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:

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

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

cotnob said...

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

Tina Z. said...

this is so lovely, adorable background.

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful background Barb and your butterfly looks gorgeous stunning card

Anne

Mrs A. said...

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

rachel said...

super pretty Barb - love this x

Carol said...

So pretty Barb, the colours are gorgeous. Carol x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous background colours and a beautiful card.

Kath x

Janice said...

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

scrAPpamondo said...

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

Ruth Doman said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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

Veerle said...

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

brenda said...

As always, a lovely creation Barb and glorious colours.

B x

Jane Willis said...

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

Aquarius said...

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.

Gerrina said...

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

Carol L said...

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

Sylviahobbycards said...

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

Hugs,Sylvia x

SARN said...

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

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Barb said...

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

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

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

Donna said...

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!!

cuilliesocks said...

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

AlisonC said...

Gorgeous. Love the inky background.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A very pretty card with a beautiful inky background.
Lorraine

Erika said...

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

Have a super weekend, hugs Erika. x

Greta said...

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

lilian said...

Another great card Barb I love the back ground

Lilian

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

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}

karenlotty said...

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

Tracy Welham said...

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

KandA said...

Such a beautiful card Barb and the colours are amazing xx

Judy Corner said...

Another lovely card. Judy x

KT Fit Kitty said...

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.

Bonnie said...

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

Loll said...

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!

Carole said...

Stunning colours and butterfly makes a wonderful card Barb!

Bonnie said...

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

nancy littrell said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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!

Linby said...

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

My Paper Epiphany said...

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

Pat said...

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

Harriet Skelly said...

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

Donna said...

Simply beautiful. x