Friday, 6 May 2016

Lavender Butterfly for Polkadoodles

Hello peeps, hope you are well.


It's time for a new challenge at Polkadoodles - the theme for the next fortnight  is 'Things with Wings'.

My Lavender Tea Collection stamps arrived last weekend so I was dying to have a play with them. I started by stamping 'butterfly wings' (i.e. one of the petal stamps) and some flower stems onto watercolour card.


I then 'coloured' them in with Pebeo drawing gum, wet the card thoroughly and painted on some Cobalt Blue brusho paint for the sky and Olive Green for the ground.


I added some Violet splodges where the flower heads would go then rubbed off the gum and coloured the butterfly in with sprinkles of Purple.

For the body of the butterfly I stamped the stamen twice onto a separate piece of paper and cut it out.

The sentiment was printed from the Lemonade Fizz CD Rom and cut up before scribbling an outline with a fineliner pen.


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Crafting from the Heart #110 Anything Goes (Always)
Pile It On  #107 - Garden Creatures
Craftin Desert Divas In The Garden
Dream Valley Challenges #130 - All Creatures Great and Small
Deep Ocean Challenge #128: Flowers everywhere
A Bit More Time to Craft  #19 Anything Goes
Penny Black and More  Anything Goes with Stamping 

Live & Love Crafts Challenge  #47 Blossoms &/or Butterflies  
Quirky Crafts #5 April Showers bring Quirky May Flowers

Thanks for stopping by,

Katrina x

17 comments:

Kath said...

A fabulous background and butterfly - I love the sentiment too.
Kath x

Bad Kitty said...

this is wonderful!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Karon said...

WOW - wonderful!

Scrappy Scatty said...

stunning card xx

Jane Royston said...

Lovely card Katrina. I really like the colours, Jane :) x

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love the vibrancy of the colors - this is so very pretty. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Lin said...

Katrina this is just gorgeous. Beautiful vibrant butterfly. I loved seeing how it came together in your pictures.

Thanks for sharing in our 'All creatures great and small' challenge.

Lin
Dream Valley

Lou Sims said...

Adore everything and if it needs a home ... x

LaurieC said...

Fabulous!!! This card is stunning!! Thank you for sharing the process of this card and thank you for joining us for the Craftin Desert Divas "In the Garden" Linky Party!!

brenda said...

A really pretty floral creation Kat and lovely blend of colours.

It's lovely to see you at Penny Black and More again, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Elaine said...

Awesome x

Olga Fink said...

This is fantastic!
Xoxo Olga

Bev said...

wow you are so good at these. I just can't get to grips with the stamping. Mine look pants in comparison. Fab job!

Anita Byrne said...

Beautiful xx

Pat said...

Love your canvas and love your sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Quirky Crafts challenge blog.

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous work, loving all the colours and inking.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More May challenge and good luck x Susan x

Sandra Mathis said...

Hi Katrina,

Beautiful little scene you've created and I love the wording. Thanks for joining LLC and including both blossoms and a butterfly on your creation!

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts