Saturday, April 21, 2012

Watercolor Butterflies

Here's the new Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World:

LOVE these colors!  I looked around for a butterfly to use, then inked up an acrylic block with spiced marmalade, worn lipstick, and barn door distress inks, spritzed them liberally with water, and dragged it through the inks, stamping it numerous times on watercolor paper.  Reminds me of a Hawaian shirt!  And so the sentiment seemed perfect to go with it.

 Watercolor Butterflies

supplies: white cardstock, watercolor paper, Hero Arts CL513 Lauderdale Floral, CL520 Live & Laugh, worn lipstick, spiced marmalade, and barn door distress inks, water, Nesties Labels Eighteen, 3D foam adhesives

The butterfly and sentiment were stamped with "straight" barn door ink, no water.

31 comments:

  1. This has a bit of a retro feel to me - love the use of the distress inks here, Lin!

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  2. Lin, this is beautiful! Great take on the challenge!

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  3. I love this pretty card, Lin!

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  4. You're right, it reminds me of an Hawaiian shirt, too. Beautiful card, much prettier than that dress :-)

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  5. Lin I think this is MARVELOUS!

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  6. Lin, it's just lovely! Great choice of distress colors, too! Fabulous!

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  7. This is so pretty and perfect with that challenge. Love the sentiment too.

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  8. Love the effect you achieved, Lin! Pretty take on the trigger! :)

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  9. Gorgeous, sista! Love the splash of water color effect!

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  10. Beautiful effect - it looks like Indian batik! Love how you add the cut out b'fly!

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  11. I knew you'd come up with something awesome for this challenge, Lin! I love to see how different everyone can interpret an inspiration pic. Great idea, to spritz your inked-stamp with water to achieve that watery butterfly effect. :)

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  12. Beautiful card! Love the colors and the panel under the sentiment looks amazing! Love it!

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  13. Gorgeous inky background. Beautiful take on the trigger. I am love seeing everyone's interpretation on this trigger and yours is no exception. Gorgeous effect!

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  14. Oh my! You did a wonderful job with the trigger! Lovely card, Lin, my Moxie Fab friend of the week:)

    Congratulations!!!!!!

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  15. Fabulous Lin. Your watercolours are awesome. Great card, lovely shape for your focal point

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  16. Wow, Lin, this card is gorgeous! I am so drawn to these colors together, especially on a white card. So crisp and sharp!

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  17. Gorgeous re-creation of the inspiration....I just love the watercolor look! This card makes me happy!

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  18. This is AMAZING! I love the beautiful colors and your stamping--LOVE the butterflies:)

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  19. Looooove how this turned out Lin!!! Such a wonderful interpretation of the trigger!!!

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  20. Hey Lin!! It looks like you cut a piece of fabric off the dress. Fabulous - just fabulous!!
    Sandy

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  21. Lynn, this is fabulous! I don't know where to start! I'm gonna have to try this technique!

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  22. Really beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. This is so cool, Lin! I love your technique to achieve this effect! A happy Hawaiian shirt, indeed!

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  24. Oh wow wee! The colors are a perfect match Lin! This is simply stunning!

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  25. what super fabulous-ness!!! love the way you made this one Lin!

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  26. This is great! Modern and retro at the same time somehow!

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  27. I love your unique take on the challenge! Beautiful card! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your interview-congrats on being Moxie Fab!!!

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  28. Very pretty card and take on the TT! Love the happy colors. TFS

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  29. Hey Lin! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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