and let us choose any past colourQ combination as inspiration. What a great idea! I knew right away which one I would choose because I missed it the first time around...#42:
I love these colors and that skirt is fantastic! I was inspired by the pattern of the fabric and knew immediately that I would use the lattice die as a focal point. So, here is my card:
I had a bit of indecision over which color to use for the lattice die and which for the background but I finally settled on this beautiful piece of So Saffron designer paper from the [retired] Sweet Pea stack and a Tangerine Tango lattice. The Tangerine Tango lattice was also run through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder to mimic the texture of fabric. For the three elements in the top corner, I substituted some paper piercing because I just couldn't make brads or anything bulky work there!
The butterfly is a [retired] a la carte stamp called All a Flutter that was stamped on Whisper White with Timber Brown Stazon. I stamped it in Stazon (which doesn't run) because I colored the butterfly with a blender pen and classic inks in So Saffron, Tangerine Tango and Real Red. My friend Jaydee, of Jaydee's Stamping, created a wonderfully helpful video tutorial on this technique which gave me the courage to try my hand at coloring. I still need much practice but it was my first attempt! I hand cut the butterfly and popped her up on a 1 3/4" circle punched from a beautiful bronzey-brown glitter paper. The body needed a little something so I added some brown adhesive jewels, from my stash, to pull the eye in. I purchased the Hope Happens stamp set just so I could use this sentiment on butterfly cards. I think it's just perfect!
Without a sentiment on the inside, it is suitable for any occasion. But I couldn't just leave it bare so I added more of the same DSP used on the front and a Chocolate Chip butterfly to finish it off.
So, there you have it--Happy Birthday colourQ and congratulations Arielle on a full year of fabulous fun and inspiration. I can't wait to see what the next year brings.
Thanks all, for stopping by tonight. I hope you have a great evening. Be sure to check back tomorrow for the next challenge at The Paper Players!