Thursday, March 19, 2015

Butterfly Splatters

Dear Ones~
This will be a quick post today. I wanted to get this card into the Just Us Girls Challenge before the deadline. This is word week, and the word is "splatters".

Here's my card:

For this card I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint and Wild Honey. I rubbed the inks on an acrylic block and picked up the color with a super wet paint brush to create the splatter on watercolor paper. WHAT A MESS - paint went everywhere!!!!! When I liked how it looked, I stamped the butterfly with Aged Mahogany and spread the color with a brush. You can't see it very well in the photo, but after the whole thing dried I splattered it with gold paint. Then I stamped the greeting on vellum and heat embossed it with brown embossing powder.

Here are the ingredients:
GKD Ivory and Tomato Soup Card Stock
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Distress Inks:
Aged Mahogany
Peeled Paint
Wild Honey
GKD Take Flight Stamp Set
Greeting is from a GKD Grab Bag
Fine Tech Gold Paint

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments. Think spring, my friends!!


  1. Well the mess is everywhere but your card, this is just glorious! I love the colors, I love the splatters, I love that big beautiful butterfly. YOWZA! This card has it all....and some yummy Vellum too! Well Done!!!

  2. It's a beauty for sure! Even thou it was a mess you did an amazing job ! Love the butterfly and the added vellum ! Your card goes well with your blog background! Fabulous! Hugs

  3. This is lovely! That butterfly is gorgeous and your colors are stunning! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  4. Judy, this is gorgeous! I love your splattered background in those colors. Your butterfly is beautiful the way you spread the paint for a watercolor look and the flecks of gold. Glad you got this one in and played with us this week at JUGS!

  5. Absolutely love the wonderful colors and the beautiful card you created with those spatters. I love the butterfly the way you made it too! So gorgeous!

  6. Gorgeous!! Especially the butterfly. Love the colors in the splattered background. I hope you think the mess was well worth it because I sure do.....but I didn't have to clean it up lol

  7. Love your background and the beautiful butterfly. I never think to use vellum. I need to put it where I can see it. It adds so much without taking from the background,

  8. Love it! Very effective and love the colors you used for it!

  9. So glad you got messy too with this challenge Judy because the result is so worth it. Truly beautiful splatters fabulous colours and that butterfly is simply amazing. WOW! Sorry I didn't get to comment earlier as I have been out of town.

  10. This card got past me Judy! Glad I stopped by to see what you've been up to! Love the background!

  11. Oh, I can almost picture the mess as I have done that so many times, too. It turned out so beautifully - it was more than worth the clean up! I'm glad you used a touch of gold here and there, as well. Love the angled vellum sentiment - this card is so hot right now, it's SMOKIN'!!!!!

  12. It may have been a real mess when you created it, but now it's a beautiful card that looks like you spent hours making it! Gorgeous butterfly and background!
    I love your little kitty at the bottom with his big peepers watching me as I type this :)