Thursday, April 27, 2017

Fusion Card Challenge - Musical Butterfly

Up for a little crafty challenge today? Why not join us at Fusion Card Challenge!    Fusion was one of my favorite places to play even before I joined their design team.  My favorite sketches are always sketches. That's probably because I'm addicted to pattern paper!  Even if you don't like a sketch that's ok.. because Fusion also provides an inspiration photo.  You can work with either or fuse them both together! 
Don't you love love love that musical butterfly?  I was smitten with the clean simple design of the splashes of watercolor over the sheet music revealing a beautiful butterfly. 
Ok so how to get that clean butterfly over the music print right?   I  didn't have a butterfly stencil, so I thought I'd make one with a die cut.  I started pulling all my butterfly dies, but none of them were solid.. all my Memory Box were intricately cut.. and then I remembered that I had some Birch Press Design die cut's that coordinate with their stamp set. 

When I started painting over my hand made stencil I was getting lots of watercolor seeping under.. so sad to see my clean lines disappear before my eyes.
In the end I die cut the butterfly from the sheet music and then added the watercolor splotches.  I used the inspiration photo as a template - what colors to put where! 

I kept the sentiment simple so it wouldn't cover up all my painting!   I just recently bought an empty watercolor tin on Amazon and am enjoying choosing my own colors to fill it with.  
This one was an unexpected surprise - I wasn't sure if I could reproduce the inspiration photo - but it was fun to try!

Need a little more inspiration?  Head on over to the Fusion Challenge blog where you'll see samples from the whole team and you can link up your own designs!    I'd love to see your take on this challenge! 













10 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Spot on! Bright and beautiful!

Bente Sørflaten said...

Love your card, so pretty and colorfull :))

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Jeanne! Love the inky background!

Annie Solomon said...

Georgous card. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Jeanne, this card makes me so happy! I just love the vibrant colours and the crisp butterfly. Absolutely gorgeous!

Mac Mable said...

Such a fabulous take on the inspiration photo. Love the colours, the music sheet and that pretty butterfly x

Lisa Elton said...

Amazing colorful background. This is so pretty Jeanne!

Karren said...

Wow, you totally nailed this challenge, Jeanne! Your inked panel is amazing. I tried and tried and failed to get the watercoloring look right, but this is perfect!

Michelle Lupton said...

This card is perfect for the photo!! Awesome!

Sharron said...

Stunning, Jeanne! Those bright colors with the music look fantastic!