Hello everyone! Wow I cannot believe how long it is since I last posted, I was getting into a groove and then ummm stopped. Sorry about that. I am also sorry for how brief this post is, I was planning on having a catch up on what i've been up to and some of the amazing Stampin' Up! offers that are going on in July but unfortunately Rory has a tummy bug and has already been sick once. I'm expecting more so I'm going to have to rush this a bit.
This weeks card has been inspired by two challenges. The colour challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches and What Will You Stamp? this week are using Stampin' Up! Beautiful Day. I know I've said this before but Beautiful Day is one of my favourite stamp sets, I actually jumped out of my seat when I won this set as my prize patrol at OnStage in November last year. So when the What Will You Stamp? email landed in my inbox this week it was just the boost I needed to get crafting and posting again.
I'm hoping my card can still been included in the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge as I don't have Highland Heather yet so I used Gorgeous Grape instead.
To create my butterfly I used some black Stampin' emboss powder to emboss the outline and then picked up ink with my aqua painter to paint the wings. I have used shimmery white card stock so that I could do a little watercolour painting without it warping too much. The curl you can see in the photo is where I pulled the strip up and tried to stick it back down - never a good idea! Towards where the butterfly wings are I applied Grapefruit Grove and then added in Daffodil Delight towards the edges. They really go well together.
To finish off the card I used Daffodil Delight to stamp a random pattern with the circles in the set and then my sentiment in Gorgeous Grape.
Again I'm sorry for how brief this post is, especially as it has been so long but I hope you like what I've shown you today. All of the supplies I have used are below and these link straight through to my online shop where you can purchase supplies 24/7.