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Sunday, 8 August 2010

Just for a Change


Just for a change, I've made a card purely for the sheer enjoyment of it and which isn't predominantly black and/or white. I just wanted to play around with my new butterfly dies and see what I would come up with.

I grabbed my velveteen paper (don't I always) in both the red and purple. Using my Cuttlebug, I die-cut then embossed the three butterflies before adding some dimension by threading a string of mica-coloured beads for each one.

I decided the best colour to highlight these embellishments would be a yellow-green which is the split complementary colour for both purple and red. Luckily, when routing through my papers, I found this matting paper from Anna Griffin. It was the perfect colour and design. All it required was a sentiment (Papertrey Ink) and it was done.

It's a bit vibrant for my usual style but now and again, I like to go for broke with bold colours. Especially after a period of making crafts from neutrals.

19 comments:

Michele said...

Beautiful card - the colours work really well together. The velveteen butterflies are gorgeous! x

JoZart said...

It works so well Paul! Love the vibrant colours, well planned!
Missed you yesterday and you missed a good project!
Jo x

Dana said...

Really great use of blank space here. It balances well with the boldness of the colors and the LO.

Ginny said...

I really love those butterflies! So nice!

Jaqi said...

Paul this card is fab, love the butterflies, such bold colours too...its super

Diane Jaquay said...

Beautiful card; your butterflies are gorgeous! I love how you embellished them with the beads. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today :)

Nat said...

gorgeous design, love your colours and texture on this beauty!

Dotpat said...

Love the butterflys Paul, and the colours you used

She said...

Beautiful card, Paul. Love those Butterflies. S x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is gorgeous Paul, love the colors! Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello! : )

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Hey Paul, is there an email where I can contact you?
~kirsty vittetoe

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful card, luv the colors....Paul, whooz die is this please?

Curt in Carmel said...

Love the colors in your card, Paul. I also love the beautiful beading you did on your butterflies. Stunning work! Best, Curt

Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, the vibrant colours work so well together and I love how you have embossed the butterflies, nice detail. Tracy Evans x

Esther said...

The butterflies are great - love the vibrant colours, big fan of red and purple! Thanks for stopping by my blog..Esther xx

Cindy Lee said...

What a beautiful card, Paul! I learned about you through Play Date Cafe site! Just wanted to tell you that your work are amazing!

Neet said...

It's ages since you did colour like this - but I like how you have used the vibrancy of the butterflies against the plainer background.
x

Anne Jagger said...

Just love those butterflies. X

Dana said...

Very sweet! I keep meaning to try the half tag thing for my sentiments...