Friday 30 March 2018

Greens, stencil and butterfly.

Hi everyone, I'm making the most of a quiet Easter long weekend while hubby and one of my sons are at Bluesfest. My other son and I are minding the animals and relaxing!

I bought some clarity brushes a little while ago and thought I'd have a play with them.
They are so smooth! This was a scrap of textured cardstock that I stencilled on with a few distress inks in greens. It's a Memory Box stencil called Pattern Distressed Tula, though you can only see the centre part of the design.

I'm linking up to the challenge at Outside the Box where the theme is the colour green, and you need to use at least one Memory Box product.
I've also used a Memory Box butterfly stamp, Cocoa Bean butterfly, coloured with inktense pencils.
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At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, the theme is anything goes.

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At Work It Wednesday the theme is inking techniques.
Memory Box pattern distressed tula stencil and cocoa bean butterfly stamp; distress inks; versafine ink & clear ep; inktense pencils; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Sue said...

Your lovely stencilling is a perfect background for the beautiful butterfly. Congrats on being in the top 3 at Craft Stamper! x

Skye said...

A beautiful vibrant card. The stencil and butterfly combine so well.

Brenda in IN said...

This looks like that gorgeous butterfly had landed on a huge leaf! The colors on the background all blended so well. Beautiful card.

Mac Mable said...

So very beautiful. Love the stencil work, the colours of the greens and that wonderful butterfly. Happy Easter x

Cat Craig said...

Cathy, you picked the two most perfect elements to pair. That butterfly is stunning against your stenciled background. WOW.

Loll said...

Beautiful Cathy! Love the soft colours of the stenciled green background. Such a beautiful place for your gorgeous butterfly to land. Enjoy your quiet weekend. xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

You are the queen of butterflies, Cathy! :-)
Gorgeous, smooth stenciling background - the contrast between the green and the black is so striking and beautiful. Hideko xx

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous stencilling, Cathy ... that delicate butterfly is simply beautiful against it! Wishing you a Blessed and Happy Easter! Hugs, Anita :)

Carol L said...

I love how the subtle embossed white panel beautifully compliments the gorgeous green stenciled panel, and that butterfly is simply divine! Happy Easter!

Barb said...

Your card is beautiful Cathy and I love your stencilled background. Barbxx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Cathy, I love the stencilled design and the shades of green, the whole design is beautiful and the butterfly is stunning! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

sharon said...

Fabulous card Cathy, I adore the background and the butterfly is perfect.

Pat said...

This is so pretty Cathy and love the shades of green you have used for the background and also the pretty butterfly. x

roffeycreations said...

Lime - nice colours Mxxx