Monday, January 13, 2014

Butterfly Birthday Wishes

**This is my 2nd post for the day.  For my Colour Throwdown/RetroSketches post please scroll down or click here.*


As soon as I saw the dreaded Summer Starfruit in this week's ColourQ palette I turned to run but I really have to stop letting a little bit of yellow scare me so much.  :)  So I sucked it up and pulled out some more oldie goldies to work with.  I remember how everyone HAD to have Papertrey Ink's Modern Basics set when it came out (including me). However, while everyone else busily put their sets to work and produced an endless stream of beautiful creations… my set collected dust.  I think I may have used it once or twice but it's pretty close to NBUS. Or perhaps it's just SNALTD - Severely Neglected and Left to Die.  (These acronyms are getting a little out of hand I think…)  Anyway PTI's Leafy Vines also came out of storage to make an appearance and I finished it off with one of PTI's Think Big sentiments.  Now THOSE puppies I use a lot. Thank goodness there are a few things that see the light of day more than once!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Poppy Parade, Bravo Burgundy, Summer Starfruit, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Butterflies from Modern Basics, Sentiment fromThink Big Favourites #7) Papertrey Ink
Ink:  (VersaFine) Tsukineko
Die:  (Leafy Vine border) Papertrey Ink
Other:  (White Opal Liquid Pearls) Raner

9 comments:

Lindsey said...

Nicely done! Those colours would have me running, I have to admit, but you've combined them perfectly!

Sylvia said...

What a fabulous card, Jen, bright and cheery..I love those butterflies! Thanks for sharing your card with us in 2014, nice to see you at the colourQ.

Karen D said...

I love your clean graphic take on the inspiration photo Jen. The butterflies are so perfect over the yellow diecut.

lostinpaper said...

Don't see it as 'yellow' see it as 'beauty' lol... despite your aprehensions your card is gorgeous!

Claire said...

So know what you mean about using a set once or twice...but doesn't it feel great when you show it some inky love! Love how you've put all those bright colours against the grey...it's such a happy, fun card! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q Jen!

Joyce said...

I had to laugh at the colors causing you to run, because that is exactly what I did with these colors last week--well, actually just hid. But, you have put them to work in such a pretty way. I bought Modern Basics, sold it because I never used it, then found a bunch of cards to pin, bought it back, and perhaps it is still sitting unloved again?

Lynn said...

I like Daffodil Delight...but Summer Starfruit...could do without it! Love your card though...you rocked the color challenge Jen!

Jessi Fogan said...

So have you said SNALTD out loud? Because that's freaking hilarious. I'm kinda in love with it & I hope we can make it a thing :)

Amy White said...

So pretty! Those bright butterflies look so striking against the grey background with the vine running behind them. Thanks for playing along with us at the ColourQ!