Saturday, June 21, 2014

If Nothing Ever Changed . . .

This one is a mix of freehand and watercolored stamps (you know, where I inked up the fern stamp, misted it with water then stamped).  I put those down first then freehanded the flowers around them.  Also, I used regular watercolor paints for the flowers and found it much easier to get the delicate effect I had been looking for than in previous attempts using Distress Inks.  The color moved more easily.

I did use Distress ink for the ferns and sentiment.  I also tried to add in some freehand fern-like greenery in the depths.  Not too shabby.

My goodness, I do love how that mirror board butterfly looks.  I've been resisting the gold trend but cannot deny that it looks fab with this palette.

I'm going to send this card to my kid sis.  Seems really perfect for someone going through a divorce.

The Details:  My Favorite Things Butterflies sentiment, Stampendous Summer Leaves stamp, Distress Inks (Peeled Paint and Weathered Wood), watercolor paints, gold mirror board, Memory Box butterfly die, My Mind's Eye My Favorite Things 6x6 designer paper, Flavours Gourmet 12 PT Smoked Sea Salt cardstock, Aquarelle watercolor paper

I'm entering this in Make My Monday Pretty in Pink, Little Tangles 39 Watercolor
Love to Create #120 Anything Goes, and Paper Crafting Challenges #12 In Summer


  1. Gorgeous card - I am loving that gold butterfly! Your freehand roses are perfect!!
    Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday, Joan DT

  2. Breathtaking I hink I would say. The ferns and roses are beautiful. The gold betterfly certainly is the best finishing touch.

    1. Ooops hink should be think but I'm sure you know what I mean :)

  3. ANOTHER lovely, so glad to see it !!!!! WOW love the distress !!!! So pretty, really LOVE.... Thanks fro joining us at Paper Crafting Challenges again!!

  4. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at Love to Create.


  5. Gorgeous card! Beautiful job making the flowers! Thank you for joining our "Anything Goes" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner


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