Orange You an Inspiration

Saturday, February 21, 2015

I've been trying to dip my toes more often in some of the inspiration challenges out there and this week the one at Stampin' Royalty caught my eye.  I find that I tend to lean towards inspiration challenges that have a clearly defined color or certain shapes and I think that's ok for me.  For this challenge the orange jumped out at me and I like how it was offset with the pale gray.



I decided to forgo the obvious floral theme of the photo in favor of using a new butterfly die that I recently got.  Plus I can hardly ever give up the chance to stick a butterfly somewhere on my cards!  My friend Linda inspired me to play along with the Pals Paper Arts sketch and to do some inlaid circles like she did on her card!  I was going to do one of them orange than thought better of it because I think it would have competed with my orange butterfly.  So I inked up some splatters in both gray and orange instead to give some definition between the two.


The sun is shining, the snow is slowly melting but there's some rain on the way so what's a girl to do other than to hang out in her craft room?  So that's just where I'm headed.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge (SU); Grunge Me (Papertrey Ink); Thanks (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Smoky Slate, Tangerine Tango (SU); Neenah Solar White
Ink:  Smoky Slate, Tangerine Tango (SU)
Accessories:  Vertical Stitched Strips, Stitched Circle STAX (My Favorite Things); Vivienne Butterfly die (Simon Says Stamp); Midnight Blend sequins (Avery Elle)

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19 Responses to “Orange You an Inspiration”

Jan Clothier said...

What an elegant card! Just stunning.

Lisa said...

Jen this is just beautiful!! I LOVE that delicate butterfly!!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow! I love the orange and gray! And your inlaid circles are way nicer than mine......no marks! Hmmmm maybe a better die.......or perhaps a craftier crafter......

Karren said...

The inlaid circles look fantastic behind that beautiful butterfly! I'm looking forward to seeing more inspiration challenge cards from you in future.

Marika said...

Oh, this is so beautiful Jen!

Shelly said...

Oooh. You totally ROCKED this! Love the colors and layout! Stunning!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!

Nancy said...

Love your card Jen!! This is a great color combo that I don't believe I have ever tried! Thanks for the inspiration! Enjoy your day!

Kim S said...

LOVE your vivid orange butterfly on the soft gray. The "grunge" is a perfect accent!

Katy McGloin said...

Jen, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the stitching marks in the circles and the fact that the circles are inlaid.... Thanks for playing along with the PPA this week! I always look forward to your inspiration...

Michelle Quinno said...

Such a beautiful card!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Absolutely stunning!

Deepti said...

Wow this is so stunning !!

Carrie Rhoades said...

Beautiful card, I love the butterfly. Thanks for playing along with us at http://stampinroyalty.blogspot.com

Petra Swart said...

Simply stunning, Jen!!!

Kerry Willard Bray said...

This card is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts his week!

Marlene said...

Very pretty card!

Carrie Rhoades said...

Jen, Congrats on being one of our top picks at Stampin' Royalty with this great card!

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