Friday, February 23, 2018

Coffee Butterflies...Inkspirational Challenge #155~Photo Inspiration

Hello,

Hope you're having a great weekend; hard to believe that the Olympics are coming to a finale! What will I watch now? How about nothing...I have cards to make *grin*

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #155~Photo Inspiration. Two of my favourite things featured here: hot, black coffee and butterflies...



We're fortunate to have Guest Designer, Lula, joining us for this challenge; her mixed media project is breath-taking!

My cards were inspired by sweet, talented Ksenija's post (Sweet Kobylkin) where she shares her 1 Stamp/3 Ways techniques and ideas. I didn't go so far as to make three cards or set a 'limiting condition' as she did but doing so is an exercise I aim to embark on very soon. Such clever ways to stretch stamps and fuel the creativity sparks.

Both cards feature my 'dab here/dab there' ink stamping (Memento Dewdrops) of one of the lovely images from Concord & 9th's Butterfly Beauties


Same stamp and colours here, with an overlay from Butterfly Card Dies and sentiment from All Year Long.


Please visit my teammates to see their fabulous interpretations and, if you have a moment, leave them some love...

Coffee, butterflies, colours, layout...what will inspire YOU? 
Looking forward to seeing your creativity in the gallery!

Also sharing at:

Allsorts Challenge #456~I Spy Something Beginning with *B* - Butterfly

Mod Squad Challenge~Animal Fun

Sweet Stampers Challenge #17~Things with Wings

Thank you for dropping by!


15 comments:

sandie said...

This is gorgeous, love the soft look and the odd splatters-fab card x

~amy~ said...

These are both beautiful Carol! Such a fun challenge!

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous! The inspiration photo made me want to like coffee. Such a lovely butterfly in the middle of the brew. How do they do that?? LOL The cards are equally beautiful. Oh my, the colors are wonderful and I really like how you dabbed the ink pad to get that organic coloring effect. The brown card with the colors peeking through is very striking. Wonderful work, my friend! Hugs!

Nonni said...

Beautiful blend of colors, Carol! I have this same stamp set but find it difficult to use for some reason... Your cards have made me think I really must try again! :)

Carole said...

Oh my what wonderful butterflies...I guess the flu had flown you have been so busy!

Anita in France said...

A duo of deliciousness, Carol ... these are both gorgeous! I'm especially taken with the first, it's so dreamy and delicate! Hugs, Anita :)

Marina said...

Two beautiful cards and I'm glad I zoomed in to see the textured effect and the dab here method works beautifully!

Wendy L said...

Both so pretty, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

Barbara Derksen said...

Hmmm I’ll have to try this dab here dab there as it certainly achieves a lush and lavish look to your butterfly. Such nice shades you used.

Kuni said...

Lovely card.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge and i hope to see you again.
Hugs
Kuni

Susan Sieracki said...

This card is beautiful. Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Mod Squad Challenge.

Susanne Vargas said...

These cards are fabulous! Love the color combo!

Kylie said...

oh wow! I love these, Carol. I must say that the first is my favourite. I love the little watercoloured splats to compliment the butterfly. Gorgeous! xx

Jo Manna said...

Love the softness of your first butterfly card, the colour combo is truly complimentary and adds so much interest. The simple pierced edge of the card base adds to the elegance too. Great inspiration xx

Cathy said...

Beautisful cards, love these warm colours, Cathy x