Friday, May 18, 2018

Brusho Butterflies for As You See It Challenge

Just a quick post for today, because the Syrian refugee family that we have been raising money for in the past two years, is finally arriving so we will be at the airport to greet them and I must get all my posting done before we leave! So excited to finally meet them in person!

It's time for a new As You See It Challenge, and this time Amanda has created quite the sketch challenge for us! I confess I was stumped as to what to do with it at first. Take a look:

 What do you see there? After staring at it for quite some time, I decided I could see a butterfly, intersecting with a flower, intersecting with another butterfly. When I considered the colours that I would use, I found The Paper Players latest colour challenge:

As two of those colours are now retired Stampin' Up! ink colours that I no longer have, I decided I could do this colour challenge with reasonable facsimiles using Brusho Crystal Colours.

Here's what happened:

  • I took a piece of Strathmore cold press 140 lb watercolour paper and, after taping it down to prevent warping, I sprinkled the Brusho Crystal Colour on it, first Brilliant Red, then Gamboge, then Yellow and finally, Moss Green. I was quite sparing with the amount of each colour I sprinkled. Using the spritzer, I carefully added water, enough to get the colours mixing, but not so much that I didn't still have some of the grainy texture left by the undissolved crystals.
  • I dried the paper using my heat tool, because that adds to the texture and interest as well.
  • Two butterflies were die cut using the Butterflies thinlits which are retiring and have already sold out unfortunately. One I cut from the red/orange section and one from the yellow/green section.
  • I also used the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits to die cut the middle flower from the orange/yellow section of my watercoloured paper. I actually die cut two of the flower and cut off the stems, to join them to make one large flower.
  • The sentiment is from A Good Day stamp set. I punched out the middle sentiment with the 1" Circle Punch and made two backings for it. One was punched with a 1 1/8" Scallop Circle Punch from Crushed Curry cardstock and one was punched with the 1 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch from Wild Wasabi cardstock.

  •  Wink of Stella added a bit of glimmer to each piece, although that is hard to see in a photograph and the Glitter Enamel Dots helped to accent the butterflies and the flower center.
That's it for today's post! Don't forget to get your orders in for any last minute items from both the 2017/18 Annual Catalogue or the 2018 Occasions Catalogue, so you don't miss out. Thirteen days left!! Stock up on bundles and paper basics as you will pay more for them in the new Annual Catalogue!

Have a great weekend!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today. 

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  1. Beautifully colored butterflies in flight! Love the layout and so glad you played along over at The Paper Players this week. So happy that you finally get to meet your sponsored exciting!

  2. I love your take on the sketch (but you already know that), and I was happy to see that your colors were from the Players' challenge as well! Thanks for popping in to play with us this week!

  3. You know, after staring at that sketch, I did see what you saw - the butterflies intersecting with flowers. Very clever interpretation! What I really love though, is the way your Brusho paper made such gorgeous butterflies. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players, Heather.

  4. WOW! Heather this is gorgeous! I love the flower/butterflies and the paper you created to make them! How exciting to meet the family you have sponsored! Best Wishes to them! So happy you joined my color challenge at The Paper Players this week!


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