Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Challenge #63 & Make It Monday #242

Today, Jonah, Sage & I are off to a Black Belt Development Day in Miami.
Miami, Manitoba, that is. ;)

But before we go, I wanted to share the card that I made for The Challenge #63:


I love this fun sketch!
I decided to use my PTI Life is Beautiful butterflies to make my card.


I started by stamping my watercolour paper background with PTI's Text Style stamp set
in versamark and heat embossing it in white.
Then, using my watercolours, I inked up my panel.
I stamped the sentiment from Winter Woods.



I diecut my butterflies and stamped them with their coordinating stamp.
I started with the lightest colour of ink and used my MISTI to restamp it several times,
adding more ink (& eventually a darker shade) each time with a sponge.
I used Altenew's Soft Lilac & Lavender Fields, PTI's Sweet Blush & Berry Sorbet
and Altenew's Buttercream & Mango Smoothie inks.

Thanks for looking!

25 comments:

Audrey Pettit said...

What a beautiful card! I LOVE those butterflies, and love your soft watercolor background, too! I am a sucker for anything with text print. LOVE your inking technique on those butterflies. SO cool and SO pretty!

Lisa Lara said...

Such lovely spring butterflies Leigh.

Miriam Prantner said...

Lovely, and good luck!

Marcia HIll said...

Your shaded butterflies are just lovely Leigh and I love your background too! Beautiful card!! :0)

victoria h said...

beautiful card Leigh

~amy~ said...

perfect spring time card Leigh!

lainey said...

Leigh, this card is so soft and delicate looking. I like the embossed background with the watercolor. Wonderful.

Broni said...

This is beautiful, Leigh! I love the sherbet-like colors you used!! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge this week!

Kathy Mc said...

One can never go wrong with butterflies, and your sponged ones are gorgeous. Great idea using a text-style, white embossed background with a watercolor wash. Beautifully done and enjoy your Miami getaway. :)

Jeni Jenne said...

Oh my goodness, Leigh, I love your card! Beautiful ink blending! Beautiful colors!

Kathryn A said...

Beautiful, gradient butterflies, and I love your water-coloured background!

Patti said...

Hi Leigh,

Your sponge stamping is so pretty!! I found this technique a bit harder than it looked in the video but yours are flawless!! I might NEED those butterflies! : )

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Patti

Celeste Goff said...

This is just gorgeous Leigh!

Diane Jaquay said...

Gorgeous, Leigh, love the softly colored butterflies and your take on the sketch is spot on! Thank you for playing along at The Challenge!

Cindy Boney said...

The background is so beautiful! It makes your butterflies pop! Lovely take on this challenge!!

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Love the soft colors and the Text Style script in the background is absolutely perfect!!

Lisa said...

Bet the three of you had a great time!! Your card is just lovely!!

Anita in France said...

Soft, pretty and so delicate, Leigh ... those fluttery butterflies are just lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Challenge! Anita :)

Karen B. said...

ålways amazed at your soft creations.

Lesley said...

So stunning!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

So pretty, Leigh! Such a beautiful palette for spring, and I love your watercolor backdrop! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Challenge!

Helen F. said...

Leigh, your card is so lovely! It reminded me to post mine :-) I used the Butterfly cover plate and sponged inks in similar way.
PS: Please stop by my blog to read about a fun new challenge starting soon! http://handmadecardsbyhelen.blogspot.com

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the emboss resist background. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous, Leigh! I need to go dig out my text style! Love it with the watercolor background!

Lynn said...

I hope the training went well! Love the spectrum of colors Leigh.