Wednesday, November 11, 2015

CASEing Butterflies

Dear Ones~

The card I have for you today was made for the Challenge over at Kelly Latevola's Blog.
Her Challenge celebrates the One Year Anniversary for this series, CASEing Genius Challenge. Check out the blog to see all the details.

I decided to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) a card by Wanda Guess. She has such great style, and I loved this card in particular. Isn't it gorgeous?


So here's my take on her card:

I decided to switch it up a bit and use this beautiful butterfly die from Stampin' Up. I also chose to use bright colors for the background, which was done with the watercolor smooshing technique.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Black Onyx and Peach Belini Card Stock
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Aged Mahogany  and Wild Honey Distress Inks 
Tim Holtz Mixed Media Die from Sizzix
Stampin' Up Bold Butterfly Framelit

  The last part of the challenge asks us to nominate another talented artist to be a future genius. I have so many creative wonderful friends, it was hard to chose just one. I finally settled on Cindy Horvath.  I really love her style, she has such an eye for color and design. I encourage everyone to check out her wonderful work.

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments. We are looking forward to a little snow at the end of the week. I can't think about that right now....haha.


  1. This is glorious! Your background colors are quite beautiful, you did a wonderful job of 'smooshing' them--mine usually become muddled and end up looking like camouflage lol Those butterflies are so big, so bold, so beautiful! Oooh and excellent choice in Cindy, she's uber talented! ;)

  2. I love the bright background colors espically with the black butterflies. The way that you framed the image with more black is gorgeous too. I great CASE. I agree with your choice in Cindy. A very talented and funny card maker.

  3. OH MY Goodness! This is incredible Judy! Love that background and those bold butterflies!! I wonderful CASE! So glad you got to join in this great challenge! HUGS!

  4. Beautiful card, your watercolours are perfect and the black butterflies a brilliant finish.

  5. Wow that aged mahogany and wlild honey look fabulous together. Great case. I have that die on my wish list. I thnk it is going in my cart after seeing this. Love it.

  6. Thanks so much for sharing these lovely creations!

  7. This is gorgeous!! Love the beautiful 'smooshed' background. The colorful background and black butterflies go so well together

  8. Fabulous work my friend. I really love the colorful background and those die cut butterflies you added. The colors of the background really make those butterflies pop!

  9. This looks awesome, Judy! Love your color choices and those awesome butterflies.

  10. Wowza! I'm a huge fan on black with bright colors and those butterflies are stealing my heart. Stunning Judy!!

  11. Your card is just beautiful. I love your colorful background


  12. Beautiful job CASEing! Your background colors are beautiful and butterflies are always a winner! Great job!

  13. AWESOME case Judy. I so love the background in those bright colours and to finish off with your beautiful butterflies.