Friday, August 16, 2019

Colourful Butterfly

Hi everyone.  Time for the reminder post for CAS Watercolour.  There's just over one week left to play along before the challenge closes on Aug. 24th at midnight PDST.

Our host this month is Marcia and she has us creating colourful butterflies ... the gallery is full of amazing cards!  And we are thrilled to have Amy as our Guest Designer this month!

I started by stamping my butterfly with Versamark and heat embossing with Princess Gold embossing powder.  It has more of a yellowy-gold colour, which I love.

The butterfly was watercoloured with distress inks in light orange, dark orange, and pink (my favourite colours).  I wanted to add wink of stella but both my pens were dry.  I sprayed just a little glimmer mist onto my palette and used a brush to add over the butterfly.  Worked great.

The butterfly was fussy-cut and popped up on the card base.  A gold embossed sentment on black banner was added over top to finish the card.

Here's a close-up ... you can really see the shine of the embossing powder and a bit of the shimmer on the watercoloured bits. :)
Please check out the reminder post on the challenge blog to see the beautiful butterfly cards from our Designers, and wonderful Guest Designer, Amy.

Then come play along!  Hope to see you in the gallery!

Stamps: Flutterby (IndigoBlu); Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:  Versamark; Distress inks:  Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Princess Gold Embossing Powder (Ranger), heat tool, water brush

CAS Watercolour August Challenge - Colourful Butterflies


Liz said...

What a stunning butterfly, Loll! Love the embossed butterfly, so elegant. xx

Pat said...

This butterfly is so bright and beautiful Loll as can be seen in the close up, such shimmer and the orange and pink tones of watercolouring are so pretty, and then finished with the gold on black sentiment which coordinates perfectly. x

Bonnie said...

What a pretty gold encrusted butterfly, Loll! Love the orange and pink color with the gold! A very elegant card, my friend!

Maria said...

Oh, my! Gorgeous gold butterfly with orange and pink peeking through! Love it... stunning card, Loll!!

clelie said...

A beautiful CAS design...a BEAUTIFUL Butterfly! You are a GOOD fussy cutter! :D

Robyn Oliver said...

Oh gosh Loll, I love this - Gold embossing is what got me into card making, and this is spectacular, so rich and elegant, wonderful card, hugs Robyn

Linda said...

WOW! The shine from the embossing powder looks fab against those gorgeous colours. I love the black banner too. Great job with the fussy cutting btw! xx

Brenda in IN said...

A beautiful elegant butterfly and the water color over it really is stunning. Someone is getting a great birthday card!

Mac Mable said...

Now that's one very pretty and colourful butterfly Loll on your beautiful CAS card. Love the shimmer and thank you for the tip about the glimmer mist x

Christine Alexander said...

Absolutely gorgeous Loll, what a stunning combination of colours. The gold with the oranges and pinks is a total winner :)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Always such Beautiful work, love the embossing and colour on this butterfly.

Marcia Hill said...

Such a beautiful gold embossed butterfly Loll and you know I'm loving the orange and pink in there too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

BożenA said...

The perfect CAS card! I love the black banner with sentiment. It brings a lot of attention to the card and emphasizes gold stamping. I love the rich and intense colors of the butterfly.
BożenA xx

Anita in France said...

Shimmery loveliness, Loll ... your butterfly is gorgeous ... so dramatic with the black sentiment strip! Hugs, Anita :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What an amazing butterfly Loll, and a stunning CAS card.

Karen Dunbrook said...

so rich and elegant looking....beautiful card mf.
xx Karen