Saturday, July 08, 2017

Angled Butterflies

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a twofer.  I created two cards using one piece of watercolour paper inked with paper towels* that I used to mop up leftover ink from another project.

I started by using temporary tape to tape together my coloured piece along with a piece of white card stock.  I cut them together at the same time to create two angled panels.

The white angled pieced was inlaid with the coloured outside piece to create a flat card front.  Then I cut a second white angled piece a little larger and popped it up over top to create the card above.

I stamped the butterfly twice with black archival ink and coloured with my zigs. Used one on each card.

For my second card, I used the angled watercolour piece over a white card base. Happy to get two cards from one watercolour panel. :)  I kept everything else the same for the two cards.  Here's the second one ...


* To create my watercoloured panel, I used paper towel to mop up leftover ink from another project (blue and green distress inks).  I dried the paper towel and kept it until I was ready to make this background.  I laid the piece over top of Hot Press Watercolour paper, misted with water, and then pressed randomly with my fingers to transfer the ink (and pattern from the quilted paper towel) onto my panel.

I'm adding these cards to the CAS Watercolour July Challenge - Butterfly.


I hope you'll come play along!







Stamps:  Wild Hibiscus (Altenew); Sentiment - Painted Butterflies (Altenew)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb.); Watercoloured panel  is Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. Hot press)
Ink:  Zigs; Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Leftover ink in paper towel, water mister, paint brush

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour July Challenge - Butterfly

23 comments:

  1. Both so beautiful. Love your background colors and that pretty butterfly.

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  2. Two lovely cards Loll like your angled front panels and your water colouring has produced a beautiful effect

    Anne

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  3. Two great cards Loll! you are so clever getting a use out of your mop up paper towel! Love how it captured the texture of the paper towel and your angled panel! Hope you are having a lovely summer weekend! Julia xx

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  4. Two lovely cards, sorry I have not visited for some time. Hope all is well with you.
    Hugs Gail xx

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  5. Love both versions, but a slight preference for the first one. I need to do some more of those paper towel backgrounds (just not sure where I put the paper towel pieces when I cleaned up my craft room for you to see it during our retreat!).

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  6. What a unique and eye catching design, Loll! The coloring on that butterfly is fabulous too- gorgeous blending. Love the paper towel technique and it's one I actually used. Just beautiful!

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  7. Beautiful twofers. Love the design and how easy it is to create two cards.

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  8. OMG..so creative and clever the way you designed both CAS cards and how you used your beautiful piece of watercoloured paper towel. You maybe starting a new trend my friend. TFS Hugs..

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  9. What a clever way make two cards from one piece of inked paper - love both cards. Thanks for explaining how you created the lovely inked paper - another technique for me to try. xx

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  10. I always love a twofer especially when they look like these two. I must admit my favorite ie is the first. Two awesome cards Loll

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  11. What a fabulous pair of cards Loll - love how you 'waste not, want not', and to get a twofer from wiping up ink with a paper towel, well that is certainly thrifty :-).
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  12. Gorgeous twofer .... I love the inky panels. I really should start saving my mop up pieces and give this a go, it sounds like fun xx

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  13. Yey...You got to love getting the two cards. Love the texture/pattern created from the paper towel and such pretty colours and contemporary layout x

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  14. Two fabulous cards Loll, great design and I've never thought of using my mop up towels like that! Carol x

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  15. Loll, I love how you created the backgrounds from paper towels, I must try this! And those butterflies are gorgeous.

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  16. Very clever use of something I usually throw away! Love the soft colors and quilted look and the angled panels are so fun! A fun twofer, my friend!

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  17. ANOTHER great technique, Lolly! You are the consummate teacher! I've used the actual paper towel before, but didn't realize I could transfer the color and texture to a card base! Genius!! Hugs, Dolly

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  18. What a delightful duo of cards, Loll! I just love the colors and the use of the paper towel. You are so creative! Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs!

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  19. Your watercolored panels are so pretty, Loll! I love the soft pastels and how you angled your card design! Love the contrast of your butterflies, too!
    Thanks so much for sharing another fun technique with us...I always learn something when I visit your blog :)

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  20. I just pulled my paper towels out of the wastebasket. I hope they work as well with cold press watercolor paper because I don't have any hot press. I know it's more absorbent but I'll try anything once. I just hope it comes out as lovely as your card.

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  21. Soft, delicate and just lovely, Loll, both of them! Hugs, Anita :)

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