Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Antique linen & butterflies

Hi everyone, I need to make a few cards for friends going through some difficult times.
I thought these subdued colours would be ok.

I inked the tag with antique linen, weathered wood & frayed burlap distress inks.
I sprayed some water over it lightly just to blend the colours a bit more.

The butterflies are coloured with inktense pencils and gold finetec paint. I blended these with a water brush.

I'm linking up to a few challenges:

The Hero Club Blog tic tac toe challenge. I went with watercolour, tag and favourite colour (blue).
I hope the inktense pencils are ok as a watercolour medium.


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday  where the theme is anything goes.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Addicted to Stamps & More where it's also anything goes.

And Tag you're it where this is the gorgeous inspiration tag by Anja Curvers.
I was inspired by the browns and blue.

Hero Arts antique engravings butterfly stamp; versafine ink & clear ep; MFT tag die; inktense pencils; finetec gold paint; distress inks; leafy branch embossing folder; leather thong; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Kath said...

Lovely cards and I'm sure your friends will appreciate them.
Kath x

roffeycreations said...

Gorgeous Mxxx

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Cathy, a lovely CAS design with a super tag with fabulous embossed background and beautiful butterflies!¬

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Carol L said...

This is such a pretty way to send encouraging wishes. I love the embossed tag and those butterflies are gorgeous too!

Donna said...

Beautiful design... I especially love how you've used your embossing folder.

anja curvers said...

Really gorgeous thank you for joining us over at Tag You're It.

Teresa Kline said...

hello Cathy! super cute card, I adore the butterflies and the tag! I am so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

KandA said...

This is so pretty Cathy. Love the colour combo and great design xx

Pat said...

Hi Cathy, I have been looking back and you have been making some gorgeous tag cards lately and this is no exception. I love the background embossing and the subdued colours work beautifully with the black inked butterflies and then the touches of gold which give them such a pretty look. x

Dana said...

Gorgeous card!! I really love the texture and color of the tag and the butterflies are very pretty!!! Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!!

Karen M said...

Your card is so beautiful Cathy and I love the soft pretty colours:) Hugs xx

Anita in France said...

Fabulous, Cathy ... lovely texture and what stunning butterflies ... the gold with those soft blues is just beautiful! Anita :)

BożenA said...

Your butterflies are always different and always incredibly beautiful. Great colors. Shadow on the edge of tag great bringing out up what you put on the tag. Great design.

I'm not sure translator translated from Polish well, so below the original text for eventual adjustment of translating :-)

Twoje motyle są za każdym razem inne i zawsze niesamowicie piękne. Wspaniałe kolory. Cień na brzegu tagu fajnie wydobywa na górę to co umieściłaś na tagu. Wspaniały projekt.