Saturday, June 2, 2012

Quilled Butterflies - Dream in Colour

The inspiration for this paper quilled butterfly card comes from the Etsy Paper Twirlies Team photo challenge inspiration.  The photo is a quilt by a fellow Etsy Seller, Clothescapes.  This was the inspiration photo:

What I liked about this photo is - most obviously - the rainbow colours!  This quilt has it all from deep purple to bright orange.  A rainbow of colour grounded on a neutral white was the easiest part of the inspiration.  To work in more of the quilt, though, I really like the idea of a repeating motif.  So, here's the card I came up with:

I graduated the colours using the butterflies: purple-blue, green-yellow and red-orange.  The cardstock is a textured cardstock to simulate the fabric of the quilt.  I also polka-dot embossed the mounting squares to add more texture and inked around their edges to provide more separation from the background.

I made the little rolled flowers for another project but didn't end up using them.  So, I blobbed some red Stickles glitter glue in the centres and added them to my card.

It was fun participating in this challenge!  There are a lot more photo inspiration challenges in the line up, so we'll keep our paper quilling creativity flowing.  Check out the Paper Twirlies Blog to see all the other entries inspired by this quilt!

1 comment:

Thank-you for sharing your thoughts.