Monday, 9 October 2017

Spicy Butterflies

I have a couple of clean & simple cards to share today following the 'Hot & Spicy' colour theme of this week's Less is More Challenge. I started by smooshing some Distress Inks on to watercolour paper...making a yellowish one with Scattered Straw, Wild Honey & Spiced Marmalade, and a reddish one using Fired Brick, Festive Berries & Aged Mahogany. Using my Tim Holtz/Sizzix 'Detailed Butterflies' dies, I cut the solid shapes from the yellow paper, and the intricate one from the red, then layered them up.


I mounted them on to panels of plain white card..having added a pierced border around the edge using one of my CutterBee Bugs. The sentiments are form a set that came free with a craft magazine.



Challenges for these cards:

12 comments:

Sarah Gray said...

Both of your butterflies look really vibrant in the warm colours, Helen and make great focal points against your crisp white backgrounds. Great CAS designs!

Karen Knott said...

Gorgeous CAS cards, love the rich colours and the font on the sentiments
Hugs Kaz xx

Kathyk said...

Beautiful butterflies and loving the detailing around the image panel edges

Kathyk

Keti's Projects said...

What a beautiful cards. Great use of TH dies. I love these butterflies. Hugs, Keti

Janette said...

These are both simply gorgeous CAS cards, love them and thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

Henry said...

Both of your cards are so beautiful!!! I really like your classic and clean style. Very nice:)Henry

Trina P. said...

Your hot and spicy colour butterflies are beautiful. They look so crisp and clean against all that wonderful white space. A fabulous CAS card, Helen. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More.

downrightcrafty said...

loving your smooshing the colours are so warming and a great card
hugs Kate x

Brawny said...

Stunning cards x

Susan said...

Such a pretty card. Terrific take on the challenge. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Sharon said...

Wonderful smooshing Helen and the colours really suit those butterflies. The pierced border is such a lovely touch and the oodles of clear, clean white space is perfect for us at Less is More. Thanks for letting us see these beautiful cards xx

Amy Seigler said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors and butterflies!