March 8, 2014

Pals Paper Arts Challenge

That's what I did today when I completed my first Pals Paper Arts challenge and what fun it was! Check out the beautiful color scheme.

I'm still thinking spring and with spring comes butterflies. I just love this Swallowtail stamp! After seeing my last group of cards using the Swallowtail stamp, my friend told me that the stamp totally creeps her out - reminds her of 'Silence of the Lambs'. I never saw the movie, so I'm not sure how the butterfly fits in, but I know I won't be sending her a card using this stamp!

The card for this week's challenge was CASEd from DeAnn Rauzi. The moment I saw this color scheme, I knew what I was going to create.

I started with Smokey Slate DSP from the Watercolor Wonder pack. Using the retired French Foliage stamp set and Wisteria Wonder ink, I stamped off the image and added it to the DSP. The Gorgeous Grunge set would work well with this design too.

The Swallowtail was stamped with Versamark onto Wisteria Wonder paper and embossed with silver embossing powder. With sponge dauber in hand, I added Night of Navy to the outside of the image. Moving toward the center I sponged Wisteria Wonder and left the inner edge unsponged. I lightly sponged the body with Night of Navy. From there I fussy cut my little beauty and adhered it to the DSP with my mulitpurpose glue. Before adhering the panel to the Wisteria Wonder CS, I distressed the edges of both the DSP and WW. Finally, I attached the matted panel to the Night of Navy base. 

I was happy with the results and even happier that I met the challenge! If you've never done a color or layout challenge, stretch you creativity and play along.

Be sure to stop back on Tuesday for the Pals Blog Hop. The theme this month is Spring Has Sprung. There is so much talent in this Pals group, I know you'll find some great inspiration as you hop along.

Until next time, take gentle care,