Friday, July 1, 2022

CAS Mix Up (WC) July Things with Wings Challenge

Time for our CAS Mix Up (WC) Things with Wings Challenge hosted by our
very talented Linda (Life in the Craft Lane) also we have beautiful card designs by
our awesome Design Team.

Be sure and keep your designs CAS and use watercoloring as your main element.
My Stamped and watercolored fussy cut butterfly💕

I began by stenciling the SSS "Tumble Leaves" stencil.
Attached stencil to Strathmore Mixed Media paper with masking tape.
Used make up brushes to lightly blend Distress Oxide Inks: 
Salvaged Patina and Tumbled Glass.

Removed Stencil and set aside the stenciled leaves.
Then used MISTI to stamp the Gina K Designs "Friendly Silhouettes" butterfly onto MM
paper.  Then stamped and heat embossed the butterfly with Versafine Black ink and 
SU Clear EB Powder.  Fussy cut the shiny black butterfly.

Then the fun began..I used a #2 paint brush to carefully paint the butterfly with the
same 2 Distress Oxide Inks as the background and set aside.

Next I die cut the background layer with Penny Black "Leaf Stitched Frames".
Stamped and heat embossed just the butterfly antenna.
Shaped the butterfly with bone folder and popped up with mini dimensionals.
Stamped and heat embossed the STAMPlorations "Wonderful Friends' sentiment
and popped up with foam tape.  

Attached card front layer to SU Basic White 100# CS and Done!

I was so pleased with the results of the very shiny pretty butterfly
and Clean and Simple Watercolored EB Resist butterfly design.

You have until the 24th to play along in our CAS Mix Up challenge.
 We would love to join in the fun:-)  

Love and Hugs. 

Stamps: Gina K Designs "Friendly Silhouettes".  STAMPlorations "Woodland Friends" sentiment.
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media.  SU Basic White 100#.
Inks: Versafine black pigment ink.  Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina and Tumbled Glass.
Accessories: SSS Tumble Leaves Stencil (gift from Lolly:-)..thank you again:-)  SU Clear EB Powder. 
Penny Black Leaf Stitched Frames.  #2 paintbrush.  


  1. Love the colours Nancy. I am really fond of this stencil too and it looks great as a backdrop for your gorgeous butterfly. Lovely card. x

  2. You should be pleased, the result is gorgeous. I love it, those colours look fabulous with the black embossing xx

  3. I love this shiny black butterfly with the gorgeous blues, Nancy! He's a beautiful contrast to the pretty stenciled leaves! Lovely card, my friend!

  4. Nancy, you have to know how beautiful this is to me - maybe ours will sit still for you? By the way, when our Monarchs take their very first flight [hours after eclosion] they fly right over to our River Birch to hang out for a few more hours before saying goodbye! This beautiful card speaks to me in many ways! Besides being drop-dead gorgeous!

    1. I loved this card too, but wish you could see all the beautiful shine on the heat embossed butterfly. Watercoloring with #2 paint brush took time, but sure was worth it:-) TFS your sweet comment, mf. Hugs...We have lots of butterflies in our flower beds too, but a bit early yet.

  5. So pretty, Nancy. Beautiful colors.

  6. Your shiny butterfly is so beautiful and love your colors on this. You blend your Oxides so beautifully! Great card, Nancy

  7. Love the colours you used, Nancy! Beautiful stencilled background, gorgeous butterfly, and great bordering die cut!

  8. Your gorgeous butterfly is so dramatic in those colors, Nancy.

  9. The colours are so pretty together, Nancy. Love that you've used the same colours from the background to add to your shiny black butterfly. Intensifying the colours makes them stand out even more against the pretty leaf stenciling. Lovely card, my friend. xx

  10. I feel lucky to have seen this beautiful thing in person. Favorite colors, a stencil I've always loved in the extreme, and that pretty coordinated butterfly. Gorgeous! I do hope to play along this month. Thanks, Nancy!

    1. Two and a half hours of sharing cards in real life and non-stop chatting and, fun, fun. Love and Hugs dear forever friend:-)

  11. I love this card, Nancy! The design is wonderful, the color palette is beautiful, and the shine of the heat-embossing must be prettier IRL! Great job of fussy-cutting the butterfly and watercoloring each section of the wings! The matching sentiment strip is a really nice touch. Hugs.. Hideko

    1. Thank you so much Hideko. I hope you get to play with us too:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

  12. Beautiful stenciling behind your lovely butterfly Nancy - wonderful colors and techniques used!

  13. These colors are stunning and so delicate. The coloring on the butterfly is so precise. I love this card.

  14. Love your beautiful and vibrant Butterfly Nancy, so perfect for the challenge this month.

  15. WOW! WOW! WOW! I love the colours, the stenciling in the background looks so pretty and the butterfly is stunning! Great job with the fussy cutting! xx

  16. wow, gorgeous colour palate for your background and butterfly ♥


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