Thursday, 11 March 2021

Sending Smiles

The gals over at CAS Mix UP are celebrating their 5th Birthday! It's quite an achievement and the tremendous time and energy which goes into running such an enterprise does not go unnoticed. Thank you all so much.
The challenge this time is to print using die-cuts. 
I have been wanting this shade of Distress Oxide ink for quite some time and this Speckled Egg pad arrived yesterday. I decided to make a stamp from some Funky Foam, using a Memory Box butterfly die.
I used a cut out from the die to make the background, adding colour with a blending brush and spritzing with water. I inked my 'stamp' with Distress Oxide ink and then spritzed that with water before stamping, then misted the whole thing with water after stamping. The splatters were from an old SU stamp. The tiny butterflies were die cut from some unsuccessful attempts at the background butterflies.
Its's not quite the method indicated on the challenge blog but I think it probably still qualifies as water did come into the process quite a bit!
At the moment our kitchen is undergoing some plastering as part of the renovation and the internet is offline whilst he works around the outlets. However  just yesterday I discovered how to use my computer using the wifi from my phone! There's life in the old girl yet!


  1. Speckled Egg is one of my fave shades Chrissie and you've used it beautifully here. Your background butterfly gives real depth to the pretty filigree one. Lovely card and thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up. x

  2. Pretty butterflies, Chrissie! Love the soft aqua colors with the drama of the black framing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  3. I love the speckled egg butterflies, Chrissie. Such a pretty colour and great contrast with the black card front. Beautiful card! Congrats on figuring out how to use your laptop from your phone! I am getting technically challenged as the years go by. Probably more to do with not having a smart phone. I just don't need that since I'm home most of the time. :) Good on you! And thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  4. Love how you framed your beautiful butterfly print and added the tiny butterflies splatters and sweet sentiment. So pleased Chrissie that you joined us at CAS Mix Up for our 5th birthday and awesome challenge by Bonnie. Love and Hugs...Nancy


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