Friday 5 February 2016

TCTC#4 - The Little Moments

It's been a busy week.  What can't be seen because it's behind the scenes is that our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge has been making changes.  We're going to be introducing some new artists next week.  That sounds easy, but the process has been lengthy and took a lot of preparation.  Time stolen away from my stamping opportunities.  But tonight I stole a bit of time right back and created a card for The Colour Tree Challenge.

The beauty of colour challenges is that one can always add a neutral without cheating.  And that's what I did by using quite a bit of Whisper White.  I love the way the colours pop against the white and become more vibrant than they are on their own.

I kept the card simple.  I've made a few rather involved cards lately and needed that simplicity.  And so I turned to two of my favourite stamp sets, Watercolour Wings and Gorgeous Grunge.  I began with a base of Whisper White and then added a layer of Tip Top Taupe.  My next layer was Whisper White but before I added it, I stamped it.  First I stamped the sentiment near the top right using Tip Top Taupe ink.  Then I stamped two different splotch patterns from the Gorgeous Grunge set using Pool Party ink.

On a separate piece of Whisper White I stamped the smaller butterfly first using Tip Top Taupe, then Calypso Coral, and finally Daffodil Delight.  After cutting the butterfly out with its matching framelit, I stamped it with the body using Tip Top Taupe.  Having decided where the butterfly would be attached, I stamped the antennae on the card using Tip Top Taupe.  With a bit of Tombo glue I attached the butterfly so that it appeared the antennae were attached.  And that's it!  

I hope you'll check out the other cards at The Colour Tree Challenge.


  1. I absolutely love the simplicity of this CAS card. The colours sure do 'pop' on all that white space. Thanks so much for supporting TCT challenges.

    1. Thanks so much, Bronwyn. Time hasn't been a friend this week but I do enjoy entering your challenge.


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