Monday, February 17, 2014

Butterflies and Flowers

I hope you had a nice weekend!  
Pretty quiet around here ... still cold, still snowing ...
what better to do than stay in where it's warm and craft!!

A friend told me about a new challenge blog called Butterfly Challenge
Grab My Button.
 and I was anxious to check it out and play along!
Their debut challenge is BUTTERFLIES and FLOWERS! 
Now THAT is right up my alley!

ALSO, the new challenge this week at Classy Cards 'n Such is to use Twinkling H2Os so that's what I've used for my 'coloring' agent on this card.  Be sure to check out the line of fabulous H2Os that Beverly carries in her store HERE.
Mind you, this is a style far from my regular 'vintage', 'lots of layers' style but I'm trying
to create using different styles and techniques during these cold winter days.

I have used the Memory Box 'Butterfly Vine' designer stencil #88524 for the base of my card.  I simply held it down on white card stock and stippled the entire stencil using Memento 'bamboo leaves' ink.

Then I used my LuminArte' Twinkling H2Os and a small artist brush to paint in the colors of the butterflies... yep, right over top of the stippling.  I have used the following H2O colors:  Sky Blue, Pink Azalea and Bougainvillea.  The camera just doesn't do the beautiful finish justice!  I've shared a couple of closeups (which you can click on to enlarge even more) to give you an idea how gorgeous these paints can be.

Additional Challenges:
One Crazy Stamper - February Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge - Anything Goes

I hope you've enjoyed my card today!
Using stencils is a RARE thing for me ... especially on a card.
Using Twinkling H2Os ... something I haven't done in a VERY long time.
And a SINGLE LAYER card ... nearly unheard of for me!
Okay I admit it ... 
 I couldn't do the single layer thing so I cut my A6 card panel that I had used to do my stippled stencil on ... matted it with black cs and placed it on an Old Olive Green 5x7 card base.
You got me!!  LOL!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  
Wishing you a F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S week ahead!

Papers:  SU Old Olive cs, Black cs, White cs
Accessories:  Memory Box 'Butterfly Vine' designer stencil #88524, LuminArte' Twinkling H2Os, Stampendous Diamond Dots, Darice flowers, Memento Bamboo Leaves ink, Stipple Brush


Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is beautiful stamping with such cheerful colouring.
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Olga Bester said...

This is beautiful. Such a feeling of spring!
Hugs from Africa!

Holly said...

This is gorgeous!!!!! I love how you stippled your "background" and then colored the butterflies with the H2O's. What a fabulous technique! Thanks for playing in the Classy Cards 'n Such challenge this week!

Mrs A. said...

This is certainly a Wow card using the twinkly H2Os. I can feel the need fro getting some stencils out and mine and create a card. Lovely technique and those colours are gorgeous together. So glad you decided to flutter by my new venture. Hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

Beverly Bohannon said...

What a neat technique!! I just might have to try that!! Thanks for entering our Classy Cards 'n Such challenge!!!

joy said...

How pretty! The colors in your butterflies are so vibrant! Thanks for joining in the fun with this challenge at Classy Cards n Such.

Debbie said...

Pretty card! The colors are so vivid! Thanks for taking the Twinkling H2Os challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.

Leanne said...

This is so very pretty, love me those butterflies. Great job with the inking and that details with those little flowers. Awesomeness! Thanks for playing our Anything Goes Challenge at One Crazy Stamper!
Leanne DT@One Crazy Stamper

Shari said...

Love the techniques used to make this beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.

Bo said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Sister Act Card Challenge! Hugs, Bo