Thursday, October 01, 2015

Gifts from a Sweet Friend ...

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card I made with a beautiful 2-layer die-cut butterfly that was sent to me by my sweet friend Barb (Barb's Studio Creations). Not only did she send me this butterfly with the watercolour paper body and vellum intricate topper, but she sent me a huge package of goodies for my birthday back in the summer.  Lots of butterfly die-cuts in card stock, watercolour paper and vellum ... also some die-cut words, flowers, scribble circles and leafy frames ... and pieces of matboard.  Barb, thank you again for your most generous gift.  I'm finally getting a chance to play with all these gorgeous die-cuts.  Thank you, thank you!! :)

Today I used my two favourite colours of sprays (magenta / orange) to colour this large butterfly.  I spritzed them onto my mat and "smooshed" my butterfly.  Love how it turned out.  For the background, I used two of the Gorgeous Grunge stamps from Stampin' Up!  Love this set!  I sprayed them in bright yellow and stamped onto my card stock base.  I think spraying them gave them even more of a fun, random design. :)  And it created this bright sunshiny background to highlight the butterfly. I stamped a simple sentiment in soft brown to finish.

I'm going to enter this into the ATS&M Challenge #164 - CAS. :)


Coming soon!!

The Twelve Tags of Christmas Tag Event is returning again this year. :)  I'm so excited to announce the tag event will be starting on this blog on Wednesday, November 4th and will run for Twelve Days.  I will be posting a Mixed Media Christmas tag made by me each of the twelve days along with two other tags made by my very talented friends.  There are 25 Guest Designers that I know will inspire you.

A link-up will be set up so participants can add their mixed media Christmas tags as well.  The link-up will be open during the twelve days of the event (Nov. 4 - 15), and will remain open for an extra week to give participants lots of time to play along. There will be prizes as well with the winners being picked by an independent judge as well as random draw prizes. :)

I hope you'll check back on Nov. 4th for the launch of the Twelve Tags of Christmas and follow along ... and join in with your tag (or tags!).  It's going to be lots of fun! :)

Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge (SU!); A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Watercolour; Vellum
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Life is Beautiful Butterfly Dies (Papertrey Inc.), Watercolour sprays in Magenta, Orange, Yellow (Dick Blick)

ATS&M #164 - CAS


Barb Ghig said...

Oh Loll, your butterfly is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the colors of water colors sprays that you chose for the body, and your grunge background is the perfect touch!
You've done an amazing job with these die cuts, as I knew you would! I'm so glad you enjoyed playing with them, and I look forward to seeing more!
Also, I want to thank you so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Vicki Dutcher said...

How fun of Barb to send you a bunch of pretties! Your card is quite fabylous too ;)

Betty said...

lovely card Loll - Barb has been so generous with me too!

Bonnie said...

What a pretty butterfly, Loll! And what a sweet friend!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE what you have done with that gorgeous butterfly Loll . . . So pretty! Have a lovely weekend my friend! Hazel xx

Lee-Anne said...

Love the layering on this! Gorgeous combination of sprays on that butterfly! Wonderful way to use your goodies!

Susan said...

What a lovely gift! You've used it perfectly with your beautiful sprays!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Beautiful!!! Perfect combination of watercolors and vellum!

Anita in France said...

How lovely, Loll ... such a wonderful combination of gorgeous colours and beautiful images! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

What a generous gift and you've made such a lovely card, Loll. I'm excited about the 12 Tags. I recently got some tag dies so I'll be able to participate.