Friday, May 23, 2014

FabFri42: Butterflies Just For You

Hey there, stampers! Sorry for being away for so long. I have been having major technical difficulties lately. My laptop crashed and is still not repaired. Fortunately, my hubby got a new laptop for work and I can now use his old one. :)

It's Friday (Woo Hoo!), and time for another challenge at Fab Friday! This time we have a color challenge.

Pretty, right?

I wasn't sure what direction to take with these colors and my friend, Rita, suggested that I try a watercolor wash. I had never done this technique and decided to give it a whirl. As it turned out, it was perfect for these colors and for making a quick and simple card (which I needed after the slightly crazy day I've had). This is what I cam up with...

Isn't the watercolor wash a pretty background for the butterflies? This was a very quick card to make, but I like it a lot. To do the watercolor wash, I filled my aquapainter with water and squeezed some ink from my Pool Party reinker into the lid of the ink pad and used the aquapainter to quickly paint the background onto watercolor paper. I did the same thing for the butterflies. I painted small areas with the aquapainter and the different ink colors and then stamped the butterflies over the colors once they dried. Then I added some accents with my stampin' write markers and punched them out. Easy peasy!
Stampin' Up Supplies Used:
Stamps: Work of Art, Papillon Potpourri
Paper: Pool Party, Basic Black, Watercolor
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Summer Starfruit, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Memento Black
Accessories: Aquapainter, Butterfly punch, Small Butterfly punch, rhinestones
OK, now it's time to flutter on over to Fab Friday and play along with us! I can't wait to see what you make!
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Amanda Mertz

Missed you Marla! Sorry to hear about the computer problems! What a pain! Love your card...came out great....I might borrow this for my class on Tues. =) TFS!

Brenda Myers

Very pretty card!! Love the butterflies!! May have to case this one!! :)

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