Saturday 22 April 2017

Butterfly stripes ...

It has been a beautiful Spring Day today ... lots of sunshine and blue skies ... enough to make you smile and begin to believe that Winter has finally gone.  I've been out and about this afternoon in Oxford taking in the sights and sounds of the Oxford Folk weekend - this mainly involved standing in the sunshine watching Morris Dancers (English Folk Dancers find out more here).  I even managed to visit OVADA (Oxfordshire Visual Arts Development Agency) gallery to see an exhibition which included some works by my son.  So a fun filled afternoon but I did have chance to create a card this morning.

I die cut the butterfly out of the card base before ink blending the ombre stripes and then stamped the sentiment.  The detailed butterfly was cut from some black card stock and adhered to the inside of the card.  Then I did something very unusual for me - I added some enamel dots!!

I used:
CUTplorations - Flutter Zen 1 Layering Dies
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch
Enamel dots - ancient and no longer attached to a label!!

I'm entering the following challenges:

"Less is More" #325

STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge

STAMPlorations April Theme and Sketch Challenge



  1. CAS lovliness Elaine - you should use enamel dots more often - they're addictive!


  2. What a terrific design. I love how you stamped the main image on the inside. The stripes really highlight your main image. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  3. I love this clean, crisp design and clever use of a negative die cut aperture for loads of visual interest. The cool stripes on the front beautifully lead into the more intricate swirls of the butterfly. Fab! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  4. Beautiful, I think the enamel drops finish it off perfectly. Cara x

  5. Wonderful design, wonderful card :)

  6. A terrific CAS card. I like your great idea to stamp the butterfly on the inside.

  7. Love the use of negative space! Such a wonderfully made CAS card! Thank you so much for playing along with us this month at STAMPlorations Sketch and Theme Challenge ! :)
    Suchi - DT xx

  8. Love those stripes in vibrant blue, Elaine. And so creative to continue your design inside.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x


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