Thursday, November 21, 2013

missing you butterfly

I don't know if you've noticed but I very rarely do color challenge, they are... well challenging.  I think it's because I don't have the manufacture that the people are using and I'm pretty OCD about colors being just so, but this time I forced myself to do it anyway.... I substituted CloseToMyHeart's Sorbet & Lagoon for Stampin' Up's Island Indigo & Tangerine Tango for this challenge from Just Add Ink #192

Another thing I don't do is stamp ON my card bases... just because I'm a nervous nellie about messing up, which I do A LOT.  Took my chances and I think it paid off this time ;-)

Butterfly Stamp - CloseToMyHeart Butterfly Wings

Twine - The Twinery

Sentiment Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. Miss You So Much

I created the watery effect by smearing my inks on my Gelli Pad then spritzing it lightly with water before inking up my stamp. Then once it dried, I added just a touch directly from the ink pads to the tip of the wing and the body/antenna to give it all the color variations I could.

I made 4 of these, all will be heading to Operation Write Home when I hit 250 for my box again


  1. This is really beautiful, Paula. I totally 'get' your compulsion to have everything "just so". Congratulations on stepping outside your comfort zone - the result is gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with our Just Add Ink challenge this week.

  2. It's gorgeous Paula, well done on taking the plunge! Love the CAS style too! Thanks for joining in at Just Add Ink.

  3. Paula, you should challenge yourself more often - this is just lovely! I love the watercolour effect you have achieved as well. Thanks for playing at JAI this week ♥

  4. Stunning!!! These colours look so great together and match that pretty butterfly perfectly. I'm so glad you went outside your comfort zone to play along this week.

    JAI Design Team

  5. Beautiful! I love the cleanness to your card and your multi-coloured butterfly is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

  6. A lovely card that uses the colours beautifully Paula! The multi coloured butterfly is delightful. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  7. Very pretty card. I love the simplicity of it - clean and simple and beautiful. Chantell JAI