Thursday, June 30, 2016

Butterflies...(of course!)...Muse Challenge #172~Jenni Murray, CASology Week #204~Row, CAS(E) this Sketch #178

Hello,

Quick post from me this morning...and be warned:  butterflies are back! Major back (and we're not just talking about today *grin*)

I'm completely smitten by and crushing over the inspiration card Jenni created for Muse Challenge #172:



Clean, simple, butterflies...three butterflies. Resist? Not likely!

I used one of my umpteen hundred epic failure water-colour backgrounds to transform into die cut butterflies...(Marie, if you're reading, I've *finally* learned to keep the messes!).


which, when I arranged them also fit into CASology Week #204~Row.


I couldn't stop at just one card, so here's yet another for CAS(E) this Sketch #178



Okay...off to work. Done at noon...you'll hear me cheering!

So glad you spent part of your day with me; your visit brings me immense joy!


32 comments:

Kim S said...

Sadly, I haven't learned to keep my watercolor messes - but you've inspired me! These are wonderfully soft and lovely!

Petra Swart said...

Your beautiful butterflies for sure does not look as if it was cut from watercolour 'messes' - they look fabulous!!!! Both your cards are wonderful CAS creations!!!! The soft colours are simply beautiful!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Darnell J Knauss said...

These are both stunning, Carol! Your first is a brilliant CASE of Jenni's jem and your second is brilliant for CTS. I'm predicting winners!! I'm cheering with you as you finish up!! Hugs, Darnell

Charlene said...

Stunning cards Carol! I hope you have a wonderful 4th!!!!

Wiebke Kommerell said...

Carol, your CAS-style is amazing! Love the soft look of your designs.
Greetings from Wiebke (KomMa-designed)

Taunya Butler said...

These cards are SO PERFECT for the challenges you have made them for - so cool and soft and way pretty!! Each card features such loveliness and I think you are amazing!!! Have a happy day!!

Bobby said...

I'm glad to see your butterflies back, Carol. and the watercolored paper you cut them from was not a failure. You used it didn't you? And it's lovely.

Pam said...

So happy to see your butterflies are back. I love mine, too. love how you've used your watercolor pieces for them. Beautiful cards!

Barb Ghig said...

Totally GORGEOUS butterflies, Carol! Love both CAS designs, and your watercoloring is just beautiful! Bravo for saving your 'messes' :)
May I ask which company makes these dies?

Pop's Cards said...

These are so pretty I never thought of keeping my messes to make a die cut, top tip that I will save mine from now on :0) I love butterflies and these are fabulous hugs Pops x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely soft colored bflies - excellent cards~ :)

Jeanne said...

You can post butterflies any old time you want, Ms. C! You do gorgeous work with them. :) And they plain old make me smile. Your watercolored beauties are delightful. I am SO happy for you that you made it to the end of the year and I hope you have safe travels!! Big, huge squishy hugs to you!

Leigh Penner said...

These are both so beautiful, Carol!

Chrissy Larson said...

Gorgeous!

Marilyn said...

Lovely cards colored beautifully. Wonderful interpretation of Jenni's card.

Lucille K said...

Such pretty colored butterflies, love your take on the inspiration card at Muse :)

Shelly said...

Such beautiful butterflies and cards!

Susanne Vargas said...

Yay, your butterflies are back! And they are so pretty in pastel! Isn't it satisfying to turn experiments into something beautiful?
Have a wonderful weekend!

Joyce said...

Two fantastic cards, and what great use you made of those backgrounds that you thought were fails. You have turned them into works of art. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Geri said...

"Epic failure"....are you kidding me? My eyes see soft, beautiful colors, perfectly blended and given some wings to fly.... Perfect sentiment - it seems to mimic the shape of the butterflies!

Your second card made my heart flutter! The colors are so soft and pretty! The stunning CAS design with THE PERFECT choice of sentiment sends this card flyin' high with the butterflies!

Kim Heggins said...

Two amazing cards Carol...just love your gorgeous butterflies!

Jenni's Jems said...

My watercolouring is epic fails usually too ... but you have turned round yours beautifully in fact you've inspired me to try again ! x

Ardyth said...

So great to see you at Muse this week! Love the pretty, soft butterflies and how you adapted the design to make another one!

Melissa L. said...

So very pretty, Carol. Soft and lovely.

Brenda said...

I'm late to the party Carol, but here non the less. lol I loved Jenni's beautiful card too and I love your take on it! Now you make me want to get my butterflies out and give it a go. lol Your watercoloring looks great, so soft and pretty. My watercoloring gets to bold and not what I want at times. Your second card is equally fabulous! Love the sketch and your take on it. Hope you are out of school now and can enjoy the rest of summer! Hugs, Brenda

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Never a failure, just an opportunity! And you used it well - awesome card!

Karen Mead said...

Love both your cards Carol and the soft colours are so pretty:) xx

Sherrie M. said...

Gorgeous colored butterflies! So sweet. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week.

Emily E said...

I love the soft tones of your butterflies they are so pretty!

Anita in France said...

These are both so lovely, Carol, soft and so pretty ... I especially love the second ... those splatters add such a gorgeous sense of movement to that beautiful butterfly! Hugs, Anita :)

Aileen Ryan said...

Both of these cards are beautiful, love the softness of the butterflies and the butterflies you used.

Greta said...

Both are beautiful, but I really love the second one!