Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Just for Fun

Hi everyone!

Today I was preparing some cards to teach my students at card class next week. I was trying to think of things that they would like to do and decided that choosing a theme would be a good way to get the inspiration flowing. So, I decided to use Butterflies as the common denominator. And then I thought I would be able to show them how to use one stamp in multiple ways.

Once I had the theme set, I made a list of ideas - watercolouring, masking, embossing, 3d etc etc.

I decided we could do some watercolouring. This is something I have tried countless times but it just didn't work. I am a little OCD with keeping things within the lines and the colour having a mind of its own doesn't appeal to me. 

I am happy to say that my first card turned out nicely and on my first attempt. 


Here is what I came up with -




I started with a piece of watercolour paper and just used a paint brush to dab Island Indigo and Pool Party ink randomly on the panel. I even flicked some ink for a spatter effect.

Once this was dried, I stamped my En Francais stamp over the top.

The butterfly was inked with Sahara Sand and then spritzed with water and pressed onto watercolour paper. Then with a paint brush, I dabbed 3 different colours into the white spaces. Once it was dry, I stamped the image again with the Sahara Sand ink to give it a bit more definition.

I am quite happy with the end result.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge -



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Having 3D on my list, I decided this stamp would be perfect to create a beautiful butterfly with dimension.

I created a panel for a mask. I die cut a square out of the middle and then used the mask so I could stamp the En Francais script stamp (again). I love this stamp!




I stamped the butterfly 3 times and then coloured them in with my Spectrum Noir pens. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -

Cuttin' and Stampin' Challenge - Butterflies are Buzzing
Muse Challenge #57 - Vicki Dutcher


  I still have one more card to do using this stamp so I better get my thinking cap on!


Thanks so much for looking xx




38 comments:

  1. Wow Kylie, these cards are both stunning! I love the background in your first card, I need to get that script stamp for my stash. The second card is so crisp and clean, just beautiful, Cx

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  2. Two gorgeous cards using the same stamps. It's amazing how different they are by using different techniques. Beautiful designs, and beautifully done - your students will love them!

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  3. Your water-color background is GORGEOUS!! Love love the shading and colors! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Virginia's View Challenge!

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  4. Those are both fabulous, Kylie! I especially love the top one.

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  5. Love the blended colours on your Muse butterfly! Thanks for joining us this week!

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  6. Oh my God these are so so so beautiful !! I like the combination of text n water colors :)

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  7. Wow fabulous work Kylie. Your class ladies are going to have so much fun with this one. Clever girl x

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  8. Love them both, but the second card is just stunning!

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  9. Like how you made the Butterfly 3D with multiple stamping & cutting out. Like the blue colors. Thank you for entering Cuttin' & Stampin' Ch14-9 Butterflies.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Cuttin' & Stampin' DT Orange Team

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  10. THUD! Fabulous take off my card -- your colors of the bfly.........AWESOME! Thanks for joining in at MUSE.

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  11. LOVE both your gorgeous cards Kylie & that background stamp looks amazing! hugs xx

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  12. LOVE, LOVE your layered butterflies Kylie!

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  13. Two absolutely gorgeous cards Kylie. The watercolour you've achieved is stunning and I love the dimension you've got with the second. Lucky girls attending your class!

    Hugs.

    Karen x

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  14. Absolutely love that watercoloury background over the text on the first one - completely delicious!
    Alison x

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  15. Your cards are beautiful! I love what you did with the butterfly stamps! Thanks for playing along at Cuttin and Stampin.

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  16. Wow, Kylie - these are both absolutely stunning. I think it's your second card that I just adore!

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  17. So pretty. Your butterfly is absolutely gorgeous.

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  18. Beautiful cards Kylie...i definitely need to get more butterfly stamps lol.
    Kate xx

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  19. Just beautiful - love both the soft watercolor and the vibrant 3D butterfly with the script background!

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  20. Just beautiful - love both the soft watercolor and the vibrant 3D butterfly with the script background!

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  21. both of these cards ROCK!!! I think I'm addicted to your blog already and its my first visit! Amazing work, you are one inspiring lady! Thanks for sharing your crafty talent with the world :)

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  22. I love both these cards - the colouring on the second is spectacular.

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  23. this is gorgeous! i love the simplicity of it! and the 3d butterfly is fabulous!
    ~tracey

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  24. Beautiful cards, love you have coloured your butterfly.

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  25. These are just lovely. Your second card is exquisite, those colours are gorgeous.

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  26. Kylie, you dislocated my jaw with these cards! Especially that first one! I don't see how it won't be a winner over at Virginia's challenge!! Have a great week! Hugs, Darnell

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  27. Both your cards are beautiful. I'm so glad I found your site. Your technique with masking out the small square is a good one to keep for the future. Really .. just stunning.

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  28. Both cards are really gorgeous, Kylie! Your water coloring and butterfly on your first card are so pretty, and I love your masking on the 2nd card! Really beautiful creations!!!

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  29. Such wonderful Butterfly cards. The last one is truly awesome. Thank you for playing along with us at Cuttin' and Stampin' this week.

    Tammy S.

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  30. Wow Kylie, these are gorgeous! I know what you meant about watercolor, but your use of it for a background is perfect! The second card is just so clean and crisp! I love them both!

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  31. Fabulous cards Kylie. I simply adore your second one though. Pinned :)

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  32. wow I missed this post...awesome cards, had to pin the second one, love the script behind the butterfly x

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  33. So gorgeous Kylie. I love both of these. Great job on the watercoloring - sometimes its fun to color outside the lines :o) Hugs D

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  34. Wow, Kylie, you did such a nice job with these! Absolutely beautiful coloring and design! Thanks so much for playing along & sharing your project with us at Cuttin' and Stampin'! :)

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  35. Wow such great cards, well done :) Viv xx

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  36. Both cards are awesome, I wanted to know where I can buy the background script stamps. And the "Celebrate" on your 1st card, who makes that sentiment? Thank you so much.

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