Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Watercolour Butterfly Row

Yesterday I got into the craft room after a bit of a break-up with my crafty stuff for a while. I started by making a few really simple and quick cards to warm up, I published them on the blog yesterday.  Today's card is the second card I made after I had spent some time warming up first. I was inspired by the butterfly theme over at CAS Watercolour. I also managed to play along with CAS Mix-up where the theme is Stamping + Tissue Paper + your choice. I was really intimidated by the tissue paper theme but when I saw Loll's great ideas to adhere the watercoloured tissue paper onto acetate I got the idea to attach my watercoloured tissue paper onto vellum (easier to glue it on!) and die cut for the sentiment. I was also inspired by the rainbow pastel colours over at Daring Cardmakers (although no unicorns this time, weird enough!!).

I started by stamping the gorgeous STAMPlorations Flutter Zen Row stamp onto watercolour paper and heat embossed the delicate butterflies in gold. Then I used my super fine watercolour brush and Gansai Tambi watercolours to colour the butterflies in all the colours of the rainbow. After colouring the butterflies, I added some grey around the butterflies for contrast, and splattered some black onto the background. Then I tackled the daunting task of watercolouring the tissue paper. Again, I couldn't help myself but colour it into a rainbow. I'm really on a rainbow streak! Then even more challenging, I dried the tissue paper using my heat gun, and scrunched it up. Then I glued it onto vellum, and die cut using the CUTplorations Celebrate Word die. I also cut a second sentiment in black to create some contrast. 

Card: Daler & Rowney 300 gsm watercolour card, tissue paper, scrap of black card, Dovecraft 110 gsm vellum
Stamps: STAMPlorations Flutter Zen Row
Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Versamark, Gansai Tambi watercolours
Other: Gold embossing powder

STAMPlorations discount code: If you want to save 20% when shopping at the STAMPlorations store you can use the code STAMPGIRLKAROLA at checkout. The discount applies to all normal priced and discounted stamps, stencils and dies. The code cannot be combined with other discount codes. 


Dawn said...

WOW, a stunning creation. I love the rainbow butterflies and sentiment. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. x

Angelnorth said...

Lovely celebratory butterflies and the rainbow sentiment looks great! Thanks for joining us at Daring Cardmakers this week!

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful expanse of butterflies and wonderful watercolouring. Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolouring

Loll said...

Your row of rainbow coloured butterflies is beautiful, Karola. Love the bright colours with the gray background. Great use of tissue paper for the die-cut sentiment. Thanks for playing along at CAS Watercolour and CAS Mix Up!

maria f. said...

What a work of art!

Bonnie said...

A great idea to adhere your tissue paper to vellum, Karola! Love the die cut and the sweet butterflies! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Bonnie said...

Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolor too!

Jo Manna said...

Beautiful bright pastels Karola, perfect for the row of butterflies. Truly a card to celebrate ;)
Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!