Just For Fun ~ Butterfly Rainbow

Hey there my lovely blogland pals. Today I have a wee share with a couple of cards I made using a cool technique I spotted on Pinterest.

I found the original post on Kreative Kymona Blogspot. The colours and style of her card were simply delicious, so I had a go at 'CASEing' her card. Here is a peek at her beautiful creation. Click on the image below to visit her site.

I went recently to New Zealands answer to The Ally Pally Craft fair, known as SENZ (Scrapbooking Expo' New Zealand) and I found these beautiful dies designed right here in New Zealand. I bought this fabulous large butterfly from Scrap 'n' Diez. Considering their prices are in NZ$, they are incredibly well priced! I specifically had this ink technique in mind when I made the purchase, having spotted the tutorial on Pinterest a night or so before attending the expo. I had a go at the Distress Inking in two different Distress Ink colourways. Two of my siblings saw the first one I made and both loved the design and the sentiment, so I ended up making two so they could have one each for the pals they wished to share them with. I have a feeling I'll be repeating this design again!

I used the Distress Ink colours Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves and Spun Sugar for this first creation. You can see a wee peek of the Distress Ink panel behind the wings in the pick below. It has been splattered with water, but this isn't showing well in this picture. It's showing the shadow from the wings.

It's such a nice feeling when your work is appreciated and admired. So I felt pretty happy repeating the design, that my brother and sister loved so much the first time. But I wanted to try some different colours second time around and this is what I came up with for 'take two'.

The second time I used the Distress Ink colours Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean. You can see the water splatters better in the lifted wing picture below. I did use the same technique for both cards, so there's some interest and variation in the ink below the wings. I just love the fresh hues of the combination below.

I added both the sentiments directly to the card base on both cards, but my hand slipped on the blue creation and it smudged badly (I was kicking myself!) so I rescued the second creation by stamping the sentiment again on a bit of cardstock and added it over my mistake. It's not as good as the original, but still works thankfully. I think the sentiment is beautiful and so did my siblings, who didn't want a thing changed. The sentiment is from a beautiful set by Penny Black called Heartfelt Thanks. I stamped it in Memento Paris Dusk for the first card and in Black Tuxedo for the second card as the blue didn't work as well with the blue shades in the second card.

That's it from me today. I have to do a quick shop before my brother's come for dinner. So I'll leave it there. Hope you're all having a fabulous week and hope you're finding time for your crafty adventures. I'll be back with my next crafty adventure very soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Creatilicious: #95 ~ Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe Challenge: #153 ~ CAS
Creative Inspirations: #255 ~ Summer Challenge
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends: #38 ~ Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge: #20 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends Challenge: #25 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: July Challenge ~ Punches and/or Dies


Kath said…
Fabulous butterfly cards - a great design and the sentiment is perfect too.
Kath x
Beautiful, especially love the first one you made, more my colours
Glennis F said…
A fabulous card. I ended up buying some dies from that company as well, and I found they are very well made. I thoroughly enjoyed the show as well
Oh Wends these are amazing - love your colours behind the die cuts, and thanks for the links to the original card and the dies.
Sammy said…
Oh wow, these are just stunning hun! Absolutely gorgeous. And that butterfly is amazing. It really drives me batty when that kind of thing happens with sentiments. which it does to me rather often! lol. x
Kreative Kymona said…
Hey Wendy!! Your cards are fabulous!! I love the different color combination you've chosen. So delicious!! On the second card, I love the water spots you added to the background. Beautiful cards!!
Chris said…
These are gorgeous Wends! Beautiful die and the background colours are stunning! Love the contrast between the white card and delicate butterfly with those amazing colours!
Fikreta said…
wonderful card!
Sarah said…
What a find and incredibly beautiful...these are going to get a lot of use I can see xx
Kat W said…
I am rather partial to butterflies on cards so this gorgeous big die is right up my street, and what a fabulous find. It's so awesome too when an idea you've wanted to try and just the right product to try it with all come together in such a beautiful design. The inking behind the butterflies is just spectacular and the water splashes definitely add a lovely detail.
Now, with my love of pink and purple you would think that the first design would have the edge for me, but honestly I don't think I could choose because the colours of the second one are so vibrant and I adore them too!
Your siblings are right that the sentiment is absolutely perfect too; the font and phrasing complement the butterfly so well...and even where you had to re-stamp and add a second sentiment over the top it looks fabulous...we've all done this haven't we?!
Big hugs, Kat xx
aussie aNNie said…
Wow Wends, this is one awesome find...stunningly gorgeous.xx {aNNie}
Pop's Cards said…
I love butterflies as you know, and these are amazing they look stunning hugs Pops x x x
Tina Z. said…
wow, amazing!
crafty-stamper said…
Love the beautiful butterfly die-cut and the different papers behind----Thank you for joining us at Crafting with Friends
Carol DT x
Valerija said…
Wonderful cards. Love the die you used.
Valerija xx
coldwaters2 said…
WOW you have done a brilliant job CASEing the card Wends, the colours you have used for both your cards are beautiful so is the butterfly, excellent work, thank you for sharing your creations with us at LPOCF challenge
lorraine x
creationsnz said…
Stunning effect! So glad you joined us at the Crafters Café, CarolG
HeatherB said…
Wow. These are beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!
Gale said…
Gorgeous butterfly cards Wendy. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar and don’t forget to Join and be a Follower of our blog to be in with a chance to win the fab prizes!!! Hugs, Gale DT
Blossom Cards said…
lovely cards thanks for sharing with Creatalicious Rachel DT
Melanie said…
Wonderful cards!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our " anything goes with optional add flowers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

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CraftyNatalie said…
Great summer themed card. Thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations!
CraftyNatalie - DT

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