Saturday, April 21, 2012

Watercolor Butterflies Spring Card

Making my own Spring!

Challenges!  I love them.  Every once in a while, one really seems as though it was made just for you.  That's the case for me with this Tuesday Trigger Challenge on the Moxie Fab blog

I'm drawn to bright, cheery colors, and this challenge just drew me in.  All that delicious color, literally dripping from the page.....I LOVE IT.  This is the trigger picture. Aren't those butterflies and colors just gorgeous?  I want that dress!!

As I poked around in some of my other favorite blogs, I noticed the  Penny Black Saturday Challenge was to use no patterned paper.  Easy-peasy, as I already knew I was going to make my own background paper using my Penny Black butterflies in those gorgeous pinks, oranges, and purples!  I inked up three different butterflies with the colors from the dress, then spritzed them with lots of water and stamped onto card stock that I had also spritzed with water.  Then I 'flicked' on some splotches with a wet paint brush dipped into ink.  I inked up the Penny Black tulips with the same colors and used those for my focal point.

Then I checked out Card Patterns challenge on their blog and really liked the sketch.  I decided to turn it vertically and pretty much followed the way they had it laid out.  I used one of my favorite Martha Stewart punches for the borders on each side of the hand made butterfly panel.  I added some 'scrunching' to the ribbon, and used my Bow-Easy to make the bow. 

Finally, I headed over to the Play Date Cafe blog  and found this unbelievably scrumptious color challenge.....using the same colors!! 

So, I headed to my craft room and couldn't wait to get started.  I pulled out my inks, spritzer, stamps, papers, and ribbon and got to work.  Here's my card:
It was a dreary, rainy day all day long.  After going for coffee with hubby, and making some goodies for a party tomorrow, I got to play in my room, and made my own spring!  Aren't we stampers lucky!  Enjoy.




  1. Hi Lynda---this is WAAAAYYY pretty!! Love all about it---very elegant and nice layout! TFS Candee P

  2. First off...WOW!!! Talk about a bright and beautiful card. Second...find that dress. It would look great on you!!!

  3. Lynda, This card is beautiful. I love, Love, Love everything about it.
    The colors are so beautiful and bright. The punch that you used is so cute from Martha Stewart. The ribbon is so beautiful You are so amazing, thank you for sharing your talent with all of us. May God Bless You Always.
    Ellen Hinds

  4. Really love this card to bright and cheerful :)
    Von x☺x

  5. wow lynda...fabulous card...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  6. I saw you on Card Patterns. I love all of the PINK! Fantastic creation :) Sweet music on your blog, too!

    I'd love to have you join us at Tuesday Alchemy:


  7. Oh, your two-tone stamping is absolutely amazing, Lynda! Your your scrunched ribbon is divine! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  8. We have a dreary, rainy day here too, but your card just totally cheered me up! The design and colours look great and that ruched ribbon looks just divine! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!

  9. Wow, I am loving the fun summer color with your 2 tone stamping! Beautifully executed card! Thanks for playing along with us at Card Patterns.

  10. That's simply amazing. I love it. I think I can try to do that using my HP paper but I can't promise that I can match that art's beauty.

  11. Beautiful card - fab stamping!
    Thanks for playing with us at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  12. Hey Lynda! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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