Saturday 2 August 2014

Butterfly splashes ...

When I woke up this morning I was determined to get on with some jobs that I needed to do before I started crafting!  I managed to get some done but then the heavens opened and it absolutely chucked it down, the rain was bouncing off the pavements.  So after lunch I had no choice but to get crafting (I guess I could have done the ironing!).

I've been trying out a lot of techniques recently and decided that today I would use some of the backgrounds I have created to make a card for a couple of challenges.  This week's challenge at "Less is More" is a colour challenge - this was my starting point and I added in the theme for the TIME OUT challenge of "Celebration with the optional twist of butterflies".  This is the card:

The butterflies were stamped on watercolour card that I had already coloured with splashes of green, yellow and turquoise artists inks, then cut out and any white space filled with distress ink. On the card base I coloured a small swatch of yellow and then mounted the butterflies in a group - I only stuck them at the bottom of the wings so that they have some dimension to them. The sentiment is from a sheet of rub ons.

I am entering the following challenges:
"Less is More"
color sip

TIME OUT Challenges - Celebration with the optional twist of Butterflies
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

I used:
Uniko Studio - English Country Garden - Butterflies
Memento Dandelion Ink
Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers
Versafine Onyx Black
Windsor and Newton Inks - Canary Yellow, Emerald, Apple Green and Viridian
Woodware Watercolour Cardstock

Edit:  Just popped by to add that I will also enter the challenge at Uniko Studio where anything goes - thanks for the suggestion Bev! Enjoy!


  1. So pleased you entered this time before the deadline!! And with a stunner of a card. You have coloured the butterflies expertly and the background is so subtle and a lovely colour contrast to the butterflies. Thanks for sharing with is at TIME OUT and ATSM

  2. Love your use of watercolour, you've really softened the colour palette, Rebecca x x x

  3. Lovely flutterby foursome !! Great colours put to very arty use !!

  4. Another stunning card,Elaine. Beautiful combination of colours and the butterflies are gorgeous.

    Ironing v crafting.....come on :)

    Lovely weekend

    Donna xx

  5. Love your CAS design and the butterflies are so pretty! Thanks for playing with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  6. Hi Elaine. Wow ... gorgeous CAS card. Love the watercolor backdrop and the bright, watercolored butterflies. Thanks for joining us at ATS&M.

  7. This is just fab Elaine!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  8. Love how you used the colors, Elaine! Those butterflies are stunning! So happy you could join us at ATSM!

  9. Love the design of your card, Margaret (Island Scraps)

  10. Love this, the layout is FAB and I love the watercolour BG square. Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge & you could also link it up to the 'Anything Goes' Challenge over at Uniko Studio ;) Hugs Bev x

  11. This is beautiful Elaine. Always love your cards and this is gorgeous too.
    Great use of the colours.
    Although we'd love wall to wall sunshine it makes us feel less guilty crafting when it's raining don't you think?!?!?!
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  12. Hi Elaine. Fabulous butterflies, love the splashes. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week. Monika

  13. Wow, this is stunning Elaine. Thank you so much for joining in the Uniko Challenge this month.

  14. Elaine the butterflies are so pretty, put them against your background and they are stunning!
    Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
    Less is More Designer

  15. Gorgeous card, such pretty butterflies, Cathy x

  16. Those butterflies look so lovely :) Great card design too - very strikingly CAS. Thanks for sharing at Time Out this week!


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