Friday 2 May 2014

Pink with Blue Butterflies

Hi, it's Friday here and I'm really looking forward to the weekend! First week back at work after a break is always tiring. I'm used to having afternoon naps!

I'm using up a snippet of card that I stamped with the leafy vine stamp. The other half will get used in another project. I sponged over the embossing with a couple of pink distress inks.

The butterflies are coloured with Inktense pencils. I love how the colour washes out and you can add extra just by touching the water brush to the tip of the pencil and blending it in.

I'm linking up to a few challenges.
Snippets of black and of the stamped image means I'm popping over to the snippets playground at        Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge the theme is anything goes.

Sentimental Sundays has a clean and simple challenge and remember to use a sentiment on your project.

Materials used:
Stamps: Hero Arts leafy vine; Darkroom Door butterflies;
Versafine ink and clear embossing powder; Inktense pencils; distress ink;
sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting, and enjoy the rest of your week.
Cathy x


scrappymo! said...

Another beauty!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

oh Cathy are you ever on a roll love this one and the one below what wodnerful stamps used so skilfully Shaz in oz.x

rachel said...

stunning as always Cathy - such pretty colours xx

Di said...

Beautiful card Cathy - and those butterflies are stunning, so realistic! Do I need inktense pencils now, sigh :(

Hugs, Di xx

Heather said...

A beautiful card Cathy, a wonderful design and colours - lovely stamping and such stunning butterflies!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge,
Heather xx

MaryH said...

Love it! Your snippet reminded me I have 2 b&w flourishes 'snippets' I could use some DI over top, and now I know what to do with them! They were rejects from the recent Christmas B&W challenge. This is just so pretty, and love the blue butterflies on the pink. (don't forget Mrs. A's Butterfly challenge). I hear you on the afternoon nap. When I was still working, that was something I promised myself that would be in my life if I ever retired. Which is why the recliner frequently plays a siren song in our house! It's such a long-awaited luxury, so when you have time off, enjoy that nap as much as possible! TFS & Happy wkend. Also thanks for some good inspiration this afternoon. Off to see your other cards that I missed. Hugs

Susanne Vargas said...

Your butterflies always look so life like and I love the swirly background!

Hettie said...

Gosh Cathy. Those butterflies look like they just landed for a brief stopover. The pink on that panel is gorgeous too with that stamping.
Beautiful card there.

roffeycreations said...

And again - it must get boring every card you make is just stunning... I am soooooo very proud of you - such a creative spirit.... love you Mxx

Carol L said...

This is truly stunning with those gorgeous butterflies and pretty pink background! Well done!!

Anita in France said...

The beautifully coloured blue butterflies are so gorgeous against the stunning pick panel, Cathy ... just lovely! Anita :)

Amy* said...

Wow those are some Inktense colors on the butterflies! I love the pink distress ink background offset by the white space. It really draws the eye to your beautiful blue butterflies :)