Saturday, July 22, 2017

Watercolour Splashes

This card all came about from making yesterday's card in the previous post below. I had used a piece of water colour card to mop up the the left over colours on the acrylic block each time I had painted a different sweet pea. When it had dried I thought it too good not to use and I did have a couple of  challenges in mind so I set about creating a new card using it. The lighting has been abysmal today so my camera is not showing the true colouring.  The backing card is a lovely candy floss pink and the mopped up paint is red/pink/plum not the brown muddy shade shown.  It was going to be a quick and easy card which it was until I decided that the butterflies in the panel would  show up more if I had  left the cutouts in. The only problem being I had already chucked them in the waste bin.  Ever tried rescuing tiny pieces of card that actually bear no resemblance to the cutouts they came from! I only needed to find 15 pieces but I might as well have been trying to do a 100 piece jigsaw with no picture. Lesson learnt. Don't chuck anything in the bin until the card is completed.


Panel die cut is a Sue Wilson Creative Expressions 'Butterflies in Flight'. Background was made from using Marvy Le Plume II watercolour pens as already described. The sentiment (Desire 'Only Words' by Crafters Companion) was die cut from the card and then die cut again from a scrap of the pink card and the pink reinserted into the card so that it became inlaid (The dot over the i as well). The pieces were all secured from behind using ds tape along with the butterflies and then attached to the pink card which was then adhered to the card base. Phew!! Job done. 

Entering into the following challenges:
CAS Water Colour #10 Butterfly
Country View Challenges # Things with wings.
Less Is More #338 No stamps


29 comments:

  1. Its really beautiful and well worth the time taken to rescue the pieces from the waste bin, they look fab popped back in and your card has such a delicate feel x

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  2. Great card Mrs A., I can just picture you scrabbling through the waste paper bin! Been there too lol!! The butterflies do look more striking with the cutouts in so it was a great save, Cathy x

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  3. Hi Mrs. A, a great card, love the colours you used and what skill and patience to dive into the waste paper to find all the tiny pieces for the butterflies... have a wonderful weekend.... Megan

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  4. sorry you made me smile, I've often thought of rescuing bit of die cuts from the garbage but look and say no way :). your butterfly looks amazing with it's partial die cut. thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

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  5. Oh my goodness--this is a stunner, Mrs. A! Love the background piece--absolutely needed to be used! That is one incredible butterfly die--worth your efforts!

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  6. So beautiful Mrs. A. I love the butterflies and the stunning colours.
    Valerija xx

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  7. Your mop up of leftover ink from your previous card makes a gorgeous, artsy card front, Anne! I can just imagine your head stuck in the garbage trying to find all those little pieces. :) So glad you did, because the butterflies do stand out with them being solid. Such a great design choice. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

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  8. Lovely colours in your card Mrs A. and the infill butterfly pieces works really well. I know the frustration when photographing the finished project and the picture doesn't quite do the colours justice! Glitter and gloss are usually my downfall as sometimes they don't show up at all. x Anne

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  9. We all seem to be very resourceful in not wasting anything - even unused puddles of colour!! Very pretty result you've achieved - pleased I'm not the only one who scrabbles through the waste bin or on the floor looking for bits which have fallen off the work space by mistake

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  10. Beautiful card and love the cute butterflies. I am sending hugs to you and hope your dad will make the 100...thinking of you.xx [aNNie]

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  11. So much visual interest and well done for persevering with those tiddly bits! (we've all done it!)
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

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  12. Had a little chuckle reading your post. Artsy and beautiful card x

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  13. Yes, I have. I was hunting for the tiniest pieces yesterday. The trick is not to sneeze or waft any paper. The finished effect was worth it, your butterflies really show up with those elusive pieces popped back in.

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  14. Gorgeous! Such an eye catching and beautiful design with those lovely intricate die cuts and warm colours. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

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  15. Lol I always end up with the bits I need in the bin - usually upside down, so no help at all! This is really lovely, so delicate, and well worth the bin serch (easy for me to say) Thank you so much for joining in with us at Country View Crafts, and enjoy your weekend. Sue xx

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  16. Your patience paid off so well as this is beautiful. I love the mix of colors and the butterfly inserts are lovely. Well worth the time it took.

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  17. Just gorgeous Valery, I love your colours and it does'nt look muddy at all, it's a beautiful butterfly panel, Kate x

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  18. Hi Mrs A,
    this is so pretty and your mopping up of colours is beautiful.
    Love your design you have created with that beautiful butterfly die cut.
    Yes I agree about finding a peice of card in your bin.
    I keep a small bin for left over bits to go in the re-cycle bin, and it is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  19. Hi Mrs A this is a gorgeous card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  20. Gorgeous and artsy card ! Love the design and the soft colours ! Your patience finally paid off! Thanks for sharing and for playing along at Less is More!

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  21. Really lovely card, great colours and lovely splatters, like the way you didn't let anything go to waste.
    Been there done that about searching for inlays.

    Kath x

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  22. LOL, I've done some scrambling to find pieces from a die cut before! An impossible task! This is such a pretty die cut, Anne! I love that you colors are from a mop up! Just goes to show how far watercolor can go! Thanks for sharing with us again at CAS Watercolour!

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  23. I love this great card, Mrs A. It is so pretty!!! It is a piece of art!

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  24. Gorgeous design, love the colours and it was definitely worth rescuing those butterflies !
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  25. Wow, amazing recycling of your leftover watercolours!! Love very much how they matches with the butterfly panel! Great piece of art and wonderful colors!
    Never waste anything... :)

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  26. Love this arty card. I feel your pain about the bits. In an attempt to be tidier I've started keeping a plastic tub on my table as a sort of mini bin. It helps if I decide to retrieve something as its a smaller container and I can check it when I finally empty it to ensure no dies or tiny stamps have sneaked in there!

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  27. Oh, so very gorgeous Mrs A.! It's a good thing you rescued the beautiful butterflies! :)
    Hugs, Sherry x
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

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  28. What a lovely card! Your butterfly panel is beautiful, although you threw some things into the bin ;-).
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Country View Challenges!
    xx Evelyn

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  29. It was worth the time spent to retrieve the butterfly pieces from the bin. It's an absolutely stunning card Mrs. A. Good work using the left over paint as it looks so pretty. Barbxx

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