Saturday, January 11, 2014

Color Throwdown and Mojo Monday Challenge

Yikes!  Has it really been since the beginning of November since I posted?!  I'm sooo sorry about that!  The end of the year just flew by not only because of dealing with birthdays and Christmas but we also did some painting too.  I can't believe 2014 is actually here!!  One of my resolutions this year is to definitely blog more. encourage me to blog more I have decided to try and participate in lots of challenges.  Not only does this spruce up my mojo but also challenges have deadlines for entry and so I must blog to meet those deadlines.  So wish me luck!  I hope you all do well with your New Year resolutions too.

Okay so I decided to make a card combining two challenges.  I love it when others choose color combos.  I have found soo many amazing combos when looking at color combo challenges.  This time was no exception...I never would have put these colors together on my own but they really do look great together!
 Find more info about the color throwdown challenge here.  There is still time to enter! 

So I had my color combo but I mentioned another challenge.  I sought out Mojo Monday's latest sketch to figure out where to place my elements.  You can find more info about this challenge here.

I fell in love with Wanda Cullen's example.  You can see her elegant card here.  Isn't that sentiment terrific.  I found it on Pinterest but it doesn't give a website.  You can find the printable sentiment here.  I copied it into word and printed 4 to a page so I can make similar cards quickly.  Aren't those butterflies adorable!  I just love the pearl beads on the body.  They actually are made using my KNK cutter and my 3-D butterflies file.  (Psst...I'm opening up a new store soon so these will be available there shortly).
Here is a close up.  Simply lay the one butterfly down flat then layer the embellished one on top with a little foam pop tape just in the middle and bend the wings forward a bit.  Instant depth!

I stamped the background with a Filagree Stamping up stamp using a Memento ink a shade darker than my cardstock.  The trim was from a bag I got at the Good Will store. 

The kids are in bed and it is so peaceful and quiet here!  Time to some Dexter (a show we just started watching..but I feeling we're going to be hooked!) and snuggle with my hubby!  I will be back tomorrow with another challenge card post!  Please come back and visit me!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!



Barbara said...

Gorgeous!!! I love your little pops of color throughout the design! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

Deb C said...

What a beautiful card - love the colours in it too
Of course you know your butterflies are one of my favourite file by you

I hope your blog inspires me to get back in the groove of cutting - haven't done much lately except collecting elements for cards

My son gave me a bunch of card stock for Christmas so I better use it soon

These challenges look interesting too

Broni said...

What beautiful butterflies and what a beautiful sentiment! Love your card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful card!! Love those butterflies!! Thxs for joining us at CTD!

Joan Ervin said...

Wow!! You have used the colors and sketch those pretty butterflies!!!! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!