Yes, once again, I created some cards to go along with a couple online challenges, retro sketch and Colour Q.
I did turn the retro sketch on the side. I had some fun doing some interesting techniques. The background was created with a Crafters Workshop stencil and some Distress Stain. I am in love with those two colors together.
I wanted to use my brand new word die so it seemed better to turn the sketch on the side to make it work. I also "imbedded" the word which is a fun look. PLUS - do you see that completely adorable little tie! The word and the tie die are from Mama Elephant.Here is the retro sketch.
This also fits the CAS-UAL Fridays, Three Thirds challenge with the three blocks of white embossed paper.
For this card I used the Colour Q combo. The minute I saw the combo for this week, I knew I had to use it and sat down that night. I do have to give a little disclaimer here. I did use some great brown inks and when they mingled with water, some of the color turned a bit orange. I promise I started out with yummy chocolate brown.
I used a My Favorite Things butterfly die. It comes with four butterflies, I used two. The top more intricate one and the solid shape one. When I went to cut out the butterfly from the watercolor paper, it didn't cut out all of the way so I used that to just leave the butterfly on the paper and to pick up the wings. I did back that with the matching solid butterfly shape, also with the wings lifted. To go with the gold in the combo, I added some Heidi Swapp gold and some Distress gold glitter. The Heidi Swapp gold is a spray but if you unscrew the spray nozzle, you can drip or splatter the gold and it is such a neat look.Here is the Colour Q combo.
This also fits the Simon Says Wednesday challenge to use die cuts. Both cards use die cuts that I recently bought at Simon Says.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)