Thursday, 2 August 2018

Evolution Butterfly.

Hi everyone, I was delighted to be invited to play along as guest designer at
CAS Mix Up Card Challenge, after winning the June challenge.

I love CAS cards but I also love playing with inky techniques and arty products, so this is the perfect challenge to combine all of that!

The theme this month is stencil monoprints.

What a lot of fun this was! Messy but fun!
I inked up a new stencil with some citrus coloured distress inks, spritzed it with water then carefully lifted and placed it onto some watercolour paper. I blotted it with a paper towel to absorb the excess water and that was it!

When I asked my boys what they thought they said the stencil looked like DNA, it's called evolution by Stamplorations, so they were pretty spot on lol!

The butterfly was stamped, wet embossed, fussy cut then coloured with Inktense pencils and a waterbrush. I added some diamond stickles for some sparkle. Here's a closer look.

My elements are stencil monoprint, stamping , wet embossing and watercolouring.
There are some video tutorials on the challenge site to help inspire you, so I hope you can join in.

I'm also linking up to these challenges:

It's all about birthdays at A Blog Named Hero
and you just need to use at least one Hero Arts product. This butterfly stamp from the antique engravings set is my all time favourite!

I'm also linking up to the CAS challenge at Stamplorations.
Shery and the team are on Summer vacation but you can still link up your CAS makes.

and to the never ending anything goes challenge at Stamplorations.
I've used the Artplorations stencil evolution.

At Double D Challenges the theme is don't bug me.
Butterflies are glamorous bugs! I've gone with the oranges and greens in the photo.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday has a make your own background theme.
Stencil monoprinting is my background.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo


Stamplorations evolution stencil: distress inks in twisted citron, carved pumpkin; fossilized amber and scattered straw; Hero Arts Antique Engravings butterfly stamp; versafine ink & clear ep; Inktense pencils; sentiment sticker and diamond stickles.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


nancy littrell said...

I love your Evolution stencil for your stenciled monoprint panel, Cathy. Perfect with your gorgeous die cut butterfly. TFS your close up of the sparkly glitter on your butterfly too. So pleased to have you this month as our Guest Designer. Your artsy design is perfect for our challenge:-) Hugs..Nancy

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous Cathy. Love your monoprinting and I am going to have to give it a go. That butterfly is also one of my favorites.

Julia Aston said...

I just love the colors you used on your beautiful stencil and butterfly Cathy! What a great design with that textured white card base and your black outlined strip - with the butterfly just fluttering on the edge! We're so happy to have you as our Guest DT at CAS Mix Up! Julia xx

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous to have you guesting Cathy and what a stunning card you have created...such creativity and glorious colours. The technique looks fabulous and all finished off with that amazing butterfly x.

Darlene said...

Just gorgeous Cathy! Love your technique & design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Don’t Bug Me!’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Loll said...

Your stencil monoprint is such a gorgeous background for your buttterfly, Cathy! The boys were right about what this looks like. :) Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month at CAS Mix Up! xx

Jo said...

Delightful card Cathy, love the colour palette used for this beauty. Your butterfly is the perfect addition for the happy birthday card. Love the Inktense colouring.
Thanks so much for being our August guest. xx

Pat said...

The stencil monoprint looks great as the background for this beautifully coloured and glittery butterfly Cathy, so perfectly done, and congratulations on being GD for this challenge. x

Vicki said...

Fantastic card, Cathy! The colors are amazing and so is the background technique. Beautiful! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Bug" Challenge.

Karen Z. Bull said...

This is Karen Bull a design team member from A Blog Named Hero. The details on your butterfly - oh! Simply beautiful. Thank you for playing along this month.

Diane said...

FABULOUS card, so very it! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Barbara said...

This maybe a CAS design, but you have put a lot of detail in in and that really shows. I love the total look and I am pinning this one to my inspiration board. Thanks for sharing this with us at Double D, Don't bug me Challenge. Good luck!
Barbara DT member

Brenda in IN said...

Love this lemon lime look and such a fun technique. It made a stunning card with that lovely butterfly. Your boys are very clever to identify that.

Bonnie said...

This is a fantastic stencil monoprint, Cathy! And what a beautiful butterfly that's perched on it! Gorgeous, card! Thanks so much for joining our CAS Mix Up Design Team this month!

Christine Alexander said...

Congratulations on being GD for CAS Mix up, your card is gorgeous Cathy, I love the colours on the mono print and such a beautiful stencil design.

Ina G said...

Oh Cathy I just love that Evolution stencil. You may have seen me use mine a few times. Love the bright colours of your mono printing and that butterfly is beautiful. I'd love to case this card if you don't mind. Congratulations on being Guest this month. Look forward to seeing your reminder card.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on your GD spot at CAS Mix Up Challenge this month, Cathy! Your stencil monoprint is gorgeous and so is the butterfly! The close-up shows you worked details of the butterfly. Love your craftsmanship! Hideko xx

Anita in France said...

Those zesty colours are gorgeous, Cathy ... love how the stencil monoprint mimics the pattern on that beautiful butterfly! Congratulations, once again, on another GD spot ... you're (quite rightly!) in huge demand! Hugs, Anita :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Congrats on your GD spot! Fabulous background for your pretty butterfly!

Aileen said...

Love this Cathy, the mono stencil print looks wonderful, just finished watching a video on it and now its time to try it. I love the addition of the butterfly, no matter how many butterfly stamps come out the Hero Art butterfly still rocks up there as the best.

Karen Z. Bull said...

This is Karen Bull a design team member from A Blog Named Hero. Wonderful card - love these greens and yellows! Thank you for playing along in our challenge!

MaryH said...

You've rocked this stencil, and how appropriate was the name Evolution. The colors blended together so well to create an organic feel to this lovely butterfly and its background. Congratulations on your GD spot at CAS too! This is a gorgeous card, Cathey. TFS & Hugs

Betty said...

your card is lovely, Cathy - and that HA butterfly is one of my all time favorites too - congrats on your guest designer spot and thanks for entering your card is our challenge at A Blog Named Hero.

debby4000 said...

Love your style of CAS cards, the background strip looks fab and the butterfly is the perfect finishing touch.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Linda said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors. Congrats on your GD spot.

Mateja M said...

That stencil reminds me of caterpillars :) It's funny how we see different things. Thank you for joining us at A Blog Named Hero for this month's challenge.

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely inspirational card CAthy, I am glad I am following you hence see your beautiful work. Lovely butterfly and I am about to try this technique this afternoon...hugs.xx[aussie aNNie blog] ♥ ♥

aussie aNNie said...

Very nicely designed creation and love the awesome colours for our "DON'T BUG ME" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw. ♥ DOUBLE D ♥
 [aNNie DT member for Double D Challenges]

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card and stamped strip and beautiful butterfly
Carol x