Thursday, August 4, 2016

CASology - CAS Mixup - Addicted to Stamps and More - Fluttering By

Greetings Everyone!

I started by making a card for one challenge that grew into three challenges!  They are:

CASology 209 - Watercolor is the cue word.

CAS Mixup - Stamping + Sprays + Choice (water coloring, stenciling, die-cutting, heat embossing)

Addicted to Stamps and More #205 - Photo Inspiration

The water colored main panel was created using two colors of Distress Ink (Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers), stamping them on an acrylic block and spraying with water, then applying the block onto card stock. I did this process three to four times to achieve the rich jewel tone color. I let the card stock dry naturally between applications.  

For the next step I stamped using gold ink, a background scattered dots stamp, clear embossing powder - the result was insignificant.  So, I decided to use Gold Shimmer Spray using a stencil to achieve the small gold blotches.  The butterfly was die-cut and sprayed with a number of coats of White Shimmer Spray (IRL it's shimmery although difficult to see in the photo). The sentiment was stamped using  White Pigment Ink and heat embossed with white DP.  To pickup the gold feature on the panel three gold rhinestone gems were added to the center of the butterfly.

Hope you're having a pleasant day.

Thank you for looking and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT - Die-namics
Ink - Ranger - Distress, MFT - Pigment
White and Gold Shimmer Sprays - heidi swapp
Embossing Powder - Stampendous, Hampton Art
Embellishments - gold rhinestone gems from stash


  1. Beautiful card Marilyn. Don't you love bright blue and gold ... such a gorgeous colour combo. Great job with the acrylic block technique and love the gold stenciling over top. You layered butterfly is so pretty with the gold gems. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. Gorgeous background, Marilyn! I love the gold sprayed and stenciled dots and that gorgeous butterfly! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  3. This is so pretty Marilyn! I love the gorgeous blue background you've watercolored. And what a gorgeous butterfly atop the gold splatterings. Very lovely. Bev

  4. Hey Marilyn!! Super pretty watercoloring. I love how you added the white butterfly on top of the watercolor panel. Such a striking look. Nicely done. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

  5. Your card is really cute! Love the addition of white butterfly! Thanks fro playing along ATSM this week! :)

  6. Your watercolored BG is the perfect home for that lovely butterfly Marilyn!
    Thanks for joining CASology this week!

  7. Love the gold flecked watercolor field for your winged beauty. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing Hugs, Kathy

  8. Simply beautiful, Marilyn! The gold is a great touch! Thanks so much for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  9. Your card is Stunning Marilyn. I love your color combo, gorgeous acrylic block stamped background and shimmery butterfly. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

  10. Love your card! Beautiful background (especially the gold spray on the blue). Great use of the gold rhinestones to ties it together. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!