Jan 20, 2018

Butterflies at Allsorts challenge

Good morning, happy Saturday!
This week Wendy is our host at Allsorts challenge and she wants to see Butterflies. Super fun challenge and I had so much fun with this theme, that I decided to make two cards :)
I wanted to try the "Splash Watercolor Technique" I keep reading about on Karen's blog Snippets, and I had this stamp in mind ( Butterfly Suite by Penny Black) for the challenge, which I thought was perfect for this watercolor background technique. Karen actually linked to a short technique video by Loll, super easy to do and I love the results. 

I used  Ranger Distress Inks in Feathered Peacock and Concord Grape for my colors and stamped the image using VersaFine onyx black ink (I really need to replace this ink pad or get a re-inker!!) I stamped the butterfly twice, the second time on a leftover piece of inked card stock, then fussy cut and added  Stickles Stardust glitter. I have also added couple tiny white and glittered butterflies. 

The sentiment ( Snippets by Penny Black) was stamped onto vellum paper using Black Stazon ink, then attached to the card with a staple, which in this case I covered up by tying a white silk bow. Framed with white then wisteria card stock to finish it off. 

I really wasn't planning on making two cards, but as I was looking for a stamp for an upcoming challenge, I saw this cute Mimi stamp (which I forgot I had) and realized it was absolutely perfect for the challenge of Butterflies. Luckily I had some time, so I was able to make another card. 

It's been colored using my  Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils on Neenah Solar Crest card stock. I kept the sketch simple by just added some striped designer paper (old, from Stampin Up) and some twine. The sentiment is also part of the Penny Black Mimi set " Sweet Smiles". 

As both my cards use Penny Black stamps I am playing along in the Penny Black Saturday challenge where the theme is "Anything Goes". 

Enjoy your weekend and stay warm! 

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Maxine D said...

What exquiste cards Ellie - I love them both!

Wendy L said...

Super gorgeous card Ellie, xxx

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are BOTH beautiful! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!

Amy Johnson said...

Both cards are so lovely, but the first card is amazing! I've never been good with that style of card, so I'm impressed. Love the sentiment stamped on vellum and that watercolor background.

Linby said...

oh wow - I really love that first card so beautiful. Sweet second card too.

Mervi said...

Fabulous and beautiful first card, such a romance in the air!
The second one is so sweet and lovely.
Happy weekend;-))m

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards Ellie, very pretty and beautiful first card. Super sweet image and CAS card.

Kath x

Tracy said...

Oh wow Ellie, I need to have a go of that splash water colour technique. Your card is absolutely amazing, a gorgeous creation.
Love your mimi creation too, so cute.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Ellie, love the background you have created too. x

linda said...

looks like you had some inky fun here; love your choice of colours and the glittery butterflies! of course the mimi card is adorable.

Davi said...

Wow you did a fantastic job on the technique and created one Fabulous card,,,it really is beautiful!! The second is so sweet with the adorable image :)

Gibmiss said...

Love your card.. the stamp... the inky background...
Thanks for joining us at PBSC
Hugs Sylvie xx

Team Clark said...

Oh my gosh Ellie! How incredibly beautiful is this collage card!!! WOW! And the second card is just darling. You overflow with talent and inspire me so! Hugs, Autumn

Helen said...

Beautiful butterfly card!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x