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Saturday, 27 August 2011

Clean and Simple Butterfly Card

I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted! I had a look around different challenge blogs this morning and picked out a couple I fancied making a card for. I wanted to use watercolour pencils because it's a technique I've never tried before, and this is the end result!

It took me ages to make sure the squares were all the right distance apart, but it was worth it. I used an Inkadinkadoo inchie stamp from a spring stamp set, and stamped the image out three times in tuxedo black Memento ink. Then I used watercolour pencils to colour the two halves of the inchie stamp, and then using water I blended the colours slightly. Here's a close up.


I thought that the card needed something else so used a sentiment stamp on the bottom left, but I'm not sure whether I should have left it blank!

I'm entering this card into the following competitions:

Less is More - Three Previous Challenges (week 4 - 3 squares, week 16 - butterfly/butterflies and week 3 - spring)

Flutter by Wednesdays - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, and I hope you're enjoying your bank holiday weekend!


20 comments:

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  2. Super squares Rebecca
    I'd have placed the sentiment under the squares, just my opinion of course!

    Thank you for entering
    Mandi Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  3. Very pretty Rebecca, lovely colours
    Margaret x

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  4. Fabulous squares, love the 'wash' effect

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  5. Hi Rebecca, lovely little stamp and it looks so pretty with the colours you've used. Great card! x

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  6. If you don't have to do a One Layer Card it's probably easier to stamp the squares and colour them and then cut them out and mount them on the card. Then you wouldn't have to worry about stamping equidistantly or colour seeping out of the frames.
    It's a lovely stamp and you have chosen super colour mixes!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  7. Love the colours you've chosen for your squares. x

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  8. Gorgeous card, love the different colours for the inking.

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  9. Lovely card and the colours are just super too

    Kathyk

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  10. Thank you for all your lovely comments and suggestions! I might cut the squares out and fix them to a different card blank just so the edges are cleaner xx

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  11. I love inchies and you've coloured them beautifully. xx

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  12. A lovely colourful card! I love the little squares.

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  13. This is quite simply beautiful Rebecca, those butterflies look wonderful this is one super creation.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  14. Love your card! Great stamping and colouring!!

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  15. Hi Rebecca, This is gorgeous, I love small intense coloured focal points and your colouring is lovely, well done, Gay xxx

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  16. Great card- sentiment looks fine to me.
    Linbyx

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  17. This is gorgeous - love the colours - really vibrant! I'm running late - here's mine!

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