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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Butterflies & Postcards

Hello! I am back with another card.  I was playing around with a new Butterfly Post collage stamp from DarkRoom Door to create a card for the Fashionable Stamping Challenge of Anything Goes!
and for the Moxie Fab World The Wonder of Watercolor Challenge.


 The stamp provides the sweetest grid pattern with a mix of butterflies and postcards. 

































I stamped the image using Ranger Archival black ink.  I then had fun coloring each grid with a combination of greens, oranges, yellows and blues using STAEDTLER watercolor pencils.  I softened the effect with a waterbrush. After everything dried I used an exacto knife to cut the wings of the butterfly up to let them float.

I added a No. 36 on the side from the DarkRoom Door Vintage Office set.  This would be a perfect birthday card for someone turning 36. :)

Have a lovely day!

Suzz

27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, love the distressed edges and the images are gorgeous. Love your tie card below too. Tracy x

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  2. This is beautiful - what a stunning card x

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  3. Wonderfull card- the images are wonderful and love the colors and distressing adds a great touch!

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  4. Wonderful stamp (more for the wish list) and I love what you've done with it. Lovely colouring and great idea for the wings.

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  5. Please don't ever stop using butterflies and flowers for your cards, Suzz! They are always your best work! This grid card is amazing - colored so beautifully and love the awesome dimension of the wings!

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  6. So pretty. Love the postcard/butterfly combo and that you popped up the butterflies.

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  7. What a beautiful flight of butterflies!

    Sally

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  8. oh wow wow wow.. I can tell you that I really adore your style! I have to visit more often!

    xxx
    FROEBELSTERNCHEN FROM AUSTRIA

    ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY
    MOO-MANIA-CHALLENGE

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  9. Gorgeous, glowing colours - almost like stained glass - and the cutting out of the wings is simply brilliant!
    Alison x

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  10. WOW!! What a stunning card. I love the color you used here..

    Hugs~

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  11. Woooow, your card is stunning! Beautiful colouring and I love the dimension of the cut out wings!
    So lovely to see you playing with us at the FSC again! Best wishes, Asia x

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  12. This is absolutely beautiful and I love the 3D look of the butterflies against the exquisite colored bkgd!

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  13. This is beautiful, I love your floaty wings,
    Rosie x

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  14. thee are just so beautifully coloured. Love the way you lifted the wings.

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  15. A beautiful creation, love all the butterflies. Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

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  16. Oooooh how wonderful is this card !!!! Great artwork Suzanne !

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  17. Your card is gorgeous. Love those torn edges and butterflies.

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  18. Fabulous stamping and colouring Suzanne. Thank you for sharing your work with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    hugs {Brenda} x0x

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  19. Sue those butterflies look as if they have just landed! Your coloring and eye for detail is amazing! Gorgeous creation and the white layers add such an elegant feel! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

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  20. Hey Suzanne! Thanks for linking this up to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  21. Gorgeous card....you do such fab work....

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