Saturday, 23 January 2016

Butterflies, birds and blossoms

I had a couple of days off last week and got all my housework done and some spring cleaning, so I had a nice free day today.  Too dark, dreary and drizzly to go anywhere else but my craft room!

Card 1:

This card is based on Tracey's card over at the Muse Challenge - I used her general layout and colour theme.
My image is from Eat Cake Graphics:
1135-M Abundance (MMM - butterflies)
Coloured with watercolour pencils and clear gloss added to the butterfly wings.

Card 2:

I was late to the Tim Holtz birds party, and I don't actually use it very much though I do like it!  This card is for my brother.  I watercoloured my background - looks darker in real life.  Simon Says sentiment die, and text from Paper Smooches.  Clear gloss added to his eyes and legs.  I was tempted to add a couple of blue sequins but I thought it might be a bit too girlie!
Card 3

This card was inspired by the card over at CAS(e) this sketch ... I used these lovely stamps from Simon Says Stamp and coloured with watercolour pencils.  Clear gloss added to the flowers centres.  For my sentiment I die cut a strip using the large rectangle, and then used the same die to cut it again, kinda looks straight eh?   Green watercolour splashes to BG.

20 comments:

Wendy Batchen said...

Lovely card Lynne, thanks for sharing at Inspiration Destination. Wendy DT x

Celeste Goff said...

Three fabulous cards! Love your coloring on all three of them!

Cheryl W. said...

I'm SO IMPRESSED with all you accomplished, Lynne! They're all fabulous cards. I didn't get the Crazy Birds stamps or dies, although I like them a lot, too. I think your brother will really like his card. Those bird stamps are super for masculine cards.

ike said...

Gorgeous cards - the little girl with kitty image is adorable. :-)
Thank you for purring along at SUYP Cats Challenges :-D

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Sarah said...

What better way to recharge after spring cleaning Lynne!! These are all fabulous although the little lass with her cat and the butterflies is my favourite xx

Dotty Jo x said...

Beautiful cards, Lynne! Your colouring is gorgeous, Jo x

Neets B said...

A lovely selection of cards here. Great interpretation of Tracey's muse card, it has a lovely feel of Spring. And great watercolouring techniques in your last two cards.
Thanks so much for playing along at Muse and ATSM this week, Anita x

Jennifer Bradley said...

Beautiful card such a sweet image and love how you have kept the card CAS. Lovely bright colours. T`hanks for sharing with us in our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty . Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again. ~Jennifer DT member x

Buffy said...

A lovely selection of cards. The Tim Holts Bird is great. Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Buffy x

Karren said...

Three fabulous cards! Love the Muse card and those birds always crack me up!

Lynda said...

wow all three cards are absolutely lovely!! The colouring is perfect and your use of the sketch is spot on. Thankyou for joining us over at Try Stampin for our sketch challenge. Hope you join us again Lynda DT xx

Julie B said...

Fab trio of cards, love the flowers on the sympathy one and the fun bird on the second and the spring like theme of the first.
Thanks for playing along at ATSM and Cardz4Guyz this week. :)

Ardyth said...

Love your sweet, springtime image - so glad you joined us at Muse this week, Lynne!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lynne all three such sweet cards, lovely colouring. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Muse this week!

Susi Kelly said...

Beautiful card, lovely watercoloring and the splashes of ink are perfect!

Sharon said...

Fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz and hope to see you again really soon, good luck, Hugs Sharon DT

Leigh Penner said...

Great cards! I especially love your takes on the CTS sketch -- it's so pretty!

Sanja Grdinić said...

Love the second card a lot...
Have a great day, Lynne!

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely selection of cards.

Thanks for sharing at Fab N Funky this week.

Susan

CraftyNatalie said...

Great card. Thanks for joining in over at Creative Inspirations!
CraftyNatalie - DT