Make It Monday #64: Inspired Color Challenge

Today I made a card for MIM #64.  Nichole Heady gave a fabulous tutorial on her creative process using color inspiration.  This was one of my favorite MIM videos so far.  Our challenge was to make a card using one of the color combinations on a free downloadable chart on Nichole's blog.  If you would like to download the chart, here's a link.
I chose to work with the color combination of Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Royal Velvet, Summer Sunrise and Smokey Shadow.
They are such bright a cheery colors that just pop right off the page.  Here's my card"

I used PTIs Beautiful Butterflies, BB Text Style, Fillable Frames # 4 and the tiny little flower image is from Honey Bees.  The text is stamped in smokey shadow ink and the butterflies were stamped right on top of the text.  I tried to incorporate the rule of three and the visual triangle that Nichole talked about in her video.  I also used the Linen and  Canvas impression plate on the white layer and a scallop punch on the smokey shadow mat behind the text.  This was a fun card to make and I am looking forward to trying the other color combinations on the chart.

25 comments:

Kim said...

Cathy, this is just so beautiful and elegant! It is so nice to see that color combination on an actual card and you did an awesome job. I have really grown to love all of the butterflies that have become so popular. What a fabulous Mother's Day card.

Beautiful Mother's Day card, wonderful use of the palette.

Lovely use of the text background with the butterflies and the touch of texture with the dry embossing! You worked this color combo so well!

This is gorgeous! I love the butterflies stamped on the text paper, and the watercolor look that they have. What a wonderful use of the colors in the challenge!

Wow, Cathy, what a beauty! Great application of the challenge colors AND the rule of threes! Hard to imagine that you could pull off a CAS card using so many colors-but you certainly did!

Yep, definitely PINNING this one! What a great interpretation of the colors - love that you used the butterflies - you make them look so easy - I have this set and I cannot figure it out! LOL. I also love that you pulled in text... one of my favorite elements!

Suzanne said...

Amazing! I love this, Cathy!

Joyce said...

Really wonderful card, Cathy. I love this layout. Aren't you so glad you got those butterflies? Now, just try to get them off of your desk! I dare you! Your mom is going to really love this card. You did such a nice job with all those colors, too.

this is a knockout card! Wonderful take on the color inspiration photo. I just love the text and butterflies together.

Really nice take on the color inspiration. I love all the texture you added to this card.

bjmartin said...

Very pretty card - love the script background with the colorful butterflies!

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors in this one! I use that impression plate but cannot get it to show up in my photos, like yours. Beautiful Mother's Day card!

Colleen said...

Wow, this is a stunning card...beautiful job with the layout!

Christina said...

Those butterflies look fantastic stamped over the text, Cathy. I love this asymmetrical design and the way you popped up two of the little butterflies next to the sentiment!

Sharron said...

Awesome job with the challenge! Love the butterflies stamped over the text! Your design is fabulous and beautifully color balanced!

Amy said...

Holy Batman! This is one AMAZING card Cathy! The butterflies overstamping the text is just brilliant and gorgeous! THIS IS A WINNER in my book! Into my favorites! Thank you!

Jeanne J said...

Oooooh! Preeeettttyyyy! You totally nailed that inspiration photo. Your butterflies on the print paper look like a watercolor painting. The colors are beautiful - I see a winner here too!

Kara said...

so pretty, Cathy!!

Laurie said...

This is beautiful! I love the butterfly's over the text! Awesome!!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous Cathy, I love these colours together, and the embossing is so effective here too, just the righ amount of texture. Gorgeous!

Susan said...

This is stunning!! I love how you incorporated all of the colors with the butterflies. The text, the impression plate, the layout, everything is superb! This is one of my all time favorite cards!!

Linda said...

Beautiful card. Love the butterflies.

Helen F. said...

Cathy this card is simply gorgeous! Love the colors you chose for this and the background for those beautiful butterflies is fab.

Pretty card. I think you hit the color inspiration perfectly. TFS.

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