Clean and Simple Watercolour Wings

by Joanne James21. May 2017 09:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of our amazing and fearless leader Nance to host this week and she has a clean and simple challenge for us to work with:


I took the opportunity to use this week's Paper Craft Crew Sketch for my card today as I haven't played along over there for a while:

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 244. Play along at #sketchchallenge #pcc2017

This simple layout was perfect for a clean and simple card with a feature butterfly - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Watercolour Wings - I decided to use the larger of the Watercolour Wings butterflies to create the focal point on my card today. I used the same set for my sentiment, that I chopped up by hand. This is a great set for a clean and simple card - I really should use it more often!

Fluttering White Space - I wanted to keep my 'white space' white and uncluttered, however decided to add interest by embossing my background with my Fluttering Embossing Folder. 

Loving Lemon-Lime Twist - I decided to feature one of the new in-colours on my card today: Lemon-Lime Twist. I paired it with Dapper Denim and Night of Navy for my butterfly, along with a little Night of Navy baker's twine and Navy on Lime for my sentiment - I so love these two colours together! This green is so zingy and fresh - it is a definite new favourite of mine! Here's my colour combination in case you would like to try it on a future project:


Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
 Crystal Komera
Valentyna Komisarenko
Deanne K
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 

I look forward to seeing your clean and simple creations in the gallery this week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly; I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (11) -

Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
5/21/2017 4:58:17 PM #

I am in love with this color combination, Joanne!  Isn't the new Lemon Lime Twist great?  So happy and fun!  You've featured it perfectly here and paired it beautifully with the blues.  Love the sentiment snipped apart and your textured backdrop is perfect for highlighting that gorgeous butterfly!  Thank you for rockin' the challenge, my friend!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
5/22/2017 11:45:21 AM #

Thanks Nance - I think this colour is going to be my favourite, it's so different! Loving Berry Burst too though. Great challenge theme this week!

SamanthaUnited Kingdom
5/21/2017 8:18:04 PM #

Love the colour and the sentiment.

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
5/22/2017 11:45:37 AM #

Thanks Samantha!

LaurieUnited States
5/22/2017 12:14:49 PM #

I like the new in colors...what a great combo. LOVE that sentiment too.

Have a great week!

5/25/2017 11:43:41 AM #

Love the colors, you've chosen for your butterfly Joanne, and the textured white background goes wonderfully with the butterfly and cool sentiment.

jaydeeUnited States
5/25/2017 5:25:36 PM #

Joanne, gorgeous colors and I love how you broke up the sentiment and the green really pops against the white.   fabulous card

sandymUnited States
5/25/2017 11:30:44 PM #

Joanne I love everything about this card! Those colors are absolutely gorgeous together, and I love the embossed background with all its texture, yet you have maintained CAS white space. Beautiful!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
5/26/2017 1:28:47 AM #

Joanne, I love this card!  The color combo on the butterfly is fabulous!  The sentiment cut on the little strips is so FUN!  The embossed white background is perfect for your bright butterfly!  So pretty!  I hope you are having a great week!  XX

Deanne @ Three Trees
Deanne @ Three TreesCanada
5/26/2017 5:37:11 PM #

That lemon lime colour is SO fun!!!  I can't wait to add it to my stash!!  Beautiful card!

Carolyn Lindenmayer
Carolyn LindenmayerAustralia
5/31/2017 11:07:43 AM #

Awesome colours Joanne, that butterfly really caught my eye.  Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Craft Crew.  Carolyn xx

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