style, I stayed away from my stamp room all day and chose to do chores instead!  I know!  I finally sat down and made a card for the color challenge at Create with Connie & Mary and the sketch challenge at Fab Friday and this is the result:



The colors are Island Indigo, Pool Party and So Saffron.  I stamped the butterflies onto Shimmery White cardstock using Stazon ink.  I then colored them using inkpads and a blender pen. The Pool Party is a bit scarce but I did use it to color my butterflies.  It's hard to see in the photo but I also paper-pierced lots of circles around the butterflies, to add a bit of interest.




Thanks for looking.

Products used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamps:  Just Believe; Papillon Potpourri
Cardstock:  Island Indigo; Whisper White; Festival of Prints DSP; Subtles DSP; Shimmery White
Ink:  Black Stazon; So Saffron; Pool Party; Island Indigo
Accessories:  2 1/2" circle punch; butterfly punch; Essentials Paper Piercing Pack; corner rounder

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card was chosen as a Top Pick at Fab Friday.

13 comments:

Melissa Davies said...

I really like the look that the paper piercing gives! Coordinates perfectly with the polka dot DSP! Thanks for playing along in the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Deb said...

Love your patterned paper!! All those polka dots are so happy!! And your coloring of the butterflies is just stunning! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Marla Reed said...

This is so pretty! The coloring on the butterflies is beautiful and really brings them to life! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

Christine Blain said...

This is lovely, Karren - you've used the challenge colours beautifully. I love the contrast between the bold DSP and the soft colouring on the butterflies.

Amy O said...

What a pretty card! I love these colors together, and your butterflies are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday this week!

Lisa Young said...

Your butterflies are beautiful! Love the rounded corners and the dsp background. I pinned this card, I love it so much! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

Lisa said...

The butterflies look real! Very nice job on coloring those! Like the off-set rounded corners and the circle with the paper piercing. Very clean and simple. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary color challenge this week!

Cindy Beach said...

This is gorgeous, Karren! Fabulous details too,I love the circle piercings and the rounded corners. So glad you played along at Fab Friday!

Margaret Raburn said...

I love your patterned paper, and your coloring on the butterflies is just gorgeous! Great layout too! Thanks for joining us for the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

WOW Karren...this is just FABULOUS!!! LOVE all your dotted paper and then how you did your piercing on your circle to add more dots! Your butterflies our colored just beautifully. Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie said...

Love the rounded corners and then the circle! Great textured look with all the dots, too! LOVE it! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Amanda Mertz said...

This card is gorgeous! The butterflies are Fab on that shimmery cardstock and the piercing on the circle is a wonderful accent! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Pam Steckman said...

I just love those butterflies! I am going to miss those polka dots from the DSP stacks! I like the new ones too! You did a great job - thanks so much for joining us at Fab Friday.