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Saturday, 6 June 2015

Butterflies and Roses

Two posts in two days? I'm getting carried away with all my The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge and also the Pretty Pink Posh Watercolour Blog Hop. If you haven't been joining in with the former, you have lots of time still, but with the former, you have until Monday at 11:55pm PST (which I think is Pacific Standard Time!). The cards that are there from the design team are truly inspirational, and lead into even more inspirational cards from Joe Public - I had no idea there were so many crafters and water colourists out there.

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I started off my card with just a blank square of water colour card stock and stamped and embossed a rose and some butterflies using my free Clearly Besotted stamp set from Simply Cards and Papercraft (issue 134). I then got busy with my Spectrum Aquas using the floral range (this is the one I use most often!). This was the result:


I liked the rose and the butterflies but wasn't happy with the background, so inspired by Debby Hughes' post using tags, I got out my CB rounded tag die and cut out the rose and the big butterfly, then fussy cut out the smaller butterflies. I found some previously die cut rectangles in my scraps box, got a couple of card blanks, one Kraft, the other white and with a bit of tape adhered the rectangles to the cards, then with some fun foam, the rose and butterfly tags on top. Some twine and then another butterfly set them off. I had to cut the cards down a bit as the rectangles didn't fit so well with the size they were, so using my WRMK Envelope Punch board, I made some new envelopes for them. I loved that when the cardstock went through my die cutting machine it went from textured to smooth. A different touch.





I've another butterfly card I made earlier in the week that I'd like to share because the challenge at Addicted to CAS is butterfly:

 
[Supplies: Memento Tuxedo Black; CD Metallic Pencils; Wink of Stella]

Again using my CB freebies, these are simply stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Caran D'Ache metallic pencils, with some Wink of Stella on top. Very very simple.


Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you have time to do some colouring and join in with the blog hop :)

16 comments:

Teresa Kline said...

hello Ruth! super cute cards, luv the tags and the watercolored flowers! hope you have a wonderful weekend!

sparkle & shine *~*

Carol H. said...

Love your cards! Especially the first one. The colors are so pretty!

Brandi R said...

Oh these are so sweet! LOVE the butterflies ♥

Melly Moo said...

Ohh what a lovely idea! Thanks for playing along with us this week at ATCAS, Rebecca x

francesca said...

pretty cards!

Bonnie said...

What a cute idea to have the butterflies flying from the jar, Ruth! Love the black and white and your pretty tags too! So glad you shared with us at ATCAS!

Kate said...

Fabulous water colouring Ruth, I love what you have done xx

Fifi said...

very pretty colouring

Celeste Goff said...

Two fantastic cards!

D.Ann C said...

Sweet tags!

Pop's Cards said...

Super gorgeous creations sweetie, hugs Pops x

Aileen (mum) said...

Beautiful tags. your watercoloring is so lovely and soft.

Leigh Penner said...

Pretty cards!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun tag cards~

Denise Bryant said...

These are all beautiful!

Deepti said...

Beautiful cards :) Thank you for sharing with ATCAS!

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