Saturday, 21 April 2012

Watercolour Butterflies for Tuesday Trigger

Hello!

Before I begin, just a little advice: Not a good idea to have your glass of wine near your computer or keyboard. Keyboards don't work very well (or at all) after they've been doused in wine... just saying! 

I'm now using my husband's ancient, dusty, old keyboard that takes a 100kg of force to press the keys down... but at least I can type, LOL!

So back to regular programming. The Tuesday Trigger this week had me thrilled. This is the beautiful trigger:
Isn't it beautiful?

For my card, I had a play with a few different ideas, and then I decided that I would try to incorporate the dreamy watercolour effect into a more CAS style that is more "me". I'm really happy with this card. I feel like I reflected the trigger but maintained my own style.
The butterflies are watercoloured with Derwent Inktense pencils (Fuschia and Tangerine). I then sprayed them with champagne shimmer mist. I'm not sure you can see that well in these photos.  I used PTI Turning a New Leaf in SU! Certainly Celery to create a little background. The sentiment is a mixture of PTI Pretty Peonies and Think Big Favorites #12, stamped in SU! Soft Suede. The card base is PTI Vintage Cream.

This is a close up of those butterflies. I punched the butterflies (using SU! Butterfly punch) before colouring. I like the way the colour soaked into the edges of the cuts. I used watercolour paper for the butterflies.
Thanks for dropping by!

Michelle
xxx


35 comments:

Cassandra said...

Absolutely perfect!! But what a waste of good wine, doesn't matter about the keyboard.

Elaine said...

WOW stunning Michelle what a fab card and how close to the photo it is genius !! Hugs Elaine

Wishcraft said...

Oh this is so pretty! Love how you've coloured the butterflies, they look gorgeous :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Michelle said...

such a delightful, delicate card!

Sue said...

Breathtaking card. . . .just gorgeous!

VanessaB said...

that's really beautiful!! :)

Jenny said...

The watercoloured butterflies are a perfect nod to the pretty pattern on the dress, a beautiful card Michelle :0)
Jenny x

carefree creations said...

Beautiful! Those watercolored butterflies are awesome!

kingstonmama said...

Lovely, Michelle. Your butterflies are so pretty. Ann

Marie said...

Beautiful, stunning and gorgeous!

Jen W. said...

Really really gorgeous and you totally achieved your goal of reflecting the Trigger and staying true to your style. :)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow, I love this gorgeous creation ! The colours and the watercolor technique that you used on the butterflies are wonderful. Thx for stopping in at my blog, have a great day ! Shirley

Suzanne Russell said...

You certainly nailed the challenge and maintained your fabulous style! I love how this turned out using the watercolor paper!
Thanks for the heads-up regarding the problem with my blog link-I tried to fix it, but to no success. Thanks for your sweet and encouraging comments!

Sabr said...

Definitetly a dreamy effect! Beautiful card!

angelabranon said...

I love your butterfly flowers.

Linda Beeson said...

Oh how I love those butterflies! Just plain PRETTY!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Very beautiful card and take on the TT! The butterflies are divine and I love the green leaves. TFS

Cath said...

Hey Michelle! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is so pretty! I love the shape of those butterflies and the shimmer is such a pretty touch! Congrats on your TT!

Jen W. said...

Whoop whoop on your TT!! So awesome! :)

cheiron said...

Gorgeous butterflies! So soft and pretty. Congrats on your TT!

Robin K. said...

Congrats on your TT! Love the dreamy quality of your butterflies!

Frozenstamper said...

Congrats on your TT! Beautiful butterflies!

Aixa M. said...

So pretty and delicate... Congrats on winning TT!

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

This is beautiful!! Great work. You deserved the TT!

Suzanne Russell said...

Congrats on the TT honor! No surprise to me! :)

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous card Michelle - CONGRATS on the TT :) :) :)

N@ said...

so soft and lovely! bravo for the tt spot

Skye said...

Congratulations. A lovely card, beautifully soft colour

suzARTe said...

This card is really beautiful, I just love it. Congrats on your TT spot, you had to be one of the winners :)

maria f. said...

Wow. So lovely and delicate. The green touch adds so much.

Teresa Zuehls said...

Congrats on being a TT!

bjmartin said...

Love the beautiful softness of the butterflies!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Congrats on your Tuesday Trigger win! It's a wonderfully soft and feminine card!

Becca Sadler said...

Wow! Your card creation for the Tuesday Trigger is definitely worth the win! Kudos!!!! Tremendous creativity!