'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday 30 April 2019

Good morning, all you lovely people😊
Today, we have a new challenge from Try it on Tuesday!

The challenge for the next two weeks will be

Things with Wings

We'd like to see all your birds, butterflies, other insects, fairies, angels, 
any strange creatures with wings...
As usual, you may interpret this in any way you like, using any medium,
in your own, unique, way
Don't forget to check out the super inspirational artwork the TIOT team have created

This card began as a gelli print, which I played around with for a little while, adding bits of text and dripping lots of Neocolors onto it here and there, until I got the colours I was looking for. I then stamped the main images over it in Versafine Onyx Black, embossing with clear powder.
The butterflies were stamped again on plain paper, fussy cut, coloured with Prisma pencils and Posca pens, then attached to the card. A bit of white gel pen highlighting and the word 'Fly' were added to complete it. Mounting it onto white card highlighted the bits of white ink.

Here's a closeup of some of the detail on one of the flutterbies…

I can't wait to see what you make and am looking forward to visiting your blogs 😉
Have fun creating!

I'm linking this to the current Make My Monday challenge, Wings

Mix it up Challenge, Anything (optional Mixed Media) Goes
and to 

SSS Wednesdays, Anything Goes

Thank you for calling in

I'll be back soon


24 very kind comments from lovely people:

meg said...

thank you for joining in at MMM with this beautiful card, love the colours shapes and textured appearance of the background and those gorgeous butterflies

Rosie said...

A very beautiful card, Cath, I love the layers, fantastic

froebelsternchen said...

A stunning creation! I love all about it dear Cath! Happy TIOT my dear friend!
Susi xxx

My name is Erika. said...

Gorgeous card Cath. Your background is amazing and the butterflies do also. I think we are all having some butterfly love lately. It is that time, isn't it? Still grey and cool here, we need some more sunshine and warm skies. Maybe soon. Hope you have some beautiful weather and are having a great day. Hugs-Erika

Joan said...

Beautiful card Cath, the butterflies are so pretty against the lovely background


Anne (cornucopia) said...

Beautiful artwork. I like the colors you used.

Debbie Mageed said...

Gorgeous card! This is a feast for the eyes! Love the colors and wonderful textures. Thank you for playing with us at Make My Monday nd hope you can join us again soon.

Let's Art Journal said...

What an amazing card! The gelli plate print looks beautiful and the butterflies and white accents are perfect - I love it 😁. I hope you are having a wonderful week! It's been a lot warmer here so it's been a busy day, just having a cuppa now and visiting everyone ...lol 😉. Hugs, J 😊 x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

WOW, such detail, so many beautiful layers. I am in love with this card. It is fantastic, and I truly LOVE it.

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous card Cath, love the depth of colours in the background, it makes your detailed butterflies really pop.
Avril xx

Meggymay said...

An awesome card Cath, the fussy cut butterflies look beautiful and look like they are about to fly away.
Yvonne xx

hazel said...

This is such a beautiful card Cath, I love the butterflies and the colours are lovely.
xxx Hazel.

crafty-stamper said...

WOW absolutely brilliant background love all the colours and stamped layers -the butterflies are beautiful---fabulous mixed media card
Carol x

Marjut said...

So beautiful butterflies on a super backround

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This is exceptional Cath, what a fabulous play you have had with all those mediums. It's a fabulous image for this sort of thing. I bet you had so much fun creating this. Those Butterflies are blooming marvellous!! Isn't it amazing how a little white gel pen can give so much dimension. I love it..
Thanks for sharing Hugs Tracey xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Cath :-) the background is absolutely amazing and I love the butterflies, the whole design is stunning!! Beautifully done :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Dawn Phillips said...

This is such a beautiful and detailed card. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

Neet said...

Yet another beautiful card Cath. It is surprising how the addition of the white pen makes things pop. I always forget these details.
Hugs, Neet xx

craftytrog said...

Absolutely stunning!!! xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

It seems that the comments I have been making from my phone haven't been sent so I am revisiting as fast as I can (quite a lot going on) I loved this from the time I first saw it - the background and these beautiful butterflies are stunning! Counting down nowt to HS!!! Hugs, Chrisx

pearshapedcrafting said...

errrr...thats 'now to' !! xx

Sue said...

Wow, this is just beautiful, what a fabulous creation and great use of this stamp xx

Little Artbee said...

An amazing creation. I love that fantastic background an the nice butterflies on it.
Your choice of colors is also nice and perfect. Really an Artwork.
Dear greetings

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hi Cath, thank you for the lovely comments you have left on my blog. I was in awe when I saw this sample at TioT. Just amazing. You did get that gelli print exactly right! Love it! xoxo