Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Violet Butterflies Card (Crafty Creations Challenges #286)

Hi everyone :-D 

My second post today... 

It´s time for a new challenge at Crafty Creations Challenges.

Our theme for this fortnight is #286 - Anything Goes.... No Foolin'!
You can link any creation, any style... anything! And this isn't an April Fool's joke. :-D 

Our sponsor for this challenge is San's Design.

The winner of this challenge will receive the Black & White line art for the 6 images shown below.

For this challenge I made this CAS (clean and simple), Violet Butterflies Card, using our sponsor´s beautiful image.

I printed an image on a white watercoloring paper and colored it with aquarell colored pencil in watercoloring technique. I love these aquarell colored pencils I have. I can use them for drawing, coloring and watercoloring. 3 in 1! :-D 

I colored and splattered several images. Printer ink doesn't like water and if not coloring very carefully or splats "touch" black ink, everything smears very fast and doesn't look nice at all. And that happened to me over and over again. And I colored until I got this one. Well, who wants black smears on the image. :-D

My last and successful attempt: I masked the image and splattered the panel with minimum amount of water on a brush. Then I quickly dried the panel with hair dryer (I don't have heat gun). :-D

Card dimensions are 101 mm x 146 mm (4" x 5 3/4").

List of supplies:
  • San's Design digital image
  • white cardstock paper 
  • white watercoloring paper
  • Koh-i-noor Mondeluz aquarell colored pencil (violet 13)
  • double sided strong adhesive tape 
  • printer
  • scoring board
  • trimmer 
  • Marabu fine paint brush no. 1
  • hair dryer  
  • water 

Stop by the Crafty Creations Challenges to see gorgeous creations from my Design Team Mates and join us in this challenge. We are looking forward to see your projects. :-D

I am entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challenge badge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge is direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) 613 Avenue Create, Challenge #117: A True Anything Goes... no twist!

2CASology, Week #140:Spring

3) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes
This is my 4th entry to this challenge.

4) Through The Craft Room Door, TTCRD Challenge from March 31st to April 6th, Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge. 

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :-D

Crafty Milka

P.S. Stop by later today, I'll be posting again. 

P.S.S. This is a scheduled post, I´m probably sleeping now. :-D 


  1. Hallo Milka,
    was für eine schöne Challenge Idee.
    Schade, dass ich nicht basteln kann, deshalb kann ich nicht teilnehmen.
    Aber ich freue mich schon, wenn ich die fertigen Ergebnisse sehen kann.
    Liebe Grüße

  2. Deine Karte sieht zauberhaft aus, gefällt mir sehr gut!
    LG Maria

  3. Such a pretty card Milka. Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week!

  4. Very pretty card--I just love the movement in those butterflies. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  5. The simple design and colours make this a stunning card! Thanks for joining us at TTCRD and good luck
    Andrea x

  6. This is a wonderful CAS design! Very well designed and composed! Thanks for slipping this under our door here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner



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