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Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Mystic butterfly

Hello, crafting friends!

I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be guesting at The Color Throwdown this week! This is a challenge I loved before my four-year hiatus and have enthusiastically joined in with again after returning to crafting last July.

Here are this weeks amazing colours on the left - blue, green, peach and gold...

... and my interpretation of them on the right.

That beautiful photo inspired me to create an inky background. I chose semi-coated card stock, sponged water-based inks over it, then clapped wet hands over it to create splatters - very cosmic don't you think?! Once it was dry, I cut a panel out of it with a Heffy Doodles stitched rectangle die.


The large butterfly from Uniko's English Country Garden Butterflies was stamped onto the panel with versamark, heat embossed with gold embossing powder and coloured with SU water-based markers. I repeated the process on scrap card stock and fussy cut this one, popping it up over the one on the panel.


I mounted the panel onto a dark blue card base, cutting a frame for the front using the same stitched rectangle die as before so I was able to fit the inky panel into it. The card was finished with a Lawn Fawn sentiment die cut from gold card.

CHALLENGES
I'm linking up with Stamping Sensations where the theme is All Creatures Great and Small; also joining in at Allsorts, where they want to see Something Beginning with 'B'.


AND IN OTHER NEWS
I managed to collar my youngest son today. I'm taking him to the dentist on Tuesday, to have some essential work done before he heads back to his university house, and have been mentally going through all the paperwork that will need to be sent online. "Let's talk about Tuesday," I said to him. "Okay," replied my son cheerfully. "When's that?"

Hope you are all keeping safe and well.

Hugs,

26 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous card. LOVE the colour and the water splats.

    Hug xxx

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    1. Such fun clapping my wet hands over it - and perhaps a tiny bit addictive...!
      xxx

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  2. Fabulous background and a great choice of colours, great image too.

    Kath x

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  3. You are so clever! If I see the photo and it's water...I can only think water ~ You saw a butterfly...amazing! I love the 3D and the color variations you achieved, beautiful! Enjoy your day ~

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    1. Lol, I just have butterflies on the brain at the moment Karen!

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  4. Big congrats on your DT gig! The background you created is gorgeous and I've never heard of clapping wet hands to created the spatters. What a genius idea! I've tried doing it by tapping a wet paintbrush like I've seen other people do but I just end up with big wet blobs. Definitely going to try the clapping.
    And I am with your son - even now with being back at work I still get confused as to what day it is!

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    1. Aw, thanks Jen! I read the clapping thing somewhere a long time ago and it really works if you want defined splatters! Days of the week? Sometimes I don't even know what my name is!!

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  5. Super background with gorgeous colours and a really lovely image. Thank you for joining our 'B' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  6. Thank you for sharing you beautiful card at Allsorts;-))m

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  7. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this gorgeous entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  8. Simply beautiful Vicky and I love the dimension that you've given the butterfly. Thank you for joining us in our ‘All Creatures Great And Small’ challenge at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

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  9. Another stunning card from your very creative hands, Vicky! xoxo

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  10. Gorgeous 3D butterfly Vicky, beautiful colours, lovely background! Great card! x

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  11. A gorgeous butterfly and background, Vicky!

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  12. Fabulous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x


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