Monday, June 13, 2016

Watercolor

Hello my crafty friends, I hope today finds you all well and enjoying the season. I have a pinterest inspired card for you today. I made two and even though they look identical the water coloring isn't quite identical. I so love how these cards came out! I just think they are so colorful and pretty. And it isn't often I like many of my cards! I used distress inks to watercolor with by swishing them on a stamp block and picking up with my water brush, adding extra water from the brush when needed. Die cut my butterflies and added a sentiment and called it done! Just a simple card. Another edit: Forgot to say that this card design wasn't my idea, I found it on Pinterest!!! So sorry, some days I just don't have a brain in my head!

Edited to add: I'm linking over at CAS Mix Up Card Challenge. It is fun doing mixed media because I don't even know I'm doing it! lol 









Card Recipe:

Distress Inks for the watercoloring-can't remember the colors I used, so sorry!
My Creative Time-Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More
Largest Butterfly-Technique Tuesday, Happy Butterfly (code: DlHappyB)
Medium Butterfly-Jen Hadfield Banner Dies
Small Butterfly-Penny Black-flourish & butterflies


28 comments:

Marilyn said...

Cute cards!!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, they are absolutely stunning, Brenda!! The colors look amazing!! I love the watercoloring!! Gorgeous cards my friend!! You've inspired me to make some like these!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Loll said...

So pretty Brenda. LOVE your watercoloured rainbow ... just perfect to go with those pretty die-cut butterflies. CAS Mix Up challenge is die-cuts this month, so if you'd like to join us, we'd love to see these beauties in the gallery. xx

Sue said...

Really pretty Brenda love the colours huggles Sue xx

jimlynn said...

LOL! Love the comment on not knowing you're doing mixed media when you are! That's ME too!
Yes, I'd be extremely pleased with both of these Brenda! Just BEAUTIFUL!!! Love all those bright colors too.
Lynn

Di said...

Oh you clever little sausage B! So different from your usual style and wonderful!

Hugs

Di xx

Bonnie said...

Beautiful watercoloring with those pretty black butterflies, Brenda! Isn't it nice that you do mixed media without even knowing it? Loll had to point it out to me a lot before I caught on that it wasn't so hard! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at CAS Mix Up!

Maxine D said...

Lovely cards Brenda, love the watercoloured backgrounds. - I know what you mean about the mixed media - I entered a card in a challenge recently and didn't realize it was a mixed media challenge, and yet got such a wonderful comment about the great use of mixed media :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Carol L said...

You grounded those pretty butterflies with some gorgeous watercoloring, and I love how you added the sentiment on the white portion of the card! Just beautiful!

Leslie said...

Pretty card, Brenda!! Love the watercolors!! Love the new look of your blog!! Hope all is well!! looking forward to having more time for blogging!!

MaryH said...

So good to see you doing more cards now. This is a perfect look for the CAS Mixup, and the smooshing watercolor with the contrasting colors of these butterflies is just gorgeous! Like the smoosh colors in each one. Very artsy. Good job You! TFS & Big hugs.

Loll said...

YAY! So happy to see you in the CAS Mix Up gallery! Thanks Brenda. xx

Leslie Rose K said...

I love them Brenda. Great to see you working on cards again.

Stephanie said...

Your water coloring is so pretty. Love this background with your pretty butterflies. Gorgeous card.

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Brenda this is gorgeous!!!! Watercoloring is one of my favorite ways to color with my cards these days! Very relaxing right? :)
Looks like you have been getting busy crafting a lot lately and I'm so happy to see that!!!!
Hugs,
Jo
xox

I Card Everyone said...

What gorgeous rainbows you've created for your flutter-bys, Brenda! xx
=]

Tina Campbell said...

Oh Wow they are so pretty :) Very inspiring :) Really need to play a bit myself just need to find the time :) Hugs my friend, Tina

nancy littrell said...

Brenday, I love your rainbow watercolored background for your butterflies. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

D- said...

Wow your water colors are beautiful. I loVe all of your sweet butterflies. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot.com

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous paths of watercolor! The butterflies really glow on these lovely creations~

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm late, but I'm glad I didn't miss this post! Excellent watercoloring, Brenda! It's as if your pretty butterflies are leaving a trail of beautiful colors behind them! Dreamy and delightful! Hugs, Auntie Darnell

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Am bit behind in commenting, two wonderfully cheery cards, enough to lift anyone's spirits, great design too with layout placement, dear Brenda, and your posts make us all chuckle in agreement.
Blessings of the Lord on the work of your hands dear sis, these are really fab!
Shaz in Oz.x

Georgiana said...

Your water color looks amazing!

Sheila H said...

These are perfectly gorgeous, Brenda. I love the water colors.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A very beautiful watercolour background Brenda, great blending of the colours.

Love and hugs
Maarit

scrappymo! said...

These are both really stunning cards. I love the way they both look different yet the basic design is the same!

cm said...

Oh my stars! Your water-colouring is spectacular! Fresh, vibrant, beautifully blended (unlike my epic disasters! Darn water-colouring!) and the perfect background for the oh-so-pretty butterflies! Swooning!! The font on the sentiment is such fun, too! Lovin' this oodles!
hugs~x

Karen P said...

They are beautiful huni, no problem with being inspired by Pinterest. I often see something on there which inspires me and I make it my way Karen x