Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Just a Note

Time does fly when you are busy.  Top that off with not feeling well and that explains why it's been a while since I've been able to sit and create.  Today I'm sharing my water-colored butterflies with you.  I love those Distress Oxide inks and just can't seem to get enough of them.  This is another of my note cards that I like to keep on hand.

Now I'm on my way to watch the final episode of Downton Abbey.  I'm still not feeling too perky so I'm taking it easy today.


Stamp Set:  Simply Stamped - Butterflies (Taylored Expressions); Distress Oxide Inks:  Faded Jeans, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz by Ranger); Ink:  Basic Gray; Cardstock:  Basic Gray, Whisper White (both Stampin' Up!), Watercolor Paper (Strathmore); Other:  Simply Stamped - Butterflies Dies (Taylored Expressions), Succulent Framelits Dies (Stampin' Up!)

The theme I used is from the CAS Watercolour Card Challenge.  For my butterflies, which are the watercolor focal for my card, I stamped the images onto watercolor paper and spritzed them with water to get the water colored look.  The Distress Oxide inks work great for this.  The die-cut flowers were lightly tapped on the ink pad to give them a bit of color.

For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://caswatercolour.blogspot.ca/2017/07/cas-watercolour-july-challenge.html

So glad you stopped by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

8 comments:

  1. I'm with you about the distress oxides, such amazing creamy colours. I love your amazing butterflies :) Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

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    1. Thanks, Christine! The inks are so interesting to work with.

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  2. The DOX inks are so fun to play with. Gorgeous colours for your bright butterflies and softly coloured flowers, Marsha. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour. Hope you are feeling better soon!

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    1. Yes, they are, Loll. I never know what to expect from them. Thanks for you lovely comment.

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  3. These butterflies are gorgeous, Marsha! And I love how you've done the flowers! So pretty! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

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    1. Thanks, Bonnie! Love the challenge.

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  4. Lovely card! I like the way the flowers are more muted, allowing the butterflies to stand out more. Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

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    1. Thanks, Susan! Happy accidents do happen. I got a spot on one of the flowers and figured I'd make more. lol

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