Counting down another last today.  It’s the last ballet class after fourteen years! There may be some dancing to come in college but that will be even more just for fun.  I’ll have to find something else to occupy my Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.  There are lots of doors closing in the next couple of weeks but there’s a whole new adventure out there just waiting to be found!

Today, I played with Watercolor Wings and the GDP037 color challenge.

Watercolor Wings for GDP037 from

The colors for today are Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Island Indigo.

I started with a standard card base in Mint Macaron and a 4″ x 5-1/4″ focal layer in Whisper White cardstock.

The large butterfly from Watercolor Wings was inked in Mint Macaron.  Then, the outline image was added in Tip Top Taupe.

A second butterfly was stamped using the same color combination and cut out using the Bold Butterfly Framelits.

Watercolor Wings for GDP037 - angled view -from

Next, I added splatter from Gorgeous Grunge in Island Indigo to both the Whisper White layer and what would become the top butterfly.

Taking a Stamping Sponge and my Tip Top Taupe ink pad, I very lightly  sponged out from the bottom butterfly to create a soft shadow.

I rolled a couple Glue Dots and placed them on the back of the butterfly’s body.  Then, I took the Gold Metallic Thread and made a loopy bow.

To attach the butterfly to the focal layer, I used dimensionals on each wing section.

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6 comments on “Watercolor Wings for GDP037

  1. Brian

    Beautiful! The Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe butterfly is perfect. Such a great use of these colors, Sara! Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project color challenge!

  2. thepapercaper

    Wow! What a spectacular card Sara! Love it so much. Thanks so much for joining in with this week’s Global Design Project!

  3. Kylie Bertucci

    Gorgeous card Sara! I like how there is no sentiment. It could be used for anything. Great use of the colours too. Make sure you pin your project to the official Global Design Project Pinterest Board xx

  4. Teneale Williams

    Hi Sara,

    You have created a wonderful card, I am loving the way you have used the colours from the challenge and the ink splatter. Thanks for playing at Global Design Project this week.

  5. Connie Collins

    Sara, this card is just lovely. I love the splatters too! Thanks for joining us this week at Global Design Project.

  6. Paula Dobson

    Gorgeous!! I love the “paint” splatters. Thanks for playing at Global Design Project with us this week.

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