This week's Blogger's Challenge was to use Real Red, River Rock and Blue Bayou paper to create a card. When I first heard this, I thought: "YUCK!" But I really ended up loving the combination. And when you see the cards from the other players, you will, too!
I started this card early this week and I had it almost complete (everything except the butterfly) by Thursday morning. I wasn't happy with it, though -- it was just missing something. I was thinking about it alot and just couldn't come up with the special something that takes a card to its ultimate appeal factor.
It just so happens that an amazing artist -- Faith Hofrichter -- contacted me this week and offered some of her unbelievable work for my http://www.patstamps.com/ Stampin' Up! gallery. As I was saving her work for the gallery, I kept asking myself: "What Would Faith Do to make this better?" (WWFD) The butterfly was certainly inspired by her gorgeous work. Thank you, Faith! If you get a chance, go to her fabulous blog -- I plan on spending hours there to study her work!
Check out the other Blogger's Challenge Players, too -- you will be amazed at what they have come up with for this color combination. The links are in my sidebar.
All of the items used on this card just happen to be from Stampin' Up!:
Stamps: One of a Kind, Touch of Nature and It's Beautiful Jumbo Wheel;
Boho Blossoms Punch; Real Red, River Rock and Blue Bayou Paper & Ink; Blender Pen; Water Color Pencils; Crystal Effects; River Rock Ribbons