Saturday, 3 August 2019

Bright butterflies

I have been playing around with all sorts of messy things today trying to come up with a design for a couple of challenges.
CAS Watercolour - Colourful Butterflies
And the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch
I saw a video on YouTube where a piece of card was daubed with Distress inks, spritzed with water and then embossing paste added through a stencil. I did this and added a dusting of Gold Glamour Dust over it, but the butterfly I had used was huge and the whole thing looked gaudy. I decided to use what I had made in a rather different way than planned and cut out a couple of small butterflies from this huge butterfly using Sizzix dies, adding gold bodies and feelers. I think they look quite cute  and fitted well with the CAse this Sketch sketch! The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.
I was running out of embossing paste and so decided to try my hand at making some. It worked reasonably well but was a matt finish so I shall have to work out what to do to add a little shine or lustre.
Dies R US Bright Colours


  1. Another beauty Chrissie...CAS perfection! Thanks for sharing with us again at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

  2. WOW!!

    love your card and
    i'm so glad you joined our "Bright Colors" challenge at Dies R Us!!

  3. These little butterflies are so elegant, Chrissie! Love them with the double pennants and subtle embossed background! Thanks so much for sharing with us again at CAS Watercolour!

  4. Beautiful butterflies Chrissie, Cathy x

  5. Wow another one!!! This one is CAS perfection and ver pretty:) Great design. Thanks for sharing with us again at CAS Watercolour!

  6. Your two small butterflies are gorgeous, Chrissie! Great way to make use of the larger one you weren't happy with. These are so pretty with the gold embossing paste design. Wonderful CAS design! Thanks for sharing with us again at CAS Watercolour!

  7. WOW! These butterflies are gorgeous! Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  8. really pretty cas card.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
    :) Karen


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