Monday 4 July 2016

Spread your wings and fly......because it's your day

How clever is that I combined the two sentiments for the two cards I have done. They are not related in any aspect except I coloured them.

This first card I have used butterflies from Inspired to Stamp and have had them for ages and cant believe I have hardly used them. Must use them more cause they really are pretty.

I have coloured with blue/green and blue Copics. Kept the colours nice and cool. I then added a pale blue gem between the butterflies.

The card is then finished off with this sentiment that I have used a number of times as I like it.

Next card is

a lovely relaxing scene, at least for my husband who loves fishing. I got this stamp (I don't want to think about how long ago, cause I forgot I had it and came across it the other day and smacked my hand for forgetting it) from Serendipity Stamps. Its not mounted on anything and I just use repetitional tape on the back to stick it in my Misti to line it up properly.

Such an easy image to colour as there are clear shadow lines visible . After I started colouring the boat I realised I should have gone for a colour rather than raw wood but it was too late to change it so this boat has had such a hard life there's no paint left.

I love how the water turned out using lots of different colours in the blues and blue/greens.
The sentiment to finish it off I stamped in Hero Art grey colour as I felt it was better in this instance.
The sentiment says it all..... will give it to John a bit early for Fathers Day that way he can go away fishing for the weekend not just the day. He and his dad have a larger boat that they can sleep on, they go from his dad's from Dora Creek out onto the Macquarie Lakes and totally enjoy themselves. (And I enjoy myself at home not cooking dinner, controlling the remote control and crafting).


Was inspired by Jenni's butterflies, colours used, gems and layout so have followed that style. This was a wonderful card to follow and I love Jenni's style.

Butterflies fly

I interpreted the word as to 'row' a boat.

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


Jenni's Jems said...

Wow those butterflies are just beautiful love how you coloured them and the perfect sentiment and Im sure yourhubby will love his card too ...thank you for joining in with us at Muse this week x

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow those butterflies are just beautiful love how you coloured them and the perfect sentiment and Im sure yourhubby will love his card too ...thank you for joining in with us at Muse this week x

Ruth said...

Absolutely gorgeous butterflies and you were right to just keep them very simple - it looks beautiful. I really like the muted colours of the boat scene - makes it very calm, perfect for a boating weekend. Hope he has a good time and catches a big one! Xx

Anonymous said...

Two fab cards. I found myself asking hubby when he was going to his mother's to do her garden (Euroa) we live in Melbourne means an overnight stay (at least!) cause I enjoy the non interrupted crafty time and no cooking! Answer - next school holidays :(
OMG I have the stamp butterfly stamp and haven't inked it yet either!

Sherrie M. said...

Such pretty and different cards. Your lake rowboat scene is gorgeous! Coloring is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week

cm said...

Yes, yes, yes: you must use these butterflies FAR more often, because WOW! You've showcased them beautifully! The cool colours: gorgeous! Swooning over this gorgeous card! Your boat scene: lovely and I especially like the 'raw wood'...adds wonderful impact! I hear you with the 'husband's away' perks *grin*

Loll said...

Your colouring skills are amazing Aileen. LOVE both these cards ... great job. The butterflies are so pretty and soft. The boat and dock are vibrant and beautiful. Both are perfect for the images. xx

Ardyth said...

Gorgeous colours on your butterflies! So glad you joined us at Muse and CASology this week!

coldwaters2 said...

Two wonderful creations Aileen those butterflies are awesome the colours are perfect so is the sentiment, also loving your second boat scene card it is top notch
lorraine x

Darnell said...

These are beautiful, Aileen! Great CASE of Jenni's card and excellent coloring on both! John will love it!! Hugs, Darnell

Karen Hightower said...

Beautiful coloring on your cards! I wish I was going fishing on that boat today! :) Thank You for joining in the challenge over at mod squad this week! :)

Anonymous said...

these are both fabulous CAS cards aileen and i love the boat just the way it is - well loved maybe and rustic!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Two spectacular cards Aileen. Love the crisp simplicity of the first one and such beautiful colours. The second one is a perfectly executed scene and coloured to perfection. Thanks for playing along with us at ATCAS this week. Sarah

Bo┼╝enA said...

Two unusual, very beautiful card. Very different but both equally wonderful. I love the way you painted the water - the selection of colors and shadows make it look very realistic. The first card is the perfect CAS. My favorite.

Cara said...

Two stunning cards. Love your water. Cara x

Rika said...

Lovely butterflies card!

Jaydee said...

Fabulous butterfly card and beautifully colored. Thanks for rocking my CAS challenge this week at ATCAS

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Two awesome cards - especially the second one - such a pretty little scene!

Julia said...

Great cards. Your butterfly card is beautifully coloured.