Monday, January 13, 2014

You're Fan-tastic! ~ CYP Challenge 196

You are, you know! Fantastic, I mean. Just in case you forgot.

We have a new challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges this week. Our theme is Cool Colours (blues, greens, purples)...colours from the cool side of the colour wheel. I found this to be a challenge indeed because I tend to gravitate toward the warm, vibrant colours. As I was colouring this fabulous Fan-tasia image from our awesome sponsor, Delicious Doodles, I kept reaching for some of the downright hot Prismacolor pencils like Process Red, Sunburst Yellow, or Orange for a jolt of The outside edges of the image background were inked with Broken China Distress ink and Icicle Stickles was dotted on the circle centers.

The background paper comes from DCWV's The Far East Stack and was matted with dark blue cardstock for contrast. The paper behind Fan-tasia is a tiny tone on tone print from my scrap box and was also matted with dark blue. The pre-cut scalloped edge was darkened with Stormy Sky Distress ink. Two layers of ribbon, one white satin and a second narrrow one with turquoise stripes, were wrapped to the back of the background paper.

 Two Heidi Swap resist butterflies were colourized, the larger with Glimmer Mist and the smaller with Stormy Sky Distress ink. Turquoise bling created their bodies and they were popped up on foam tape for dimension before being adhered to the ribbon layer.

The sentiment was computer generated, inked around with Broken China and matted with dark blue cardstock before being popped up on foam dots. Three white pearls were added to the top right corner for balance.

Thanks for stopping by today to visit with Fan-tasia, me, and all of our cool tones. I so appreciate your interest and lovely comments. If you get a chance, pop ove to the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog to see the fabulous inspiration for the Cool Colours challenge from the rest of our talented DT. I'd love to see what you come up with...hope you'll join us.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create ~ #54 Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox ~ #61 Show off your new stuff (resist butterflies & digi)
A Gem of a Challenge ~ #110 Something New  (craft stash: resist butterflies & digi)
Allsorts ~ #241 Use ribbons, no bows (layered ribbon)
Left of Center ~ #22 New Beginnings  (crafty stash: resist butterflies & digi)

Life is good; so is art.


brenda said...

What a prettily coloured image Bonnie, thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous coloring great image thanks for joining us at Left of Centre

Unknown said...

Stunning card Bonnie, love the colours you have used on this DD image, awesome hun.

ps we have a Butterfly, challenge at Feeling Crafty! would be great to see your there hun xxx

Unknown said...

Pretty awesome image and coloring. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Left of Center.

Rocio -DT

Sarah said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, I love how you've coloured the gorgeous image. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Ribbon challenge x

Unknown said...

Love your new stuff Bonnie. :) Fabulous card for our challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox. Thanks for joining us!

Wendy Fraser said...

Gorgeous card, fab image and lovely colour combo. Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

Carol Ric said...

lovely card! love the butterflies. Thanks for joining us at 612 Ave Create this week. Hope to see you again in the next challenge.

Sam K said...

What a great creation for cool colours. Your colour tones are so rich and I love your gemmed butterflies. Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

You've worked your magic with your pencils yet again,Bonnie :)The layered ribbons,pearls,gems and butterflies are such pretty details.Love the sentiment.
Lisa x

maureenjscott said...

What a great card! I love the layout and your embellishments on there. the image and colouring are fab! Thanks for joining us at Left of Center this fortnight. Mo dt xxx