Thursday, 6 July 2017

Pink Version

I loved the card (see this post) that I made for the opening of the CAS Watercolour challenge so much that I decided to do another version.  The original was in shades of blue (my favourite) but this one is in pink, orange, red, and violet - not my preferred colours so more of a challenge to use.

I used the same technique of painting the Zigs directly on the stamp and then spritzing with water..  I used my MISTI in order to be able to re-ink and re-stamp.  It's tricky to get just the right amount of water when spritzing so I recommend experimenting first!

I roughly masked the butterfly and stamped a text lightly behind it with Adirondack Lake Mist - a great colour for backgrounds (sadly discontinued).  I added strips of dark pink cs to the two edges and popped it up on a cream card base.

You have until July 24th to add a clean and simple watercolour butterfly card to CAS Watercolour!

Stamps - Penny Black butterfly, Stamp It Australia text stamp
Ink - Adirondack Lake Mist
Paper - watercolour paper, PTI Vintage Cream cs, scrap of dark pink cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Zig watercolour markers


  1. So pretty Susan, the butterfly looks amazing in pinks. I also love the text behind it's one of my favorite stamps :)

  2. Your vibrant colors caught my eye on this one! I love the no line look with the Lake Mist. I sure will miss those inks now that they retired. Such awesome colors and they lasted for years and are still going. Beautiful card, Susan!

    1. Thanks for your kind comments, Nancy! I didn't stamp the butterfly with the Lake Mist - just the text stamp. The butterfly was done just with Zig markers. I thought I'd clarify in case you wanted to try it.

  3. This card is even more beautiful IRL! Thanks for making a special version for me in "my colours". :) LOVE it! xx

  4. Gorgeous pink watercoloured butterfly, Susan. I loved your CAS design and colours. TFS my friend. Hugs..

  5. Love the vibrant colours. The subtle background is a great foil for that beautiful butterfly x

  6. The blue butterfly is really pretty, but I love this one even more! Love those vibrant colors and the background! The color matting on just the sides is a great look! Fantastic card, my friend!

  7. another lovely card Susan...great colour just so perfect for the summer.
    Hope you have a fab wknd mf.
    xx Karen

  8. Beautiful card, Susan. Love the bright bold colours. Very eye-catching.
    Looking forward to seeing you today.

  9. I love this pink version too, Susan! So pretty! Great choice of the background. Hideko


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