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.
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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