Monday, June 21, 2010

Color Layering

This month, one of the challenges at Hero Arts is color layering.  I have really struggled with this, and am not even sure if this qualifies, but I am happy with my results.  Since embossing is a big part of this design, I'm also entering it into this month's Caardvark's challenge.  I was heavily influenced by this gorgeous card of Kathy's, and she in turn was inspired by Carole.  Aren't they gorgeous?  Here is my take. I decided to use mostly blues, with some greens and browns.



The circle doily is on loan from my friend Carol, and the beaded butterfly is made by my friend Yvonne. 


Supplies: CG168 Circle Doily, LL040 Woodland Ferns, CL383 Antique Engravings, H2141 Manuscript Background, CL129 Anytime Messages, white and beige cardstock, Adirondack stonewashed, vintage photo, peeled paint, and faded jeans distress inks, versamark ink and white embossing powder, pale blue sheer ribbon

22 comments:

Nat said...

oh wow Lin, this is so gorgeous! Stunning layers and your circle doily is perfect! Love this beauty!!

donna mikasa said...

This is absolutely stunning, Lin! The different layers of colors add so much depth...and the beaded butterfly is gorgeous!

Tiffany said...

Love the circle doily, what a marvelous focal point! Your background is perfect and I would say this definitely qualifies for the challenge!

kath said...

bsolutely stunnin lin...love the circle doily...I am having a must have moment and your beaded butterfly is so beautiful....have a great time with Mom & Dad....hugs kath xxx

kath said...

this should have read absolutely stunning...too early in the morning here...hugs kath xxx

Suzanne (Stamp In Style) said...

Beautiful Lin ... that Butterfly is absolutely gorgeous.
Hugs
Suze x

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Just love this - the colours, the collage - all!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, Lin! Love all the layering of stamps!

Heather Maria said...

Oh wow Lin this is absolutely stunning! Fantastic colours, layering and distressing. Love the butterfly your friend made too!

Jacqueline said...

Such a beautiful card Lin - can't get enough of cards like this - just love the distressing effect and your layered stamping, gorgeous color blue!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Very nice!!! Color laying is one of my 'ever so scary things' to try!!!! Great job!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Sigh... this card is so darned BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

CinnamonSally said...

this is a stunning card Lin love all the textures and lovely colours. That butterfly is so pretty!!

Dwita said...

This card is amazing, Lin. And the butterfly..ohlala... so adorable..

Jill said...

WOWeeeeeeeee! Lin, this is just amazing! I love the colors, layers, and the doily looks so dainty and pretty!!

Stamping Cafe said...

OMG... this is totally stunning, Lin!! What a wowzers, love everything about it!!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! what a gorgeous work of art, Lin!! absolutely beautiful color layering!! LOVE the white embossed doily, just stunning! love this!

Barb said...

Love your gorgeous layers, Lin! That beaded butterfly is so elegant....perfect for this card! Have a wonderful time with your parents! Hugs!

Vanessa said...

I can't stop staring at this card!! Gorgeous, Lin!!!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Lin, this color layering card is gorgeous--love the butterfly. Enjoy your visit with your parents.

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love the lace over the layered stamping. Soft and elegant!

Bridget Larsen said...

Love the colours you have used, does your friend Yvonne have a blog so we can see her gorgeous work too?