Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Colour Dare #102- Crushing on Pansies

This week at the Colour Dare, Riley has asked us to use some gorgeous colours perfect for Springtime!  This week I struggled with the colours and then I found inspiration on Kathy Schweinfurth's Blog "The Paper Stamper".  She is a fellow design team member for the Friday Mashup and I just adore her creative style!

The Colour Dare colours this week are:
Concord Crush
So Saffron
and a Neutral

On Kathy's blog is a terrific tutorial on how to make Paper Pansies using the Butterfly Punch.  I have wanted to try this technique for a long time and was excited that the colours this week were perfect for Pansies! 
  1. I punched out 4 Whisper White Butterflies
  2. I sponged each one with Concord Crush Ink
  3. I left the centre of each butterfly clear and then sponged So Saffron into that space
  4. Then I layered the butterflies as Kathy said to do, and then I followed the rest of her instructions, including rolling the sides of the butterfly to make the flower seem more 3D.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you get the chance to join us at the Colour Dare this week.


  1. Lesley this card is just lovely. I must try those pretty paper pansies sometime soon.

  2. Beautiful! Those pansies look fantastic!

  3. Lesley, your pansies are fabulous. Love the fact that you featured this fabulous sentiment. Really gorgeous card

  4. Oh, I've been wanting to make these pansies too - keep forgetting about them. Thanks for the reminder! Awesome card with this weeks colours! Have a great day.

  5. WOW, Lesley! Love those pansies! That technique is so fun :) Beautiful card this week again girlie! WTG!

  6. You nailed this challenge! I have got to make some pansies now! Beautiful card!

  7. Such a pretty card. I always find purple difficult to use, but the pansies are just beautiful. TFS!

  8. Love your Pansies! So cute!! Good work on this challenge!

  9. Beautiful card! Love those pansies and the take on the colors is just fabulous. I will check out the Colour Dare challenge next (thanks for the tip on that one too!) :)

  10. GREAT job on the pansies! Love 'em and you've used the CD combo perfectly! Gorgeous card! ((hugs))

  11. Hi Lesley,
    What a beautiful card! I love the pretty pansies and the way you used the colors together.

    I have to tell you that your blog header and buttons are fabulous!!! Love the bold colors and happy DP.

  12. This is a beautiful card! Love the coloring on your pansies! ;D

  13. Love the pansies with the pearls, Lesley! Such a pretty card!


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Lesley :)