Friday, August 2, 2019

CAS Watercolour August 2019 - COLORFUL BUTTERFLIES

Hello friends.  I am happy to be hosting this months challenge at CAS Watercolour and we are looking for COLORFUL BUTTERFLIES.  


Butterflies come in so many colors, but we usually see only one or two colors on the butterflies.  This month I would like to see more than one color on your butterfly...in fact the sky is the limit, so use as many colors as your heart desires and let's flood the gallery with COLOR!

I hadn't used my Brusho's in a while, so I added Cobalt Blue, Purple, & Leaf Green to one panel, and Fuchsia & Orange on another panel and then spritzed with lots of water!  Before I added the Brusho's though, I used my Versamark pad and a SSS Outline Butterflies background stamp, and then heat embossed with white.  Once I added the Brusho's and water the outlines of the butterflies showed through.  Here's the 1st one...



I used just a portion of the colored panel and framed it out using MFT's Peek-A-Boo Stitched Rectangle Die.  Here's a closer up so you can see the design and color better:


Aren't the blues, greens, purples, and a touch of yellow (it's part of the Leaf Green Brusho's) pretty together?!  The sentiment is from PTI's Bitty Butterflies as is the tiny butterflies I added for a little dimension.


Here's the card using the orange & fuchsia Brusho's together...I love the way this one came out too!  


Here's another close up so you can see the colors better...I just LOVE orange and pink together!!  This sentiment is also from PTI's Bitty Butterflies and the small die cut butterfly is from Gina Marie Designs.

So now it's your turn to create some COLORFUL BUTTERFLIES!  Check out all the beautiful inspiration from the DT and our special GD Amy, and then play along right HERE.  Remember to keep your card CAS and to use some form of Watercolouring.  This challenge is open till the 24th.

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


19 comments:

  1. now you tell me... how am I to resist?? OH my gracious they are both so beautiful, Marcia!
    [Think I could convince all of those butterflies your team made to fly my way?? LOL and wouldn't you think I'd already own them???]
    Count me IN ... wish I could send you each one of the 148 we've bloomed so far this year! xx
    =]

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  2. The soft blue, green and yellow is so soothing and sweet. But the orange and fuchsia is like a party in the frame! Great challenge my friend and beautiful cards!

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  3. WOW Marcia, these are incredible! The colors for your background with the white butterflies are beautiful. Amazing cards!

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  4. Wow, two beautiful cards. Love the colors on each one and the white embossed butterflies look perfect on them.

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  5. Gorgeous heat embossed and watercolored with Brushos very colorful butterflies backgrounds, Marcia. Loved both your beautiful CAS card designs...equally! Love how you added the sweet white butterflies for embellishment and your wonderful sentiments. TFS and hosting a colorful and fun challenge. Hugs..Nancy

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  6. Two gorgeous and colourful butterfly card Marcia... love those bright Brushos backgrounds and that's a super stamp, Robyn

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  7. Wow! Your cards are stunning! I adore the colours on the first one and the sentiment is so perfect...

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  8. Like how you heat embossed in white with a b'flies b'grd. stamp -- combined with the colorful brushos, everything POPS. Great look.

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  9. Both of these cards are wonderful. I love the colors and the card designs.

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  10. Two gorgeous cards Marcia, I love the first with those fantastic blues and perfect frame :)

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  11. Two amazing cards Marcia! LOVE the colour combinations you've used with your brushos over top of the beautiful white embossed butterflies. Gorgeous creations, my friend! Great challenge!! xx

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  12. These are 2 very wonderful cards. This is one of my favourite techniques, it is particularly effective in white, I will have to try it. Thanks for the inspiration xx

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  13. Beautiful, Marcia ... both of them! One soft and delicately dreamy ... the other rich and full of fluttery energy! Love the addition of the tiny butterfly on each frame ... such a lovely touch! Hugs, Anita :)

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  14. Stunning cards! I think I might have to case these:) Thanks for the inspiring theme!

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  15. Both butterfly cards are amazing, Marcia! I love them! The color mix of brushos is gorgeous and the emboss resist technique worked perfectly to show off the beautiful butterflies. Adding the white die-cut butterflies to the frames is a really wonderful finishing touch!
    Hideko xx

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  16. Your cards are beautiful, Marcia. That background stamp worked well with the Brushos to make colorful butterfly panels.

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  17. Wow both cards are amazing, full of colour and so very pretty. The heat embossing with the brusho's on both cards look so eye catching Marcia. Extra loving the vibrancy of the second one....but of course no favourites LOL x The gallery is going to look so pretty with your fun and colourful challenge x

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  18. Wow! These are gorgeous! The background and the embossing is so pretty. I've never seen this done before. I have lots to catch up on so I'll just say here that I've enjoyed catching up on all your posts and gorgeous creations. Sending you hugs my friend.

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  19. Gorgeous, Marcia! Your embossing is so pretty and I love the wonderful colors. Adding a tiny butterfly to each card is the perfect touch.

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