Saturday, November 16, 2019

Social Butterfly Blues

Hello friends.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

There's still time to play at CAS Watercolour.

This month Karen is our host and she's chosen...

I pulled out a background piece that had been done with Brushos.

After placing this butterfly stamp in my Misti, I inked it up, spritzed with water
and stamped.  My waterbrush came in handy to move the ink around a bit
before I stamped again.

For a little added interest, I inked a floral stamp with an ink similar
to the background and stamped that a couple times without re-inking.

The butterfly looked too stark to me so I went over the body
with a chalk writer.  That's why the body is a bit lighter.

Unfortunately I was in need of a sympathy card so
I stamped a sympathy sentiment on a piece of the background
that I'd cut off.

Then because I wasn't ready to stop, I added some dots with
a white gel pen.

Sometimes I have to tell myself to quit!

I hope you'll check out the challenge and see what our fabulous Design Team
and our Guest Designer Birgit have done to inspire  you.
Then join us with your monochromatic CAS card at

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Social Butterfly, At Grace (PB), Every Day Sayings (HA)
Ink:   Bashful Blue, Dapper Denim (SU)
Paper:   Watercolor (Arches Cold Press), Neenah
Other:  Subtle EF (SU), Rainstones (PTI), Chalk Writer (SU), White Gel Pen


Barb Ghig said...

Sometimes it's hard to quit, but I think you got it just right with this beautiful monochromatic card, Bonnie! Such a lovely background and I love all the pretty shades of blue! Love the wings on your butterfly, too! Barb xx

Pat said...

This is beautiful Bonnie and I love the dots and the lighter body you have given the butterfly and the shadowy flowers in the background add to the interest without overpowering. x

Brenda in IN said...

I do like that background and the butterfly is so pretty. The white dots added a bit of texture.

Cathy said...

Lovely card Bonnie, I have those butterfly stamps and have rarely used them, this one looks great in the blues, Cathy x

Nstiz said...

This is beautiful, Bonnie and I love that butterfly! You mentioned you thought the butterfly was too stark and I'm sitting here thinking what wonderful contrast to your background. Love the tiny white dots you added too. Wonderful background.

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful monochromatic scene with your butterfly Bonnie :)

Mac Mable said...

Wow Bonnie what a stunning and gorgeous background on your fabulous card. I love the wispy effect and the stunning butterfly looks great. Loving this one Bonnie x.

Loll said...

Beautiful card Bonnie! The brushos background with stamped flowers adds lots of depth. Your gorgeous butterfly looks so pretty on top. xx

Marcia Hill said...

What a lovely, lovely card Bonnie!! I love your background and what a great idea to add the floral gives so much interest to your background! And that butterfly is GORGEOUS and I really like the little white dots you added to it! This really is a beautiful sympathy card my friend! P.S. Thank you so much for the beautiful Thanksgiving card I got in the mail Friday...what a lovely, lovely surprise and it is sitting on our entertainment center for all to enjoy! Thank you, thank you dear friend!! Hugs. :0)

Susan said...

Wonderful monochromatic card - and it's in my favourite colour! Love the way you stamped over the brushos background to add interest.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful monochromatic watercolored background with your added stamping. Love your Gorgeous die cut and colored butterfly. A very soothing and thoughtful sympathy card, my friend. TFS Hugs..Nancy

kiwimeskreations said...

What a lovely card Bonnie - love the subtle effect of the stamped flowers on the brusho background, and the lighter body on the butterfly softened the image beautifully

jimlynn said...

Beautiful background and a beautiful card.

TK said...

Stunning, Bonnie! Such a lovely card

Karen Dunbrook said...

such a pretty card Bonnie, love the blues (of course) and you can't go wrong with butterflies on your cards.
xx Karen

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful sympathy card Bonnie, I'm sorry you had to have need for it, but it will bring comfort I'm sure. Love the monochromatic color and that butterfly. Hugs, Brenda

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card. Gorgeous Brusho background. Sorry you needed a sympathy card, but the blue colour was the perfect choice.

BożenA said...

WOW! This card is poignant! I love your background, stamped flowers look wonderful several times, creating such a beautiful background for this amazing butterfly. A beautiful compassion card, Bonnie