Three Challenges in One!

Monday, June 6, 2011

I loved the color challenge at Pals Paper Arts this week and decided to combine it with the sketch challenge at Just Add Ink.


It's been a while since I've made a round card and I think that I've missed it!  So it was fun to embark on a fun round project. 

I tried a little bit of the rock-n-roll technique on my butterfly, but in reality it doesn't look as good as what I had envisioned in my head.  I inked up the stamp in Cherry Cobbler than stamped off once onto some scrap paper.  Then I rolled the edges of the stamp with Night of Navy. The effect is a little darker than I wanted, but it looks ok.  I think I tied the color challenge all together with the Night of Navy ribbon, button and sweet sentiment, anyway.  Speaking of that sentiment, the challenge this week at the Paper Players is to make a thank you card, so I think this fits the bill!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have time to stamp today!

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21 Responses to “Three Challenges in One!”

Kim O'Connell said...

I lov ethe inked edges of that beautiful butterfly's wings!

Erna said...

This is gorgeous Jen! Love that round card.. and the butterfly!!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Woo-hoo! Love this card Jen! I have to try the circle card. Your butterfly looks awesome, I love the R&R technique you have used!!!
Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!
Hugs,
Lesley

Lauri said...

Jen I Love the colors of the butterfly! What a great technique and I have to admit I have never made a circle card...yours is gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us this week at the Paper Players!

Christy Q said...

I love that butterfly! The dark edges are gorgeous and the circle card is just stunning!

Christine Blain said...

This is beautiful, Jen! I love the balance of colour, and your butterfly looks GREAT. Gorgeous card!

Sandra Azzopardi said...

Amazing card Jen! Your butterfly is gogeous and i lvoe the button accent with the tag. Thak you for playing along with us at The Paper Players this week!

Nance said...

Oh wow, I love that you used these colors to make a feminine card! I think the navy edges on the butterfly are beautiful--just like a real one! Love the button and tiny tag sentiment. Triple whammy of a card! So glad you could join us! (hugs)

Vicky Hayes said...

Your butterfly looks very dramatic in these colours! Vx

Melanie C said...

Beautiful card! I love the shape and the ribbon/button treatment. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Another stunning creation. Love your rock 'n' rolled butterfly.

LeAnne said...

Jen, I have those moments all the time, where something in my head doesn't quite translate to paper the way I thought it would! It is still a striking card--all your creations are stellar! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players Kind Thanks challenge this week!

Mae Collins said...

A gorgeous card combining a great sketch and lovely colours. That butterfly is beautiful. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

Narelle said...

Love this card and that butterfly is stunning!

Patrice said...

Gorgeous card! Love that butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink again :o)

Nikki Spencer said...

Stunning Jen, love that butterfly!
Fab colours to team the JAI challenge with, thanks for playing.

KimB said...

This is just gorgeously striking - both in colours and design. Love all that swirly script and that button accent. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.
Kim

Jen Timko said...

Stunning! Trying to imagine it even more beautiful in your head and I can't get there. :-) You outdid yourself with the challenges.

Marisa said...

Fabulous take on this sketch! Great card. Had fun browzing your blog. Good to see someone else loves flowers and butterflies :)

Cindy Beach said...

I'm loving what you've done with these colors, Jen, this is gorgeous! Rich in color and pretty details. The technique on the butterfly is so beautifully done and really makes an impact. Thanks for playing at The Paper Players.

Lauri said...

Jen! You are my pick for a Cut Above this week at the Paper Players! Love your card!