What a treat we have for you this fortnight over at CR84FN Color Challenge Blog - just look at these BEAUTIFUL colours and the wonderful inspiration photo, courtesty of Kate Grewal...
I decided to make a card for my husband who is away working in Mozambique and this is already on it's way over to Maputo at this moment! It's another two weeks before he will be heading home so my boys and I decided to pop a little something in the post as a surprise - just hope it makes it there before he flies back!!
With that in mind, I needed something quite flat with not too much bulky embellishment so decided on using lots of little aqua, tan and light yellow butterflies cut using the Memory Box Butterfly Delights die, all mounted onto Serendipity Stamps Heart Outline Die. I graduated the colours of the butterflies from darker to lighter shades - there are two different shades of aqua and a mixture of textured and smooth cardstock.
The simple woodgrain background is stamped in Antique Linen ink and the sentiment in Frayed Burlap. I took some cream cotton yarn and tied a simple Reef Knot (quite a nice 'masculine' knot!) and then wrapped around it around the card. It's fairly flat too which is bonus postage wise :)
Be sure to visit the CR84FN Blog to see how the rest of the team interpreted these colours, and join us by making a card, scrap page or any crafty project - you can find all the details by clicking here.
I'm also playing along with CASE study #123 - I took my cue from Amber and her wonderful use of graduated colour in this card.
I am also linking this up to the current Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #87
Ink: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Cardstock: Dk Aqua, Kraft, Yellow, Cream - Bazill; Aqua Mist - PTI
Dies: Heart Outline Die - Serendipity Stamps; Butterfly Delights Die - Memory Box
Cotton Yarn: From stash