Tuesday, March 3, 2015

STAMPlorations Stampede....STAMPlorations Inspiration CASE Playground & Anything Goes, Simply Create Too #80~Mostly Green, Addicted to CAS~Distress, Less Is More #213 #213~This M~Happy

Hello my friends,

STAMPlorations stamps extravaganza happening over the past couple of days. Neither of my two cards are truly "original" - which is why I'm so loving the team's CASEplorations challenges


as an opportunity to explore new techniques, ink up new images, and just plain old enjoy playing.  The "enjoy" part of playing around is rather odd coming from me, as part of my dabbling has involved distress inks. We know where I stand on those (grrrr...). They were pleasantly cooperative yesterday and Sunday, but today: not so much. Nothing card-worthy emerged, despite my efforts...back to the drawing board tomorrow. For now though, here are my duo:

First: my card inspired by Deepti's lovely card showcased on Inspiration Project Post #3. Only one distress ink used...and a few splats of water...


Second: my Debra-inspired card also from Inspiration Project Post #3 (and this is more a copy than a case, but...couldn't resist those butterflies..and the water-colouring was reasonably reasonable...)


Galleries I'm sharing these in:


Less is More #213~This Makes Me Happy - decent sponging and butterflies!





Time for me to phone a sweet, special darling little someone who turned FIVE today! Love you, Ms. T!!

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








29 comments:

Jeanne said...

Ooohhh, these are very pretty. I especially like the 2nd one with all the lovely colorful butterflies. Sorry to hear your inks were not playing well! That's frustrating. At least you got to call your sweet Ms T. :)

Lee-Anne said...

Two absolute beauties, Carol! Love all the colors on your butterflies!

Jacee said...

Thanks for getting back to my blog and leaving another comment, I really do appreciate it,
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Chrissie said...

What lovely cards, that is a super butterfly stamp and you have done great things with it!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Gorgeous cards and so colourful.
Love them all equally Carol
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Both are GORGEOUS! Very pretty CASes, Carol! By teh way - the fun foam is that stuff that you buy in craft stores - just thin foam, no adhesive backing, comes in all sorts of colors, including white. Its really cheap - like $1 for a large sheet 12x18". I have a picture on one of my spotlight posts http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2015/02/spotlight-project-cornelia-013.html
HUgs, Cornelia

Loll said...

Two gorgeous cards Carol. Love the distress inked background with water splats. And your rainbow of watercoloured butterflies is so beautiful! Thanks for playing along at ATCAS. xx

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous, Carol ... that delicate butterfly amid all the sponged green is just lovely ... and oh my, what a fabulous kaleidoscope of rainbow flutterers! Hugs, Anita :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Your beautiful butterfly card are so refreshing in this winter that won't end! Love them! Please keep them coming!

Brenda said...

I am enjoying your spring like cards Carol. I'm so over winter, but winter isn't over with us yet. lol So your butterfly card with the luscious green and those beautiful butterflies is so fabulous, we need to see some green now! lol I love the rainbow of butterflies too, so pretty and springy! Can't wait to see the real thing in the spring! Hugs, Brenda

KayM said...

OH two very beautiful cards today Carol! I love your distress inking on the first one. I think you did a lovely job, and if it makes you feel better, they really do take some getting used to. I almost threw mine out the door the first week I had them! haha! Just a tip, they blend SO much better on watercolor paper! The second card with the watercolored butterflies... OH MY! That is so pretty and just plain fun!! ((Hugs))

Bobby said...

You'd never know you have a love/hate relationship with Distress Inks. That green background looks fab and I love the way the butterflies fade out. And of course you entered a butterfly card at LIM. The bright colorful ones would make anybody happy.

Geri said...

Sooooo cool pal! XX OO

Greta said...

These are both wonderful, Carol!

Dana said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards!Love how you used the distress ink and water! And of course the butterflies are fabulous!!

Deepti said...

These are stunning! I love the inking you did on ur first card, simply amazing :) Thank you for playing at CASEplorations :)

*Vicki* said...

These are both very stunning creations!! Love the butterflies and colors! ;)

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful cards, Carol! Love the butterflies and the amazing backgrounds you created!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are so pretty!

Pam said...

Beautiful cards! I love your distressed background and the first one. The butterflies on the second are gorgeous. Following your lovely blog now.

Tracey McNeely said...

Both of your CASE's are fantastic Carol! I lvoe how you are daring, much more than me. :)

maria f. said...

Wow, Carol, dreamy. Both.

Barb Ghig said...

Two GORGEOUS cards, Carol! I love the ombre effect you achieved on the first one, and your butterflies and sentiment on the second card is fabulous! I'm so glad you decided to play along with us at Addicted to CAS, too!

Kim Heggins said...

Miss Carol...both your cards are just incredible. You really have a way with stamping butterflies.

Anne said...

Sorry for my late visit Carol, what fab butterfly cards for our happy challenge!
Thanks so much for joining us
Anne
Less is More

Monika Reeck said...

AMAZING in green
and FUNTASTIC in colorfull
I adore all your butterfly card
you are queen of butterfly miss C
see you soon again on my last post..
big hugs
Monika

Melly Moo said...

Great butterfly cards. Thanks for playing along with our "Distress" challenge at ATCAS, Rebecca x

Daen'Ys said...

Gorgeous! The delicate butterflies are beautiful on that green sponged background. Love your second card too.
Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too.
Rosi x

Taunya Butler said...

Wow - I am so sorry to have gotten so far behind with my commenting!! These cards induced big WOWS from me - gorgeously colored and delightfully styled!! I love the happy, light spring-y feeling of them! Have a wonderful day!!!