Thursday, August 15, 2019

Butterfly Love

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the reminder post for August's CAS Mix Up Challenge - Paper Towel, hosted by me! :)


The butterfly is cut from a piece of mop-up paper towel.  I picked one that had a lot of blue and purple, glued it to a piece of card stock, and then cut out this beautiful butterfly die that I won recently at the Memory Box Challenge.  I die-cut the butterfly topper from white card stock and tacked it over top, leaving most of it free flowing from the butterfly.  A piece of smooshed pale blue watercoloured panel from my stash was used for the background, along with a die-cut antique frame.  A simple sentiment was stamped in silver delicata ink.

My card has watercolouring, smooshing, die-cutting, stamping and paper towel  ...

Here's a close-up ...
I hope you'll have time to check out the reminder post to see the amazing, CAS Mixed Media cards using paper towels from our Designers and Guest Designer, Betty.  There's still over a week to play along.  Hope you'll join us!

Since I've used a watercoloured Colourful Butterfly on my card, I'm sending this over to August's CAS Watercolour Challenge as well.

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Jessie
Hanging with Jeremy






Stamps:  Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Mixed media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Tumbled Glass (Tim Holtz); Silver Delicata (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  Paper towel used to mop up left over Lindy's Magicals, Flitter Side Butterfly die (Memory Box), Antique Frames die (Penny Black)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up August Challenge - Paper Towel
CAS Watercolour August Challenge - Colourful Butterflies


21 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

Maybe it's me, but I think your background looks like fluffy clouds :) Gorgeous color palette, and I love the mix of blue and purple on this beautiful butterfly, Loll!

It looks like Jessie is settling in nicely and enjoying her time with Jeremy...she is so sweet!

JoeyTipping said...

Gorgeous card as always, Loll. And I love seeing Jessie again! She is so gorgeous! Those eyes!

Cathy said...

Such a pretty card Loll, love the intense colours on the butterfly against the softer background. Jessie is adorable! Cathy x

Pat said...

This looks fabulous Loll and I love the Antique Frames die which goes perfectly. What a great photo of sweet little Jessie looking very happy on your son's lap. x

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful butterfly, Loll! I love the blue and green colors and the fluttery look! The background is perfect to show this butterfly off!

Marcia Hill said...

Such a pretty card Loll! Love that used the actual paper towel piece to cut the back part of the butterfly and it looks fabulous against your smooshed background and antique frame! And of course Jessie is absolutely ADORABLE...something just so sweet about a puppy face, isn't there?!! :0)

BożenA said...

A wonderful, calming card. I love the delicate colors, and the combination of blue and purple looks amazing. Such a meditative combination of colors, that's probably why this card calms me down.
hugs, BożenA

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful watercolored with pastel colors background for your beautiful colorful piece of paper towel die cut butterfly, Loll! Love your simple die cut frame and sentiment. TFS your card and your Adorable photo of Jessie hanging out with Jer:-) Hugs..Nancy

clavell said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!...and so is Jessie! :D

Christine Alexander said...

love your butterflies floating over that beautiful ocean of blue. gorgeous image Loll.
Now on to puppy, OMG she's so sweet, I can't wait to see her next week end, she's growing so fast :)

Trina P. said...

Oh Jessie is just so adorable. Talk about cuteness overload!
Beautiful card.. Love the colours (of course). What a great win from MB. x

Susan said...

Beautiful card - wonderful shades of blue, gorgeous butterfly (same one I used on my CAS Watercolour reminder card!), fabulous CAS design. And such a beautiful puppy - so truly adorable.

Susan Joyce said...

Love the colours of your paper towel butterfly Loll gorgeous card. Jesse is so adorable!

Linda said...

What a pretty little butterfly, the colours on your paper towel are gorgeous xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful Jess.
Faith x

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my gosh, that adorable face. So sweet! Beautiful butterfly and the background is a pretty sky. Fun frame too.

Arlene said...

I love the butterfly against the lighter colored "sky" behind it and that die cut is perfect for the card.

Robyn Oliver said...

Your card feels so soft and calm Loll, delicate too...lovely water colour background and cool idea to use the paper towel for the butterfly, Robyn

Jo said...

Sublime dear Loll. This flutter is definitely in HEAVEN! This card is simply gorgeous!

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations with the win and the prize Loll and what a beautiful card and so very pretty x. Jessie is adorable and quite at home with Jeremy x

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the gorgeous blue/purple butterfly wings, Loll!
I wouldn't be able to color my paper towel this beautiful, let alone finding my mop-up towel stash!!
The light blue smooshed watercolored background is the perfect sky for the butterfly to fly freely. Beautiful CAS card!
And Jessie is the center of the world, isn’t she? ;-)
Hideko xx