Wednesday, May 16, 2018

CAS Watercolour May 2018 Reminder - RAINBOW

Hello friends.  Just a friendly reminder that this month's RAINBOW challenge at CAS Watercolour is still open until the 24th.

If you haven't had a chance to play along yet, and still need some more inspiration, the DT is here to help out with some more FABULOUS ideas for you!  Click HERE to check them out!

Here's what I came up with:

I know butterflies aren't really rainbow colored, but how pretty is this little butterfly (AliExpress die) with ALL the colors of the rainbow on him?!  I started with my ink cubes again and smooshing them into an acrylic block, and then using a paint brush and water, added all the colors to my 110lb cardstock one at a time and drying with my heat tool in between each color.  After die cutting the butterfly, I dipped the edges into some Versamark and added some silver embossing powder to add a little more shine to his wings...I know, I know, as if he wasn't colorful enough all ready!  But artistic license and all that, right??! :0)

For my background I used one of the 4 dies that comes in a Tim Holtz set called Mixed Media to get that honeycomb look in the upper left corner, and then finished my card with a silver embossed sentiment from Catherine Pooler's Faithful Flutterings set.  I think butterflies are a beautiful image to use in sympathy cards...a simple reminder that life isn't over, but just a CHANGE of address!

Again, you have until the 24th to play along with this month's RAINBOW challenge, so get ALL those colors and your paintbrushes out and play along with us...we'd LOVE to see your work in the gallery right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


  1. Gorgeous rainbow colors for your beautiful die cut butterfly. I think the silver heat embossing really frames the butterfly nicely and brings the colors altogether. A wonderful touch. The corner die cut adds such wonderful texture and interest too. TFS Marcia. Hugs..

  2. What a nice thought for a sympathy card, Marcia. I love, love, love your rainbow butterfly especially with the silver embossed edges! I'm going to remember that and try it myself! The die cut corner makes a perfect background! Awesome card, my friend!

  3. Marcie, your butterfly is stunning, the simplicity is so perfect for a sympathy card.

  4. Gorgeous rainbow butterfly Marcia. Adding the silver embossing on the edges takes it up a notch ... really beautiful with the colours and a bit of shine. So pretty with the honeycomb cut-out background. xx

  5. I adore the honeycomb corner die cutting with the fabulous multi coloured butterfly Marcia. A delightful card. x

  6. Great that you got all the colours of the rainbow onto the one butterfly and doesn't it look good with the silver embossing. Wonderful card x

  7. love how you interpreted the theme colours into your butterfly...beautiful card Marcia....
    xx Karen

  8. Wow, I never thought of coloring a butterfly with rainbow colors. How creative you are, Marcia! This is so pretty!! I love you heat-embossed the edges in silver. It gives shine and definition to the butterfly. Hideko xx


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