Friday, April 10, 2015

Watercolor butterflies

Just playing today, using some new Hero Arts Stamp and Cut sets.  These are so fun to use!


This uses their Butterfly & Flower set, along with the Hello set.  I started with a piece of watercolor paper, and after determining where my sentiment would be, I stamped and masked the butterfly in a diagonal wave across the card.  Then I went back in with my Spectrum Aqua floral set and some assorted watercolor pencils (for some of the blues, greens, and the magenta) and colored them in.  I also stamped a few on a scrap piece of cardstock and die-cut those ones after coloring them.  The "hello" is die-cut from black cardstock, and then I stamped the smaller sentiment underneath, and then popped the die-cut butterflies here and there along the front.  

After days of gloom, it's turned out a beautiful sunny day here, just in time for the Cleveland Indains season opener!  Enjoy your weekend!

I'd like to enter this into a new challenge to me, at Craft Stamper Magazine.  The challenge this month there is

'Take A Technique: Colour'.

Take It, Make It Challenge

28 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Such a yummy array of butterflies, Lin! So wonderful with the black die cut!

adele holcomb said...

Those pretty butterflies would brighten the recipient's day too!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

This card embodies spring! love the mix of on/'off' the card!

Cindy C. said...

This is wonderful Lin!!

Barb said...

Amazing colors, dimension and design, Lin! Gorgeous card!

Kathy Towers said...

Beautiful as always!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

This just makes me happy, so pretty Lin!!

aileen (mum) said...

Lin, you enabler you. I saw this and thought wow just have to have this stamp and die then of course I had to spend another huge sum to make it worth while. Thank you do much. Love, love this card.

Sophie said...

Wunderschön...eine richtige Frühlings-Karte...

Joan Smith said...

OMG what a Beautiful, Beautiful card!! You really did one super outstanding job creating your butterflies in flight. Your water coloring is amazing love all the different colors you achieved....you really are one super talented gal....and lucky person who receives your artistic masterpieces. Love....LOVE!! YOU so ROCK!!

Dawn Turley said...

Stunning Lin. Love that they just seem to be floating off the background.

Irene said...

Absolutely beautiful...the rainbow of butterflies is so perfect for spring. Gotta admit...I did enjoy watching my Tigers yesterday... (:

Karen D. said...

great card Lin...your cards are always so happy!
hugs mf.

Nancy said...

Just so pretty, Lin! Love the way the butterflies flutter and the colors are perfect!

KayM said...

Wow! This is so pretty!! Gorgeous coloring and cascading butterflies!! :)

judkajudi said...

Absolutely beautiful, Lin! Thinking summer ... beautiful colors .... great design!

Lillian said...

This is beautiful Lin !
So pretty, looks like the butterflies are in flight.
Thank you for sharing. xo

Kathy Higgins said...

What a beautiful card! I like the colors that you chose. I have followed your blog for a long time and it is one of my favorites! Thank you for all the the beautiful card inspiration.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!

Robin K. said...

This would be an awesome design for a framed piece Lin! Love the colors and movement! We're finally seeing some better days here too- snow has finally melted:)

Carol L said...

What a lovely fluttering of colorful butterflies! I really like the bold black sentiment with all those delicate creatures!

Katie Bolinger said...

what a beautiful card.

ThePurplePlace said...

Love the butterflies !!

Jackie said...

Beautiful ! I love it !
Thank you for joining us at craft stamper magazines challenge blog
Jackie

shirley-bee said...

Stunning card, Lin! I love the colours and how you've layered the butterflies. Thanks for adding it to Craft Stamper Take It Make It - so glad you found us!

Linda said...

I love this .... gorgeous colours and fab CAS design.Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ..good luck! Linda xx

shirley-bee said...

Aren't you glad you played along?!? Congrats on your win at Craft Stamper :)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

HI Lin - your card is amazing! You added so much movement to your design! Congrats on your win at Craft Stamper - well deserved!!!!