Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Color Blog Hop Wednesday -- January 27, 2016

Another week has gone by and here we are with another color blog hop.  I made several things this week and had every good intention of posting on my blog.  I'll have to try better next week.  I'll just blame it on the horrendous amount of snow we got over the weekend.  I think here it was around 30" although in nearby areas it amounted to upwards from 30" to 40."  The plow finally came yesterday and we are out.  Remember, I am on a mountain, so we have to wait for all the county roads to be plowed first.  We are all set now, and very happy.

If you just came from Liz's blogsite  I know you had a treat.  She was working on something very pretty.  When you finish here, and hopefully you will think what I have is pretty too, you then continue to Robbie's blogsite.  Robbie will have something super for you too.  I believe we have a full house this week for our hop, which means we have a lot of talent for you to look at today.

Our inspiration piece and colors for today are below:

And here is my card for this challenge:

Below I am showing a comparison between the first part of my card making.  The first butterfly was cut from Crumb Cake cardstock, affixed to the label, and pearls added for interest.  Then I got an idea (see lightbulb going on.......)

This next butterfly has clear Wink of Stella added.  I loooooooove that stuff.  The butterfly is so shimmery, in person.  So much better than a photo, but you can see it somewhat.  Wink of Stella sparkles and shines without all the mess of glitter.  I can see that I will be using it a lot.  My craftroom is an extension to our bedroom and the carpet there is almost white.  Therefore I am very selective about what I use.  I positively never, ever, spray, smoosh, use embossing powder or use glitter in my craft room.  I either go outside or use the island in the kitchen.  Now I can just paint all the shine and not have to worry about it.  Thank you Stampin'Up! for bringing this to us.  Now if they will just add more colors.  I've seen several colors at a specialty stamp store about 100 miles from here, but it would be nice to stay with SU.  Is anyone listening?  

Enough of my rambling.  I hope you like my card, and especially my shiny butterfly.  You'll be seeing more of that.  Have a great day.  Stay warm.



Lizzy said...

Wow that photographed really well - I can see such a difference! This would make great card candy!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, Sandy!

Helen Burnley said...

Sandy, your card is beautiful. Love how you incorporated all the colors. Very nice.