Sunday, 23 July 2017

Aqua Background with Orange Butterflies!

Hello, thank you for visiting me.  This is the quickest post ever as I want to enter the Paperartsy challenge which is Aqua and I only have a short while before it closes!


The background is made smooshing Broken China Distress Oxide on my craft sheet, spritzing with water then dragging watercolour card through it.  I added drops of water then dried with a heat gun then dabbed it in remaining ink.  When dry I stencilled through Foiled Again mini stencil by Stamplorations with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink then gave a spritz with Abominable Snowman Glimmer Mist.  When dry I added all the stamping in black Versafine using the PaperArtsy stamp set EKC02.  The butterflies are cut from a piece of watercolour card coloured with Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon Distress Inks and water using the smallest die from Sizzix Vintage Butterfly Bigz Die.  I then ran the butterflies through an embossing folder - it came free with a magazine years ago.  The sentiment is cut using a Spellbinder die from Sentiments Three.  The final touch was Orange Peel and Eucalyptus Stickles.  I used an orange mat and a black card base.  I made it so last minute, the Stickles is still wet!

I would like to enter the follow challenges:

PaperArtsy - Aqua - I was inspired by Claire Snowdon's post Here - Claire's stencilled background sung to me and the added butterflies and flowers!
Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge - Matching Pairs and/or the colour Orange Peel
Country View Challenges - Things With Wings
Stamping Sensations - Anything with Flowers - in my haste to post this I forgot to link up to this challenge!  Luckily I remembered before it ran out!  Its one of the ones I had made it for - silly me!

These are all fabulous Challenges!

Thank you again for visiting me, I must dash! Please excuse any errors!  Take care.  Christine xxx


22 comments:

pearshapedcrafting said...

This really looks fantastic! The rush to finish certainly doesn't show! Chrisx

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Wow Kay's stamps look fantastic on that background! Love the contrasting pops of orange too!!

Mac Mable said...

Great colour combination and such a beautiful and creative project x

chrissie said...

Beautiful blue background and standout butterflies

Good luck with the challenge

Love Chrissie xx

Anita in France said...

Bold and fabulous, Chris ... the colours are so bright and vibrant ... and I love the touches of (still wet!) stickles! Hugs, Anita :)

Redanne said...

The Oxide background you created is wonderful Chris and I just love thos gorgeous butterflies!!! Hugs, Anne xx

dutchess said...

Loving those oxides....great background....and beautiful butterflies..so fresh and colourful....clever girl xxxxxx

Di said...

Absolutely beautiful Chris! You certainly have smooshing mastered!

Hugs

Di xx

Jackie said...

It's lovely, Chris. Aqua is my favourite colour, and the orange on your card complements it so well. Great stamping and I love those sparkly butterflies.

Hope you finished it in time for the Paperartsy challenge. Jx

Mrs A. said...

Goodness me my head is reeling now with all the processes you had time to do on this gorgeous card. I love your background and those super embossed butterflies. That is such a neat idea like why have I never thought of it! . Lovely to see you playing again amongst the butterflies in the garden. Hugs Mrs A.

Darnell said...

Good to see you and one of your works of art, Chris! It's perfect for the challenges and I'm glad you made it in time! Thinking of you and keeping you both in my prayers. Mwah! Hugs, Darnell

Marina said...

Fabulous colour combo, stunning card.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

A very unique art work, the high contrasted colour combination is very interesting.
Hugs Anja

June Macfarlane said...

Oh I am loving the colour combo Chris, fabulous card my friend x
Hugs June x

Barb said...

Oooh Chris this is lovely. What a great background and what pretty stamps. Barbxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I'm really pleased that you remembered to link to us Christine as your card is lovely. I really like your stencilled background and I think the the blue and orange colour combination works really well together. The flowers that you've stamped are very pretty and the addition of the sticklers gives your card the perfect finish. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous card! The blue and orange give a stunning contrast and I love this stamp set which I have in my stash too! Thank you so much for joining us at Country View Challenges!

brenda said...

Super use of colour Chris, makes for a really striking creation, many thanks for joining in with our Floral theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Sue - said...

Fantastic card Chris! I love your background.

SARN said...

WONDERFUL smooshed background and gorgeous stamping. LOVE this card.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monika Gulyas said...

What a great colour combo!!! Fantastic card!!! Thank you for joining the July challenge of the Country View Challenges!