I have a card to share with you that I made for the new challenge blog, Virginia's View, started by the lovely and every inspiring Virginia Lu (a fellow Canadian, yay! ) ;)
The first, HERE, Challenge is all about Watercolor. I love watercolor! So I knew I just had to play along.
Here's my card :
And here's the inside:
Now even though I do have a cheapo set of water color I used re-inkers for this because I wanted this color combo and I like how vibrant the re-inkers are. I colored a panel of card stock, starting with the pink at the top and the orange at the bottom and worked my way to the middle. I then die cut the butterflies from this panel. Next I took a plain piece of white card stock and die cut the butterflies again before running through with a woodgrain impression plate to add texture. I popped this onto the card base with foam tape. Instead of adding a sentiment to the card I decided to add it to the butterflies that I then inserted them into the negative space, leaving the wings free to fly ;) I finished it off with some enamel dots. Now... I am desperately trying to become more 'clean and simple" in my card making, so I made sure to leave lots of white space, where I would typically try to fill the space. I think it works but I'd love to hear other ideas/opinions.
I've recently started finishing the insides of my cards too, even if it is just a sentiment. I feels more complete. For this one I LOVE the way it looks. I chose the sentiment because I thought it worked well with the butterflies and "transformation" ;) I stamped the sentiment and watercolored over it to echo the colors on the butterflies.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope I have inspired you to play along too.
Peace and Love.