Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Another name for Butterfly is Papillon

I'm just under the wire on a couple of challenges.  But I think I'm going to make it if I type fast.



Play Date Cafe had some beautiful colors last week.  The challenge will close in a few hours and I'm so glad I got this in.  I haven't played with them in so long.  I always intend to, but somehow don't quite get to it.  I'm so glad I got to use these beautiful colors.


I used Pool Party, Island Indigo and Daffodil Delight.


The Less is More challenge is a One Layer Card week and the theme is



Three of anything that is, three colours, three images, three stamps, three words, the number three....it's up to you, but don't forget the white space, a simple design and just one layer!

I used three colors of ink for the splotches.  Oops, I'll bet this will be thrown out because of the black. Is black a color?  Probably, but it's not a spotch!  I guess I could say that I used 3 large rhinestones.  But that may be stretching it a bit.


The One Layer Wednesday challenge was over at Simplicity last week.


This week's OLW is to make a birthday card with LOTS of bling.  Your bling may be rhinestones or glitter or other shiny things!


For me this is a lot of bling with 3 large rhinestones and 4 small.


And last but not least is the CASology challenge.  This is the second week of this challenge.




Do you see my happy?  I'm so happy that I'm going to get these all in under the wire.  I've had the idea brewing for a couple of days and sometimes the ideas and creating time don't necessarily come together. 


All supplies are Stampin' Up!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Jet Black StazOn, Re-inkers (Pool Party, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight)
Paper:  Shimmery White
Other:  Aqua Painter, Basic Rhinestones, Corner Rounder Punch

Now to get over to the Play Date Cafe before they close the door. 


Thanks so much for stopping by.  


Enjoy!


40 comments:

Cynthia said...

Bonnie, you have made many gorgeous cards, but this one may well be my favorite. I. LOVE. THIS. CARD. Your "splotches" are gorgeous! The butterfly is beautiful and the bits of bling are perfect. WOW. Love, love, love!!!!

mab822 said...

Very pretty!

jimlynn said...

Bonnie, this is stunning - but I MUST find out how you did that!!! So pretty with the ink done like that and of course the butterfly is just perfect. Gorgeous card.
Lynn

Rosemary said...

gorgeous, gorgeous card!! thanks for playing along with CASology!!

Benzi said...

I like this a lot, Bonnie. The splotched colors are fabulous.
I'm happy you made it with the challenges. No stress, huh?

Jenny @ I-dream-in-paper.blogspot.co.uk said...

Bonnie, this is gorgeous. How on earth did you do those beautiful splotches - they are so perfect. Jenny

Susie said...

Quite beautiful.

shirley-bee said...

Ooh, I love the watercolour effect on this card!

Elaine said...

Love your splotches of colour - very cheerful!

Kathyk said...

Love this!

Kathyk

Victoria said...

These colours are stunning together! It's such an awesome effect and the butterfly looks great over the top. A real WOW card!

Beverley said...

Love this card, so spontaneous & happy.

Ardyth said...

Wow! I love this dramatic card - the watercolouring is so beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

librariane said...

Very pretty! Love the bling.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Bonnie, it is SO good to see you playing with us this week at PDCC! I love those ink splotches. They're perfectly done. It's such a perfect CAS card! Thanks for making time to play with us. :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHHH! I love love love this card--LOVE the inks and the design! AMAZING:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

Laura said...

Fab card, lovely colours.

Susan said...

Bonnie, this is beautiful. I love how you did the background - it makes the card a work of art. And it is one of my favourite colour combinations too.

Scrapmate said...

Great background.

Mynnette said...

This is gorgeous!!! Your water coloring is fabulous and I LOVE your beautiful butterfly!!! I hope to see you join in the fun at Technique Tuesday as well--I'd love to see your creation for this month's challenge! :)

Melissa said...

Beautiful!! Love the watercolor look of this and that butterfly is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week! :)

Chrissie said...

I love how those colours smooch into each other!
Super Bonnie!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Tracey McNeely said...

Bonnie this is such a happy card, I love the background. Thank you so much for joining us at CASology this week!

kingstonmama said...

Bonnie, this is gorgeous. I just love your streaks of color behind that beautiful butterfly. Love this! Ann Y.

Susan said...

I really love how the colors blend together. I love the splotchy look and have wanted to try something like this. Absolutely beautiful!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Phew, girl, I was sweating for you!! I love those colors, too, and missed this challenge; so glad you didn't! You nailed them all. (I think black is a neutral, no?) So you're good as far as I'm concerned!

Aileen said...

I love your watercolour splotches Bonnie. They suit the butterfly so well.

I'm on catch up after our hols so glad I didn't miss this one!

Aileen x

Linda said...

This is stunning. I love your vibrant colour combo, the butterfly really stands out. xx

Carol said...

Love, Love, LOVE the watercolor splotches, Bonnie! So colorful and bright and a perfect background for that beautiful butterfly!

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous, Bonnie! The watercolouring gives your simple design so much movement. Love it! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Doris said...

WOW!!!! This is FABULOUS! Please tell us how you did those beautiful splotches!

Aimee's Creative Stamping said...

I love this technique Bonnie and you did an awesome job with it!! Love your card!

Deanna said...

Bonnie this is just superb! I love the design with the ink colors gorgeous!

Mary said...

LOVE this! Absolutely beautiful and very inspiring.

Patrice said...

Happy, happy! I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/07/52-card-pickup-week-29.html

Viv said...

Fabulous card Bonnie, missed this one last week :) Viv xx

Monika Reeck said...

Bonnie this is adorable..love the background you have made..looks very nice....Lovely done...good luck with the challenge


I am joining also the CASology challenge and my card is number 69, would you mind to see it on my blog? many thanks before :) hugs, Monika

Lucille K said...

Your splotches of color are beautiful and Yes, I do see the happy in this lovely card :)

donna mikasa said...

beautiful, happy card! congrats on HM at CASology!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Popping back to congratulate you on winning honorable mention for your fab card!! Way to go!!