Colour Me...! Spotlight on Swallowtail

by Joanne James9. July 2014 08:00

Happy Wednesday everyone! Double delights today: new weekly Wednesday Deals - I'll be back with the details on those later  -and more importantly for me my second Colour Me...! Card Challenge Design Team post! This week we are using the striking colour combination of Elegant Eggplant and Soft Sky:

This is an unusual colour combination for me, but I had a clear idea of how I was going to use these contrasting colours - here's the card I came up with this week: 

I decided to use Elegant Eggplant for my base card and then stamped the large Swallowtail stamp in Elegant Eggplant onto Soft Sky cardstock. I then took a rectangular piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock and punched a circular hole out of the centre and rounded alternating corners with my Project Life corner rounder. I then strategically placed this over my butterfly to include its head and adhered it to my card using dimensionals, having first coloured the portion of the butterfly visible through the circular hole using Elegant Eggplant ink and a blender pen. The top layer is used to create a 'spotlight' onto the butterfly and almost magnify its detail. I finished with a small birthday sentiment from Petite Pairs as I didn't want anything that would overshadow my butterfly, and stamped the inside of the card and the envelope too with the smaller swallowtail from the coordinating Papillion Potpourri stamp set.

I hope you like today's card - please do pop along to the 'Colour Me...!' challenge page this week to check out the work from the other talented designers that I'm working with and to upload your own creations.

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Tara Bourgoin
Tara BourgoinCanada
7/11/2014 1:05:44 AM #

So cool! I love that you've spotlighted part of the butterfly - such a great use of the colours Smile

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Joanne James
Joanne James
7/13/2014 8:53:09 PM #

Thanks Tara - it's always a challenge to do something a little different with the Swallowtail, but I haven't seen anything quite like this before and it worked well with this colour combination.

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Greta Hess
Greta HessUnited States
7/13/2014 11:13:39 PM #

Oh what a neat design!  

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Joanne James
Joanne James
7/16/2014 9:28:31 PM #

Thanks Greta - glad you like it!

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Hayley's Paper Garden
Hayley's Paper GardenCanada
7/14/2014 8:16:11 PM #

What a fun idea to high lite a portion of the butterfly Smile Wonderful job!!!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
7/16/2014 9:29:06 PM #

Cheers Hayley - sometimes it's nice to try something different, especially if it works!

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