Saturday, October 31, 2015

Bright Birthday Butterfly


Hi everyone.  It's the start of the Happy Little Stampers November Sketch Challenge.




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I had fun with my sprays again ... LOVE them! :)  I made a sprayed background a while back and had it sitting in a box ... it worked perfectly for my butterfly.  I used yellow and bright green sprays, and there was also a leaf stencil over top, but you can't see the design with such a small piece. :)  I used the same colours to create my main panel .. using mixed media paper and blotting with a paper towel every time I sprayed a new colour.  This kept the background the same colours, but with a softer look.  A simple stamped sentiment banner and a few sequins and the card was done.

We 're excited to have Jen (Magic Flying Boots) as our guest designer this month for the sketch challenge.  Welcome Jen!!  Please drop by her blog and check out her amazing creations.

And check out our fun challenge HERE to see Jen's sketch card, along with the cards made by the rest of our wonderfully talented design team.  We hope you'll play along.

Thanks for dropping by for a visit!


Stamps:  Butterfly Birthday (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore)
Ink:  Black Archival (Ranger); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Yellow, Lime Green and Green sprays made from liquid watercolour concentrate (Dick Blick), sequins

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26 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Loving your backgrounds Loll! Hope your weekend is going well! Hazel xx

Donna said...

Hello, Loll :)
Your backgrounds are always fantastic. Love these colours. X

Mac Mable said...

Loving the colours and that butterfly complements your card beautifully x

Carol said...

Another gorgeous background Loll, this is so pretty. Carol x

TK Watson said...

Beautiful background, gorgeous butterfly! So pretty....

Vicki Dutcher said...

So gorgeous the stark black with the lime green!

Bobby said...

You always do such fabulous backgrounds, Loll, whether spraying, smooshing, inka golding, whatever.

Bonnie said...

I love how you got the softer shades by blotting! I need to remember that. The greens are so perfect for the butterfly that looks like it's just perched!

Susan said...

Good idea using the blotting to get the lighter version of the same colours. So pretty! And perfect placement of the sequins (something I always agonize over!).

Kylie said...

The yellow and green are so lovely! Gorgeous use of the butterfly - so pretty!! xx

MaryH said...

Another soft & surreal beauty. Love the fresh colors that are such a wonderful background for this gorgeous butterfly. The green sequins look perfect drifting down the space. Aren't these sprays so much fun to play with (and I've been smooshing again! It's addictive!) Hope all is well. Ya'll are in my thoughts. TFS & Hugs

Tanja said...

love the beautiful butterfly against the pretty sprayed background

Stamps and Paper said...

Love the shading on your background Loll a beautiful card

Anne

Linda said...

This is beautiful ...... great background, and I love the colours on that pretty butterfly. xx

Birgit said...

Loll, this is so beautiful! You always create the best backgrounds!!

Karen B said...

Really love your background and that butterfly is gorgeous. Those sequins are a perfect finishing touch.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Inkyfingers said...

Such a beautiful card Loll and I love your pretty background. I hope your husband's surgery went well and that he is starting to recover.
Hugs
Carol x

Gloria Lee said...

This is fabulous!
The background is so beautiful!!!
Just love your card!

Lee-Anne said...

Such lovely shades of green...I adore that butterfly!

nancy littrell said...

Simply beautiful Loll. I love your sprayed background, pretty butterfly and sequins. CAS perfection my friend. Hugs, Nancy...We are Home! More tomorrow :-) Hugs to Gord.........

ÅsaJ said...

I just adore your beautiful CAS card! So lovely!!! Åsa xx

cm said...

As I write, the snowflakes are tumbling down, creating a slick on the roads that I'm just not ready to 'weather' yet! Seeing your card is like a fresh burst of spring...gorgeous background and you already know I'm swooning, swooning over the beautiful butterfly! So excited that dies will be joining this set!
hugs~c

sandie said...

love, love this CAS take on the sketch, think I am going to have to CASE this...if that is cool with you? xx

Anita in France said...

You always do amazing things with backgrounds, Loll ... this one's stunning ... you've created such a wonderful sense of depth ... so gorgeous with that lovely butterfly! Hugs, Anita :)

sue t. said...

What a great background to showcase our own HLS butterfly!

Barb Ghig said...

Don't know how I missed this post...Absolutely gorgeous card, Loll! I love how you colored the butterfly, and your background is stunning! Such beautiful shades of green and so much texture...WOW!