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Thanks for visiting my blog. As the title suggests, I love to scrapbook, stamp, and sing! I will share cards and scrapbook pages I create, as well as information about my music - Barbershop harmony.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Virginia's new Challenge Blog!

Hi all - Virginia has a new Challenge Blog & I'm happy to have some crafting time to play along for Challenge #1 Watercoloring!  I pulled out my Tim Holtz watercolor paper to make the background for this card:

Happy Birthday butterfly

I took Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Iced Spruce, and Frayed Burlap and applied to a craft sheet.  Misted them with water containing Perfect Pearls and swiped the watercolor paper through the mixture.  The mist gives a lovely sheen - I'm surprised the photo picked it up pretty well.  Once dry, I stamped 3 Hero Arts woodblock stamps using the same colors: K5376 Hydrangea, K5503 Bird Collage, and K5354 French Post.  The butterfly is one of a set:  LP215 Three Artistic Butterflies; the sentiment is from a clear set CL759 Enjoy Today.

My mom asked me to make a birthday card for her sister Carol.  So here it is!  Hope Tia isn't looking at my blog before her birthday!!  Thanks for stopping and I hope you're having a wonderful crafty day!


Virginia Lu said...

What a work of art, Linda! The glitter and butterfly are so beautiful! Thanks for linking to Virginia's View Challenge! So glad that you join the fun with me :)

Cindy C. said...

Really beautiful card Linda! The shimmery background is awesome!

Robin K. said...

Oh wow! The colors and shimmer are gorgeous Linda! Your sister will be so pleased to receive this beauty!