Saturday, June 13, 2015

ATCAS #65 and The Card Concept #37

It's been one week since I was away at my grandson's wedding and I have been playing catch up with my emails ever since.  This morning I finally got through them and can get on to other things.  I feel bad for those I follow on Blogger because I haven't been on there in quite a while.  I'm trying to remedy that, too.

Yesterday I made a card for the Addicted to CAS  and The Card Concept challenges.  Both have butterflies as their inspiration.


I finally did the smooshing technique using acetate, water and Distress Inks.  After the color dried, I cut the panel with Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle, and stamped the sentiment from Penny Black.  The butterfly from PTI is embossed in Sparkle Black ep.  I wish it showed up better in the photo.  I am having better luck taking photos since we took down the big, dying pine tree in the front of the house.  Now a lot more light comes in, making the photos brighter.

Thanks for stopping by.  Your visits and comments are always appreciated.



15 comments:

  1. So beautiful, Bobby ... I see the sparkle on that delicious butterfly ... it's perfect over that simply splendid smooshed background! Way to go with your catching up ... I can so relate ... another couple of hours a day would do the trick! Anita :)

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  2. I love these colors that you smooshed for the background, Bobby! And sparkly black embossing powder sound intriguing! Thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS!

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  3. Your photo is brighter! Your smooshing watercoloring is really, REALLY pretty as the background for your sparkly black butterfly! This is a winner, Bobby! Hugs, Darnell

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  4. Oh, I love this, Bobby! It's gorgeous! What set is that sentiment from -- I really like it!

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  5. Now I wish you lived just around the corner, Bobby! I love that sentiment, too! Gorgeous card - all around gorgeous! I think this CAS style is growing on you, isn't it?
    =] Michele

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  6. Gorgeous card Bobby, the background colour is perfect with the black butterfly which adds drama and I can see sparkle! Thanks for joining The Card Concept x

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  7. Wonderful - both in sentiment and in colors used! Plus I love your design!!
    Sandy xx

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  8. Wonderful card--I love how your smooshed ink background came out. I have never gotten such a nice one. Love that beautiful butterfly too.

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  9. This is fabulous, Bobby! I love that smooshed background, it's perfect for the sparkly black butterfly.

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  10. Love your background! Isn't that technique FUN?! So pretty. Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!

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  11. The smoothing effect is beautiful with the black butterfly!

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  12. Congratulations on the wedding :-) love the colours of your card and the background is perfect for your butterfly.
    So glad you jioend us at Addicted to CAS this week
    jaydee

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  13. The sparkle shows up beautifully on my monitor! Your watercolor background is stunning - the perfect background for the majestic butterfly. Awesome sentiment! I'm thinking that I DEFINITELY NEED this stamp set!

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  14. Your background has me in jaw-dropped awe...incredibly beautiful and the perfect canvas for you stunning butterfly. I agree with Geri: I think I NEED this set, too! Behind in commenting - that's me! Aiming to make a dent in the list - and you, dear friend, are in top position. Off to your next delight...
    Hugs~c

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