Saturday, April 2, 2016

Watercolouring at A2Z

If you haven't seen my Die Cut Divas's post  - it's here
I seem to be on a theme.......
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It's time for a new challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking and it's a favourite of mine...


Watercolouring 

I love watercolouring and add that to using Hero Arts stamps and dies... well it's a match made in heaven.  And add to that BUTTERFLIES... I'm estatic



My watercolour medium with this one is Pearlescent Paints.  This is a palette of  21 paints that are full of pearlescent goodness.  I started by painting a subtle rainbow of colours onto my watercolour paper.  My original idea was to stamp and cut out the butterflies(DC182 Butterfly Pair) out and add to a card but once I started stamping them, the idea to make it a background grew.  I then die cut a MFT stitched and rounded rectangle die and stamped the larger butterfly - once on the die and once onto the watercolour paper.  I then used the die to cut it out.  The die does not cut all the way through the die, so I just fussy cut the last bits and once I coloured with the paints, added it over the one on the die. 



The sentiment is from the same set.  Finished with a gold ribbon and a few coloured gems. 

And of course I had to decorate the envelope 



I heard one of my bloggy friends has been unwell, so this on it's way to cheer her up. 


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Supplies:
Hero Arts DC182 

MFT Stitched and rounded rectangle die

Hero Hues Floral Mixed Cards 

Entered into the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp
 
edited:
thanks to Jo for reminding me that there is a new challenge blog starting today - Creative with Stamps - (my bloggy friend Monika and  Lillian started it) and their first challenge is BUTTERFLIES.  So I'm entering.  
 


   

22 comments:

Andrea La Vigne said...

This is such a beautiful card, Dawn! I love the background, and the way the grey stamped butterfly adds a shadow effect under the colored one on top. Thanks so much for sharing this!
Andrea
Andrea's Paper Antics

Lin said...

Lovely, Dawn, the soft colors and subject are perfect!

Dotty Jo x said...

Lovely card, Dawn! I wish my watercolouring was better - especially when I see colouring as pretty as this. What a great card for the new challenge blog: Creative with Stamps! :)) Jo x

Arlene said...

What a beauty of a card and I always forget the envelope. Love it.

Helen F. said...

This is gorgeous, Dawn! I love the watercolored and butterfly background. Your colorful focal point butterfly is perfect :-)

Brenda said...

That's a lovely card Dawn! Love the background you created too.

Linda said...

Love the watercolor look. Such a pretty card.

Virginia Lu said...
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Virginia Lu said...

Beautiful coloring with the Pearlescent Paint! Love your attentions to details, Dawn. The photo display and setup are awesome, too! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

Lilian YF said...

Beautiful card! Love the watercoloring and butterflies! =)
Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Eunice Beckmann said...

Your card makes me feel happy :) Beautiful colors!
Thanks for sharing with us at "Creative with Stamps",
Eunice (DT)

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Dawn! I love how you colored the single butterfly, and your matching gems are the perfect touch! Love your pretty ribbon/bow, too!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, and I LOVE your envelope, too...it's such a great way to make it really special!

Monika Reeck said...

You have adoreable gems for that butterfly
so sweet that color and your butterflies there so beautiful fly as DP
That stitches rounded edge I loveeee it
Dawn this is a beautiful card...

Teresa Kline said...

hello Dawn! super cute card, I am so luvin the colorful butterfly! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp Wednesday challenge!

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creationsnz said...

I love how you made one butterfly the focus by colouring it - super card Dawn. CarolG

Jane Willis said...

Beautiful - I love the matching envelope too
Jane

Billie A said...

Beautiful card. I love all of the butterflies and the colored die cut butterfly is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Creative with Stamps.

Creative world said...

Gorgeous card,Dawn...love your background and the butterfly and colors are amazing...see your card on CWS...Zeljka X

Macimbalo said...

Dawn, this is so pretty. I love the way you did your background and all those pretty butterflies! Gorgeous!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh that's lovely Dawn! Gorgeous card, love the featured butterfly in the middle and the muted background. Beautifully done. Hugs, Wends x

Melissa L. said...

Ooo, lovely butterflies, Dawn. I like your envelope too. Sweet gems!