Birds on a wire for Addicted to CAS #91
Poppies... Just Because

Big Bold Butterfly for Paper Players # 301

Hi Everyone.

Happy Sunday.

It's the fabulous Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a great sketch for us:

I was initially tempted to use some DSP as the vertical element, but decided to do some stenciling instead.  Then, I needed some color inspiration and found that at Just Add Ink

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I began with the Tim Holtz wildflower, which I colored with Pear Pizazz and a mixture of the two pinks.  I colored them very lightly to give a soft background.    I then diecut a stitched square and stamped the IndigoBlu Big Bold Butterfly onto the square, focusing on the middle of the butterfly.  I colored the butterfly with the green, yellow and pinks.  I then finished it off with some Wink of Stella to give it some shimmer and shine!

I mounted the square on fun foam and then placed it onto the card at a 90 degree angle.  All that was left was to add the sentiment.

If you are looking for some inspiration - just check out the fabulous cards from our design team:

On a personal note:

Off to spend some time in my crafting space and hoping I can make a few cards today, so - hopefully - I should have some cards to share with you this week.  I'm also going to take a walk around the garden to see what I can photograph!

I'll be back tomorrow with another card and some photos.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.  HJ  - thank includes you.  I hope your tennis elbow heals soon.  That's painful!



  • Stamp:  Indigoblu Big Bold Butterfly
  • Inks:  Copic Markers. Memento Black
  • Stencil: Wildflower Tim Holtz