Making my own Spring!
Challenges! I love them. Every once in a while, one really seems as though it was made just for you. That's the case for me with this Tuesday Trigger Challenge on the Moxie Fab blog .
I'm drawn to bright, cheery colors, and this challenge just drew me in. All that delicious color, literally dripping from the page.....I LOVE IT. This is the trigger picture. Aren't those butterflies and colors just gorgeous? I want that dress!!
As I poked around in some of my other favorite blogs, I noticed the Penny Black Saturday Challenge was to use no patterned paper. Easy-peasy, as I already knew I was going to make my own background paper using my Penny Black butterflies in those gorgeous pinks, oranges, and purples! I inked up three different butterflies with the colors from the dress, then spritzed them with lots of water and stamped onto card stock that I had also spritzed with water. Then I 'flicked' on some splotches with a wet paint brush dipped into ink. I inked up the Penny Black tulips with the same colors and used those for my focal point.
Then I checked out Card Patterns challenge on their blog and really liked the sketch. I decided to turn it vertically and pretty much followed the way they had it laid out. I used one of my favorite Martha Stewart punches for the borders on each side of the hand made butterfly panel. I added some 'scrunching' to the ribbon, and used my Bow-Easy to make the bow.
Finally, I headed over to the Play Date Cafe blog and found this unbelievably scrumptious color challenge.....using the same colors!!
So, I headed to my craft room and couldn't wait to get started. I pulled out my inks, spritzer, stamps, papers, and ribbon and got to work. Here's my card: