Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Less is More 40...Color Challenge...Orange and Red!

This week's challenge at Simply Less is More is to make a card with Red and Orange  in commemoration of Guy Fawkes Night...a night of fireworks and bonfires in the the UK remembering the night that Guy Fawkes put barrels of gunpowder in the cellars of the  Houses of Parliment to blow it up.  He was caught, found guilty and put to death for his treason.  It is celebrated every November 5th in the UK...just in case you were wondering:)!!  I made one card two ways...here they are:
 I made the red card one first, but then thought...lots of white....lots of white...lots of white...and made another framed in white ON white:
I know that less is more means SIMPLY that...and color as long as not cluttered and is open is cool, but I really LIKE the white one:)!!  Although I would love to claim  the idea of the butterfly, I got the idea from a SU demo whose work I think is AMAZING...Mary Fish!!   I made them with a piece of Stampin Up Vellum and the stamp below(Fine Flourish).  I used an A Muse butterfly die(I think they are the most "fancy" of the butterfly dies I have and I was going for a little more than plain).  I used Stazon black and stamped the vellum and clear embossed. I then took the die and positioned it over the stamped vellum .  The cool thing with this stamp is that it mirrors itself, like a butterfly...so I positioned it so that it looked even in respect to the middle and the sides.
 Here's a close up of what it looked like after embossing, but before coloring.
Colored with Tangerine Tango and Cherry Cobbler...layered on Bazzill white and bazzill red paper and used a beautiful verse stamp from Verve that I thought was perfect to speak of how God makes a caterpillar a beautiful butterfly in its time...so cool!! I added a dark red rhinestone over the circle in the middle of the butterfly.
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

18 comments:

  1. Love your butterfly, what a great stamp to use for its pattern and looks fab in red and orange :)

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  2. So pretty Lisa, you have all the best ideas...great tip/tutorial on how to use a large pattern like that :)
    The butterfly is stunning!
    jenny x

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  3. wonderfull.
    The butterfly is great.

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  4. Great cards.
    The white one is stunning! Crisp and clean and the butterfly is wonderful. Thanks for sharing the technique!

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  5. Fabulous cards Lisa, that stamp makes terrific markings for the butterfly. Both are simply stunning.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  6. I'm a bit "over" butterflies....but I LOVE yours- that stamp is perfect for it and both cards are truly gorgeous !!

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  7. Love them both! Fabulous work on the butterflies - they are gorgeous.

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  8. both cards are absolutely stunning... but wow... the white on white with the pop of color from the butterfly is FAB.U.LOUS!!!

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  9. So pretty. The way you stamped the butterfly is gorgeous. I love both the red and white backgrounds. :) Ann

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  10. This is a favourite stamp of mine Lisa but you have taught me something new about it today! Your card design is brilliant - and I like the white on white version best too.

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  11. i also like the white one... but both are beautiful!

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  12. i love them both, but the red just pips the white to the post although i love coloured card bases
    jen xx

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  13. I think I love the white on white one the best, although BOTH are simply stunning!!

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  14. Simply stunning both of them x

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  15. Fab cards, love the idea of using a larger stamp on the butterflies too must remember that :O) Viv xx

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  16. Beautiful cards. Love the idea of stamping the design onto the butterfly. Must try that one. Thanks for sharing. Sue.x

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  17. Both are beautiful and I LOVE that verse. Must go hunting for 'Verve' now!!!

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa