Thursday, 6 April 2017

April STAMPlorations CAS Challenge - Anything Goes With Pastel

New month - new CAS challenge! Welcome to April and to our "Any Pastel Colour" STAMPlorations CAS challenge. As usual the colour twist is an option, if you don't want to go with the colour twist you can still link up as long as your card is CAS. 

For my card this time, I started by creating a subtle background by sponging pastel Distress Inks through the ARTplorations Dots All Over stencil. I die cut the butterfly using CUTplorations Flutter Zen 2 Layering Dies from a piece of watercolour card that I created by watercolouring pastel Distress Inks. Then I die cut the intricate top for the butterfly from white card. After adding the butterfly to the card I stamped the sentiment from STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies 2. Sometimes all you need are a few dots and a really intricate butterfly!

I'm linking up with the following challenges:
Curtain Call - Speckled

Card: 250 gsm white card, 300 gsm watercolour paper
Ink and colouring: Tim Holtz Distress inks, Tsukineko Versafine Tuxedo Black
Stamps: STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies 2
Stencils: ARTplorations Dots All Over
Dies: CUTplorations Flutter Zen 2 Layering Dies


  1. Beautiful take on the inspiration photo!

  2. Such a pretty card. Love the sweet butterfly. Lovely colors. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

  3. Simple and simply beautiful. Love that butterfly and the soft stencilled background.

  4. That is a beautiful and soft blending background and your card is CAS perfection. Thank you!!!! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  5. Wow....this is so beautiful, delicate and elegant! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers!


Please feel free to leave any comments you have, I read them all and appreciate them very much, they truly make my day! I also want to send out a huge thank you to all you challenge DT members for your comments, encouragement and wonderful, inspirational creations.