Thursday 16 February 2017

Fluttering by for FMS #275

Hello there! 
Another snowy day, and a great excuse to stay inside and play with inks. That is, after 90 minutes of shoveling the 20cm of new snow we received overnight...

I'm playing along with the newest design from Freshly Made Sketches.
I've been seeing a lot of stenciling done on the various blogs I follow, which inspired this attempt.
I just received my "Late to the Party" Collection of inks from Catherine Pooler designs this week. I love all the shades of yellow and orange in the collection, and I was already in love with Fiesta Blue. Must be because they are such bright summery shades...

I used a 6-inch stencil from KITE Artistic Stencils and Templates, called "funky squares," and sponged some Fiesta Blue ink to create a background in the circular area of the sketch. Earlier in the day, I had tried different ways to water-colour some butterflies from the "Butterfly Notes" stamp set, also from Catherine Pooler Designs. I ended up used Distress Ink minis to ink the periphery of the stamp, then spritzed it with water, mixing the colours a little more with a wet brush, before stamping on water-colour paper.
The sentiment was heat-embossed in white on Lagoon card stock, for the longer of the two horizontal elements. I applied Tutti Frutti ink direct-to-paper before cutting the "thanks" die. Both butterfly and sentiment are adhered with foam tape, for some dimension and shadow.
Check out the other terrific entries at Freshly Made Sketches this week.
You have until noon next Monday, Feb. 20th to link up.

Happy crafting,


Cardstock: White Daisy, Lagoon (CTMH)
Inks: Versamark, Fiesta Blue, Tutti Frutti (Catherine Pooler Designs); Barn Door, Wild Honey (Distress Inks); Superfine white embossing powder (Ranger)
Stamps: Butterfly Notes (CPD)
Die: Thanks, Taylored Expressions
Stencil: Kite


  1. Your colour use is wonderful. Very beautiful card.

  2. Very pretty! I love the butterfly and the color combo!

  3. This is a gorgeous card! Love that butterfly. You asked on my blog about the Featured Products Blog Hops...are you on facebook? That is where all our upcoming blog hops are listed and where you sign up. My facebook name is Donna Thomson-Digby in Thunder Bay, Ontario. You can send me a friend request and I will get you pointed in the right direction.

  4. That butterfly is beautifully done and pops perfectly on the soft blue stencilling! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. What a gorgeous card! The stenciling behind that beautiful butterfly is a fabulous look. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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