Sunday, July 16, 2017

You Are Cherished

Hi everyone.  Today is a reminder card for the CAS Watercolour July Challenge - Butterfly.

Not only is it a reminder day, it's also Bonnie's birthday!!  Happy Birthday, my sweet friend!  You are cherished, Bonnie!  Hope you are having a wonderful day. You'll get a sneak peek today of your card, which will hopefully be delivered soon! :)

I used a piece of watercoloured tissue paper for my background.  Click HERE to see my video tutorial on how this was made.

I added some Delicata Gold ink to my watercoloured tissue paper for some shimmer.  I squirted Delicate Gold reinker onto my craft mat, spritzed with water to dilute and then moved the gold ink around with a palette knife.  Then I dipped my dried watercoloured tissue paper gold ink, randomly.  The same colour inks was used for stamping the splat background.  I added a torn piece of white card stock on top and stamped the sentiment.  The same gold was used to colour the butterfly.  I just love this yellow-gold colour with sparkles.  I added three sequins for more sparkle.

My CAS Mix Up card has stamping, tissue paper watercolouring, splattering, torn edge, and die-cutting.

I hope you'll check out the CAS Watercolour July Challenge Reminder post to see all the beautiful butterfly cards from our talented Design Team, as well as our wonderful Guest Designer, EunJi.  I know you'll be inspired.  Then come play along! The challenge is open for just over a week.

Since I have some tissue paper on the card ... I'm also sending this card over to the CAS Mix Up July Challenge - Tissue Paper gallery. :)  Hope you'll come join us there too!

Stamps:  Thoughtful Messages (Simon Says Stamp); Gorgeous Grunge (SU!)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); tissue paper
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon; Distress Oxide Inks:  Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber (Tim Holtz); Delicata Gold (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Moonlight Butterfly die (Memory Box), sequins

CAS Watercolour July Challenge - Butterfly
CAS Mix Up July Challenge - Tissue Paper


  1. Your Birthday card for our Cherished, Bonnie is so perfect, Loll. I Love your smooshed tissue paper, splatters, gorgeous butterfly and wonderful sentiment. TFS my friend. Hugs..

  2. So pretty Loll with those gorgeous splatters of delicata gold, I'm sure Bonnie loves it :)

  3. What a beautiful card with a great technique and great for both of your themes x Fabulous inspiration, thank you x

  4. So Pretty, Loll! I love the tissue paper background with lots of gold, and the torn piece of white CS! It gives an organic feel to the card. Nice photo setting (flowers in a vase) too! Hideko

  5. this is so wonderfully done mf...looks amazing!
    xx Karen

  6. Your colors are fabulous on this, Loll. How I love the effect of the torn paper. I'm sure Bonnie will treasure this one! SO beautiful!

  7. Oh, Loll, you warm my heart! I can't wait to get this card so I can get a closer look and study it! The gold is so elegant and I love the effect of the torn edge over the tissue! I too cherish our friendship, my friend! Love this background too!

  8. Beautful card! How did you apply the gold Delicata highlights? Did you spritz it on or just apply directly?

    1. Hi Polly. I already had my tissue paper coloured with distress inks and it was dry. I used some Delicata Gold re-inker to squirt a little on my craft mat, spritz with water to dilute, and then used a palette knife to move it around. Then I just dipped my tissue into it. Very random, but it turned out well. Hope that helps. Loll :)

  9. Beautiful, Loll ... that lovely sentiment is so perfect with the gorgeous butterfly and fabulous background ... cherished work for a cherished friend! Hugs, Anita :)

  10. Oh Loll how beautiful and 'gold' this is - love it!

  11. What a lovely, lovely card Loll...I love ALL the gold in it! And I know Bonnie will love receiving it too!! :0)

  12. Such a beautiful card, Loll! You did an amazing job on it. Your friend is very lucky indeed! You are so thoughtful! Have an amazing day.

  13. I love that delicata gold, such a bright and interesting gold colour Loll, and the tissue paper background with the inks and more gold highlights works beautifully and that gorgeous butterfly over the top is perfect! x

  14. Another very Beautiful card.

  15. Hello Loll! Like a bad penny I have turned up again! And my haven't you created some more stunningly amazingly fabulous things?
    I have ferreted them all away for future use as always!
    The watercoloured tissue idea is one I will try as soon as I am home for more than 2 days.
    The angled butterfly design is gorgeous and the Split Panel is really effective and another one I will try.
    Am missing blogland like crazy. Hoping you and yours are OK and once I am home for a reasonable length of time will try and enter your challenges again. xxxx

  16. Such a beautiful watercolored panel, Loll! I love that you used Delicata Gold to add shimmer to your design and your splatters are the perfect touch on this card! You sure know how to inspire us...Thank you!

  17. Stunning! Love the gold and the design. I'm sure Bonnie loves it!

  18. Your tissue paper panel is positively luscious, Loll and the gold ink spatters are a lovely touch.

  19. Amazing golden glow! Very elegant card, perfect for an expensive friend. Bonnie will be delighted. What a great project.

  20. Simply stunning ...... I'm sure Bonnie will love it xx

  21. what a beautiful card for Bonnie, Loll! Love your design with the angled torn edge for the gold and tissue as well as the pretty splatters! Julia xx

  22. I'm going to start calling you the Queen of Paper Colorists. I tried to think of another word but what you do with so many different techniques to color your backgrounds earned you the title.


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