Thursday, February 11, 2016

Butterfly Encouragement...FUSION~Paper Hearts, Mint Owl Designs Studio~Share the Love Event, Butterfly Challenge #48~S is for Stamping

Hello,

Aren't those water-coloured hearts in the FUSION~Paper Hearts photo gorgeous! The 'water-coloured' element, however, almost convinced me not to play along because noooooooooo way was I going to enter into the zone of being stress with my inabilities when it comes to this technique (I did try...and rather than carry on, using up paper, time and cuss words *grin*). 

 




Instead, I came up with a different approach...my pretty lacy butterfly, distress inks, and some good ol' huffing and puffing on the stamp once it was inked, which landed me with not one, but three cards that make me happy (hope they have the same effect on you)...




Since these will be fluttering their way to family and friends very soon, I'm adding them to the heart-warming, spirit-lifting challenge over at new-to-me Mint Owl Studio~Share the Love Event
I haven't played in Mrs. A's challenges for a while, so I'm joining her gallery at Butterfly Challenge #48~S is for Stamping.

Thanks so much for spending time with me; your visit brings me joy!

17 comments:

  1. Carol these cards are absolutely beautiful. I love those colours on the butterflies and as you have used both stamping and the colour Sapphire you will be entered twice in the challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

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  2. Gorgeous trio of cards, Carol. Your inking is stunning, and the lacy and delicate butterfly is the perfect foil for your bold sentiments. (who makes those sentiments?)

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  3. Yay!!! Love that you're playing along with the Share the Love event!!

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  4. These are beautiful cards carol...and butterflies and what a fabulous idea to ink in different inks....I remember the huff and puff technique!! Thank you so much for the lovely comments and love you have left on my blog.....you are too kind. Off for that hug mid-week next week!!

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  5. I just love this Carol, such a unique and stunning approach to our challenge. Loving th sentiments, where are they from? And thanks for joining Fusion x

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  6. Awesome! Good for you standing up for what YOU like :) These huffed bflies are fabulous

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  7. You rally captured that inspiration picture! Perfection!

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  8. Oh wow, look at those gorgeous butterflies! I'm glad you found a work around and such a spectacular looking one as well. :) I appreciate the wonderfully positive sentiments as well. I just know the recipients will be so blessed to receive any one of these beauties. You are smart to recognize what will make you happy and what will cause you frustration and create accordingly. Happy Friday to you you and have a wonderful and creative weekend! Hugs!!!

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  9. Yes, your fabulous butterflies have the same happy-making effect on me!
    Thank you and have a safe trip this weekend!

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  10. Oh, I really like these. The lacy stamp is so pretty and looks great with all the different colours. The sentiments are perfect too.
    It's good to see you at the Butterfly Challenge.

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  11. That lacy, filigree butterfly is just spectacular in those fabulous rainbow colours, Carol ... such lovely sentiments with them too ... gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  12. What a wonderful interpretation of the inspiration photo, Carol! Your filigree huffed and puffed butterflies have turned out beautifully :)

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  13. great sentiment for this beautiful card! Love when you join us at Fusion Carol! :)

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  14. Wow these are gorgeous!! Such an intricate image and love how you combined all the different colours on the stamp. Your so clever!!!!

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  15. Great design, Carol--love the look of your butterflies!

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  16. Your butterflies are absolutely gorgeous, Carol! I love how you blended the colors and your sentiments are just perfect!

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  17. What gloriously colorful beauties, Carol. Who needs watercolor when you can make butterflies like these by huffing and puffing.

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