Friday, May 21, 2010

Embellish Magazine color challenge with butterflies


Here are the colors for the current Embellish Magazine challenge:

The additional challenge is to use butterflies.   These colors are way out of my comfort zone, but here's my take:

I was given this unknown stamp by my good friend Yvonne, and I thought now was the time to use it. I added some Hero butterflies and some Martha Stewart punched ones, a ribbon from Fika, and the label 8 shape embossed with D'vine swirls, to simulate butterfly trails.

Supplies: Hero Arts F5158 Heart Winged Butterfly, D2129 Vanessa Butterfly, Martha Stewart punch, lime, kraft, black cardstocks, VersaFine Onyx Black ink embossed with clear powder, Hero Arts green pearls, gold wire for antennae, glitter on the heart-winged butterfly.

21 comments:

  1. You did a wonderful job using this unusual color combo, Lin. I love the sentiment, it is perfect with the dramatic black and green butterflies.....love the swirly embossed background too, it does resemble butterfly trails; so creative! Although this is so different from your usual style, you've created a very elegant and memorable card.
    bless you,
    nancy

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  2. I love that green! I love that color combo! What a great card, and love the butterflies!

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  3. Great card, even if the colors were out of your comfort zone! I think you added just the right amount of black to still keep the other colors fresh! Love the different butterflies, too...

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  4. Lin, you've done beautifully with these "not in your comfort zone" colors!! I love the embossing on the black! It almost looks like velvet! Gorgeous mix of butterflies and what a neat sentiment!! Love this!

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  5. wonderful card, Lin! you used those colors so beautifully!

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  6. Lovely combinations of the kraft, green and black. Love what you came up with Lin. Quite stunning.

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  7. You used the colors so fabulously!! I'm just dropping by in between my packing... :)

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  8. First, congrats on your HA win. The card is so amazing.

    This card very lovely. Love the butterfly and the colors.

    I am very greatful for your kind word and your visit on my blog.

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  9. The embossed black background and the green on this card really make a bold statement! Love this look!

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  10. What a beautiful card! So glad you joined us in the Embellish Challenge!

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  11. Wow - really effective with the black - beautiful!!!!

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  12. Fantastic job, I love your balance of colours, and your butterflies are fabulous!

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  13. This card REALLY caught my eye- of course I love the butterflies :) but I really love how you used the color scheme!!!

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  14. what a fabulous sentiment...the green really pops!! I love it!!

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  15. Absolutely lovely!! The embossed background adds so much drama-major wow factor :)

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  16. Love this color combination. Beautiful card.

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  17. Wow! Quite eye catching and beautiful.

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  18. The green is so striking! Thanks so much for joining us in the Embellish Butterflies Challenge!

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