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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Midnight Butterflies and a few challenges

Louise's challenge for Tag Tuesday this week is Butterflies..  Now you know I am not going to pass that up.. :)  Simon Says Stamp and Show's challenge this week is to use layers. (Stamping or layering of anything) another thing I have a hard time refusing...

I started with my tag in the shape of a butterfly and put it onto a card. My picture is of the finished project.

 I saw this dress on the Emmy's last night and I thought it was absolutely stunning because it was black and faded into greys and shades of black.  (Of course on the shows where they reviewed the clothes they hated it! LOL! Oh. well.. I won't be going to any red carpet events)  The dress was the inspiration for my Midnight butterflies! I don't want you to adjust your monitor. I couldn't believe how my picture turned out... I kept adjusting it in my editing software to get the hues to show up.


You can see the faintest hint of color on the flourish as that is actually a silver piece of shiny cardstock.  I think the camera must have done something to translate this into a black and white photo. :)  Here is a second shot that tells me that it is just the fact that I used all the shades of silver, black and grey.


See the little bit of blue in the reflection?  That is from something on my desk in front of the shadow box reflecting on the flourish. All I can say is this is much prettier IRL you can see all the shades and hues of the black and white.

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz


33 comments:

  1. This is so very stunning and elegant

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  2. When I see your name listed, I always anticipate a beautiful creation...and I'm never disappointed! Luxurious butterfly piece, Suzanne!

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  3. Wow...absolutely stunning card, Sue! I can imagine how striking it is IRL! Love the large midnight butterfly and I see you got the new HA background stamp? Gorgeous!

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  4. I have to agree with Cassie.. This is so elegant.. Sooo beautiful.

    Hugs, Linda

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  5. Suzz, no need to explain about the photos because everything you make is gorgeous, and this card is no exception! What an amazing looking butterfly that is! I love the different shapes you used and the many wonderful details! Just beautiful!

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  6. Sue, your card looks stunning in the photos so I can imagine how amazing it must look in real life! Wonderful design, mix of stamps and details! The colour combination looks fantastic too - I'll have to look out for that dress!

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  7. GORGEOUS! Don't you hate it when a great card doesn't photograph well. I can only imagine this card in real life because it is gorgeous in the photo.

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  8. WOW!!! absolutely stunning, Sue!!! such elegant color and design!! love love love this!!

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  9. Another beautiful creation Sue, LOVE that butterfly!

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  10. Really beautiful. The monochromatic colors are gorgeous. Whoever would have thought of a gray-ish butterfly an it is stunning! Thanks for playing along wih the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

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  11. Beautiful tag! The black and white is so unexpected. Great take on the theme.

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  12. WOW very elegant... love the colors!

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  13. Wow! This is so elegant and stunning, Sue!

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  14. When I was looking through all the challenge pictures yours stood out and I had to come and look. A simply stunning creation and I love love the colours, very striking. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

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  15. Wow!! I really like this a lot! Such pretty butterflies and what an excellent sentiment too :)


    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

    -Sarah

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  16. gorgeous Suzz, love that touch of blue.

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  17. FAbulous!! So much detail and so much going on, and it all blends in and ties in with each other~~love it!

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  18. Hey Suzz its very striking! and what do they know on the Emmy's anyway. I think you called it just like it is! Gorgeous!

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  19. wow this is soooooo way cool, it actually looks like a black and white photo, really beautiful.

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  20. Another beautiful piece of art this week, love it.

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  21. This is another stunning card...i love butterflies, and love the pussy willow design you used. Beautiful work :)

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  22. Wow, really cool Suzanne! Just love the monochromatic scheme, really awesome! Thanks for joining the SSSS challenge!

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  23. WOW!!! This is STUNNING!!
    Thank you for joining me & the other Design Team members for this week’s Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge! We really appreciate you joining in with us!

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  24. Oh I love this Suzanne. Such a pretty sentiment to add to your beautiful butterfly. I really like your interpretation of the TT challenge. Still have to make mine yet. sigh! Where does all the time go. Lovely!

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  25. A very elegant work, looks really beautiful.

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  26. Very beautiful work Have a blessed week. Debbie

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