Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Welcome to another What If? Wednesday challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a color combo for you to be inspired by:
And here is the card I created using this color scheme:
I have to admit that I struggle with color combos a bit.  But this one is very pretty for spring.  I used more muted tones of the three colors with just a pop of the darker violet.  As it turns out, I ended up really liking the colors together.  I started by stamping the larger butterflies in the three colors, than stamped the smaller, solid butterflies after stamping off first each time.  The music paper was created by heat embossing the music background with white embossing powder and then sponging on the three different colors.  Head on over to The House Blog to see how the rest of the DT interpreted this color challenge.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "9009W Butterfly (small)", "5123W Butterfly Sil. (small)", "4009W In all things . . . " and "6806W Sheet Music"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle and "Blueprints 12" stitched circle
Inks: PTI "Aqua Mist" and "New Leaf"; SU! "Almost Amethyst"
PTI Aqua Mist cardstock and MFT Green Gumdrop cardstock

C.R.A.F.T. #357--create your own background paper
DRS Designs #220--spring fling
Brown Sugar Challenge #192--anything goes
Creative Fingers #106--anything goes
Crafting Musketeers #36--spring is in the air (spring colors and butterflies)
Cards Galore--anything goes
Dragon's Lair--anything goes
Card Mania Challenge #79--spring
Crafty Calendar--anything goes
Beautiful Mess #1--anything goes
Mojo Monday #442--sketch

Fashionable Stamping--butterflies
Simon Says Stamp Monday--try to resist (resist using embossing powder)


Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty and love the muted colors that you used. Butterflies are so adaptable. Great card.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So soft and beautiful. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

Jackie T said...

Hi this is a stunning card. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 27 Anything Goes. Hugs Jackie DT

Maura said...

beautiful card! I love how you layered the square and rectangle with the round. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for the Monday challenge!

Ann said...

It's a stunning card! I love layering and colors :)
Thank you for playing with us at CardMania Challenges :)

nwilliams6 said...

Heather, some awesome colors on this! Love the layers and the butterflies and your sweet sentiment. A wonderful card! Thanks for sharing it with us in the DRS Designs Challenge. I love it!!! Hugz

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

SO beautiful! Love the mix of colors!

Susan Renshaw said...

Gorgeous take on the colour combo.
Thank you for sharing with Creative Fingers!
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Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Heather! What a great take on the sketch, and such beautiful colors! I would not have thought of using more pastel shades, and they look so spring-like and full of happiness on your incredible winged creation! I especially enjoy the design element of the sentiment being superimposed atop your lavender butterfly! Gorgeous! hugs, de

Cheri said...

Heather, this is absolutely lovely. I agree the colors were difficult to get started on, however, look at your gorgeous results!

Patti J said...

Heather, this is gorgeous. What a soft, delicate creation - love it!!!

Kathy S said...

Gorgeous Heather - love the white embossing. I need to get that stamp for myself. Love the over stamped sentiment perfect.

joy said...

So very pretty and soft! Love the romantic look.

Planetsusie said...

This is so beautiful - I really do love your background and you've reminded me about stamping and embossing in white (or even clear) powder then blending those colours! So gorgeous. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Anything Goes) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

Neha said...

beautiful card there!
Thank you for playing with us this month at A Beautiful Mess!Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

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Gwyneth said...

A really lovely card.
Thank you very much for entering the "Dragons Lair Designs" "Anything Goes" challenge for April. Good luck.
Gwyneth DT

Barbiedi said...

great card, i love the embossed music paper and the colours. thank you for entering the Dragons lair designs challenge.

Unknown said...

Lovely card very pretty. Thanks for joining dragons lair

Pippa said...

Very pretty card and great colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragons Lair. Pippa DT

scrapfantazje said...

Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge, good luck:)
Marzena DT


Lovely creation! Beautiful use of colours!
Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.