Tuesday, September 8, 2015

It's Butterflies All Week Long

Diane came up with this week's theme and I cannot think of a better theme than butterflies.  Butterflies and flowers are my favorites.  And I am currently obsessed with watercolor.  Nothing goes together better than butterflies and watercolor.  Except for maybe flowers and watercolor.

This is a butterfly from a Lawn Fawn stamp set called Flutter By.  I used gold embossing powder from Fun Stampers Journey to create the stamped butterflies.  I used my (I know you're gonna be shocked!)  Zig Clean Brush markers to color the images.  I topped off the card with splatter using Gold Silk from Fun Stampers Journey and gold sequins from Doodlebug.  The cardstock that frames the card front is from Stampin Up in the color of Strawberry Slush.


I've entered the above card in the NBUS challenge.  My 'never before used schtuff' is the Flutterby stamp set from Lawn Fawn.



This is a glimpse of another card front that I am working on.  The stamp is from the same Lawn Fawn stamp set, same embossing powder, same Gold Silk and of course the same Zig Clean Brush markers.



Ditto on this card front.  I am still working on it, but will share it when it is complete.  Same Flutter By stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  Same markers and embossing powder were used on all three cards.


I still have some more butterflies up my sleeve.  But don't worry, they are okay.  My sleeves are very loose.  ;-)

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for WOYWW.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Psalm 55:22  Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you;  he will never let the righteous be shaken.

21 comments:

  1. Very pretty. Love those butterflies!

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  2. A fabulous card April and I look forward to seeing the other butterflies when they break free from your sleeves!
    Kath x

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  3. Love this card with the soft colours and gorgous butterfly stamps xx

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    1. Thank you. Flowers and butterflies are my weakness. :-)
      April

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  4. Ooooo, this is so soft and positively divine! You sure know how to work your way around pastels. Every time I even think of using a pastel, my brain magically changes it to a jewel tone and that's what goes on my card. Sigh* I just love your design aesthetic and I've signed up to follow your blog so I can see how the second card turns out. I would love to have you pop by for a visit, too!

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous!! The butterflies look amazing!! What beautiful colors!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. Oooh, the watercoloring with gold embossing is gorgeous! Love these sweet butterfly cards!

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    1. Thank you. I can't take credit for thinking up the combo. I saw it on youtube. ;-)
      April

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  7. I'm a total sucker for butterflies and these gold embossed beautifully coloured butterflies on your card are divine. Thanks for sharing and joining in on the NBUS challenge. Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

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  8. Gorgeous! Love the gold embossing and your beautiful watercolour! I love butterflies too! Thanks for visiting my blog and for the sweet comment! Happy Crafting!

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  9. Gold embossing always makes everything look so elegant...Just like your pretty butterflies. Very nicely done!

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    1. Thank you much. I've been loving the gold embossing powder lately. :-)
      April

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  10. Gorgeous butterflies April! I especially love the soft color combination on the first card - so pretty!

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  11. I'm going to have to start calling you the Queen of Ziggies, April! You are really rocking them! Your coloring is fantastic, especially with the shiny gold embossing! And Lawn Fawn should be PAYING you! You certainly sold me on getting that beautiful set. (Sigh, more NBUS on my mountain, lol!) Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #5! Enjoy your day!! (And Happy WOYWW!) Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Oh - you're so sweet. :-) You CANNOT go wrong with these markers or that stamp set.
      April

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  12. So pretty! I love the gold embossing and your butterflies are gorgeous!

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