Saturday, 24 June 2017

Butterflies & Texture Paste.


Hi everyone, I'm having a restful weekend in the craft room.
It's been such a busy week at work that housework can wait lol!

Edited to add: Just had a request to make my pic bigger so I hope it's not too big now :)

This tag was made from a texture paste disaster! (I'm afraid to admit I never throw anything out.)
I diecut an area on the card that was ok and blended on some distress oxide inks. I spritzed with water until I was happy with the colours.

The butterflies are stamped,embossed and fussy cut. I chose yellow and grey inktense pencils that matched the background pretty well and blended the colours out with a water brush.

 The edges of the bottom tag are painted with pewter twinkling H2Os then brushed with iced spruce oxide ink, just to tie in with the colours since white was too stark.

The theme at CAS Mix Up Card Challenge is to use texture paste .
I've also used stamping, watercolouring with DO inks and inktense pencils and fussycutting.


At Addicted to Stamps & More the theme is to make your mark.
I've used inks and inktense pencils.


At Seize the Bithday it's anything goes birthday.


Supplies:

Antique Engravings butterfly stamp, versafine ink & clear ep; iced spruce & fossilized amber distress oxide inks; sienna gold and charcoal inktense pencils; Tim Holtz dot fade stencil; antique silver crackle embossing paste; pewter twinkling H2Os; sentiment sticker and brad from stash.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

19 comments:

  1. I'm glad to see you have your priorities straight! This is so pretty. I love the combo of yellow and gray and this is so lovely on the butterflies.

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  2. Gosh, wish I could turn my card making disasters into something so beautiful, Cathy, this is gorgeous! Your butterflies are always so realistic ... the colours positively glow on these lovelies ... they're fabulous with the texture-y background and against the bold black! Hugs, Anita :)

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  3. Such a beautiful elegant CAS design, Cathy with your use of your black card base. Your embossing paste behind your gorgeous butterflies adds so much wonderful texture and interest. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

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  4. Your beautiful tag really pops off the black background Cathy - love the stencil pasted dots and lovely butterflies! thank you for joining us in the CAS Mix Up challenge! Julia xx

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  5. You've transformed your textured paste disaster into a stunning creation! I love the design. xx

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  6. Great save with your embossing paste background, Cathy. You have turned it into a work of art!! Love the gorgeous colours, especially with the black card base. Amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  7. Love these colors, Cathy! Your embossing paste disaster turned out to be a masterpiece! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  8. Wow, this is stunning, Cathy! Gorgeous design and butterflies and the muted colour palette looks amazing.

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  9. absolutely love this - really gorgeous work Cathy!!! Big hugs rachel x

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  10. Your picture size is perfect! love seeing the details.

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  11. WOW! Such a stunner! Absolute elegance and style. Thank you for sharing your card with ATSM!

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  12. Popped across to say congratulations on the shout out at CAS Mix up and to say I absolutely love your card. The colours are fabulous and the layout so very eye catching x

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  13. This is gorgeous! No wonder it won at CAS Mix -up !!! Big congrats!

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  14. Oh, this is beautiful Cathy and the dark card shows off the tag really well. This texture paste background is certaily not a disaster, the colours are so pretty and the butterfly is gorgeous. x

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  15. This is such a great save and a gorgeous combination of ciolours. Hugs Mrs A.

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  16. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colours and textures. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

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  17. Gorgeous! Your butterflies look so real. Love the colour combination

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  18. Félicitations à la gagnante du challenge "Seize the Birthday".
    Ta carte est vraiment magnifique.
    Bravo

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