Between two girls being off at work and my Husband's 30th birthday July was a rough month. I have had almost no time to craft let alone blog :(
Plus my mojo was feeling a little "blah" as of late, hopefully my time away will help out with that.
At the beginning of the year Kathy had posted a gorgeous Distress Color Chart. I am always so in awe of her! I really wanted to create one for myself and since my mojo was taking a vacation I figured this required almost no creativity from me. Here is the link to Kathy's fantastic chart.
and here's mine: (You'll notice a few missing spaces, I still need Old Paper, Frayed Burlap, and Pine Needles)
I stamped the Butterfly (Hero Arts, Butterflies) with jet black archival ink then fussy cut them all out. I colored in the lines of the bodies and polka dots on the wings with a white gel pen. Each butterfly was colored with a different color distress ink.
For the labels the used my Storybook Cricut Cartridge (God Bless Kathy for cutting out all those spellbinders labels:) I wrote each name with a black sharpie. I stamped each color using the smaller version of the magical background. It's from the Archiver's exclusive Hero Arts Mixed Design set. To finish I distressed the edges.
Top Right Close up
Top Left Close Up
Bottom Left Close up
Bottom Right Close up
The only addition I made from Kathy's is adding Stardust stickles on parts of the wings. I use stardust all the time (if you follow me you know I'm an addict hehe) so it was something I definitely needed on my chart.
I adhered just the butterfly body to the label and folded the wings up for some added texture. I also made one other change. I adhered my labels with repositionable adhesive. This way If I want to compare colors when I'm trying to come up with a color combo I like I can just pluck them off the board and stick them back up when I'm done.
I still have my Color Chart from the Ranger website It's a simple 8.5 x 11 that is easy for me to take on the go.
Thanks for stopping by and sorry for my extended absence. I'll be back tomorrow with a sketch sample (I promise :)