Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Water Colored Butterflies & Blog Hopping with PTI

Happy Wednesday everyone!  It's the 25th of the month so that means it's time for PTI's May Blog Hop!
They have a sweet inspiration photo this month:
Blog hop inspiration
I was inspired by the soft water coloring and the layout

I used Bitty Butterflies and stamped them onto a piece of water color card stock that I spritzed first with water.  I used Harvest Gold, Pink Lady, Mint Julep, Winter Wisteria, Orange Zest and Spring Rain. I let the colors of each butterfly bleed and then stamped on the detail lines of each butterfly while it was still damp.  Once it was dry, I stamped the sentiment from Painted Petals in Mint Julep and Spring Rain.  I framed the finished panel with their Pretty Frame Cover Plate.
Since I had the Painted Petals set out, I thought I'd give this challenge another try for the Make-It Monday Challenge, doing a masked background using water colors.  I was hoping the colors wouldn't bleed under the mask tape and thankfully it worked!

Here's the finished water colored panel after I removed the mask.

I heat embossed a sentiment from A Cheerful Heart stamp set in gold and then framed the image using the rest of the elements from the Pretty Frame Cover Plate.

I'm adding one of these cards to the following challenges:

Have fun along the hop!  I'm so glad you stopped by!!
Blessings~ Birgit





38 comments:

  1. It is no surprise that I love both of these cards. How did it get to be the 25th already? Love how you were inspired by the hop picture and the pale and soothing colors on both cards. It is a pleasure to be next to you.lol

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  2. Lovely watercolor pastels Birgit. Thank you so much for posting your very beautiful art in the #232-#233 - Anything Goes FF Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

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  3. Your water colored butterflies are SOOOO pretty Birgit! Definitely going to have to try stamping the detail while the water color is still wet...LOVE that look! And your masked background card is absolutely lovely too! Beautiful, beautiful cards Birgit...you rocked both these challenges my friend!! :0)

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  4. Ahhh ...I love them both...I think we both had butterfly brain this week!

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  5. Very pretty Birgit! Love the soft colours on both of your lovely cards.

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  6. Birgit the butterflies are outstanding...I'll have to try that one myself.

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  7. 2 Beauties, Birgit! Soft and lovely! Love the effect of stamping on wet, did mine that way too. Never know what will happen. So artsy!!

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  8. Your cards are all so lovely! Especially love the masked florals!

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  9. Wow, Birgit, you rocked both the Hop and the MIM with these two beautifully watercolored cards!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. Birgit, both of your cards are so soft and pretty!

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  11. What a fabulous pair of cards Birgit - you really came up with the goods with these beauties!

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  12. what soft, beautiful card creations. I'm so glad you shared them us at Word Art Wednesday.

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  13. Love those flowers! Beautiful job! :)

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  14. Both of your cards are gorgeous Birgit! The butterflies are so perfect for the inspiration photo! Love the watercolor effect on both of them too! Beautiful job on these!!

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  15. Beautiful works of art Birgit!

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  16. Two beautiful cards! Love the soft watercolor on your butterflies!

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  17. Loveliness, Birgit! You are right, we did think along the same lines. So pretty. I wonder why so many of us thought of butterflies?! Also, I love you card for MIM! :) Thanks for visiting my blog. It's always a pleasure to meet you in blog-land.

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  18. I love them both!!! Great cards for the challenges.

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  19. My goodness these are both gorgeous! Love your watercoloring,Brigit!

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  20. Very nicely done! Love those butterflies!

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  21. Both cards are stunning, Birgit. Will have to try your technique!

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  22. Two gorgeous cards Birgit. Love the softness of the first card. Somehow I completely missed the blog hop inspiration picture, so no card for me this month.

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  23. Nice.. two great cards.. love the soft butterflies and the bold colors on the second one..

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  24. I love both cards. Painted Petals is GORGEOUS!
    Fun water coloring.

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  25. Birgit, your cards are simply beautiful.

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  26. Both cards are so beautiful!! Great job with the water coloring and oh WOW all your butterflies are amazing! Love your Painted flowers too!!

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  27. Beautiful love all the different colored butterflies

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  28. Gorgeous watercoloring - love your butterflies!

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  29. Both cards are gorgeous! Love the soft pretty colors!

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  30. So pretty! Love the soft watercoloring!

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  31. Love the pretty softness it gave to the hearts and the flowers are so pretty!

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  32. Amazing, Birgit! Both are gorgeous but I have a real soft spot for those Painted Petals. Can not imagine how you coloured the background for them, but you did! Mine would have all run together. And the Pretty Frame is the perfect finishing touch.

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  33. Both cards are awesome! I love the softness!!

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  34. These are so soft and beautifully done friend!!

    Patti

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  35. Birgit, you certainly captured the beauty of this months's inspiration photo with your lovely pastel cards. Love what you have done here.

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