Wednesday 9 March 2022

Butterfly Brilliance for CI 117


Welcome to a new challenge at Colour INKspiration! This bright, tropical palette was chosen for us by Crew Member Michele Miller.

If you haven't played with us before, we are a group of Stampin' Up Demonstrators from the South Pacific. Challenges are shown and entered via our Facebook Group page. If you don't belong, and would like to, click here. Don't forget to answer the three easy questions you'll be asked when you ask to join the group.

Each challenge, Top Picks and a winner are chosen by the crew and the winner offered a chance to Guest Design with us for a future challenge. The guest designer this challenge is Leigh Maloney.

If you don't have an exact challenge colour, feel free to replace it with whatever you have that's closest. - for example Bumblebee for Crushed Curry. Black, White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and metallics are free colours, as are flesh toned Stampin' Blends.

The contrast of the three bright colours and Basic Black reminded me of a technique I tried out a couple of years ago and haven't used in a while. I've heard it called other things but I've always referred to it as Joseph's Coat.

It was another chance to get out my neglected Butterfly Brilliance.

If you are interested, you can see how I created it in this video.

Visit the Colour INKspiration site to check out the album of Crew Cards for inspiration. You can also add your entry there. We all enjoy seeing what you do with our colour palettes, so join in!

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  1. Beautiful card and a great technique. TFS

  2. This is a technique that never grows old and is such a great way to highlight those bold colours against the drama of the black. Gorgeous!