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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

MAY 2016 BLOG HOP CHALLENGE

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I love the way Sarah layered the gray text over the watercolored images here, and I thought how lovely the same design principles would look applied to a card! Replace the popsicles with butterflies, florals, hearts, stars or anything else you dream up. Pick one of the color palettes to base your entire card on, or try using all of them! Look for big sentiments that featured a mix of serif and script. Really experiment and have fun stepping out of your comfort zone!

I really enjoyed the inspiration photograph.
I am not usually a pastel person, but somehow the sorbet look of these colors spoke to me!



I used the small butterfly from the MIM Color Pop Butterflies.
It is the perfect size.
The colors in the inspiration look like they are water colored.
I wanted to stamp, so I did a lot of stamping off, first.




The background is ink splattered with mostly Aqua Mist,
with a few drops of Summer Sunrise.


I was happy to find a mix of script and outline fonts in 
Everyday Happiness! 

Pretty happy with this card, even in pastel...though I would rather say...sorbet!

Thank you for looking at my blog!
Susan

27 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I happen to LOVE pastels, so this one is right up my alley.

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  2. Simply as sweet as can be!! I love your darling card and all those colorful butterflies. The ink splatters really give this card an artsy look. I overlooked that small detail... Yours is fabulous!!

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  3. I love pastels! I love butterflies! This card is stunning. I know it will sell!

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  4. Super, Susan! I love it. It is so fun to see all of the different designs and also how many of us used butterflies! :)

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  5. Your sorbet card is just lovely Susan! Your colors are just beautiful and I'm so impressed with how you lined all those butterflies up so perfectly! :0)

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  6. Oh, this is so pretty! I love your wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

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  7. Oh, perfect design! Your splatters set your butterflies beautifully!

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  8. Lovely lineup of pastel butterflies!

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  9. How pretty this is, Susan! I think you need to buy a shadowbox for it and hang it on your wall!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. Such soft colors on all of your lovely butterflies - what a pretty card.

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  11. Your popped up butterflies look so pretty! love the splatter on the background too!

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  12. Such a sweet take! Love all those butterflies.

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  13. Love your pretty pastel butterflies! Great card.

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  14. Oh, Susan, now I think I "need" that butterfly kit. Your soft pastels look gorgeous. I think I'd frame this one. It's just lovely!

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  15. oh this is just so sweet!! love it!!

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  16. Super sweet! I used these delightful butterflies too, they are so pretty in pastels!

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  17. Great card! Love the repetition!

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  18. Beautiful butterflies - gorgeous card!

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  19. Darling card, love the pretty butterflies!

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  20. The butterflies are a lovely take on the inspiration! Beautiful card!

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  21. A sweet and beautiful rainbow of butterflies!

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  22. Gorgeous butterflies!! The ink splatters add a nice mix of texture.

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  23. So, so pretty! I love those butterflies.

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  24. Gorgeous!! I love that cover plate!! It is so pretty done in the pastels! You are making me need to shop LOL

    Patti

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  25. Pretty butterflies done in sorbet!

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