Monday, November 2, 2015

Butterfly Basics - #GDP009

Don’t worry, I will do a blog post soon which isn’t related to the Global Design Project.  It’s just after a hectic weekend with the family, it’s nice to do a project like this on a Monday.

This week it was a colour challenge, using the 2015-2016 in colours, Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, and Watermelon Wonder.  I actually used a technique I covered in a class in the summer – brayering.

Take an A6 card blank and cut two whisper white pieces – one 5.6"x4"and one 5.5"x3.7" (I like small matts).  You could cut the larger matt from Watermelon Wonder card stock – which I thought I had….but didn’t.  Therefore I brayered the larger mat with Watermelon Wonder ink to make my own cardstock.  It doesn’t have to be perfect as you will only see the outside 1/8th.

With the smaller matt I started with Mint Macaron (as the lighter colour) and brayered up-to two thirds of the card stock.  I brayer on top of a glass mat as this gives a smoother finish and you can pick up the ink easier (for further brayering tips see Ideas, Workshop projects).


I repeated the same with the Tip Top Taupe, trying to keep a fairly light central part to the card.  I finished with a greeting from the Butterfly Basics stamp set and three butterflies stamped in Watermelon Wonder, cut out and adhered with dimensionals.

Remember the closing date for the next workshop is this Friday, 6th November.  Please see my events page for more information.


Fiona - I love the way you've shaded from Tip Top Taupe to Mint Macaron. What a creative way to showcase these colors! The Watermelon Wonder butterflies are perfect against this backdrop. Thanks so much for playing along with this week's Color Challenge at Global Design Project.

Posted by Brian King on November 02, 2015 at 06:47 PM #

Fiona, great use of the color. This card is beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Global Design Project.

Posted by Connie Collins on November 02, 2015 at 09:20 PM #

This is fabulous Fiona! Love that brayered background and you even brayered your own Watermelon piece - impressive! Thanks for joining us again at the Global Design Project.

Posted by Jess Williams on November 03, 2015 at 06:15 AM #

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