Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Neutrals + One Color at Gingersnap Creations

A bit of clean and simple today, as part of a new color challenge over at Gingersnap Creations - "Neutrals plus One Color."  This is a very liberating challenge, I think - it takes away a lot of the decision-making.  I did waffle a bit thinking about doing a Christmas card, which I think would be very striking in this type of color challenge, but finally decided to ink up a Just for Fun stamp that had never gotten any love before.  Actually, I got it recently as part of a huge close-out of our last remaining independent local stamp/artist's shop, and I think the image is perfect for this challenge.  I colored it with Copics, cut it out, and mounted it on some vivid blue cardstock to match the butterflies.  I just had to add some vintage text (of course!) which was part of a RAK I won ages ago over at Kard Krazy (thanks, Louise!). The whole panel is mounted on watercolor paper.  Easily mailable and fun to do.

I hope you'll have a chance to play along.... this is the type of challenge that goes really quickly.  Just look through your stamp stash, I know you'll have something you could use.  ;-D
Happy Wednesday!

17 comments:

Lynn Stevens said...

Really striking Jennie, The blue really stands out!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

oooo wow very very stylish indeed. This is really beautiful clean work.

Lori said...

Gorgeous! Just love the blues, really pops off the background!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Oh wow, this is so FAB, and dimensional, beautiful blue with the white, "just smashing my dear"! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, it means so much! hugz

Terry said...

Oh I just love the added touch of those gorgeous blue butterflies! Beautiful card and so perfect for this challenge!

stampdiva said...

That image is perfect and the butterflies work incredibly well to add a splash of colour. Perfection. Lynne M

MrsETaylor said...

When you create with butterflies Jean, your projects always turn out magical!!!

Angelnorth said...

What a gorgeous stamp and that intense blue is really striking - beautiful card Jean!

HappyCrafter said...

Stuning card! I like that is is mailable, and the use of the watercolour paper as a base looks great with the texture.

donna said...

This is very beautiful. I love the architecture with the butterflies and the backgrounds and the colors and I love it all!
Thank you for your kind words on my blog. It means a lot to me.

Joan B said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!

Dawn said...

Loving this I may try and have a go at this challenge I love all the effects the GS DT have come up with

Love Dawn xx

Jacqueline said...

So beautiful! Love the blue with the creams!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is just gorgeous! The blue pops off the background and I love the composition. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Netty said...

It is so striking and such a great combination. Love it. x

Shar said...

Wow! Those butterflies just fly off the page with that great color! Absolutely beautiful!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love the blue touches on the neutral background.