Saturday 4 February 2017

Smooshing Butterflies ...

It's been quite a productive day for me ... helped by the fact that it has been sunny and dry! I've washed and cleaned but most importantly I've spent the afternoon getting inky!!

I began by creating a card for this week's challenge at "Less is More" - they are celebrating their 6th Birthday!  To celebrate they have redesigned their blog ... it looks amazing ... but the challenge remains the same - clean and simple all the way!  It is colour challenge week -use three colours adjacent to each other on the colour wheel.  This is my contribution to the celebrations - from yellow green to green to blue green

I attempted a new (to me) technique of controlled smooshing of ink using a piece of acetate - the theory is that you can control where the ink goes and how much colour.  I'm not sure that the result reflects control but it is quite interesting although it is not quite as 'clean' as usual.

I used:
STAMPlorations: Trendy Butterflies
Distress Inks - Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Lucky Clover
WOW Bright White Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink.

I'm going to enter these challenges:

Before finishing I need to say a great big thank you to the "Less is More" team for choosing me as their January winner!! - it was exciting news at the end of a hard week and a great way to start the weekend.



  1. A lot of the blogs I have been looking at are really rocking the water coloring look. Yours included! Great job on the card. It is beautiful.

  2. You've used one of my favorite techniques! I love acetate smooching... Haven't done it in a while, should get back to it ! :) Great job!

  3. Oh Elaine, what a fabulously gorgeous design! I'm in love! Such a beautiful effect, with fresh colours and in a really clean layout... super card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  4. Great job Elaine, the smooshed background is perfect for showing the pretty butterflies.

  5. Smooshed to perfection Elaine, love the emboss resist with those butterflies too and a wonderful combination of subtle shades here. Thanks for playing along with us in week 1 of our 6th birthday challenge at Less is More. Sarah x

  6. This is simply fabulous Elaine...wonderful design with a terrific technique!
    Thanks for joining in the LIM birthday fun and also for your loyal support!

  7. What a love effect you have achieved with the smooshing, and the butterflies are so pretty, beautiful card.

  8. Fabulous smooshing, Elaine! I love those colours and the technique gives a really artsy look whilst keeping lots of white space. Great to see you at Less is More again this week :)

  9. Amazing card Elaine! It's wonderful that you used a new technique and to be honest you rocked it! Love the delicate vellum against those vibrant smooshed colours. Fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

  10. This is a beautiful card, I love the colours you have chosen.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob


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