Thursday, March 1, 2018

Pink Butterfly

Simon Says Stamp Monday's challenge is In My Garden.  Their Wednesday challenge is Anything Goes, so I'll be entering this card in both challenges.  If you've never entered their challenges, you might want to look into them as their random drawing prize is a $50 gift certificate to their store where they sell all kinds of dies, stamps and other craft items.

I used the following products:

Frantic Stamper Large Swallowtail 
Frantic Stamper Large Solid Swallowtail
Impression Obsession French Text background stamp
Designs by Ryn Leafy Branch stamp
Altenew Puffy Heart and Purple Wine dye inks
Shaded Lilac, Squeezed Lemonade, Victorian Velvet distress inks
DecoArt Craft Twinkles

I started out by making the background on watercolor paper.  I painted on the Altenew inks by watering them down on my craft sheet and using a paint brush.  Then I did the same for the Squeezed Lemonade ink.  Once that was dry, I stamped on the script background with the darker Altenew ink and also stamped on the leaves with black VersaFine ink.

The butterfly was made by cutting out the solid background die  with some glittery pink paper from JoAnn Fabric.  The top layer was cut out of watercolor paper, inked with Shaded Lilac and Victorian Velvet inks, then covered with some DecoArt Twinkles which were painted on with a paintbrush.

I'm also entering this in the Dies R Us "Use Pastel Colors" challenge.

I hope you have a great day ~ Ann


  1. So very, very pretty Ann! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Pastels’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  2. WOW, this is stunning, I absolutely love it!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT

  3. Love, love, love that big beautiful butterfly!! So pretty!

  4. I've missed so much on your blog lately so I'm playing catch up. ;0) This is such a stunning card! You're rocking the collage backgrounds and this one is fabulous!

  5. Pretty mix of pinks and yellow. Love the butterfly. Thank you for joining us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  6. Gorgeous card Ann! The butterfly is so pretty and your inky background looks wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  7. Wonderful background for the beautiful butterfly. Thanks for sharing with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. we hope you will join us for future challenges.
    DRU DT