Friday, 12 June 2015

JAI 266 colour challenge - swallowtail butterfly

I've had very little creative time in the past week so it was good to get into my stamp room to make a card for the new Just Add Ink challenge. This week, a colour challenge with a touch of gold suggested by the lovely Nikki; definitely a gal with a heart of gold.
I generally prefer silver over gold but I've been embracing gold a bit more... & I do love pink pirouette & night of navy, so this clean & simple card is what I came up with:
I was so glad my beloved Swallowtail butterfly stamp carried over to the new annual catalogue so a celebration was called for. It's hard to see in the pic but I stamped the butterfly in navy & clear heat embossed it (click on the pic to see a bigger pic & hopefully the lovely glossy finish). Then I sponged & sponged/markered it in pink pirouette. To finish the card, I added a strip of vellum to ground the 'hello', added a few more gold touches & mounted it on some more pink & navy card to finish.
I feel like making a whole lot more of these in different colours, now too.

The Design Team have created so many lovely cards with this combo so go check them out, try it yourself & share with us here too. As for me, thanks for visiting today. Leave me a comment if you liked what I came up with & remember to pin it too.

Until next time, inky wishes from me,

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Rochelle Blok said...

Beautiful Di! The swallowtail looks amazing embossed and I love how you've filled it in with pink. The vellum is a fantastic idea to still keep the swallowtail showing through! Love it!

Jan said...

Stunning card Di! I too love Swallowtail and especially how you've used it here! The vellum strip and gold die cuts are such beautiful and elegant additions! xx

KimB said...

This is stunning Di! I wouldn't call it simple at all!! I love how you laid over the big scrolly gold sentiment over just perfect for the scale of the butterfly. xxx

Teneale Williams said...

Just beautiful :) Love how you have added to pink behind the butterfly. Two thumbs up.

Patrice said...

So beautiful, Di. Love the vellum strip as a base for your sentiment. I too prefer silver, but now that we have the new gold twine hopefully I'll use it! x

Nikki Spencer said...

What a gorgeous use of swallowtail Di. It's such a huge stamp and always intimidates me..:0) But you've used it beautifully and you hints of gold are perfectly balanced. xx

Anonymous said...

Stunning Di, Love the idea of the vellum overlay with the gold across it. Think is goes well with such a large bold image. Chantell x x

Shona Chambers said...

Wow, that butterfly stamp is amazing so can see why its a favourite of yours. Your right, this would make a brilliant card set in different colours. You sure used the challenge colours beautifully!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Absolutely stunning Di! I am in love with your gorgeous butterfly (can you believe I still don't own this image yet?) It's a perfect card to show off these challenge colours.