|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:
CAS(E) this Sketch #117 - the sketch
CASology #140 - spring - butterflies and rainbow colours reminds me of spring
ColourQ #285 - Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Kiwi Kiss, Cool Caribbean
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!