Friday, 24 February 2017

Watercolour Wings GDP075 & CI04

Good Evening! I hope you have all had an amazing week, I have been getting into exercise and my muscles are killing me, so after a busy day I was so happy to relax in my craft room and do a little creating. For today's project I decided to have a little fun and combine 2 challenges that I thought would go together beautifully. First off I drew inspiration from the Global Design Project and their Winged Creatures themed challenge. Now my automatic response was to reach for my Dragonfly Dreams set, however I decided to make myself use my more neglected Watercolour Wings set instead.


My second challenge I drew inspiration from was the Colour INKspiration challenge, they are a challenge group set up on facebook as apposed to the normal blog situations. When I saw their colour challenge for this week I knew I had to challenge myself to give it a try, firstly because it is a colour combination I would not usually think to use together and I wanted to give it a try, and secondly because I have Delightful Dijon card stock overflowing from my paper stack and I have never used it, so why not drag it out and give it a try.


Now you know the reasoning behind me trying out these challenges I think we should get onto showing you what I came up with. Throughout the process of making this card I was constantly thinking I didn't like it, that the way I was using the colours wasn't working and I was convinced it would turn out terrible.


     

     

By the time I glues it all together and started taking photo's of it I was finally beginning to like it and although it is out of my normal comfort zone I am very happy with the end results.


I decided to bling this card up a little bit with the amazing wink of stella! I am almost out of my first pen of this magical glimmery perfection and definitely need to get more! I also decided to use some pearls down the middle of my butterfly, just to add a little bit more to the card, I tossed up using rhinestones instead but I just love the look of the pearls so much and couldn't go past them.


Finally I added one of the smaller butterflies to the inside of the card just so it didn't feel neglected, I originally made a few of these smaller butterflies for the front until I realized it would look way too crowed if I was to put them on, so I decided to use them to jazz up the inside instead of just pushing them to the side and not using them.

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That's all from me for today, however the morning promises a hot 40 degree day here in WA so I will be hiding out in the craft room with the air-con on all day so will hopefully have some finished pieces to share with you then.

I hope you all have an amazing weekend and happy creating