Wednesday, March 1, 2017

So glad there's you

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week it is a Designer's Choice challenge and Laurie has chosen: Long Tall Sally.  If you are like me and hadn't heard that term before, what it means is a card that measures 8 1/4 x 4.  It's designed to fit in a legal sized envelope.  I was inspired by this card:
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I just loved the long line up of macaroons.
I started by stamping my butterfly four times on water color paper with versamark ink and embossing them with black embossing powder.  Then I used four coordinating colors of gelatos and scribbled them over the butterflies.  I use a baby wipe to blend the colors then I stamped the sentiment and used a fine tip black pen to draw a frame around the entire image panel.  I matted that on black cardstock (which is hard to see in the photo) and then mounted it on a dark purple card base.
  I know this is different, but I hope you will challenge yourselves and play along with us this week.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Butterfly (sm)" and "I'm so glad . . ."

Challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge #168--anything goes
Southern Girls--nature inspired
Cardz TV #3--anything goes
Alphabet Challenge--Y is for you choose
Creative Fingers #125--anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #332--things with wings


13 comments:

Cheri said...

Love this, Heather. Using the gelatos to color "panels" over each butterfly is such a creative idea. Love it!

Glittered Paws said...

Oh I like - didn't think about turning it the other way - but oh you made it work so beautifully. Got to get my gelatos out.

Laurie Unger said...

What a fun color line up of all those butterflies - it looks super on the long card.

Donna said...

This is just a wow card Heather, I'm not quite sure how to use my Gelato's, they don't work like I want them to, so thanks for the tip of the baby wipe, I think that is what I needed!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

So pretty Heather. Just gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining in with our 'Nature' challenge this week at Southern Girls. I'm so glad you did. You totally nailed it! Join us again next challenge too if you can. Hugs, Wends xoxo SGC DT

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

This is a gorgeous card Heather!! I love the size of it! I may have to try this myself. The butterflies are so pretty with the beautiful colors behind them. You did a great job!
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous card Heather, I love all butterflies and the fabulous long shape! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.
Tammy x

kimskeepsake.blogspot.com said...

What a beautiful card! Just proof you don't need lots of stamps to make a gorgeous card!

joy said...

Love the bright colors and how you have framed it with the thin line. Gorgeous card.

Patti J said...

This is so pretty, Heather! Love the beautiful colors that you used, and the way that you framed your sentiment is perfect. Great job - thanks for sharing!

Scrappin Sue said...

Fantastic
Thanks for sharing at Brown Sugar Challenges x

Julie B said...

Love those colours, the butterflies look great against them.
Thanks for joining in at the Alphabet Challenge. :)

Debi said...

Very nice card. Love the design. Thanks for playing at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge. Good luck. Debi TT DT