Friday, 15 May 2015

Just Add Ink 262: A Colour Challenge

Well, it's week 2 of my guest designer time at Just Add Ink and, as always, another beautiful challenge. This time, a colour challenge, using some of my favourite colours from the Stampin' Up Subtles and Neutrals collections.




Since I'm still in love with my Dictionary Background stamp, despite its imminent retirement, and I'm still besotted with my last minute purchase of Butterfly Basics, both of them make an appearance in today's card.





I do love playing with the effects you get when you spotlight part of a stamp by framing it and/or raising it up and keep coming back to experimenting with that idea.

First I tried cutting the butterfly and sponging it after, but I got better results when I sponged the white card with Pool Party and Calypso Coral and then cut out the butterfly.

Another favourite of mine is the linen thread and I think that technically speaking, it's Crumb Cake coloured! So I used it on the butterfly and the ribbon.

Ingredients
Card: Pool Party, Whisper White, Calypso Coral for the under-butterfly
Stamps: SU Dictionary, SU Butterfly Basics, Clearly Besotted Fabulous Fuchsia for the sentiment.
Inks: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Calpyso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Black for sentiment
Other: Butterfly thinlit die, Pool Party seam binding, Brad base, Calypso Coral candy dots, linen twine, oval framelits, dimensionals.


20 comments:

  1. Jan I just love the soft look of the lovely leaves in the background!!

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  2. What a stunning JAI debut Jan! I adore the sponging effect on your butterfly it's a real wow effect, your card is beautiful.
    It's lovely to have you join us.xx

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  3. Jan your two tone butterfly is stunning! I love your idea of cutting it from a sponged panel. Your combination of Dictionary (a favourite of mine too) and butterflies is a perfect match!

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  4. This is stunning Jan. I really love how you have the fern stamped across the layers. Lovely colouring on the Butterfly. Chantell JAI

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    1. Thank you Chantel. I am experimenting with the idea a lot lately.

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  5. Such a gorgeous card Jan! Your two toned butterfly is stunning and your stamped laves and Dictionary are the perfect compliment! xx

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  6. Love your beautiful card, Jan, it is such a perfect balance of elements. I too feel very reluctant to say goodbye to Dictionary.

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  7. Your butterfly is simply beautiful and love the blending of the colours. Don't blame you for loving that dictionary background, its so subtle and can be used for so many different designs. And the twine definitely is Crumb Cake coloured, fabulous idea to use this as the colour. Love it all!

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  8. Jan your butterfly is stunning! I love the way you've blended the colours for the two toned effect. And thanks for the tip to do that before die cutting. It's really lovely to have you with us this month and I'm loving your creations. x

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  9. Wow! What a beautiful card, Jan. The sponged and die-cut butterfly, with its sweet embellishments, is really eye-catching. I love how you've spotlighted (spotlit?) parts of the fern and Dictionary stamped pieces. Gorgeous use of the challenge colours (and isn't it wonderful that Butterfly Basics is in the new catalogue?!). So glad we have you on the JAI design team this month. :)

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  10. What a gorgeous card, Jan. Absolutely love your sponged butterfly & all the supporting loveliness of dictionary & the ferns. So glad you're guesting this month.
    Inky wishes, Di

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    1. Thank you, it was a pleasure to work with the colours!

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous Jan! I love your two-toned butterfly - it's the perfect focal point to your card!

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  12. What a stunning card Jan! The two-toned butterfly is amazing! I love how the fern is stamped on the background of the card and then it follows along on to the oval panel! Just beautiful!

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