Saturday, 4 April 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #117, CASology #140 and ColourQ #285

Good Afternoon!


This is my entry to the CAS(E) this Sketch #117, CASology #140
and ColourQ #285

This card was CTS Winner, ColourQ at the ColourQ 
and the Winner at CASology.



I made this card a few challenges and more importantly one crafting friend in mind. The sketch is from the CAS(E) this sketch and the theme is from CASology. What can be more spring than butterflies and bright, rainbow colours - at least that was what came to my mind when I thought of the word spring. And so conveniently the ColourQ almost had the colours that I would had gone anyway so I used their colour combo. Then I stopped and one particular person came into my mind who might like this card and she is my dear crafting buddy Kelly! If you haven't visit her before, I encourage you to do so. She is fabulous in her designs and colouring but the talent that I admire the most is the fabulous way how she uses bold and rich colours and she still is able to maintain CAS and very stylish look! This is for you Kelly! Thank you for your endless inspiration! 

I was kind of horrified to start to colour this since I don't think I am good at using this much different colours - I usually stick with neutrals plus one to two colours the most. I stamped the butterflies with light yellowish ink onto a watercolour paper and then watercolored the butterflies. I die cut the sentiment and out of white cardstock (yes! I finally got the courage to do this!!) and adhered four layers on top of each other to get the sentiment to pop up. The little butterflies are hand cut with scissors and then adhered with either foam tape or liquid glue. The watercolour panel is then adhered to the card base. 

I will enter this into these challenges:
CASology #140 - spring - butterflies and rainbow colours reminds me of spring
ColourQ #285 - Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Kiwi Kiss, Cool Caribbean



Supplies:
Stamps: Flora and Fauna 2 by Wplus9
Dies: Hand lettered Thanks by Wplus9
Inks: Antique Linen Distress Ink
Watercolour: Kuretake Gansai Tambi No. 34, 43, 33, 5, 63 and 20.
Cardstock: Daler Rowney Aquafine Watercolour paper 300g/m2, Canson Watercolour paper 180g/m2, WHSmith Linen Effect paper 150g/m2

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Easter holidays!

Marika

48 comments:

  1. This cats is sooooo amazing!

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  2. Oh Marika, this is such a wonderful card again! Your brush strokes are stunning. You must have used an extremely thin brush for this. And I can't believe how perfect you even are when fuzzy cutting. Those hand cut butterflies are great!

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    1. Wishing you happy Easter days as well!

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  3. A real beauty! Happy Easter!!
    Christine

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  4. Your butterflies are so feathery and light!! Kelly will love it:))
    Have a Blessed Easter!

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  5. Stunning! A perfect card for all these challenges!

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  6. Your card simply sings Spring. So lovely, thank you.

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  7. This is absolutely spectacular! I am always amazed by your talent when I come here! Thanks for sharing this with us at colourQ!

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  8. I'm blown away with your stunning card! The butterflies have me swooning! Seriously, exponentially gorgeous!
    ~c

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  9. Just fantastic, Marika!!! I thought you had hand-painted those butterflies they look so beautiful... thank you so much for sharing them with CAS[E] this Sketch!!
    =] Michele

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  10. Oh. My. God. It's perfect. I Love it! LOVE IT!!! Thank you so much for your kind words and for thinking of me. You are such a sweetheart <3

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  11. Beautiful work...LOVE...may I ask what stamps/die did you use for your card??? I would like to try my hand at the butterflies...mind you I said try...LOL.

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  12. Absolutely STUNNING in every way! It leapt at me from the gallery! Perfect take on the cue. Love everything about it! Wow! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CASology this week!!!!

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  13. It is beautiful. I love it. So pretty.

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  14. Absolutely beautiful card :) I love Kelly's style and use of colours.
    Kate xx

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  15. Holy Cow I think you knocked it out of the park! Beautiful!

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  16. Kelly's post sent me here and oh my goodness, this is fantastic! I adore butterflies and yours are just stunning! Wow, beautiful card!

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  17. This card is just gorgeous! Love it!

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  18. Wow Marika - your card is stunning! I love your beautiful design and fresh spring colours:) xx

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  19. Oh my word, Marika - the veining on the wings makes these butterflies look real! Love the pretty colours and simple layout! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

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  20. Oh my goodness - I came over from Kelly's blog to see this card and I AM VERY GLAD!!! This is stunning and just so magnificent!! Your coloring makes those butterflies look like they are going to flit right off the card!! SO amazingly done and just so perfect for Kelly - she is bright and beautiful!! And I think you are so amazing and talented also!! Have a wonderful night!!!

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  21. This is breathtakingly gorgeous! W.O.W!
    Thank you so much for joining us over at CASology! :)

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  22. I saw this card on Casology and it's totally WOW! I am your latest follower. I went through your blog and its super cuteeee and beautiful! Love how you color the flowers and little animals! STUNNING! :)
    Suchi xx
    http://suchizcardstock.blogspot.com

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  23. Beautiful! Congrats on winning at CASology!

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  24. A stunning and gorgeous card Marika! Love the veining in the butterflies and all of the happy colours!

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  25. Stunning card Marika, your butterflies look amazing, gorgeous design, Cathy x

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  26. Fabulous card! Congrats on your CASology win!!!!

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  27. Oh my...what a wonderful card. I love your sweet butterflies, so light and beautiful. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ColourQ!

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  28. Stunning...so beautiful:)!!

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  29. Oh, this is gorgeous!! Fabulous take on the sketch, Marika!

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  30. This is absolutely GORGEOUS, Marika! Congrats on your well deserved win at CASology!!!

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  31. So pretty, Marika! Such a creative take on the sketch!

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  32. Congrats on your Casology win Marika - this is an absolute beauty!

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  33. Oh, wow, Marika, this is so beautiful! I LOVE your colouring. :-)

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  34. Well done on the win for CAS(E) this sketch. Well worth it! Beautiful watercolouring.

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  35. Wow Marika, it is beautiful. Good for you!

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  36. Absolutely stunning, and a very worthy winner!

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  37. Congrats on your win at CAS(E) This Sketch...This is such a stunning card!!!

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  38. I guess not much is left to say!! Simply amazing :)

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  39. Stunning! Congrats on winning the CQC285!!!

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  40. Those butterflies turned out so vibrant and pretty, and I love the sketchy look with the lines on the wings. It adds so much texture to them.
    Hugs
    Ela

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  41. Big congrats at the wins with this stunning card, Marika!!!! It is breath taking!!!

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