Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Happy Butterfly Birthday...Addicted to Stamps and More #133, Uniko #18~Birthday, Fusion~Orange, Teal and Brown, TPE #287~Anything Goes

Hello!

Welcome to Addicted to Stamps and More #133 , where we're inviting you to design a holiday-inspired card...Christmas, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, birthdays...all sorts of possibilities!  

You've been well warned that my butterfly affliction has returned full-force, so I have for you today...yep, another butterfly card. I strolled outside my comfort zone to water-colour this new Uniko English Garden butterfly with my rather neglected Twinkling H2Os.  Please don't look too closely; my 'blending' needs much more practice (the whole 'let the water do the work' formula eclipses me. Apparently, I have 'control-issues' *grin*). Eleventy-twelve attempts, until I finally arrived at a presentable butterfly, that well..I quite like. In fact, I also quite liked re-visiting my Twinkling paints...but we won't get too carried away using them (of that you can be assured. As for butterflies, those are heavy on the menu...)


Please be sure to check out the fabulous holiday inspiration cards my team-mates have designed; inspiration guaranteed!  Added incentive:  the winner for this challenge will win a  $10 gift certificate from wonderful Shery, of Stamplorations fame. 
See: even more reason to showcase your creativity in the ATSM gallery!

My card is heading off to:
Uniko #18~Birthday

Fusion~Orange, Teal and Brown (closed before I arrived...and my orange looks yellow, but it truly is orange)

TPE #287~Anything Goes


Looking forward to seeing you in the ATSM gallery!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs,

39 comments:

  1. Superb butterfly! love the teal and white combo, you have nailed it Carol!

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  2. And yet another deliciously colored butterfly fluttering its way into our hearts! Like those layers and of course those splatters! Hugs, Cornelia

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  3. I bet this just sparkles beautifully in real life! I, for one, am very glad that your butterfly addiction has returned if it means I get to see more beautiful cards like this!

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  4. Beautiful card! I love the colors you chose and the layering, too.

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  5. Your card is so pretty Carol - love it:) Hugs xx

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  6. Happiness is mine - you are giving me so much joy with all these beautiful butterflies of yours!!! I love the way you colored this and what a great card!!! I love the stamp itself and think that it just might be the butterfly stamp I have been looking for!! Butterflies are a thing of such beauty so it is perfect that you have chosen them as y our mascot - per say, since, you, my gorgeous, amazing friend are indeed a thing of beauty!!! Headed home tomorrow from AZ and back to my real life!! But, wow, what fun I have had playing with my girlies!!! Please have a terrifically happy day!!!

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  7. This is my fav ever stamp! I would use it all the time and your water colourimg is great, love the delicate splatters.,plus great to see you at UNiko x

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  8. Love that butterfly! Gorgeous card.

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  9. Gorgeous card! The pretty butterfly is eye-catching! And love your layer!

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  10. OOOOOOhhhhhhh..........gorgeous my friend. Most importantly did you enjoy 'practising'? with those H2o's? We so often forget the 'old 'stash that is so good choosing only to play with the new! Your card is so lovely how you have the sneak of teal behind the top layer that matches the beautiful colours in that butterfly perfectly. Hugs xx

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  11. Nothing wrong with this w/c beauty, gorgeous. I'd forgotten about my pearly paints, must get them out. :)

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  12. Gorgeous!! The butterfly is absolutely gorgeous!!

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  13. Thank you for the beautiful eye candy, Carol. I'm so glad your butterflies are flitting around your blog. They bring a smile on these days when Mother Nature is reminding us that it is indeed still winter. :) Have a wonderful day! Thank you for the lovely comments on my blog. They sure added sparkle to MY day. :)

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  14. Your coloring looks great, C! And the splatter around the butterfly – gorgeous! Absolutely love it. I'd also never thought to have my panels at an odd angle, yet you bravely go where I dare not go. And you make it look splendid!

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  15. That butterfly is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the splattering in the background! ;)

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  16. Oh, this is absolutely beautiful...love the butterfly and the tilted panels!
    Thanks for joining us at FUSION.

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  17. You're on a roll with these butterflies! LOL. Seriously....gorgeous! I love the random splatters... and from one control freak to another - beautifully executed! If I were to attempt to it'll probably look like I coughed up something... eeeyew! Fab card, friend!
    hugs, Asha

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  18. I love that you love butterflies! You have some of the sweetest images of them, and I always enjoy seeing what you come up with! This is just beautiful in gorgeous colors! Your painting looks wonderful! Well done you!! Hi to your mumsie! Bev

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  19. Love this Uniko Butterfly Carol and you've used it brilliantly. So glad you've linked up at Uniko's birthday challenge too as well as your ATSM post. Sarah x

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  20. Your butterfly is gorgeous, Carol and looks fabulous in those colours. Great layout too!

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  21. What a gloriously colored butterfly, Carol.

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  22. Beautiful butterfly Carol and the tilted panels are a great design element. xoxo

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  23. Ooooh this is so pretty Carol! You did an amazing job on the coloring! I'm kind of glad your butterfly addiction has returned :) You have even gotten me to really liking them. I just ordered the ones from PTI! Can't wait to make something springy with them! Stay warm and think happy thoughts of spring! (hugs)

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  24. Miss C
    dont worry
    your butterfly colored adorable
    and I see the shade of colors too there and love the add of splatter too
    another awesome BUTTERFLY card from you and hmmm its Birthday a Holiday Miss C...hehehe just JOKE
    I think I will make easter card for the challenge at ATSM
    Wish you like it....just waiting for your visit my card for ATSM is ready :)
    miss you dear Carol
    hope you are doing ok there
    hugs, Monika

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  25. So pretty Carol! LOVE this butterfly and love the colours. Great layout with the tilted panel that adds just a touch of colour to the background - awesome! Loll xx

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  26. Oh my Carol, this is just beautiful!!! I think you did a fabulous job painting with your Twinkling H2O's! Your blending looks great to these old eyes and I think your butterfly is just stunning!! Love those splatters, and the way you tilted your mats, very beautiful CAS card! Hugs, Brenda

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  27. Wonderful, c... gorgeous coloring - I had to fly in for a closer look!!
    =] Michele

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  28. Oh Carol...this is absolutely GORGEOUS! I'm so glad you stuck with it, because your butterfly is just beautiful, and I really love how you layered your papers! Thanks for the reminder to take out my Twinkling H2O's and play :)

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  29. Oh Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous, love the beautiful butterfly. The layout is simply gorgeous. So pleased to see you at Uniko Studio Challenges x

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  31. It's springtime ... your butterflies have returned, Carol! Fabulous twinkling watercolouring ... those splatters create such a wonderful sense of fluttery movement ... just lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

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  32. Fully enjoying your butterfly frenzie :) Great card.

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  33. You are just amazing...love your gorgeous butterfly, so beautiful. You really have a way with these sweet little critters.

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  34. Oh what a beauty, Carol--love the butterfly & that it is the star of the show!

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  35. Your layout and colour choices are great, Carol. And your gorgeous butterfly surrounded by the subtle splatters, just beautiful x

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  36. "Control issues!!" That's exactly why I never even try watercoloring!! I won't even splatter like you've done due to my own control issues. I LOVE what you've done. I bet the twinkling H2Os are absolutely stunning!

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  37. Simply put - LOVE! Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge. hugs Bev x

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  38. Beautiful! LOVE your butterfly and the colours xx

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