Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Papertrey July Blog Hop Challenge

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Blog Hop InspirationWhen I first saw the inspiration for the PTI July Blog Hop, my Butterfly Hope cover plate was on the table.  I haven't used it much, so decided to just use the colors & watercoloring for my inspiration. May end up making another card with Turning a New Leaf--one of my all-time favorite stamps & dies.  
Took several days to get something I was happy with, as I was trying to include the green & just didn't like it. 

The butterflies were done with several blue & gray markers & watercolors.  I wanted something else, so pulled out my unused Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolors. Oh my goodness--so gorgeous with the gold just brushed over the butterflies!  
I layered the cover plate to a piece of textured white cardstock with pink watercoloring so it would show in the open areas of the butterflies.  I really like how that turned out.  The sentiment from Tiny Tags was stamped in blue on a Soft Stone scrap, trimmed into a flag & attached to the frame.  I used the ultra fine point white Sharpie to add 3 little stitches--held my breath as I'm not a doodler--haha!  The card front was also covered with a panel of the Soft Stone--think I'll get a pack of it as it's a great neutral.  Lots of inspiration, I know--enjoy the hop!  I'm also entering HLS Anything Goes with Dies & Word Art Wednesday
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34 comments:

  1. Those butterflies are stunning! What a cool effect!

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  2. WOW...this is absolutely GORGEOUS Greta! Love the gold with all the different shades of blue for your butterflies...such a fabulous look! And perfect with the soft pink background!! Lovely, lovely card Greta!! :0)

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  3. Oh, my your butterflies shine! Beautiful take on the inspiration!

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  4. Very pretty take on the inspiration photo!

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  5. Oh, such gorgeous water colored butterflies brushed with gold!! The varying shades of blue is so pretty! Awesome card, Greta!!

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  6. Pretty watercoloring on that wonderful butterfly die cut Greta!

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  7. beautiful Greta!! i too love soft stone and need to order some also.

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  8. Greta, your card and photos are stunning! Love how you captured the shimmery effect so well. Beautiful coloring too!

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  9. I love your card, so elegant, beautiful color palette and design! Thank you for joining In the Word Art Wednesday fun! Ginny M DT

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  10. So artsy and that gold over the beautiful butterflies is gorgeous x

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  11. Butterflies are always a winner with me! Pretty card.

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  12. Greta, your butterflies are beautiful! (I also tried to incorporate green into my card and didn't like it.)

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  13. A really lovely card Greta. Your butterflies are stunning. Barbxx

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  14. wonderful card, greta... love how you used the different colors from the inspiration photo!!

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  15. Gorgeous butterflies, Greta - just love the watercolors!!

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  16. Greta these butterflies are beautiful!!! I love them! They almost look metal with the gold over the watercolors! have a great week friend!

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  17. Stunning card Greta...love your gorgeous butterflies!

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  18. I love your card and the addition of the Tambi gold on the blue and green cover plate. And the tag is really, really perfect! I love it!

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  19. Wowza Greta, love those fancy butterflies!! They have a look of aged metal, such a pretty patina on them. Beautifully done!

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  20. Love the watercoloring and design! Great card!

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  21. What a lovely card for the blog hop, you nailed the colors perfectly! Thanks for letting me know about the blog candy! : )

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  22. a superb card Greta. Love the touches of gold.

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  23. Oh my these are so pretty ! I love the shimmer....I keep eyeing this paint up they look so pretty.
    Hope you are having a great week :) x

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  24. Adding the touch of gold to the butterflies made them just pop. The blue and gray colors were a beautiful choice for watercolor and I love how the card turned out.

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  25. Gorgeous! I love how you colored the butterflies. I makes them look almost metal. Cool stuff!

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  26. So pretty with the gold on the butterflies.

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  27. Your shimmery butterflies are beautiful on the pink watercolor background!

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  28. Hello sweetie! It's good to see your creations again and my, this is beautiful! Love the shimmery butterflies!

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  29. Lovely shimmery butterflies Greta. That background is awesome.

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  30. That shimmer is out of this world! Beautiful die and love your inky layers. Hugs, Autumn

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  31. Oh such yummy shimmery goodness on the butterflies and I love the mottled tones of blue/grey against the pink. I've been out of town for a week and now playing catch up. Lovely to call in and see what you've been up to.

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  32. Gorgeous Card Greta..Love the butterflies..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

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  33. Such beautiful washes of colors used on your card!

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