Thursday 17 June 2021

Butterflies, blossoms and birthdays

Hello, crafting friends!

Mr Mojo poked his head round the door today and I thought I'd take advantage! Come and see:

I've delved into my box of as yet unused goodies for this card, stamping the flower and two of the butterflies from Mama Elephant's Butterfly Kisses onto a card panel. I coloured them with coloured pencils then masked them off while I created the background.

The background was made by diluting blue ink with water and sponging it all over the panel. When it was dry, I trimmed the panel with a stitched rectangle die from Heffy Doodle and stamped the 'happy birthday' from Pinkfresh Studio's Perfect Sentiments. That was then masked too, with a piece of sticky note, while I clapped wet hands over the panel.

The final stage was removing just the flower mask and adding splatters with diluted green ink. When that had dried, I removed all the rest of the masks and attached my panel to a card base.

I was inspired by the beautiful photo over at Give a Crafter a Cookie so I'm linking up there; I'm also joining in with the CAS Mix Up challenge where Viv has chosen the theme of Flight, with Watercolouring being the main element; The theme at Allsorts this week is Butterflies and Bugs, so I shall link up there too; and I hadn't used either of the stamp sets before so I'm also sharing at Darnell's NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) Challenge.

The weather is about to break so I've been scuttling about doing all the jobs that need doing before it rains - trimming hedges and so on. We will all sleep better tonight - especially the furriest of us!

Source: Pinterest

This image of a golden retriever (not Eva) enjoying the rain made me smile when I came across it the other day. This is exactly what Eva would do if it poured with rain after a long hot spell!

Sending hugs,


  1. Simply beautiful watercolored stamped flowers and sweet butterflies, Vicky. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up. Our bit of rain has stopped and now I am back to watering plants. Your Eva look a like is so happy:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

  2. Gorgeous delicate colours and a beautiful image with a wonderful background,

  3. A beautiful Floral Butterfly creation in lovely colours Vicky, thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    Yes, it was so much more comfortable in bed last night, now we are back to sixteen wet paw marks each outing!!

    B x

  4. Really wonderful card, Vicky! Love the butterflies!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  5. So nicely done Vicky, love these colors! And how cute is that dog!!
    Thanks so much for sharing this week at Allsorts challenge!

  6. That background is just amazing, it was well worth all the hassle of the masking, brilliant. Lots of rain here too just as my rambling roses have come into flower too, now they are looking a bit sorry for themselves. They were very pleased to get a good drink but now they want it to stop (well I do). At least the rain has meant I have done some housework though! xx

  7. This is a work of art. Loving the additional splatters.

    Hilarious puppy photo!

    Hug xxx

  8. Fabulous card such pretty soft colours too. Aww lovely pic of the doggie too, Viv xx

  9. Mr Mojo has paid you an excellent visit and helped you with your gorgeous card Vicky. Beautiful colours. I hope you haven't got too wet today, for a change we had high cloud with blue skies popping through and NO rain, sorry to gloat, it's usually the other way around. ;)
    Faith x

  10. Lovely background and such pretty butterflies - worth all the time it took Vicki!
    Thanks for sharing at CAS Mix Up. x

  11. Well Mr Mojo certainly made a lovely job with this card, lovely image and design with super colours.

    Kath x

  12. Lovely soft florals and loved reading about how you added the background; I never think to do this but it’s so effective. Fun pup photo too - I suspect Eva spent much of her day yesterday staring out at the rain!

  13. This is a work of art, Vicky! I love the sweet flower and butterflies that are colored beautifully! The background is awesome! I'm going to have to try sponging diluted ink. Love the look!

  14. Gorgeous birthday card Vicky! Love the soft blue background with your lovely butterflies and bloom. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  15. So very beautiful Vicky! The colours are pretty and I love the bold sentiment and splatter. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up:)

  16. Gorgeous card!! Thanks so much for participating in my IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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