Saturday, June 21, 2014

Simple Butterflies


I am enjoying creating CAS at the is another simple layout panel.


Just love my distress inks. Simply dabbed the ink pads (Distress Inks - forrest moss, crushed olive, walnut stain) onto a stencil (KaiserCraft - leaves)' spritzed with water and placed onto water colour paper. I then cut out stripes according to a sketch on STAMPlorations challenge and pasted onto white cardstock. I then used a cuttlebug embossing folder (small flowers) to emboss the whole panel for added dimension.

I also love butterflies at the moment, so I stamped three (STAMPlorations - artful flutters) onto watercolour paper and water coloured them in with distress inks (broken china, crushed olive), used mod podge gloss, blue glitter paint and blue jewels to give them some bling and stuck them onto the panel with wings up for dimension.

The sentiment also from artful flutters, stamped with broken china onto a label stamped in Archival - chocolate, cut out and used pop dots for a bit of lift.

I used markers to make a border and then stuck the whole panel on black textured paper to give it a frame and painted it with blue glitter paint.

Just something different is all.....I love how the colours work together in harmony, blue and green.



I would like to enter this panel into the following challenges :-

STAMPlorations - biweekly challenge sketch #14

STAMPlorations - Stamps and Borders

Addicted to Stamps and More! - photo inspiration (I choose a couple of colours, green and blue)

Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp - Monday challenge Anything Goes

Stemelgarten - challenge #26 Floral Dreams


Thank you for stopping by and I love hearing from all of you :)

Regards and Have a Fantastic Day




  1. So pretty! I love the butterflies. Thank you for sharing your card with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  2. Hi, A lovely project, love the image and the gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart this week. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

  3. Fabulous color choices! Your butterflies are so pretty! Great to see you playing again with us at STAMPlorations. Come back next time, too! Hugs, Cornelia DT

  4. What stunning work!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  5. Great use of the sketch - I adore those bflies! Thanks for joining in with STAMPlorations!

  6. Just beautiful! Love how you used the sketch and photo for inspiration! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM and STAMPlorations xx

  7. Hi Monika, what an elegant card with a fantastic ancient look. Love also the great butterflies.

    Thank you very much for joining us at the Stempelgarten Challenge.

    Hugs and good luck

  8. Very cool look! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More, appreciate that you took the time to play along :)

  9. A wonderful butterfly card... love the look it has and the 3d effect with the butterfly wings.
    Thanks for joining us at Stempelgarten challenge!
    ;-) Alex H.

  10. Hello Monika!
    Your card is really lovely! I like, how you bent the butterflies!
    Thank you for joining us at Stempelgarten-Challenge! Good luck and have a nice weekend!

  11. Hi Monika congratulations being TOP PICKS at Stamplorations challenge #14...your card absolut WOOOWW I love the butterfly you made and the background on the card base...Super creative idea dear Monika..hope to see you again on my Blog sweety...are you living in Australia...hmmm and you are just turned 40 happy birthday to you...I was turned 41 at April 10 :) big hugs from Germany, Monika

  12. Great card and beautiful colors. I like the techniques you have used.
    Thanks alot for participation in our Stempelgarten Challenge! ~ Anja