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Monday, 8 June 2015

Happy Birthday Watercolour butterfly


Finally started painting these butterflies from Hero Art. I love them and sat there late into the wee hours trying different colour combinations. White embossed the butterfly onto water colour paper, saturated the image and used my watercolour pens (Japanese SAI) then put more water on my brush and tapped tapped to spread and blend. This one is blue and fuchsia. Looks so pretty in real life. Click to enlarge to see how pretty the butterfly is. 

Please Note: I have found that to get these watercolour pens to work well the paper needs to be really wet and it does start to get little lumps pulling from the watercolour paper if worked too much. I found that go light with the paint it goes a long way and more a patting than pulling the brush in strokes. This was with Tim Holtz watercolour paper and just these watercolour pens.

Fussy cut out the butterfly and put onto a piece of textured cardstock so didn't feel it needed much more. Stamped 'Happy Birthday' again perfect stamping with Miss Misti then to finish it off a couple of sparkly gems. I love these gems. 
I've done a few different cards but just want to add this one for the Watercolor Blog Hop/Pretty Pink Posh before it closes. and will also add to
The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge Day 8 (one day ahead but away this arvo to mum and dads so no chance to put up later and well it was the wee hours so tomorrow really!!)

Just saw another Challenge I really should go in before I leave. I think this is CAS enough. Adding to Addicted to CAS: Challenge #65 - Butterfly

Hope you enjoy your visit.

11 comments:

  1. This is so gorgeous - that butterfly is awesomely colored and just makes this such a knock out card!! So fun and just amazing!!! Hey I am hosting a giveaway at my blog of 5 different SU! stamp sets - if you are interested I would love for you to come by!! daisiesgirl.com

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  2. Beautiful water coloring on your butterfly and lovely CAS design! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

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  3. this is so pretty and a beautiful CAS design!

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  4. Beautifully painted. I love those colours and just perfect for the Addicted to CAS challenge.

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  5. Great butterfly. So pretty.

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  6. what a beautiful piece of colouring on the butterfly

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  7. It's a perfect CAS card for ATCAS, Aileen! I think you did a magnificent job with the watercolor brushes and then with how you designed your card around your pretty butterfly!! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. I love these colors, Aileen! What a pretty butterfly! Thanks for sharing the watercolor tips! So glad you shared this with us at ATCAS!

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  9. This is so pretty and your colouring of that pretty butterfly is gorgeous. Love this CAS style too.
    I had a good snoop through your blog and you do lovely work so I will be back again to see what you are busy at.

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  10. I love this stamp set too! The colors you used for the butteflies are beautiful!

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  11. Lovely colored bfly! Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

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