Wednesday, April 1, 2015

House of Cards April Challenge

Hello Everybody!

It is time for a new challenge at House of Cards.  This is a great color challenge...or if you want to use your own colors but add a butterfly--then come on over and link up with us!

Here is my card:

I used Tim Holtz distress paint Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire for the background.  I rolled it over a grey piece of cardstock but there are very few spots where you see the paper beneath.  I stamped a Dylusions sentiment on white cardstock.  I used squeezed lemonade distress ink on it and then cut out the strips.  The dots are stamps from Rubber Stamp Tapestry (I love this little stamp set!).  The butterfly is a wooden one that I had floating in my stash.  I painted it barnyard door red.

And the diamonds are from a stencil and translucent Wendy Vecchi paste.

So I hope that you will play along with this challenge.  You can do the color challenge or add a butterfly...or do both like me! :)

Until next time my are craftier than you think! ;)


Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the background and hoe the sentiment pops! What a great inspiration! Thank you!

Merethe Arstein said...

Ma :) HOC DT

Merethe Arstein said...

Nice card Katy...
did hit the wrong button sorry :)
Ma :) HOC DT

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the butterfly!!!!!!!

Toni said...

really cool mixed media card. Love the message!

HOC DT Teamie

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So pretty - especially love your sentiment strips!

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Katy! Beautiful mixed media card. Really love the diamonds on that background. Great sentiment too! Have a great day!

Mynn Kitchen said...

Katy, this is amazing! I LOVE the fabulous background you created, the use of the colors and the sentiment is perfect! Beautiful butterfly, too! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Donna said...

What an amazing background, and the red butterfly really makes it pop, great saying too! Donna HOC

Dana Joy said...

Great card and that background is fabulous.


Monika Reeck said...

that paint salty ocean BG is adorable I looveee it much looks like you painted it
and that only red butterfly is a great touch
and the sentiment is sweet too
what wonderful work you made Katy
see you on my blog teammate
hugs, Monika

Lilian YF said...

Hello Katy,
Beautiful mixed-media card!
Love the colors!

Lorraine Clinch said...

Lovely card Katy, the background is fab!
Lorry :o) xx

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Katy! I love the background you've created and that fabulous sentiment!
Tammy x

sue t. said...

Great card with an awesome sentiment!

Michele Henderson said...

Absolutely uplifting! Very pretty card!
Take care,
Michele, HOC teamie

Barbara Rankin said...

What a terrific background you made with the inks, and then the addition of the yellow sentiments and butterflies really makes it. Hugs, Barbara HOC DT

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! Love the background you created with the butterfly and awesome sentiment!
Ruza ~ HOC-Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner