Friday, 6 May 2016

Lavender Butterfly for Polkadoodles

Hello peeps, hope you are well.


It's time for a new challenge at Polkadoodles - the theme for the next fortnight  is 'Things with Wings'.

My Lavender Tea Collection stamps arrived last weekend so I was dying to have a play with them. I started by stamping 'butterfly wings' (i.e. one of the petal stamps) and some flower stems onto watercolour card.


I then 'coloured' them in with Pebeo drawing gum, wet the card thoroughly and painted on some Cobalt Blue brusho paint for the sky and Olive Green for the ground.


I added some Violet splodges where the flower heads would go then rubbed off the gum and coloured the butterfly in with sprinkles of Purple.

For the body of the butterfly I stamped the stamen twice onto a separate piece of paper and cut it out.

The sentiment was printed from the Lemonade Fizz CD Rom and cut up before scribbling an outline with a fineliner pen.


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Crafting from the Heart #110 Anything Goes (Always)
Pile It On  #107 - Garden Creatures
Craftin Desert Divas In The Garden
Dream Valley Challenges #130 - All Creatures Great and Small
Deep Ocean Challenge #128: Flowers everywhere
A Bit More Time to Craft  #19 Anything Goes
Penny Black and More  Anything Goes with Stamping 

Live & Love Crafts Challenge  #47 Blossoms &/or Butterflies  
Quirky Crafts #5 April Showers bring Quirky May Flowers

Thanks for stopping by,

Katrina x

17 comments:

  1. A fabulous background and butterfly - I love the sentiment too.
    Kath x

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  2. Lovely card Katrina. I really like the colours, Jane :) x

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  3. Love the vibrancy of the colors - this is so very pretty. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

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  4. Katrina this is just gorgeous. Beautiful vibrant butterfly. I loved seeing how it came together in your pictures.

    Thanks for sharing in our 'All creatures great and small' challenge.

    Lin
    Dream Valley

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  5. Adore everything and if it needs a home ... x

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  6. Fabulous!!! This card is stunning!! Thank you for sharing the process of this card and thank you for joining us for the Craftin Desert Divas "In the Garden" Linky Party!!

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  7. A really pretty floral creation Kat and lovely blend of colours.

    It's lovely to see you at Penny Black and More again, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

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  8. This is fantastic!
    Xoxo Olga

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  9. wow you are so good at these. I just can't get to grips with the stamping. Mine look pants in comparison. Fab job!

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  10. Love your canvas and love your sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Quirky Crafts challenge blog.

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  11. Gorgeous work, loving all the colours and inking.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More May challenge and good luck x Susan x

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  12. Hi Katrina,

    Beautiful little scene you've created and I love the wording. Thanks for joining LLC and including both blossoms and a butterfly on your creation!

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

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Katrina xx