Friday, March 14, 2014

More lime.......

While visiting Lisa's blog recently, I came across a challenge I don't think I've ever tried before, the Color Q challenge.  This one intrigued me because one of the "colors" this week is to use newsprint!


I have always been drawn to cards using text as a main element, and when you add in these other colors they've chosen, I just had to have a go of it!

ColorQ #232

I started with a kraft card base, then found this text paper and the subtle green print in some of my older My Mind's Eye 6" pads.  I stamped the 2008 Hero Arts Silhouette stamp over the text, then framed that panel in black.  The butterfly is also another oldie from Hero Arts, simply called Butterfly.  I added some details with a colored pencil.  My sentiment comes from a The Craft's Meow set called Fly Free, now discontinued.  To finish I used some lime enamel dots to bring the color downward, and to get my white into the mix, some pearls.  

I love these pops of lime - to me they mean that spring is coming!  Thanks for visiting today!

17 comments:

  1. What a great take on the challenge -- the lime on kraft is so pretty.

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  2. Love the black floral images Lin and those CUTE butterflies!! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

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  3. Don't think I've used this colour combination before but boy does it work ! LOve it.

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  4. Wow, the print plus the kraft and the pops of green look fabulous together! Jo x

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  5. The combination of the kraft and the pop of green is lovely.

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  6. I am so glad you found us....your card is just so pretty with the green butterflies! That sentiment is pretty too! Thanks for playing with the ColourQ challenge colors this week! Please be sure to come back again!

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  7. Lin this is another beautiful card!!! I want to thank you for showing us that we can use "older" and "discontinued" supplies in our creations! Most designers use what's new and I understand that too! But it is refreshing to see your cards....as well as inspirational!!!

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  8. This jumped out at me on Flickr, Lin - beautiful card :)

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  9. I love this, Lin! Love that butterfly :)

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  10. Love the kraft and lime green together Lin. It does shout SPRING!

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  11. Lin both are fantastic, I love you stamped newsprint--gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

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  12. Love your card Lin - so Beautiful!!!! Hugs, Karin

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  13. This card really catches my eye. Love it!

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  14. This is such a gorgeous card! Love everything about it! The newsprint, the flower silhouettes, the pops of green - it's perfect!

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  15. Beautiful card, Lin, I love those lime butterflies! So happy to see you at the colourQ, thanks for playing with us!

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  16. I love the pop of lime green with your Kraft background...very cool! Your butterfly is really gorgeous too, Lin...Love this card!

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