PPA249: A Sketch Challenge

I've played along with this week's Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.
Here's my 5" x 5" card.

 And here's the sketch that inspired me.

I've made so many butterfly cards with soft colors, so this time I wanted to make something more bold. The combination of Basic Black and Melon Mambo is perfect for this purpose, but sometimes it's too striking, so I added Sahara Sand to tone it down a little.

Even with the Woodgrain embossing on the band, the left side of the card somehow looked empty, so I added black pearls to balance it out.
The curvy typeset of the sentiment matches the butterfly wing lines.

I coated the butterfly with clear glitter to give it a shine.

Stamps: Perfect Words
Paper: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Sahara Sand
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Butterflies Thinlits Dies, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Embossing Powder (black), Black Pearls, Sticky Strip, Glue Dots, Wink of Stella Brush (clear)


  1. Beautiful interpretation of the sketch! Really like your color choices! Thanks for playing with Pals Paper Arts!

  2. Thank you so much for your kind comment, Mike! While playing with colors, I realized the combination of Basic Black and Sahara Sand goes well with many other colors.

  3. This color combination is beautiful! Love that you added the clear glitter to the butterfly. So glad you joined us this week at Pals Paper Arts!

  4. Thank you very much for your sweet comment, Peggy! The glitter blush is very handy, isn't it?


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