Thursday, 3 November 2016

Dancing Butterflies

Thank you for your visit.

I was interested to read in the comments on my previous post that many of you have done cross stitch and in the past used it for card making.

 I used to do that as well as joining in with several Round Robins.  I wonder if any of us have met before in our stitching days.

This card was made with a lovely cling stamp that I won as part of a prize recently.

I coloured a large sheet of watercolour paper by smooshing with three colours of distress ink.  After cutting out the piece I wanted to use I added some stencilling  in a few areas then stamped with black ink.  I used a piece of the paper that was bright pink to stamp and cut out another butterfly.

Finally I  added a little blue with a sparkle pen and some glitter glue to the butterfly and stuck on with the wings slightly raised. .  The sentiment is by Inkadinkado.

O would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft #31
Craft Your Passion #336
CAS Watercolour challenge - November

46 comments:

  1. This is such a gorgeous card Barb and right up my street. Lots of lovely stamping and inking. The background is blended beautifully and I love how the butterfly and sentiment really stand out against the background, I love it :). Thank you for the lovely comment that you left on my blog today, I really appreciate it. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

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  2. A fabulous card Barb, such a beautiful background and pretty butterfly.
    Pauline
    x

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  3. this is so lovely, adorable background.

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  4. Beautiful background Barb and your butterfly looks gorgeous stunning card

    Anne

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  5. A beautiful card and I love all the pink shading along with the butterfly. Hugs Mrs A.

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  6. super pretty Barb - love this x

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  7. So pretty Barb, the colours are gorgeous. Carol x

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  8. Gorgeous background colours and a beautiful card.

    Kath x

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  9. Gorgeous card Barb, lovely background and super butterfly.
    Janice x

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  10. Sweet and amazing colours, love the stamp and the FAB sentiment!! A very beautiful card

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  11. A beautiful card Barb. I too have made many cross stitch cards and taken part in many Round Robins. I used to be a regular poster on the 123stitch.com message board. I wonder if our paths have crossed before? Ruth x

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    1. It's not impossible Ruth however I didn't use a computer during my Round Robin days. x

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  12. Super gorgeous card Barb, love that image and background desing and colours...xx {aNNie}

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  13. Awesome card Barb, this looks stunning, love it.
    Hugs Veerle x

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  14. As always, a lovely creation Barb and glorious colours.

    B x

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  15. Beautiful card - congratulations on winning that gorgeous stamp.
    I think it was cross stitch that led me to card making. I used to buy the magazines that had free cross stitch card kits on the covers, and when I wanted to make extras I sent for the Craft Creations catalogue to order some card blanks and realised just how much more there was than just cross stitch to card making. From there I moved on to glass painting and then to encaustic art and stamping.
    Jane

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  16. That was a lucky win and you've made such a lovely card. The colours in the background and picked out in the butterfly are a great choice.

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  17. What a super background for that butterfly! Enjoy the weekend!

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  18. This background is just beautiful with those blended colors! Love it!

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  19. Very beautiful card, Barb.Such a fab background with beatiful colours.Love the pretty butterfly.Have a nice weekend.

    Hugs,Sylvia x

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  20. COR - really love this one Barb. Love all the inking and over-stamping.
    FABULOUS!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  21. Love this one Barb....Pretty background and butterfly....Joolsx

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  22. Your colors and design are beautiful! I used to do cross stitch but never used it on cards. I just got my second eye done with cataract surgery this week so hopefully I can do cross stich again!!

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  23. Beautiful card Barb, gorgeous background colours and stamping, and a wonderful butterfly, Kate x

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  24. Gorgeous. Love the inky background.

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  25. A very pretty card with a beautiful inky background.
    Lorraine

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  26. A beautiful card Barb, loving the background and the butterfly is stunning.

    Have a super weekend, hugs Erika. x

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  27. Oh wow--one of my favorite cards, Barb--artistic & so beautiful! I recognize Hero Arts here--need to pull mine out!

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  28. Another great card Barb I love the back ground

    Lilian

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  29. Oh Barb love the colours your smoothing created well done, just brilliant!!! Love the stamp too, great prize.
    Thanks for popping over and for sharing,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  30. hello Barb, sorry I haven't commented on your post. I love this card I must try swooshing! That little penny slider card is so sweet too.
    In answer to your question on my blog - Yes the poinsettia were die cut from the serviette

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  31. Gorgeous card, the butterfly really pops off the page. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  32. Such a beautiful card Barb and the colours are amazing xx

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  33. Beautiful colours and superb ink smooshing - I love butterflies! I've not tried my hand at cross-stitching. I've never been very crafty - the only thing I have tried is making cards.

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  34. Beautiful background and butterfly, Barb! We'd love to see this in the gallery at CAS Watercolour!

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  35. Gorgeous card Barb. Love the colours of your smooshed, watercoloured background. Great combination with stenciling. And love your beautiful butterfly. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

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  36. Stunning colours and butterfly makes a wonderful card Barb!

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  37. Still loving this, Barb! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

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  38. Gorgeous stamped and stenciled background for your pretty butterflies. TFS sharing with us at CAS Watercolour.

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  39. I like how the pinkish purple of your butterfly matches the background colors but is much more vivid than them so it pops. Very nifty card!

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  40. Lovely swooshing - great composition. I used to do x-s round robins - those were the days!

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  41. Gorgeous card! I'd forgotten about that stamp - thanks for the reminder:)

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  42. I love the colours of this pretty card Barb and the lovely text and butterfly...beautiful! It was definitely cross stitch which led me into cardmaking in the first place, and a great hobby it is too. x

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  43. The colors here are fabulous - love them with the black script! Thanks for playing with us at CAS Watercolor Challenge!

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