Saturday, 21 February 2015

Butterfly Thanks

I definitely had a love-hate relationship with this card as it finally came together after no less than three attempts. On the first one, the watercolour leaked outside the lines, and then on the second one, I smudged the black ink dots all over. Even this one has a smudge on it but I think that I'll let it go...

The giant butterfly is from Tattered Angels - I have had it around for a long time but this is the first time it has seen any action. I stamped it in black Versamark, and then watercoloured it using Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon Distress re-inkers. I did use some masking fluid around the butterfly before colouring (key learning card#1), and once it was dry, I covered it (generously!) with some Wink of Stella. I used some Black Soot ink to create the splatters with a small brush. The Hero Arts greeting was stamped on vellum and stitched onto the card using some gold embroidery thread.

Here is a view of the back of the card:

I will link this card up to a few places:

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. So bold and striking, and I love how the design continues on to the back of the card. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  2. I thought of the song..."Let it Go' from the movie funny...but I know how you feel about three attempts on a card...been there, done that...many times. I like your card...the orange on the wing make it pop.

    My Card Site: Creative Heart Designs

  3. So cool that the image wraps around to the back of the card. Great to have you play this challenge at AAA Cards.

  4. This is so brilliant!! Love that the butterfly continues on the backside of the card. What a clever idea! Beautiful watercoloring and the colours are so striking! Winner in my books!

  5. I love your card, and I adore butterfly stamps so I just thought I would come by and say hi after seeing your card on the challenge :) I played along this week as well. Great job!

  6. Wow, that is one amazing butterfly Jill!
    Super card, well done on persevering... it was decidedly worth it!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. Beautiful monochrome. Love the splatters and the wrapping around to the back. Glad you joined CASology this week.

  8. Well I'm so thrilled you persevered with the card Jill as it's FANTABULOUS.
    Totally striking and eye-catching. Gorgeous technique and thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  9. I love your card so much, Jill! It reminded me of a piece of oriental artwork. Keep it up!!!! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week! Hugs, May

  10. Hey Jill!! Your butterfly is totally amazing. You did a fantastic job on this card. Thank you for playing along with us this month at CS Take It Make It Challenge.

  11. Jill what a super one-layer card, love the continuing design on the back
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More

  12. Cool back! Thanks for throwing in sweet card Jill. Hugs, Victoria

  13. A lovely card and a gorgeous colour too