Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Inkspirations 35 - Its a girl

Hi there,

welcome back - it's another week and time for another Inkspirations challenge. This week Keesh posted a truly lovely colour combo and I was really looking to have a play with it. Here's the colour pick.

Having looked forward to working with these colours would you believe I struggled! I changed the layout, I looked at every scrap of light pink DSP I had a hundred times (only a slight exaggeration), fiddled and changed my mind. In the end I decided it was incorporating the chocolate chip that I was struggling with. Finally I found a way and I also settled on a layout - flipping this weeks Sweet Sunday sketch.

Here's the result.

OK the final version ;) started with a Rich Razzleberry base, layered that with Whisper White to lighten the colours, then layered that with some Choc Chip DSP. Having worked out where my butterfly was going to be I could stamp my flourish flight trail. I inked up my leafy flourish in versamark and then choc chip and stamped it then embossed with clear embossing powder. Next having picked some Pretty in Pink dotty DSP I layered the two panels onto Razzleberry. Rounded a few corners and stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the long panel. The final piece is the butterfly feature - I stamped some Razzleberry dots onto Pretty in Pink, then punched out a butterfly. To fancy it up I added a wire body and big curly antennaes (I got this idea from a lovely card a special friend of mine made me for my birthday last year - you can see it here), and lastly added a rhinestone brad to bling it up a bit. The butterfly was mounted on dimensionals above a mat of white and Razzleberry circles. The inside was finished off simply to match.

It's not my favourite card of all time but I think it turned out quite nice in the end - and one I hope is suitable for greeting a baby girl to the world which is good as my beautiful little niece arrived this morning:)Welcome to the family baby girl!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Turning a New Leaf, Baby Button Bits
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Accessories: Loves Me DSP (R), Berry Bliss DSP (R), Butterfly punch, Circle nestabilities, Rhinestone brad, Jewelery wire (local craft shop), Clear embossing powder, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Double sided tape, SNAIL adhesive.


  1. Wasn't this colour combo so much fun - glad you enjoyed it - your card is beautiful - love the pretty butterfly.


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