Thursday, July 2, 2009

Raspberry Suite Challenge #11 ... {enjoy Life}

Greetings everyone! A card for consideration in Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #11. Crafty Dawn is known for her unique color combos and this week is QUITE a challenge with 5 colors and no white or cream neutral! Well, she did edit to add and say you could use it if needed but I managed to avoid it except for a *tiny* bit on one of my papers and on my ribbon. I use white a lot so I challenged myself not to this time :)
the challenge:
my project:
I have to say, I am quite excited with how the bright colors pop against the gray background! This was such a fun challenge and I will definitely use this again!
Now of course I can't have butterflies who don't "fly" so a side shot to illustrate their 3 dimensionality. Also, something I haven't done in a while, I stamped the black with pigment ink. I usually avoid that stuff like the plague since it tends to smear with my impatience BUT it was a great creamy black on this gray cardstock from Bazzill.

I'm so glad you stopped by today! I hope you take a moment today to just "enjoy life"...ciao!
Supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey (raspberry fizz and pure poppy) and Bazzill (black and gray)
Printed paper: CM (green with swiss dots)
Stamps: Fancy Flourish and Star Prints from Papertrey Ink
Ink: black pigment by Colorbox
Dies: Sizzix
Punches: Martha Stewert (small butterflies)
Other: craft gems and ribbon (target $1)

22 comments:

Maureen P said...

Great use of the colours this week! It was a toughie using no white or cream, wasn't it?

Ann said...

Woooo, I LOVE the pops of color! Gorgeous!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Beautiful... great job using those colors!! I love all of the colorful butterflies on top of the black and gray!

Elise said...

Ciao, BELLA! Bellissima, Signorina! This card is "off the page!" tee hee That looks AMAZING, Dana dear! Wahooo! I love it: how you made those challenging colors dance and fly...oh me, oh my! You sure DID meet that challenge! Way to go, SLD!

Laura :) said...

ohh, I love your card. I especially love the blakc base with the gray label. So pretty!!

Jane said...

Beautiful!:)

SmilynStef said...

Love the gray background with those colors ... fabulous.

Tracey Cuccia said...

gorgeous girl!! FAB job on the challenge...

Karen said...

How did I miss this going up?! Beautiful! Love the grey on top of the black and stamps inked in black...very chic! Your butterflies just pop! as they flit by!! Love the shape of your card as well! And yay for you for accomplishing the challenge without any white cardstock! :>

Stephanie said...

I LOVE how the colors pop out from the background!! Stunning card!

tg said...

Very nice Dana. Love the florishes with the butterflies! These colors really worked so well...

Janelle said...

Those butterflies certainly do pop on that gray and black background. The flourishes are perfect and the rhinestones are a great addition. Beautiful card!

Rosemary said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the simplicity!

Winter said...

Pretty card! I love all the butterflies! I noticed Dawn posted the ETA about using the white, after mine was posted! Darn, that was hard not to use it! :)

Jessica said...

Very pretty card and not to mention elegant as well ;)

KatieTurtle said...

Flying butterfies are a definate must! I love that you tried to minimize the white as well. The top note die is a great choice!

Scrapping Julie said...

dana, you are one crafty chick for sure! love it.

Ange Kelly said...

Wow! This card is Fabulous!

Maria L. said...

Love your take on the color challenge. Your gray panel definitely is the perfect backdrop for the butterflies. :) Your stamping style is sooo eye-catching!

Courtney Baker said...

So cute Dana I love it!

Elise said...

Yeah for DANE! Congratulations on the SPOTLIGHT, once again! You ROCK!

tg said...

Awesome -- I knew this was Spotlight material! Congrats.