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Friday, 16 August 2019

Painted Glass and Painted Petals

Hello crafting friends!

I love it when you tell me about new challenges and I can never resist them, so I've gone a bit challenge-tastic today! First let me show you the card I made:


Arty huh?! That's because I had a look at the CAS Mix Up Challenge and got involved with inky paper towels, splattering water and washi tape (the background), heat embossing (the sentiment), stamping and doodling (the leafy stems), and fussy-cutting, stamping and colouring with alcohol markers (the butterfly). I'm exhausted - but mostly because of tidying everything away!


I used Cucumber Crush and So Saffron re-inkers to soak my dampened paper towel and smooshed it around some card stock. Splattering water about added texture. Once dry, I stamped the leafy stems from Painted Petals (retired) and doodled extra leaves with a blender pen and ink. The panel was then trimmed and edged with washi tape. The butterfly, in a interesting coincidence, is from Painted Glass, a gift from my bloggy pal Em *waves gratefully*.


There has been some brilliant inspiration in Blogland - like this great sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches (which I tipped upside down.) And Seize The Birthday got me going too, with the 'use a butterfly in a way outside your comfort zone' topping. I never use alcohol markers and can't believe these 5 year old, neglected blendabilities were still working!

AND IN OTHER NEWS
It's been another very wet day here today - I think the British Isles are catching the tail end of someone's tropical storm. I took the pups out for a heart-pumping walk by the river in the rain. I say 'walk', but in fact I was the one doing the walking; Eva and her bestie Henry preferred to swim alongside me. It obviously wasn't wet enough for them!


Thanks for joining me today.

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful inky paper towel transfer Vicky. Love the softness of this background. The flutter and stamping bring this frame to life. Beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

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    1. I have a lot to learn but it was great fun!

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  2. Gorgeous card and what a delight to find you again Vicky! Hope you're well and enjoying life.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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    1. Lovely to see you here Di! Can't wait to see what's going on in the Playground! xx

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  3. Such a pretty card with a fabulous effect from the paper towel technique. The CAS design is wonderful and thank you for joining in The CAS Mix Up Challenge with this beautiful card x Thank you for sharing the photos of Eva and Henry too x.

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    1. Thanks for such amazing inspiration Mac!
      Eva and Henry are adorable aren't they?! x

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  4. A Beautiful combination of techniques combine to make a Beautiful card Vicky. Love the colours.
    Faith x

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    1. Thanks Faith. My inky fingers look quite pretty too! x

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  5. You have outdone yourself, Vicky! Love the paper towel transfer background and how you've framed it! It's the perfect resting spot for the stems and pretty butterfly! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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    1. Darnell pointed me in the direction of your CAS stable of challenges Bonnie and they all look great fun!

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  6. Your paper towel transfer background is very pretty, Vicky! Love the soft refreshing colors and the spatters. The butterfly is beautiful too! I've never used washi tape to frame a panel. That's a wonderful idea. Thank you so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up!
    Hideko xx

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    1. Definitely outside my comfort zone Hideko, but I shall play again! xx

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  7. Love the card and the way you've added the butterfly. Thank you for your card and precious gift. They are all beautiful xoxo

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    1. You are so welcome Em! Glad you like them xx

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  8. I love all the elements of your design, Vicky! Great transfer from the paper towel for your lovely and soft background. Wonderful doodling with the leaves and a gorgeous colours alcohol ink butterfly! All while keeping the design CAS! Great work! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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    1. Thanks for your inspiration Loll. I shall keep trying and learning!

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  9. What a beautiful card! Love the background and your design is awesome! Thanks again for playing along with us at CC&S!

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  10. You've created a fabulous background for the foliage and butterfly! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at CC&S. :)

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    1. Such a great sketch to play with - thanks Patricia!

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  11. Fabulous background! And I love the butterfly and the washi tape border too. Such a lovely card! Thank you for playing with us at Seize the Birthday challenge, and also for dropping by my blog too!

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Let's chat! I'd love to hear what you think :) Vicky x


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