Thursday 1 June 2017

HLS June Watercolour Challenge

Hello! Goodness me the year is flying by! We have another fun challenge over at Happy Little Stampers. The start of the month means we kick off with our -

Yep! Anything Goes but you may like to play along with our optional twist - we would like you to use a masking technique.

Here is my card -

Making this card involved many twists and turns. I had started off with an image other than the butterflies but what I had in my head just wouldn't translate to paper. 

Once I had decided to go with my butterflies, I was much happier. I stamped and masked the butterflies, coloured them with zigs and covered them with wink of stella.

I had finished the panel and I really wasn't 'digging it'. Insert loud audible sigh right here!

Looking at just the butterflies I had a bit of a lightbulb moment and decided to fussy cut them out. I was much happier with what was coming together.

I used foam squares to pop up my butterflies and I also embossed the sentiment.

This card went over to the UK for Sandie's birthday :)

Here are the products that I used for this card -

          MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented) - BACKORDER

I hope to see you over at the challenge blog!

I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges -

Colour Inspiration #22 - Must have a hand coloured image
The Crazy Challenge #249 - Birthday

Ta ta for now xx


  1. Hi Kylie, hope your feeling ok now. Having gone through that shocking flu I can imagine how hard it would be to even be inspired. This card is wonderful and I think that fussy cutting the batterflies took it up a level. Stunning make. Keep well xx

  2. I love, love this card, amazing colours and the shine is more amazing IRL, proud owner of this stunner x

  3. Wow, such an eye catcher! Gorgeous bright colours and your butterflies are so striking. Thanks for joining in with AAA Cards 3rd birthday celebrations.

  4. WOW ! A stunning card ! It was worth trying hard because the result is just fabulous ! Love your colours combo and the lovely shimmer you made on those gorgeous butterflies ! Such an awesome CAS card ! Thanks for sharing and for playing along with us at Less is More !

  5. Kylie, this is an amazing CAS card! Just a simple butterfly in three shades makes such a beautiful card. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards 3rd Birthday Challenge. Always happy to see your creations in our gallery. - Sweet Kobylkin

  6. Worth every sigh, Kylie. Gorgeous, bold and beautiful card! The rich colors, and bold and beautiful black really put the card over the top!

  7. Ooooh, loving these colours together, Kylie. And the idea to fussy cut was a fab one, loving the shadows cast underneath the butterflies, and that shimmer is delicious.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  8. I love your bright, sparkly butterflies Kylie and the shadows created by popping them up on foam adds great dimension.
    Carol x

  9. Thrilled to see you've managed to link up with us at both AAA Cards and Less is More Kylie. Stunning watercolours and love the striking colour choice, elegant CAS design and obviously that added shimmer has the WOW factor. Great idea and thanks for playing along x

  10. Fussy cutting out and popping up the butterflies was an inspired move! It looks so good and really subtly adds dimension. Such a pretty card. Jenny x


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