Sunday, 16 July 2017

Orange butterflies

We're still not seeing many butterflies in the garden this year - last time I mentioned it, some of you said you were seeing a lot and others are having the same experience as us. I suppose the upside of it is that there haven't been many caterpillars eating Mark's plants, though!


To make the butterflies, I brushed water all over a piece of watercolour paper then sprinkled with Brusho crystals - mainly orange, but with a few patches of yellow and red. When dry, I stamped the IndigoBlu butterfly and cut them out leaving a narrow border. They are stuck with 3D glue onto black and orange card, and the sentiment stamped with a magazine freebie stamp.

I am sharing this with

Butterfly challenge - Matching pairs/orange peel (a pair of butterflies)
Alphabet challenge - I for insects
Cardz for Galz - Butterflies
Shopping our Stash - CAS
CAS Watercolour - Butterfly  
Watercooler Wednesday - All about birthdays

21 comments:

Mrs A. said...

Love this oh so elegant card. Those butterflies are glorious. We have quite a few butterflies here in the Gardenand an abundance of bees this yr. Thankyou for fluttering into the butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.

Sian said...

Beautiful! I love your Brusho butterflies. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Sian.

Barbara Godden said...

Your card is gorgeous, beautiful butterflies. and design

Cara said...

Fabulous card, very striking. Still not seen many butterflies here, think the slugs have been eating everything before the caterpillars get to it!

Heidi Weaver said...

Oh my, Jane, your card is striking! The colours you've achieved using the Brusho on watercolour paper are gorgeous! I love the elegance and apparent simplicity of your card. Beautiful work! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Penny Hanuszak said...

I love the vividness of your butterflies Jane and the simplicity of the card. This could be done in oh so many colours. I'd never heard of Brusho before so had to go and look it up. Looks great. Thanks so much for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week.

mamapez5 said...

Gorgeous butterflies making a very striking card. Well done. Kate x

Christine Alexander said...

stunning colours, the orange and black really pop on the card. Love the separation of colours into orange and yellow with the brushos. Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour :)

Mimi said...

My mom lives in the Central Valley of California and she has repeatedly told me that the butterfly population is way down this year😕... I'm thinking it's just one of those natural fluctuations. I love your card-- reminds me of a scientific butterfly display! Thanks for sharing at SOS.

Loll said...

Gorgeous card, Jane! Love how your bright butterflies and dark panel pop off your card base. I'm in western Canada (Vancouver area) and we have seen a lot of monarch butterflies this year ... more than I've ever seen before. They are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your card with us at CAS Watercolour!

Karen D. said...

so striking and beautiful looking Jane...the butterflies against the black are amazing. Haven't seen monarchs yet...looking forward to that.
Thanks for playing along with the CAS WATERCOLOUR Challenge, hope you will play with us again.
xx Karen

Darnell said...

This is outstanding, Jane! Those butterflies look like they are lit from behind! Just super against that black and orange card!! Hugs, Darnell

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

This is stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz! - Chris, DT

Gail said...

Beautiful butterflies! It really does look like a work of art. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

This butterflies are gorgeous, love that you have them on black card stock, they really pop off the page in those intense colors.
I hope the butterflies arrive soon, I haven't seen any so far either.
Thank you for sharing your card with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you join us again soon.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.DT

Barb said...

It's a lovely CAS card. Your brusho butterflies are gorgeous. Barbxx

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely, lovely card Jane!! We sadly have not seen any butterflies this Summer either, and also very few Hummers...sure makes you wonder what is going on sometimes, doesn't it?! But anyway, your card is absolutely GORGEOUS...love it!! :0)

Donna said...

Beautiful card sistah!
We are not seeing many butterflies this year - loads and loads of fireflies at dusk though!
Thanks for playing along with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH for our Clean and Simple challenge this week!!

Bonnie said...

Your butterflies are gorgeous, Jane! So realistic looking and striking on the black! I'm glad the caterpillars aren't eating your plants, but sorry that you aren't seeing many butterflies! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge, good luck!!! Amy DT

Stamping Bubbles said...

A very pretty card. Thank you for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
Crafty hugs
Lesley