Look at this wonderful sketch Brittany provided for us:
Isn't it great?!?! Another one that I think I can turn to again and again! I wanted to combine this week's challenge with the Color Challenge on SCS today. But I couldn't make myself stay up late enough to find out what it was so I didn't even start my card until today.
The color challenge was Pretty in Pink, Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze. I have just little scraps of Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze left. But this is what I came up with. The main image is actually something from my stash: it's a "rub-on" from DecoArt that I picked up on clearance years ago at Hobby Lobby. I colored it with my ink pads and my blender pens. I also added some Opal Shimmerz to the roses. I wanted a butterfly on my card and thought my butterfly punch was a little large for the scale of these flowers. So I improvised and used the hydrangea (?) punch from MS to create some on a much smaller scale. What do you think-do they LooK like butterflies?
Here's a detail shot so you can see the Shimmerz. I have several colors of Shimmer It from Pink Papery Studios and wanted to compare and contrast them. Opal came highly recommended by both Jami and Jeanette (of 2 Red Bananas) - and I'm really happy that I listened to them as I think it's a beautiful color.
Last week I was invited to a new group on PCP - the Paper Arts Mingles & Challenges group. It looked pretty interesting so I joined. They have challenges to share and this week's was to "Go Green". Lots of suggestions were given on how to do that. My scalloped mat actually had 2 scallops that didn't cut right. Instead of chunking it, I opted to "make it work" which I thought was a very "green" attitude - and since you all know my thoughts on scraps and such, I bet you agree. And if I hadn't told you, you would've never been the wiser!! Isn't that the great thing about embellishments?
Be sure to visit the rest of the Twinklettes and see what they created with this week's sketch. Their links are over in my sidebar or click HERE to go to the Twinkling Tuesday blog!!
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Have a beautiful night girls and I will see you here for another jam-packed Wednesday!!