Friday, May 22, 2020

Butterfly Rainbow

Good morning friends~  Is the sun shining where you are?  We're supposed to have a beautiful day here on the east coast, with temperatures up into the 80's.  This is the kind of weather I love!!  So before I get outside for the day, I thought I'd share a card I made for the challenge going on over at The Sisterhood of Crafters, where the theme is Birds, Bee's, Butterflies.  You can use one or use them all.
Clearly I went with butterflies.  ;0) 
  I started with a piece of Canson 140lb Cold Press Watercolor Paper and placed the butterflies from Papertrey Ink into my Misti, starting at the bottom left corner.   Using Distress Oxide Ink, I inked up the butterflies in rainbow colors, blending the colors with a sponge dauber as I went along.  

  Once the stamping was done I sprayed the panel with water using a Mini Mister and let the colors bleed.  The green butterflies look more like yellow where the color ran.  I'm not sure why but I still like how it came out.  Then I stamped the sentiment and heart using Altenew's Beautiful Inside stamp set.

I hope you're able to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.  I'm so very thankful for the warmer weather.  It makes staying at home so much more bearable.  

I'll also be adding this card to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes 
Time Out Challenge ~ FREE

Thanks for stopping by!


sandie said...

Fab movement in this card Birgit and I do like how you used the colours this way. And I like how the colours run a bit, it adds a nice arty feel to it. Thanks for joining Time Out x

Lisa Elton said...

The warm glow you've added looks terrific, this is lovley!

Kara Lynne said...

What a gorgeous effect from spritzing the Oxides! I love the movement you achieved from the positions of the butterflies! Beautiful card, Birgit!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous. Wonderful colors and design.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful water color, those butterflies are fabulous! It got into the 70's here and now we have rain, but we had 3 glorious gardening days! I managed to plant all 9 flats of my annuals....I have been going to bed really early lol Enjoy that great outdoors!!!

I Card Everyone said...

How beautiful! and you've given me thoughts of Sharron! Our gardens have a way to go before we welcome our flutterby friends back!

Darlene said...

Beautiful rainbow colored butterflies ... wonderful design too my friend!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

Jennifer's Vintage Paperie said...

So pretty! The colors are amazing. Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenges!

Marcia Hill said...

Your rainbow butterflies have totally made me smile this morning my friend! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the windows are open, and this card just made my morning complete! Lovely, lovely card Birgit!! Hugs. :0)

Conniecrafter said...

We had two days of sunshine after much rain, today we are back to rain, so thankful for the days of sunshine, like you said just being able to get out of the house and not freeze is a good thing :)
Love your card, I have been wanting to try this technique after seeing Tim do it, love the stamps you chose to work with, the blending is really nice!!

Shauna said...

This is awesome! I love the vivid colors and the creative design with the pretty butterflies! Thanks for playing at Time Out Challenges!
- Shauna