Friday 2 August 2019

Colourful Butterfly- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello and Welcome.
I can't believe it's August already, the summer is going way too fast!
A new month means a new theme at the 

Our theme this month is Colourful Butterflies.
We are so happy to have a Guest Designer joining us too.  
Guest Designer:  Amy (Miss_Lomax_Art)

So onto my card details.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and masked along the edges of my card front.
Next, I placed the piece into my Misti and inked up the Shattered Glass stamp with some DOX inks, sprayed with water and pressed onto my paper.  The water helps the inks move and blend together.
While that dried, I stamped the butterfly on a scrap of cardstock and used some more of the DOX inks and a wet paintbrush to watercolour it all in.  
When the main panel was all dry, I stamped the flowers, then I took my ScorBug and added scored lines down each side to help define the inked area.  For those of you that are not familiar with a ScorBug, it is a scoring tool that can be used with your ScorPal to add little perforated scored dots.  
I placed the piece back into my Misti and stamped the sentiment, then fussy cut out the butterfly and pop dot mounted it over the inked background.  I added some black gems to the butterfly body as well.

I hope you get a chance to check out the beautiful butterfly gallery and all the wonderful cards created by our most talented team!
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Stamps- ANYTHING GOES
Just Us Girls- SUMMER

Stamps- Shattered Glass (Local King); Lunar Buds (Lavinia); Wings of Change (Visible Image)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Distress Oxides- Seedless Preserves, Peacock Feathers,
Wilted Violet; Evergreen Bough; Broken China (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- ScorBug; ScorPal; Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Mister (TH); paintbrush;
black gems; Tombow Mono clear glue


Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love your colours and design.

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous card Karen, such beautiful colours and design, Kate x

Glennis F said...

That is so beautiful, I love the design and the colours.

Pat said...

The Shattered Glass stamp makes a great background for your pretty butterfly Karen and love the way you have added the sentiment facing to the side and the Lavinia Lunar Buds are such a wonderful shape too. x

Bonnie said...

Another great stamp, Karen! Love these colors and that sweet butterfly!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning and love the Lunar Buds.xx

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful collage CAS style butterfly watercolored card, Karen. I love how you always include your techniques. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

kiwimeskreations said...

What a striking card Karen - love that background for the sweet butterfly

Annie said...

Great card design, Karen! I love the colors and the technique blended wonderfully. I love how the butterfly looks with the coloring and stamping on it. The punched dots and a fun detail.

TLady said...

SO GLAD you gave the instructions & the stamps you used to create this, Karen! I'll have to check out the company that you gave for the Shattered Glass Stamp! LOOOVE how it looks like Tie-Die! This REALLY IS BEAUTIFUL!! ;)<3

Christine Alexander said...

I've always love that shattered glass stamp, it's perfect as a background to your butterfly. Gorgeous card Karen.

Marcia Hill said...

You always use the most beautiful stamps Karen, and this card came out so BEAUTIFUL with them! I just LOVE your background and the colors...they are a perfect background for your lovely butterfly! Lovely, lovely card!! Hugs. :0)

Loll said...

LOVE that shattered glass image in your background. The inks blended beautifully. Your butterfly is so sweet, and love the addition of the stamped and coloured flowers. Great design Karen! xx

HilaryJane said...

I love how you have created that background, it is stunning xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Always so creative Karen, this is Gorgeous.
Faith x

My Paper Epiphany said...

So artsy and creative - love this card:)

Kuni said...

Your card is wonderful.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

Mac Mable said...

So unique, so artsy and colourful and I love it! x

Macimbalo said...

Really pretty and so artsy! Thanks for sharing with us at JUGS this week!

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Karen, gorgeous colours and great design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob