4/24/2015

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)

4 comments:

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

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  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.

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  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!

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

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