Sunday 22 February 2015

Blue green butterfly

Hi, it's been a wet weekend so far here,
 although thankfully we've not had the terrible cyclonic conditions that are happening in the north of Australia. I hope all of those affected by the storms and floods are doing ok and that life gets back to normal as soon as possible for you.

I was inspired by a few challenges to make this card.
At CASology the theme is monochrome.
I painted the butterfly with a twinkling H2O colour called mystique, its a bluey green that washes out to a light green when you add more water.

At Addicted to Stamps & More the theme is to make your mark using pens, pencils, markers, paint etc.

The Hero Club Blog has a nature challenge. I've used my favourite Hero Arts butterfly from the antique engravings stamp set.

At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge the theme is to add a little texture.
I've embossed the background with a tiny bubbles folder and layered a few of the diecut hellos to add dimension and texture.

Happy Little Stampers has an embossing theme this month.
As well as embossing the background, the butterfly is embossed with clear powder.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Hero Arts Antique engravings butterfly stamp; versafine ink & clear embossing powder; Cuttlebug tiny bubbles embossing folder; Simon Says Stamp hello die; twinkling H20s; bling.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Lee-Anne said...

Fabulous texture and amazing colors on that butterfly! Beautifully designed card! So happy you could join us at ATSM, Cathy!

Loll said...

Your butterfly is so gorgeous Cathy. Love the sparkle from your H2O's. And it looks beautiful against all that wonderful texture from the embossed background. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

LeAnne said...

I LOVE this!

BożenA said...

Beautiful card. I love the lightness of your cards with butterflies. Bubbles give it dimension. Colors as always great:-)
Thank you for your kind words on my blog. I appreciate the sympathy add wings and motivated for further efforts. Thank you.

OH Babs said...

Beautiful, just beautiful and I love your color choice.

Ardyth said...

Beautiful - I love how the butterfly stands out even though it's monochrome. So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Karen M said...

Your card is beautiful Cathy - Love it! Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATSM xx

Anita in France said...

Your shimmery butterfly is simply beautiful, Cathy ... delicately coloured and fabulous against the bubble background! Thanks so much for your birthday wishes ... I'm still enjoying the celebration! Anita :)

Rahmat said...

Stunning butterfly, and the bubbly background is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.

Gillian R said...

So pretty and elegant. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

Dana said...

Oh my gosh!! The butterfly is gorgeous!!! I also love the texture!! Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Cathy! The butterfly is so vibrant and pretty and I love the embossed texture.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Cathy, that ef is definitely on my list and the colours are beautiful! x