Thursday 11 June 2015

CAS Colours & Sketches #128

This is my second post for today, scroll on down or click here if you're looking for the Uniko bloghop.

This week at CAS Colours & Sketches it's a sketch designed by DT member Lizy. And a really super one too!

I've been having a great pash on butterflies recently and am totally smitten by Visible Image's range of butterflies. So I indulged myself with this card selecting a colour combo of purple mixed with a bit of turquoise and came up with this:

I used two colours of washi tape for the vertical strip, first putting down the turquoise and then overlaying it with purple. I'm loving how the turquoise peeps through.

The washi set my colours, but I jazzed up the butterflies with a generous layer of Wink of Stella and drew in their antennae, which got trimmed off when I hand cut the butterflies, with a thin sharpie pen.

Stamps: Visible Image, butterfly
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Colours: Promarkers, violet, cool aqua; Flexmarkers, cloud blue, cadet blue
Embellishments: turquoise & purple washi tape from my stash; Wink of Stella, clear; Sharpie pen, black

I'm poppng this card into the challenge at Addicted to CAS where the code word is Butterfly.
And at The Card Concept where the inspiration photo colours and butterflies are so pretty. I'm thinking maybe my style is clean and layered.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you'll find time to visit all the other DT blogs, not forgetting our fabulous guest designer for June - Jan. They all have amazing cards to inspire you.

And keep crafting!

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  1. So vibrant! The layering of the washi tape is so effective! It's a lovely card.

  2. Lovely! Such a nice use of color.

  3. What gorgeous butterflies, Jane! Love this layout that shows them off so perfectly! Thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS!

  4. Beautiful! The butterflies look real! Love the rich purple colors.

  5. Pretty purples and blues and I like the texture on the white too. Very nice.

  6. Your butterflies are so gorgeous ... love the colours! And great layout with the embossed side panel. So pretty! Thanks for playing along at ATCAS.

  7. Beautiful card with vibrant colours!
    thank you for picking my card at AAA Cards. Could you please advise me which badge I could use on my blog?

  8. Smart use of the washi tape here - it's lovely, and you've coordinated your butterflies perfectly to it! I also like the embossing folder you've used. Super card!

  9. Love the colouring of your vibrant butterflies. The embossed panel on the right really shows them off. Stef x

  10. Beautiful butterflies! Love your card! Thanks for sharing with us over ATCAS!

  11. I just love this Jane! Those butterflies look so dramatic against the white! Stunning! :)
    Lizy xx

  12. Beautiful! Love the butterflies and gorgeous CAS design!


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