Saturday, 27 September 2014

Thinking of you

 The challenge on the Butterfly Challenge blog this week is to use autumn colours.  I decided to use my favourite Lavinia 'Zen Butterfly' stamp.  I coloured it in with Promarkers in three shades of brown and covered the whole butterfly with a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush to add a bit of sparkle.  

As anyone who knows me well will tell you, I tend to avoid inky backgrounds.  It's not that I don't like them, but I find it hard not to make a total mess of the background. So, today I decided to go out of my comfort zone and use a Creative Expression mask - 'Doodle Squares' and ink randomly with Adirondack 'Sunset Orange' and  a Distress Ink 'Tea Dye'.  

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:

18 comments:

  1. Such an elegant butterfly, Liz!

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  2. This is beautiful! I love your zen butterfly! And I'm glad you went out of your comfort zone with the mask - the background looks fabulous! I haven't used masks or stencils before and now that I have collected a few I want to try them. You have inspired me! Have a nice weekend!

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  3. This is just gorgeous,fab image and colours.xxx

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  4. A lovely card and a great background, really complements the image.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x
    DT

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  5. Gorgeous card Liz, and just for once a Butterfly I already have in my collection.!
    Love the choice of colours on your sand the Wink of Stella works a treat. Your background looks great too. Thankyou for fluttering by#15. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge.

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  6. This is really beautiful. The coloring on your butterfly blends together so well. It's nice to do something new and I think you nailed it with your background.

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  7. Stunning card Liz, what a butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.
    Pinky

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  8. Fabulous card Liz, the butterfly is lovely and so is your stencilled background, great colours too.
    Jean x

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  9. You did a great job creating this inky background. Love it! Gorgeous card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More. Hope we see you again next month, and good luck!!

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  10. This is a great creation hun, with a lovely autumnal feel! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

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  11. I can see why this image is a favorite. It is lovely. And you definitely shouldn't be afraid of doing an inky background because you did a beautiful job. I really like the random squares.

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  12. Beautiful card and wonderful colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations. I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka

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  13. Beautiful card! Love the soft color palette and the Butterfly is a beautiful focal point. Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges this month and Good Luck. We hope you join us again.

    Amy- DT Sparkles Monthly Challenges
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

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  14. Beautiful butterfly Liz, love the background, Cathy x

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  15. Love your butterfly Liz and the background stencilling is perfectly toned with the pretty butterfly. x

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  16. Liz, this worked wonderfully for you with the background. It's so pretty & you aced the technique I think. It's lovely with this most unusual butterfly. It's a very earthy & natural look with the image and your coloring. Most beautiful! TFS & hugs.

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  17. Thank you so much for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our 'Things with wings' challenge.
    Happy crafting.
    Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

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  18. Beautiful card - that background is perfect.

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

    Helen x

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