Saturday 10 January 2015

Butterfly Thank You

Hi everyone, I'm a bit late in saying Happy New Year,
 but I hope 2015 has been good for you so far, and continues to be a great year for all of us.

I've been playing with brushos on watercolour paper and wanted to use up my experiments!
I had enough of this piece to die cut these butterflies and thought they'd be best on a CAS card so the colours could stand out.

I'm linking up to a few challenges.

Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge has a thank you theme.

 Darnell is celebrating her 700th + followers with an NBUS challenge.

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

Use new things or things you've had for ages but haven't had a chance to use.
If you haven't visited Darnell's blog before you're in for a real treat, there's lots of inspiration to be had! This embossing folder is a Christmas present so it's having its debut here!

At Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge the theme is to use something old with something new.
These Memory Box butterfly dies are some of the first ones I ever bought so I've been using them for a few years now.

At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge the theme is ti use something new.
So it's my embossing folder.

I'm also linking up to a new for me challenge Happy Little Stampers,

I sprinkled my brusho paint crystals onto watercolour paper, spritzed with water and watched the magic happen! When it was dry I spritzed again with some perfect pearls spray to add some silvery sparkle.

Couture Creations Loren embossing folder; Memory Box Moonlight & Kaleidescope butterfly dies; MFT label die (I used a card layer topped with a vellum layer for a softer effect); vellum; Brushos; bling and sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Susanne Vargas said...

Stunning, that colorful, shimmery butterfly on the white embossed card! Really beautiful! Brushos are on my wish list...
Happy New Year!

Karen M said...

Gorgeous card Cathy and your butterfly looks stunning - I love the pretty colours:) Happy new year - hugs xx

Mrs A. said...

I must get my brushos out and have a proper play with them. Your butterfly looks fab. Very sparkly and also a one off as each piece will be unique with its colours. smashing EF folder you have used too. Thankyou for fluttering by #21. hugs Mrs A.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is so pretty Cathy! Love that butterfly! Hazel x

Loll said...

Gorgeous mix of colours on your butterfly Cathy. The perfect pearls add lots of sparkle! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers! Loll xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Elegant clean design with the beautiful embossing to back the colourful butterfly. Happy Weekend ! Shirleyxx

Becca Cruger said...

Absolutely stunning! Boy those brushos sure do create a pop of color! I love how you've paired it with that pristine white background. Such a great design choice.

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Cathy! Love the embossed background and fancy butterflies!

laurie said...

That butterfly is gorgeous, such a beautiful card!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Cathy ... those saturated colours are stunning ... so gorgeous against all that lovely texture-y white! Happy New Year too! Anita :)

Betty said...

such a brilliant card - love that embossing folder - lucky you to get it for a christmas present!

Kylie said...

LOVE that butterfly (that was said in a high pitched voice!!!)!!!!! Cathy, your watercoloured pieces are stunning! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

BożenA said...

Great, very elegant and soft card. Great combination of colors. I love this colorful butterfly. Adds even more lightness to the card

Kath said...

A fabulous card - the butterfly really stands out against the card.
Kath x

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful project! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

roffeycreations said...

Fantastic background for a beautiful butterfly!!! Mxxx

Darnell said...

That embossing folder is breathtaking and so is your sensationally colored butterfly! This is a perfect CASlicious card, Cathy! I can't wait to break out my Brushos when my challenge is finished! Speaking of, thank you so much for joining in with my NBUS Challenge #3!! Hugs, Darnell

Caryn said...

A simply beautiful creation, love the whole design.
Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Caryn xxx

Dora B. said...

Cathy, a beautiful introduction to a product new to me. I hope to try them some day. Love the shimmer.