Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tuscan Rise

You know when you see someone's outfit and you think to yourself "Those colors do not go together at all!"?  That is exactly how I felt when I saw the challenge for Color Me Beautiful this week! 

I looked at the colors and was totally stumped!  I tried to brayer a desert scene (twice!), but it was just not happening!  I was so worried that I wasn't going to be able to come up with something for the design team!  Finally I said to Brett "I need to just stop worrying about this and do what I do!"  Clean and simple is what I enjoy doing the best, so that is what I decided to do!
For the butterflies, I used the rock-n-roll technique.  I stamped the one on the left in More Mustard and then rolled the sides of it in Cajun Craze.  The one on the right was first stamped in Basic Gray and then rolled in Perfect Plum.  The large circle is sponged with More Mustard ink to give it a little bit of dimension.  I love the large flower stamp from My Friend.  It looks great with butterflies.  The stamp wasn't quite big enough to cover the entire bottom of the card like I wanted, so I stamped the top of it a few extra times. 
This card goes to show that sometimes you have to just stick to what you are best at and not try to do a bunch of fancy techniques!
Stamp Sets: My Friend, Papillon Potpourri, Trust God
Cardstock: More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Perfect Plum, More Mustard
Tools: Elegant Butterfly Punch, 2 3/8" Circle Punch, Sponge
Accessories: Dimensionals

1 comment:

  1. I really love the layout of this card! You did a wonderful job 'making' the colors work together!