Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Color Challenge

Welcome!  Today begins another challenge at The House That Stamps Built blog.  It's a color challenge: Lemon, Lime, Aqua.  Color challenges are definitely a challenge for me.  I can mix two colors no problem, but add more than that and I just get a brain freeze.  : )  So, I've figured out that the best way to create with color is to go nice and CAS.  Here is my card:
My sentiment just did not want to cooperate for this card.  I had the butterflies all stamped and then stamped my sentiment.  A bit of ink smeared from the edge of the stamp and the "you" didn't stamp all the way.  I contemplated stamping a new panel, but I really liked how this one had come out.  So I got the brilliant idea to stamp the sentiment on a banner and just layer it over the messed up sentiment.  Genius, except when I stamped the sentiment, I must have double tapped it a bit because the end of it came out all blurry.  Arrgghh.  But as my very first SU! demonstrator (and friend) says, "That's why you have two sides of a paper"!  So, I flipped the banner over and tried again.  And this time it worked.  Phew!  And you would never have know unless I told you.  : )  Then, because I can't go completely CAS I added a couple rhinestones to eat butterfly in coordinating colors and the added the button with a bit of twine.  Voila!  Would have been super easy if I didn't have all the sentiment trouble.  Head on over to The House blog to see the projects from the rest of the DT.  Then come play along.  I can't wait to see how you mix these colors.

Sweet Stamps #233--Summer (summer colors and butterflies are only around in the summer here)
Scrapper's Delight #47--anything goes
Cards Galore--anything goes
Suzy Bee's #91--wings or feathers
Jo's Scrap Shack #99--anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #384--citrus (lemon and lime are citrus colors)
Wags 'n Whiskers #159--recycle (the button was recycled from an item of clothing my girls have outgrown)
Fussy & Fancy #144--things with wings
{Pin}spirational Challenge #146--inspiration photo (I was inspired by the yellow, green and aqua signs)
Clear It Out--theme: anything goes; stash; anything goes (I've had the little rhinestones and green ink for a loooooong time)

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "9001W. Butterfly (lg)" and "1807W. I'm so glad . . ."
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle and banner strip
Card Stock: PTI "Lemon Zest"
Inks: PTI "Lemon Zest" and "Aqua Mist"; SU! "Green Galore"


Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Heather! That is the most difficult thing for me - to add a final stamped touch to my card, only to have it not come out right LOL so like you, these days, I always make sure I can cover it up with a layer if need be! Your colorful butterflies are beautiful, and so fanciful the way they fly off the edges of your card! hugs, de

Andree said...

A gorgeous card. I love the pastel colours and the way the butterflies are flying off the card.
Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore August Challenge "Anything Goes" and good luck x

Lisa Mensing said...

Such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing at Clear It Out's Anything Goes challenge. Lisa DT

Tina Campbell said...

So cute :) Thanks for playing in the challenge at Jo's Funday Friday challenges :)
Tina DT

Deanne Saunders said...

Very pretty card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Unknown said...

thanks for joining PINspirational challenge this week, good luck and hope to see you again! :)

Kasia, PINspirational DT

Annemi said...

Lovely CAS card. I just love CAS... Thx for playing with us at Scrapper's Delight's and god luck xo

Julie said...

Such a pretty card. Love your CAS design and the soft colors. Thanks for joining us at Scrapper's Delights
Julie T