Monday, June 9, 2014

summer of color week one. . . .

begins today! 



Here are the colors Kristin picked for this week:


We are to use the two main colors (aqua and yellow) with the option of a pop of bright pink.

My card features the colors she chose, but when using spray inks they blend into each other, so there are some secondary colors happening here too.  And, my colors are a bit more muted than the sample ones. I hope that is okay.



I used Dylusions sprays again and transparent embossing paste for the stencil.  The dies are from Memory Box and the stamps are from Catslife Press and Impression Obsession. I added some tiny metallic embellies that were sent to me by a friend.  The edges were distressed with the edge of my scissors and inked with black soot distress ink.  Layered to a black panel and then to the card.

Also sending this to Mixed Media Mojo where the challenge is to use at least two stamps and at least two mediums.  And, to Mixed Media Monthly Challenge where the challenge is to use sprays.

Have a good day!



57 comments:

Barb said...

Wow, Joy! This is so beautiful! Love the pretty colors and the mix of elements you used! Well done!

Donna B. said...

Beautiful background - love how it blended to create even more colors. Thanks for joining us in the first Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Halle said...

Really beautiful!

itsamistry said...

Oh I love this - butterflies are my favourites.

Kristin said...

xo

Tammie Lee said...

lovely ~

Annie Claxton said...

It's so beautiful, I love the way the colours have interacted and the stencilled texture is perfect :o)

walchowDesign said...

Love how the colours turned out with the fresh look, Joy! The embossing paste gives a really nice texture to the whole!

sue :) said...

Love how the colours blend so well, fab project.

okienurse said...

beautiful card! Don't you love Dyan Reaveley? She is my hero!!!

Karla B said...

lovely!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is STUNNING!! The butterfly is so realistic.

BJ said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love all the detail and the blend of colours. BJ

TwinkleToes2day said...

So beautiful!! :D

Penny Stewart said...

I love twofers! You did a fantastic job. My favorite colors, too.

Boo said...

Your card is lovely.

Cathy said...

Hi Joy, gorgeous card, the colours are stunning, Cathy x

MeOfCourse said...

Awesome! Love your card. Love the butterfly. Very nice.

peggy gatto said...

Just wonderful!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AN AWESOME Card! beautiful!
♥♥♥
Susi
FROEBELSTERNCHEN FROM AUSTRIA

ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY-CHALLENGE

CJ said...

Nice mix of design elements and materials with a lovely result.

Thanks for stopping to see my SOC.

Dawn Turley said...

awesome background Joy. Great card.

Sharon Fritchman said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and such a wonderful way to use the SOC colors!

Pam W Merwin said...

Beautiful!!!!

Mariane C said...

How beautiful it is - I love the rainbow colour you made :) - Thanks

Kind regards
Mariane
http://cordes.re/blg/wind/?p=950

Nic McLean said...

This is beautiful. I really love the effect you get with the spray paints - vibrant and soft at the same time.

Fishcake_random said...

I love the detail on the butterfly.

Linda Gibbons said...

so pretty!

Lynn K said...

Great background - love how the ink sprays blended together! I love the embossing paste as well! Thanks for playing along with our first Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

sugar Creek said...

OOh very soft and pretty!

Paper rainbow said...

lovely use of ink, great summery piece.

gma said...

So pretty!

Robin K. said...

This is beautiful Joy! Those bits of black really make the colors pop!

sheila 77 said...

What a really lovely card, using the challenge colours so well, and fascinating to read how you made it.
Thanks too for the links to the two other challenges.

Tracy said...

Beautiful! Love the 3D butterfly.

Krisha said...

What a stunning card! Love that you blended the colors for the background.

joanna said...

Love the cute butterfly and the blending you've done!

Amber Hight said...

So pretty, love the pastel colors! Thanks for playing with us at the Mixed Media Mojo blog!

lissa said...

the colors are wonderful! it's too bad there's no bigger image, I would not might seen the detail of the butterfly.

visiting from summer of color, hope you have a great day.

Rita said...

cute!

Rachel said...

Beautiful! Love the textures! Thank you so much for getting inky with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

bellefrogworks said...

wow - one gorgeous card - the butterfuly looks real!

Lalo said...

Soft, beautiful and so very pretty!!! What a lovely card. Love the depth with the patterns and stamps.
-Lalo

Denise said...

Lovely art work :)

Caz said...

This is a lovely card, the butterfly is gorgeous!!

Caz said...

This is a lovely card, the butterfly is gorgeous!!

Cindy McMath said...

Very pretty card! Lovely colours!

kiwirachfindinghome said...

found you via SOC - love the use of the inks, and you've reminded me i have some in a box!!. really like the black edging as well.

Anne said...

Wow your picture looks amazing!

Virginia said...

that is beautiful!

Maria Levine said...

This is beautiful! LOVE those colors and butterfly! Thanks so much for playing along with our first challenge at Mixed Media Mojo!

massofhair said...

Beautiful blending of the colours for the challenge, the finished card is a treasure :-) xxx

Melanie said...

What a beautiful project. Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Carol McCready said...

That background is absolutely gorgeous.

Greta said...

Absolutely stunning, Joy! I love this creation!

Cheryl M said...

One word: Stunning!

MariLynn said...

Very pretty. Love the colors.