Monday, March 10, 2014

Neutrals plus at least 3 colors

On Saturday, I had a marathon card-making day.  

Four cards, in one day for me is a lot when they are each different and I have to THINK.  

I did however take time out to play in another scramble at the Hero Arts Flickr group. Heather Maria gave us the option of making a card, atc, bookmark, art piece that met the requirements of being mostly Neutral but having AT LEAST 3 or more colors added.  

I had to sit and think for a while, and clean up my work space from the previous card I'd made and left while hubs and I went for a walk an hour before the scramble.

I decided neutral would be kraft, with some clear embossing of the wonderful Leafy Vine stamp from Hero Arts.  Then for my color, what better than a butterfly...but no ordinary butterfly...a very brightly colored one. After coloring the butterfly with copics, I heat embossed it with clear powder 3 times. It really made the colors pop and shine. I did get a bit of glare while photographing (sorry).

I think I got this posted with 10 minutes to spare from the 90 of the challenge. Whew!  I couldn't bear to make my butterfly compete with a sentiment, so it's going to be a note card.  Thanks for stopping by!


Greta said...

Missed another scramble, but love seeing what you did, Cat! Great idea to have the neutral background & the gorgeous, colorful butterfly! I never think to clear emboss a colored image--looks wonderful!

Martha said...

What a BEAUTY you created for this scramble!
I love seeing it again, Cat!

Jean said...

This is gorgeous - that neutral background really allows the butterfly's colors to "shine"!!