Monday, May 6, 2013

Dream In Color *Sneak Peek*

 Hello and Welcome! I was super excited when Jen asked me to be a part of launching her new stamp company "Reverse Confetti! You can check it out HERE. You can see all of the other designer who are helping to launch this set!I am excited to share two projects that I made using one of the new sets called "Dream In Color"! It is a great, versatile set and perfect for anyone who loves to use COLOR!!!  I will admit that when I first received the set and it didn't have any "pictures"...I was worried!  Those worries were quickly put to rest as soon as my mind started churning idea after idea and then I couldn't stop! That is why I decided to share two projects with you today, rather than just one!  I must be excited...all of my sentences have ended with exclamation points! LOL!
 First of all, I am in love with this quote. It is great....so versatile and so true.  I channeled my inner hippie for this one. I didn't intend for it to head in such a hippie direction, but that is where it ended up and I don't mind at all.  Both of my projects today incorporate butterflies. I guess I just link color, rainbows and butterflies together.  The main inspiration for this particular design came from "Gossip Girl". Go figure, right?  Anyway...Serena's head board in the show had a cluster of butterflies flying away from a circle. I have been wanting to incorporate this into a design for years, but never did it....until now! I think the task seemed a little daunting to have to use so many butterflies, but in the end it was quite gratifying and not hard at all.  The hardest part was that my punch was on the fritz and I got an abdominal workout while trying to punch!  Hopefully the baby didn't mind! LOL!
Once I was finished adhering all of the butterflies, it still didn't have quite the impact I was aiming for so I got out my old color spritzing tool...which I have been using alot lately, by the way....and sprayed ink in all of the different colors over those particular butterflies.  I then added some stickles to the middle of some of the butterflies. I love adding gems, but I would have had to use quite a few and you all know, there's a hoarder in me....deep down!!!! Well...maybe not that deep!  It still gave it the sparkle and shine I was after.  I stamped the word color on the side strip of pattern paper. I also added some stickles here. I guess I am not a hippie after all.
For my next project, I decided to go in a "safer" direction...at least safe for me.  I stayed true to the design elements that I use a lot.  During my "brainstorming" I had this idea to stamp onto a butterfly, but also have the same image underneath. I didn't know how well this would work and not have it look too off kilter.  I was really pleased with the results.  I did end up adding some distress ink the the edges of the butterfly to make it stand out a little bit more.
I also added some stickles to every other letter starting with the letter c.  I colored the letters using Copic markers and then used my color spritzing tool to add even more color. I told you I have been using it a lot lately.  I found all of the pattern papers at Hobby Lobby and are a mix...they weren't part of a collection.  The felt border at the top was stitched in place using a sewing machine for some added interest.  I broke up the sentiment into three parts.  I really like this sentiment! This truly is a really fun stamp set to work with.


We have a little something for YOU! Leave a comment on my post today for your chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to REVERSE CONFETTI! You have until 1 pm EST on May 7th to leave a comment. (Only one comment per blog per day, please!). The winner will be randomly chosen from all the DT blogs and Sneak Peeks for May 5-7th and announced on the Reverse Confetti blog at 5 pm EST on May 7th. Good Luck!!

37 comments:

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! So many colors ... perfect for a rainbow! TFS!

Stacy Simpson said...

I'm so glad to see you designing for a new company. I used to visit your blog all the time - LOVE your work!

Audrey said...

I love all of those butterflies!

Faye said...

Such happy, colorful cards! Love the sentiments too.

Tiff said...

Very pretty!

Sandy said...

love all the colors & your ideas

wendy said...

2 very pretty cards, love your creatvity

jen del muro said...

Kelly...these are awesome projects!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

BEAUTIFUL! LOVE all the butterflies and the textures on the second one are GORGEOUS!!!

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Nancy L. said...

pretty cards!

Piali Biswas said...

Lovely cards. Love how you used the sentiments!

Sandra said...

fabulous card! Love it!
Sandra ltb

Lisa said...

Loving what you did with these stamps and all those pretty little butterflies!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

WOW!! I love the hidden die cut. I also really like how you positioned all of the butterflies on the first card. TFS

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! LOVE the butterflies! Perfect with that fabulous sentiment stamp!

Mary-Anne V said...

wow you did such a nice job with this stamp set...the butterflies are beautiful!

Kavitha Vadhri said...

lovely card with beautiful arrangment of butterflies. lovely stamp set. the second card with the sentiment on butterfly is just wonderful idea

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful, Kelly! Love your take on this set! I've been a little out of circulation for a few months, so I hadn't heard your good news! Congrats on #5!!

Kristie said...

Both cards are AWESOME! Love the many, many flutterbys on the first card and I love how you stamped part of the stamp on the butterfly on your second card.

Jingle said...

These are SUCH cool designs! Very pretty!

Miriam Prantner said...

That first card with all the butterflies is amazing! GORGEOUS!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHH! I just love the rainbow of the butterflies! AMAZING:) FAB design!

Carol said...

Fabulous and fun project! I love the new stamps.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)

Julia Hernandez said...

I ADORE your first card! so fun and colorful!

Barb Murphy said...

I love the sentiment stamped butterfly! gorgeous layers!

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow look at all those butterflies - I LOVE butterflies!!

Christine Kiehl said...

ooohhh I've got the 411! That is: I am number 411 follower and I know that your cards BLOW the gazing public away! Fantastic work! I love what you did with the rainbow card! I love your style! Thank you for sharing with all us sneek peekers!

Tina said...

Both cards are so creative and fun! Love the stamped butterfly on the second card ... gonna have to try that idea!

Sue D said...

Awesome butterfly card! I like how you used a butterfly on the second card too.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Wonderful cards! Love the bright cheery colors!

Lawrie Hamacher said...

The burst of butterflies are so pretty!

Karenladd said...

What a clever way to use all the rainbow of colors! So pretty!

~ Jo ~ said...

Such fun and colorful cards! Love the creation of the rainbow circle of butterfies!

Hugs,
Jo
www.jwscrapshack.blogspot.com

Stampin_melissa said...

Cute! I love the butterflies! Especially the "color" butterfly!

harrahx2 said...

Love the C*O*L*O*R*S!

richardbreaks said...

WOW! What a wonderful color RIOT! Those butterflies KILL me!!

Renee said...

HOLY COW! I thought the first one was awesome, but then the butterfly effect on the title of the second totally blew me away! Amazing cards!