Friday, July 01, 2022

July CAS Mix Up Challenge - Things with Wings

Hi everyone.  Happy Canada Day!

It's the start of the July CAS Mix Up Challenge - Things with Wings.  This month is hosted by our talented Designer, Linda (Life in the Craft Lane).  This is a watercolouring challenge so watercolouring or watercolour technique must be included in the design.

I used a old stamp I've had for several years ... Fluttering by Memory Box (long retired).  I love this flight of butterflies.  Such pretty images with lots of movement.

I started with an Inka Gold background from my stash from long ago (Turquoise, Voilet).  I stamped my image on top and heat embossed in silver.  I pulled out my Inka Gold tubs that have all dried up.  I chipped away a couple of small pieces from the same two colours as the background and then misted them both with lots of water and used my palette knife to crush up the softened bits.  I ended up with some lovely shimmery paints.  I watercoloured the butterflies  and then left them to dry.  Happy with how they turned out.

I cropped my image to the size I wanted and popped it up the smaller panel on foam over my card base.  I stamped the sentiment (Oversized Smile - Waffle Flower) onto black card stock and heat embossed in silver.  Add the sentiment banner on top of my popped up panel to finish the card.

Close-up ...

I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the lovely CAS "Things with Wings" cards from our wonderful Designers.

And I hope to see you in our gallery!

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Stamps:  Fluttering - retired (Memory Box); Oversized Smile (Waffle Flower)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.); Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:   Silver Delicata ink (Tsukineko); Inka Gold (Turquoise, Violet); Oversized Smile (Waffle Flower)
Accessories:   Silver embossing powder, heat tool, paint brushes

July CAS Mix Up - Watercolouring - Things with Wings


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So Beautiful, love the colour mix and the silver Loll.

I Card Everyone said...

We have our first caterpillars in their 'house' on the porch, Loll! I sure do wish they'd let you choose their colors!
Such a beautiful flight of fluttering butterflies!

Viv said...

Such a pretty card Loll, the stamp is beautiful and your colour combo is gorgeous! Great card. x

HilaryJane said...

What amazing shiny butterflies and such gorgeous colours. Happy Canada Day to you too xx

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous butterflies, Lolly! I love the shimmer from the Inka Gold and I'm glad to know of a way to use them when they dry up! They sure add a wonderful shimmer!

nancy littrell said...

Love your flying butterflies and your pretty watercoloring and silver heat embossing of all your stamped butterflies, Lolly. Your card will definitely make the recipient Smile! TFS my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card Loll, loved the color combo! Your background is lovely, but it is those embossed, watercolored butterflies that I am loving. They go so well on your background. Hugs, Brenda

Susan said...

Beautifully watercoloured butterflies in lovely colours! What a great way to use up dried up Inka Gold.

kiwimeskreations said...

love my Inca Gold paints, and so glad you resuscitated enough of them to complete this fabulous card Loll. The silver embossing is gorgeous with the butterflies

Julie B said...

This is so pretty Loll, love the colours you chose.
There are lots of butterflies around at the moment in the long grass but no blue ones as yet, just shades of brown! I keep looking for the blue ones to emerge though, fingers crossed as they are a rarity. :)

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous card, Loll!

Bobby said...

Oh to really see a kaleidascope of butterflies like that, Loll. So beautiful.

Papercraft Boutique said...

These lovely butterflies made me smile, Loll! I love the colors (of course!), and the shine and shimmer is just so beautiful! I want to be one of them and fly wherever I want to go!
Hideko xx

TK said...

Beautiful butterflies - beautiful colors, Loll!

Lisa Elton said...

The colors of your butterflies are beautiful! This is an incredible card, Loll!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful flutter of butterflies Loll! so pretty in the soft watercoloring, I can just feel the little breeze they create as they fly by!

Pat said...

Absolutely gorgeous butterflies Loll and love the purple and blue tones and can imagine how shimmery they must be and coordinate beautifully with the background using the bits of Inca Gold paints. x

Leslie Miller said...

This is so absolutely lovely, Loll! I didn't even know Memory Box had been making stamps that long. Beautiful watercolor with the shimmery paints. You had to work at them, but salvaged something you'll enjoy again now that you've been reminded how wonderful they are.

BożenA said...

oh, these butterflies look phenomenal! She is a wonderful colourist and I have the impression that butterflies lose the dust from their wings in the air, which is floating around them. This is a really beautiful card !!

Ina G said...

Gorgeous card Loll. Love all the fluttering butterflies and in purple too! Super pretty background.

Susan Joyce said...

Wonderful Butterfly image and I love the shimmery water colours with the Silver sentiment.

Linda said...

What a gorgeous butterfly stamp. I love the shimmery watercolours, they look ao pretty with the silver embossing xx