Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Spread Your Wings..

Hello Journey Friends,

Today I'm sharing a card I created for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week.  I REALLY love the color combo in CTD355, so I decided to head to my craft room and play. I really love how the card turned out as I felt free to just sit and explore, experiment with different techniques and of course, play...SO FUN!
I started out by creating a strip of colored blocks using the color challenge colors...That turned into incorporating part of a leftover diecut negative (in Pool Play paper), then led to the addition of graph paper, and then a bit of ribbon.  The silver ric-rac, image and sentiment came last...I paged through all my stamp sets and found a set that I would be able to color AND incorporate a lovely sentiment.
The butterfly in the Gifted Wings stamp set was the perfect image for this card.  I colored the butterfly using FSJ re-inkers (Pool Play, River Stone and Banana Creme) and a fine tip paint brush.  I also incorporated some non-traditional layout designs in this card.  I LOVE how it turned out.

Other Material used in creating this card include:

Black Licorice Satin Ribbon
Silver Silk (for splatters)
Fancy Label Die
Pool Play cardstock
River Stone Cardstock
Huckleberry Fusion cardstock
Journey Craft Glue
Journey Foam Squares (Small)
White Liner Tape (double sided tape)

Non-FSJ :
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Graph Paper
Watercolors:  Blues, Gray
Memento Black ink
Silver Ric-Rac

Thanks for stopping by!  Please consider participating in this fun color challenge!  It was lots of fun! Have a fabulous day and remember, FLY!


  1. Kerry, this is such a stunning card! Love the splattering and watercolor details! Thanks for joining us at Color Throwdown!

    1. Thank you Wanda. It was so fun to create!

  2. I love the colors on the bfly! Awesome card~

  3. I love all the ways you used texture in this card, and the layout is amazing!

    1. Thank you so much Juliet. This was totally and completely assemblage off-the-cuff...Discarded scraps and treasures here and there, assembled together to create a pleasing design. I love how "papercrafting trash" just comes together when you have a great color combination to spark your fire!

  4. What a lovely design! The watercolored butterfly is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

    1. Thank you Lori. I appreciate your visit and your comment. :)

  5. Gorgeous!! Love that butterfly-the design is perfect!!


Thank you for taking the time to comment about my creations! I appreciate the feedback and LOVE. A stamp in the hand is a song in the heart. Kerry