Sunday 24 April 2016

Monochrome Mother's Day card

Hi again, today is the first day I've felt a bit chilly this autumn! It's trying to rain outside and we desperately need it so hopefully it'll be a wet evening.

I had a scrap of stencilled card left over that needed to be used up. I'd used glass bead glitter gel through a dots fade stencil. This dot matrix embossing folder is a good match for it I think.

I coloured the panel with spun sugar and tattered rose distress inks. The butterfly is coloured with burnt orange, red oxide and baked earth Inktense pencils.

I'm linking up to a few challenges:
Fantasy Stampers has a monochrome theme.
I used Indigo Blu's dinkie Flutterby butterfly stamp with versafine ink and clear ep.

Addicted to Stamps & More has a photo for inspiration .

Simon Says Stamp Monday has a butterfly beauty theme.

Simon Monday Challenge Blog

At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday it's make it girlie.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

CAS Mix up card challenge has stencilling as it's compulsory element along with stamping and ink. I've also used dry embossing, fussy cutting (the butterfly) and gel paste.

Indigo Blu dinkie flutterby stamp; versafine ink & clear ep; Sizix dot matrix embossing folder; Tim Holtz dot fade layering stencil; glass bead glitter gel; distress inks; Inktense pencils; Simon Says Stamp Mum die.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Barbara said...

Your coloring is perfect, the butterfly is amazing! love the design and the texture taht you've added! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

Heather said...

A beautiful crd Cathy, a lovely design and colours..........your background embossed is gorgeous with the beautiful butterly and details!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining you with <a href="``=>Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge</a>.

Loll said...

LOVE the sparkle of the glass bead gel through your stencil, Cathy. And you are right, the embossed background is a perfect match for your stenciled design. Your butterfly is GORGEOUS! Love the colours. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Bonnie said...

Love that dotty background, Cathy! And the sponged panel layered with black is the perfect perch for your beautiful butterfly! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Teresa Kline said...

hello Cathy! so pretty, the butterfly is stunning! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Karren said...

Gorgeous card! The stenciled panel is fabulous and that butterfly is so beautiful!

Creative world said...

Gorgeous card,Cathy...and these butterfly is stunning and you colored him your stenciled panel...Thank you for joining us at ATSM these week...Željka DT

Megan J said...

Hi Cathy, a gorgeous card love the embossing and stencilled panel! Have a wonderful week... Megan

A Place for Kia said...

A stunning card - your butterfly is gorgeous. Congrats on your CAS Mix-Up Outstanding Entry.

MaryH said...

Hi Cathy, I've been MIA here for a bit, and it was a joy to zip over this evening to enjoy this gorgeous butterfly. Loving these colors too. Your glass bead stencil is so pretty, and really shines on the center border. What a great CAS design and so very lovely. Hope you get your needed rain. You are getting chilly, and my area is getting hot! TFS & Have a great weekend. Hugs

Karen Dunbrook said...

gorgeous the colour!

JayBe said...

This is a lovely design, Cathy - love the added texture, it matches the embossing folder perfectly. Thanx for playing along at Fantasy Stampers.
Hugz, Jan xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Simply wonderful Cathy, so beautiful.


Cazro said...

A gorgeous card, with a stunning butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers. Caz DT.