Tuesday 26 September 2017

Indigo butterfly.

Hi everyone, I'm finally on holidays and hoping to catch up with some challenges and increase my stash of cards!

I love purple and I love blue, and this indigo colour is a combination of both! I layered Kuretake Gansai watercolour paints in dark blues and purples together and added some Finetec gold paint to get this combo.(Here's a closer look at the shimmer.)

I'm racing in to the Butterfly Challenge where the theme is to use a silhouette and the optional colour of indigo on a butterfly card. I'm hoping this solid diecut will count as a silhouette.

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At Seize the Birthday I'm choosing the anything goes birthday option.

My butterfly is popped up on some foam squares glued close to the body so it gives lots of dimension. The theme at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday is to pop it up.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo

I'm also linking up to the anything goes with dies challenge at Happy Little Stampers.

Kuretake Gansai and Finetec watercolour paints; Memory Box Lucienne Tile and Moonlight Butterfly dies; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Mrs A. said...

This is such an elegant looking card and I love the combination of the colours that have produced this striking effect on the back panel and butterfly. Thank you for fluttering into the garden. Hugs Mrs A.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the blue behind the pretty die cut and the blue butterfly.

JoAnn said...

Ooopes, forgot to tell you thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous CAS card Cathy! It's so elegant and striking.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Susanne Vargas said...

So pretty! Love this color!

AlisonC said...

This is so beautifully elegant. I love the subtle colours you've created.

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Anita in France said...

Rich and elegant, Cathy ... the die cut border is so wonderfully delicate ... and I love all the subtle shimmer! Hugs, Anita :)

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Glenda J said...

Simply gorgeous! Love the striking blue on the white background. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

Loll said...

Beautiful card Cathy. The indigo background and butterfly look like they are cut from suede. Great work with your watercolours! xx

roffeycreations said...

Brilliant Blue... Mxxx