Friday, 24 July 2015

Hello Butterflies JAI # 272

We have had some beautiful sunny days this week and even though they've come with cool nights it is much preferable to the grey and cloud filled days that we often see in July. Sally the Lab has been demanding to go for her walks in contrast to heading back to bed if its overcast - such a funny girl :-)

And we have a fabulous and fun challenge at Just Add Ink this week too! The lovely Di has suggested we "Just Add Butterflies" and so I am sure this will be a popular one! Do take some time to pop on over and see what the Team have made to inspire you as the creations this week are AMAZING!!

Here is my card :-)

The beautiful Watercolor Wings butterfly is intended to be the focus so I really wanted the background to be subtle. The butterfly colours are simply Tempting Turquoise - stamped off for the first time and then used again at full strength for the centre and Night of Navy. The curved dotty portion is one of the best things about working with photo polymer stamps - they are flexible and easily bend to create shapes if you are gentle with them :-) And I couldn't resist using some more Metallic Thread - how did we ever manage without it?? :-) 

Card stock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Inks: Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise,  Smoky Slate
Stamps: Watercolor Wings, Watercolor Wash
Accessories: Bold Butterfly Framelits, Greetings Thinlits, Metal rimmed Pearls, Silver Metallic Thread, Basic Rhinestones
Non SU: Stitched Die (My Favourite Things), Blue Sequin 

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see the wonderful creations the Team have made to inspire you and I so look forward to seeing what you will create with butterflies this week too :-)

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Gorgeous, Jan. Your butterfly colours are an inspired & gorgeous choice & look amazing with the smaller silver butterfly. Love the fun, clean, fresh look you've created & all the lovely little shiny accents. Really lovely.
    Di :-)

  2. Oh yes how did we ever live with out that metallic thread!!! I must get the sliver one too.
    I think the background you've created is just perfect for that pretty blue butterfly.

  3. Absolutely beautiful, Jan. I love the subtle background, your gorgeous colour choices, and the added shimmer and sparkle.

  4. This is such a beautiful card Jan, I love all the sparkle you have added with the thread, sequins and glittery butterfly :)

  5. Absolutely stunning! Your blue butterfly just pops off all that white space!

  6. The colours in the card are so beautiful & the butterfly stunning! You made such a wow! card again, Jan!! Love it! - katerina