Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Rock'n Roll Burgandy Butterfly

You've gotta give it to Dawn, she puts forward wonderful photos as inspiration for her Raspberry Suite Colour Challenges, and this week was no exception. The most gorgeous colour combinations occur in nature that I know I would never usually think to put together (like the last Pink and Red one!!).
This weeks colour combo coupled with Karen's latest Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge provided some fabulous inspiration. BTW, I was the winner of the the SSSC #26!!! Thanks Karen!
I was so tempted not to stamp tonight, but instead curl up on the couch and watch Supersize vs Superskinny, but I really wanted to give these challenges a go... so I watched from the table instead of the couch.

Not a bad result! This colour combo and the sketch really are lovely - I'll be pulling them out again.
I stamped the big butterfly from Garden Whimsy in Pink Passion, then rock'n rolled it in Bravo Burgandy. I normally put Dazzling Diamonds on the wings, but thought I would give it a miss this time. The edges of the circles were distressed (great way to hide hand cutting!) and I inked up a small section of the Scribble Jumbo wheel with my Certainly Celery marker so I didn't get a 'straight' line of image across the circle. I also used this wheel on the Bravo Burgandy card base. A little bit of scalloping on the edge of the Pink Passion adds a bit of interest, as do the folds on the ribbon. I don't own a sewing machine, so glue dots make do!

Thanks again ladies - love your work!

Stamps: Garden Whimsy, A Little Birthday Cheer, Scribble Junbo Wheel
Card: Bravo Burgandy, Pink Passion, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla
Ink: Bravo Burgandy, Pink Passion, Certainly Celery
Other: Scallop edge punch, Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon


Unknown said...

Beautiful colours. Well done.
Congrats on winning sssc#26.

Terri Trotter Earley said...

Love your scallop edge and fun butterfly! Way to rock the color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sue Lelli said...

REALLY nice card! How clever of you to use glue dots on the ribbon. I thought it was adorable!

Melissa said...

Very pretty card Natasha!

Pirre said...

Very pretty!

Sharon Carr said...

Really like the rock 'n roll on the butterfly - very pretty indeed!

Karen Giron said...

Beautiful! I love the way you did your ribbon too.