Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Butterfly Twofer


This month's Twofer challenge is all about butterflies, so how could I not play along with my Layered Butterflies set??


I made the first card for the CAS Watercolour Challenge - Rainbow, then realised I hadn't watercoloured, I'd sponged and spritzed.  Duh!  But I am entering it into AAA Cards - Inspired By Nature. The inspiration came from something I found on Pinterest.




ETA: Apparently it does qualify for CAS Watercolour Challenge, so I'm in there!


My second card came about from using one of my new toys from my trip to Port Sunlight on Saturday, an 8x11 Stampendous Creative Palette (basically a gel plate, thinner than the Gelli Plate, and crucially at half price).  I used Dylusions paints on the palette, and also stencilled with them using STAMPlorations stencils.  I stamped the butterfly then coloured it with coloured pencils, making a pattern on the wings as I went.  The sentiment is also from STAMPlorations.


I'm adding this one to the Simon Says Monday challenge - Stencil It.


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15 comments:

  1. oooh love your rainbow inkblended butterflies, perfect for our nature challenge, Thank you for playing at AAA cards

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  2. Love both your butterfly cards with your new awesome "Layered Butterflies" set, Shirley.
    I just got my set and have played with it some. It is going to be so versatile. BTW, your 1st card does qualify for our CAS Watercolour Challenge, since after sponging you spritzed with water to move the inks around. Hope you add to our challenge. TFS and Hugs, Nancy

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  3. Your free-flowing layered butterflies are gorgeous, Shirley, and you've showcased them so beautifully with these terrific backgrounds! I love both the soft rainbow background and the artsy gel and stenciled background! (Wish I could have been at Port Sunlight with you!) Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #5! Hugs, Darnell p.s. Double-check because I think your card is okay for the CAS rainbow challenge!

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  4. Love those outline butterflies, so artsy. And your gorgeous ink blended background is just perfect to show them off. Thanks for playing along with the Inspired by Nature Challenge at AAA Cards

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  5. Hi Shirley, your rainbow card with the butterflies is a great take on the Inspired by Nature Challenge. The lifting of ink with spritzing of water adds a lot of interest to the gorgeous ink blending. The butterfly stamps you used however are the winner and go well with the sentiment. I am in love with them. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards. Happy crafting. Hugs -Bharati

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  6. What beautiful butterflies, Shirley! I love their artsy shape and they are so pretty on the sponged and spritzed rainbow background! Love how you've stenciled the background of the second card and added design to the wings! Both are awesome cards! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

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  7. Love the beautiful rainbow colors. And a great take on the nature theme for AAA Cards!

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  8. Hi Shirley. The rainbow colours on your first card are so beautiful and soft. Creates a gorgeous watercoloured background for your butterfly images. The second card is so fun with the gelli plate stenciled design. Love the hand drawn design on the butterfly ... so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour ... and Twofer Card Challenge! xx

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  9. Two vibrant, beautiful cards, Shirley! I love how you stamped off the edge on your dramatic dream card. Your created such a fun background and cheerful butterfly for your birthday card! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

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  10. What a beautiful rainbow for our challenge! I love the way the colours fade into each other. Perfect background for the sketched butterflies! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

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  11. Your sketchy butterflies are delicious in their rainbow blended environment, Shirley ... there's such a great sense of movement and flutteriness about them! Cool collage-y layering with your new gelli plate ... that doodlie butterfly looks all dressed up for the ball here! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

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  12. Very pretty cards and the rainbow coloured backgrounds are stunning, they really do look so striking! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... <3

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  13. Two so pretty cards Shirley, love your pencil colouring, it's a great stamp, and fab backgrounds

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  14. Beautiful cards using your wonderful set Shirley! love the colors on both!

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  15. I love these butterfly images and the inky backgrounds are perfect to show them off xx

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