Friday, 22 May 2020

Tropical greens.


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at  and Shirley has chosen a tropical theme.


I got inspired by thoughts of lush tropical greenery! Seem to be on a bit of a green theme lately, must need more time outside!!

You can always play along with our anything goes birthday option too. 


 The DT and our guest have some amazing cards to inspire you, so I hope you'll join us in the gallery.

I used a distress inking tool to quickly lay down a few geen oxide inks then spritzed with water.
I stamped the foliage in shady lane versafine clair ink and clear embossed it.

The butterfly was stapmed with versafine ink, clear embossed, fussy cut and coloured with Inktense pencils.

I'm linking up to these challenges:


The men in my life love butterflies, so I hope others do too!

Penny Black Saturday Challenge, anything goes option.

Grab a badge for your blog...


Supplies:
Penny Black Breezy stanp and Hero Arts Antique Engraving butterfly stamp; distress oxide inks; versafine clair shady lane ink; versafine black ink & clear ep; Inktense pencils; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

24 comments:

Pat said...

Very pretty butterfly and the foliage has created a really great tropical look Cathy and a bright and beautiful green background too. x

scrappymo! said...

This is such a lovely card. The tropical theme looks great!

Cat Craig said...

Cathy this is so serene and lush at the same time. Fabulous greens.

Stef Perry said...

Cathy, your card is so serene with the bamboo and gorgeous butterfly. Perfect for the tropical theme and a lovely card for any recipient! Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

Barbara said...

I found this card to be so calming and simply beautiful.

Viv said...

A stunning butterfly to highlight your lovely inky panel with it's lush leafy design Cathy. Great card.

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful tropical CAS card and the tonal colour looks so very striking x.

Ann Schach said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning, Cathy! I love the serene green. The butterfly is the perfect accent. Thank you for playing in my clean and simple challenge at The Paper Players this week!

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous, Cathy! Love that butterfly and the tropical foliage!

Ina G said...

Stunning in it's simplicity and style Cathy. Love the layers and the foliage but the butterfly blows me away with the deep green colours to match and the gold drops add that extra pop of colour. A cold wintery overcast day here and a good day to be in my craft room. No doubt you are feeling the cold snap also. Stay safe and warm.

Anita in France said...

Lush and wonderfully tropical, Cathy ... that delicate butterfly is beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the mono green use - scream tropical to mawh :)

JoAnn said...

So pretty. Love the beautiful butterfly and the tropical foliage piece. Great card.

TaeEun said...

What a beautiful and elegant design, Cathy! The layout is fabulous and the placement of the gorgeous butterfly couldn't be better!

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous and a well-deserved Headliner win at TPP! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Congratulations. πŸ‘

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful leafy vines and your coloring on the butterfly with pencils is so pretty. We all need to spend time outside right now.

HilaryJane said...

This is a stunner, lovely colour and little details, congrats on your win at Paper Players, very well deserved xx

Pip Lewer said...

Lovely use of a monochrome colour scheme. The butterfly is fab. Thanks for playing with us this month at AAA Birthday.

Lindsey said...

Your foliage panel is beautiful, but wow, the butterfly steals the show! Gorgeous.

Nancy said...

Such a pretty card Cathy! The butterfly looks awesome! Congrats on your win at TPP too!

Jane said...

How gorgeous is your green butterfly! Love your card. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Ashwini Rao said...

Lush greenery is exactly what you have here! Love the foliage background and that wonderfully colored butterfly!

shirley-bee said...

I love that lush leafy background, and your butterfly is gorgeous, Cathy!

Glenda J said...

I love the foliage panel with the clear embossing and water spritz. That butterfly?!?? Wow - absolutely stunning. Such a gorgeous card.