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Friday, August 2, 2013

Summer Flowers


I've been in the mood lately to try techniques I haven't tried before, and today's technique is that of sponging color between two pieces of torn paper, then stamp over the resulting color(s).  Very nice, very easy, and lots of fun.

I've used the colors from the inspiration photo found on Stamp Nation during this week's Inspiration Nation (Week 1), except I've used black instead of navy blue.

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It's pretty straightforward - mask the center of the card with torn paper strips, sponge on the color, then stamp over the resulting strip of color.  The stamp I used was from Inspired By Stamping called "Daisies." 

I added some bright butterflies edged with matching colors of glitter and black glitter bodies.  Some rhinestones, ribbon and a tiny tag complete the front.

I had a butterfly left over, so where better to put it than on the inside?  I think I should draw in some antennae.  Hmmm...  Ever notice that one often doesn't actually see something until it's too late?  <angst>

So that, dear readers, is my simple, sparkly, antennae-free card for today.  Hope your day is sparkly too!

Happy crafting!

Challenges entered:

Really Reasonable Ribbon #77 - Things with Wings
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Ode to Sunshine
Simon Says...Anything Goes
Pile It On #30 - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes


Cheryl Wright said...

Love it, Shea!

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful! Mwah!!!

Lin said...

Beautifully done, Shea - love that washed color effect! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Wednesday challenge!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a beauty Shea! Love the vibrant color combo! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Donna Ellis said...

Shea, what a wonderful use of vibrant color without losing the images in that color. LOVE your idea! Very pretty colors and butterflies! hugs, de

MichelleZ said...

Beautiful bright and cheery summer blooms! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog "Ode to Sunshine" Challenge.

Yvonne Garner said...

Yummy color palette! Fab card! Thanks for sharing with us at EE!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love those zingy colours!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x

Heather said...

Love the summery colors and your butterflies Shea!!
Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!