Well, I had a great weekend! I hope you did, too. On Friday night we went to see a tribute concert.
It was a pretty good show overall, with impersonations of Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Bill Haley, Elvis, Roy Orbison and Brenda Lee. But the guy that stole the show was Lance Lipinsky, who played Jerry Lee Lewis and one of the Everly Brothers. His piano playing skills were off the chart, and his energy was just amazing, not to mention a pompadour hair do that defied gravity. It was great fun to sing along to all the classic oldies.
On Saturday night we had some friends over and I finally got to watch Inside Out. I've been wanting to for a long time, but just couldn't get it together.
What a great portrayal of the way your mind works, making it understandable for even children. Well done, Pixar!
Then Sunday afternoon, I got down to business, in a fun way, and gave my own creativity free rein. I've been wanting to do the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #211 ever since I first saw it and I combined it with the new Paper Player's Colour Challenge #270 - Black and White, Gold or Silver and one other colour of my choice:
I chose Calypso Coral as my fourth colour and gold rather than silver, and decided to take a break from Christmas cards to make a Thank You card with watercolouring and butterflies. Here's how it turned out:
- I embossed the butterflies from Papillon Potpourri with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder on Shimmery White Cardstock then watercoloured over them with some Calypso Coral ink using an Aqua Painter. I'm happy with how that turned out. I added some Gorgeous Grunge splatter with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder.
- The flower was made using the Pansy Punch and this technique. Don't you love the Metallic Foil Doilies?
- For the greeting I used the Greetings Thinlits and die cut one in Gold Foil sheets and one if Basic Black cardstock. I glued them together off-setting the black to form a shadow effect.
Hope you like this one!
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