Tuesday, April 8, 2014

colourQ 236

Spring is sure taking its sweet time getting here this year.  After the winter that wouldn't go away, we've got the spring that won't arrive.  We're stuck in this weather twilight zone and every day I pray that the warm sun will finally shine on my face.  The weather forecast for this week looks good so hopefully we are turning the corner!

Despite what's going on outside, inside your craft room I can promise you some wonderful spring-y colors courtesy of this week's colourQ palette.  Arielle has found another color combo that is sure to light up the gallery!

I got some new dies last week so I tried them out here (although the butterfly die isn't quite what I thought it was).  I thought it was an ordinary die that cut out a butterfly, but it actually is designed to just cut the wings.  The body of the butterfly doesn't cut clean through the card stock so if you want the whole butterfly you have to carefully cut the body out with scissors.  The die is so pretty though that it's worth the little extra bit of trouble.

I kinda-sorta followed the Wanna Sketch for my layout.  The sketch calls for two layers on top of the card base and I started to do that.  But the second layer interfered with how the leafy die cut looked to my eye, so I decided that the those leaves would be the second "layer."  

We'd love to see you in the gallery this week at colourQ!  And don't forget to check out the beautiful cards made by our amazing design team.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  DIY (Precious Remembrance); Winged Beauties (My Favorite Things)
Paper:  Woodgrain (Simon Says Stamp); Solar White (Neenah); Bermuda Bay, Cool Caribbean, Tangerine Tango, Peach Parfait (SU)
Ink:  Cool Caribbean, Bermuda Bay
Accessories:  Falling Snow stencil (Simon Says Stamp); Palm Fancy die (Hero Arts); Asti Buttefly die, Willoughby Butterfly die (Memory Box); translucent embossing paste (Dreamweaver)


Deepti said...

U saw a tiny pic on my blog roll of ur card and I couldn't resist stopping by :) this is so pretty, u nailed the colors with perfection :)

Marisa said...

This is fabulous. Love the butterfly and how you used the colours.

Lisa Elton said...

Yep I think your pretty butterfly was worth the extra work! Terrific card Jen!

Lisa Arana said...

Oh Jen, this is just FABULOUS! I love the layering of die cuts. Perfectly balanced with the shapes and colors. I'm so thrilled you played along with wanna sketch.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Just DREAMY lovely butterfly!!!

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Kim S said...

That die has gone into and out of my cart so often - I still don't have it. It seems to big - but then I see cards like yours that have made such a gorgeous backdrop out of it. It's lovely with the bold orange butterfly.