Sunday, August 23, 2009

Dawn McVey's Color Challenge #15


Life has been a little hectic lately with the start of school, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to participate in Dawn McVey's 15th Color Challenge. So, in between grading reading tests, folding laundry and throwing the ball for the dogs, I made this butterfly birthday card.


The pink looks purple in these photos, but I *pinky* promise, it is a medium pink. I searched and searched for just the right color, finally finding it in a Making Memories 6 x 6 paper pad. (It's the Cheeky Collection--Abby, which I bought many moons ago at Beverly's.)


{supplies}
Cardstock: Cream (Stampin' Up!); Moss (Papertrey)
Paper: Making Memories (medium pink); Orange (Costco pack)
Stamp: Everyday Button Bits (Papertrey)
Ink: Certainly Celery (Stampin' Up!)
Punch: Martha Stewart butterfly
Pearls (Recollections)

I loved this color combo so much that I made a few additional cards using sentiments from Papertrey's Everday Button Bits stamp set.

For this card, I decided to use a white card base instead of a cream one. I love how the colors really POP! Sure reminds me of summertime! :-)


Again, using a white card base, I punched out a bunch of hearts using my SU! Three Hearts punch. Then, I adhered them directly onto the card using my blue glue pen and then stamped the sentiment in the right corner. I love the look of the hearts, but next time, I'm going to pull them closer together. They are just too spread out!

Thanks so much for looking at my creations! I'm off now to stamp some of the adorable images from the Everyday Button Bits stamp set.

Oh, and one more thing...I'm proud to say that all of the photos in this post were shot in the Manual setting! As you can see, I learned quite a bit in my recent beginning photography class. Woo! Hoo! But I still have a long way to go--my next photo class, Photography 102, begins September 16th. Can't wait to learn all about lighting!

16 comments:

tiffguam said...

These are gorgeous!

Jessica said...

Great cards!!!

Anonymous said...

Jen, you are so talented. The cards are beautiful! Ana

Amy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!

Chris said...

These are all beautiful - screaming to be cased :)

Christina said...

I've always loved those butterflies! I really like your card!

Terri E. said...

Simple and sweet. I will never get over how great that little butterfly is! Way to rock this color combo challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Winter said...

Hey Jennie! WOW, these are so pretty! Your pictures are great, I have to learn about Manual settings! :)

Sue Lelli said...

The butterflies AND the hearts are so pretty! Anyone would be happy to get those cards!

Dawn said...

Wonderul cards. I love how you repurposed the layout for additional variations. Sure sign of a great layout! Congrats!

Edna said...

Simple and sweet, like the pearls... congrats on making it into the spotlight!

Elise said...

BEAUTIFUL work! Congratulations on being in the spotlight! Wahoo!

Kathy said...

Adorable.

Kathy

www.sassystamper.blogspot.com

Alice Wertz said...

love this gorgeous card! congrats on making the spotlight!

Marie B. said...

Hi Jennie! I swung over here from Dawn's blog, cuz I liked the little peek she gave of your card. Great LO! Love how you used it over and over too!

Winter said...

Oh, Congrats Jennie! I am so glad you made the Spot Light! Your card was so pretty! :)

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