Friday, May 20, 2016

Rainbow Road

Hello from a much brighter Hertfordshire today.  It's been a bit grey for a few days but the sun is shining this morning - maybe Lythan's challenge for The Daring Cardmakers worked some magic....

Paint the Rainbow
It's Lythan here this time, and its a bit dismal down here in Devon at the moment so this weeks dare is really brightening me up. I would like you to make a card featuring a rainbow or using rainbow colours - you don't have to use them all but they do need to be in the right order!
Check the blog [HERE] for some fantastic inspiration to get 
your imagination going
  Well, this one must really have fired up the imagination as several of us made a couple of cards to share rather than just the one - mind you, in my case it was more about trying to make something that worked as well on paper as it did in my head ...... and I'm not sure I succeeded in either case!
In my head this didn't look quite so"busy" and maybe I should have taken more note of Lythan's guideline that " don't have to use them all but they do need to be in the right order."
Or maybe I should have made the final "Enjoy" word stand out more - but its a bit too fine and fiddly to use multiple layers, or even dimensional glue

Smooth white square card blank, plus extra of the saem card
(both PDA Woodward)
Zigzag panel is stencilled on separate piece of card using Versamagic inks
(Chevron stencil - Prima)
I inked up an extra sheet of card with blocks of the same colours for
 die-cutting 'Enjoy' word
(die 'Enjoy' - Creative Expressions)
The words were adhered in correct rainbow order onto the card blank and then a strip cut from the stencilled panel to fit the remaining space.  I used a border punch on this strip rather than leave it plain
(Broderie Anglaise border punch - EK Success
"your special day" is pc generated and the panel matted on black card

I thought I could do something with the remaining scraps of inked up pieces of card, and in my head saw a rainbow arc of butterflies.  My issue this time was making the arc look right - I didn't like any placement of the butterflies that I tried, so in the end abandoned the rigid arc design idea and just let them there butterflies do their own thing!

White card as before
Embossed square for background and dimensional interest
(Embossing Folder - Petite Dots 6x6 - Crafters Companion)
Sentiment is pc generated then die-cut, red circle also die cut
(Nested Circles die set - Tonic)
Butterflies are the smallest size from the Butterfly Trio die; they are adhered only down the bodies so the wings can stand away from the card
(Butterfly Trio die - Memory Box)
The tiny hearts are the 'waste' saved from the first card
The tiny gems are iridescent and catch the light, shining in different colours 
(Gem Wheel - Anita's)
its definitely worth heading over to see all the cards this week - the blog looks so bright and cheerful and is stuffed full of lovely rainbow ideas
That's it for this time, thank you for visiting, it would be great if you'd leave a message, it's always lovely to read them


Anonymous said...

Both gorgeous cards, they are just the thing to brighten up anyone's day, love them both.

Hugs Erin xx

Julie Wilson said...

Really unusual. Love both cards xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

So pretty and I just LOVE that you did the entire rainbow (and in the proper order). LOL. I hate to be picky, but so few people do it correctly. Stunning work

Linda Simpson said...

These are beautiful Kathy, love the gorgeous colours and designs.
Linda xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

Kathy gorgeous cards and designs.
Gr Karin

Cathy Clowes said...

Two beautiful cards Kathy. I love the details in each but must confess the butterflies are my favourite. The placement you chose is perfect. Cathy x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy your cards are stunning I love all the colours together and how you used the scraps to make the second card. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Andree said...

Both are fabulous cards Kathy, so full of summer xx

Brawny said...

Two great cards Kathy. Certainly colourful creations. X

Avril Watson said...

Both fabulous cards Kathy. The 1st one is fun and the 2nd one is elegant, hugs xxxx

Sylvia Ames said...

Two beautiful rainbow coloured cards, love the layered words on the first.

Sylv xx