The theme at The Butterfly Challenge is Butterfly cards with a sentiment.
This summer has brought the usual hot, dry weather to the Shuswap. As my DH would say...that is why we are here! Some weeks had temperatures hovering around 35 Celcius and some days even hotter! The RV got so hot, we needed to turn the air conditioning on to prepare supper. We were barbqueing and eating in the shaded gazebo every night, but still there is meal prep etc, and it was quite stifling inside!
The vivid colours of summer seemed washed out from the heat. Unless irrigated, everything is a soft golden tan here,,,the grasses on the verges, the fields, even the flowers, seem washed out from these high temperatures.
This triple stamped card is showing that hot, Shuswap summer look. While the orange butterflies are a vivid shade, the pink framing mats are quite subdued. Just like summers here...
This was my first attempt at triple stamping.
I do not have a steady hand or steady pressure when I stamp so my images do show that flaw...but I do not mind it too much on this card. I fussy cut and pop dotted the bottom right butterfly, and then added a little colour to him after the fact...he just blended in too much without it.
I made this card a while back, but just posted it now, as I think it fits the theme at Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge.
Card Base - hand cut from stash
Card stock - snippets of pink and also white card...just ordinary white card stock as it is not coloured, so didn't have to worry about bleeding inks!
Bling - teensy clear diamonds from my stash
Stamp - Inkadinkadoo Butterflies
Sentiment Stamp - Costco (years ago... this is my VOS item)
Iam entering this card in the following challneges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. The Butterfly Challenge - Butterflies With Sentiments #13
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes