Thursday, June 4, 2015

Watercolor Blog Hop with Pretty Pink Posh


Watercolor Blog Hop2

Welcome to the Watercolor Blog Hop with Pretty Pink Posh!  Watercoloring is so HOT right now in papercrafting and I *might* be a little addicted to it!!  ☺  There are so many mediums for watercoloring but my absolute favorite are Distress Inks.  


I started with a piece of watercolor paper and the "smooshing" technique of Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, and Ripe Persimmon.  Over this, I sprayed some Pure Color Shimmer Mist (from WPlus9).  Oh this technique takes a watercolored panel to a whole other level!!!  With this panel, I diecut a butterfly from Life is Beautiful (Papertrey Ink) and embellished with 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  My butterfly was layered onto a diecut panel from Stitched Duo3 by Pretty Pink Posh.  

My panel was layered onto a Distress Ink Splattered card base using the same colors as the butterfly and I mixed in some more of that shimmer spray to keep the shimmer theme going throughout the card.  Finally, 4mm Pumpkin and 4mm Pink Peonies Sequins were added randomly by dropping them and adhering.  

Watercolor Blog Hop





Now, for more details on the Blog Hop starting tomorrow!

**Blog Hop starts June 5 at 6am PST and ends June 8 at 11:55pm PST
**Link up to the blog hop over at the Pretty Pink Posh blog.......HERE
**Sponsors----make sure to check out the PPP blog for their prizes!
**PRIZES----If we can get 100 entries, Paulina will donate a $20 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson or Simon Says Stamp.  200 entries?  She'll donate another!  For every 100 entries (up to 500), there will be an extra $20 gift certificate! 


Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

181 comments:

Susie Sonnier said...

I'm not a butterfly fan, but this is a really pretty card and it makes me rethink my position on butterflies!

Ann W said...

Got to love a butterfly x

Debbie Selby said...

Beautiful card.

Happy Dance said...

Gorgeous card, Amy. Love the shimmery, sparkly butterfly! Fantastic use of watercolors. Love this! Bev

Jessica said...

This is just gorgeous! Love the butterfly and your rounded label is just perfect! :)

Centellazul said...

preciosa tarjeta!!!

Lady Fair said...

Sweet card, the butterfly is beautiful!

Lexa Levana said...

Everything about this card is sooo gorgeous!! I love the layout, the color, and of course your watercolored butterfly. <3

Anca Banca said...

Your butterfly is super sweet.

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

oh how lovely Amy! I love the CAS design, and how it lets your butterfly take center stage!

Melissa F said...

Beautiful card, love your smooshed butterfly on the stitched die and those sequin colors are gorgeous.

Heather Sudduth said...

I love how clean and simple this card is, yet very elegant!

Michelle said...

That butterfly is just beautiful and I really like the simple background!

Sue McRae said...

This is a great CAS design!

Mary-Anne V said...

Gorgeous butterfly and great design with the tag die.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love butterflies! This is a really cool card!

Cindy said...

Great card. I like your water coloring and creative use of dies. Thank you!

Sarah said...

I love that color combination, Amy. Ripe Persimmon might just find it's way into my shopping cart this weekend.

Annheidel said...

I love your soft, watercolored butterfly!

Irene Grau said...

Lovely!

Jeri said...

What a gorgeous butterfly! I can't say I'm addicted to watercoloring because it scares me silly. Thanks for the inspiration!

Christine Kiehl said...

Perfect! Love the arched top and the random splatters!

Justine Hovey said...

What generous prizes. I love your card! It is so simple and elegant and I can't resist a good butterfly!

francesca said...

beautiful card Amy!! :)

Lucinde said...

The butterfly is beautiful!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Amy. Love the pretty butterfly!

Cindy C. said...

Simply gorgeous!!!

Shelly said...

So pretty, Amy!

Nancy L. said...

So pretty!

jenn shurkus said...

beautiful :) i love the little splatters too :)

SuprFoxDesigns said...

What a pretty card! Love the butterfly

Joyce Casaldi said...

What a lovely CAS card with the perfect Pop of pink.

Tinstar said...

OMGeeee fabulous card - love that butterfly

Cindy Pryor said...

I love the way your butterfly turned out. Beautiful use of sequins and Pretty Pink Posh dies also.

Creative M said...

Beautiful Butterfly!! GORGEOUS card!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting With Creative M

JAVAGIRL said...

swoona licicios I say

Shanna Shands said...

Love the color splatter and the butterfly how they match!

Deeps said...

I need to try the smoothing technique. Love your card.

Michele Henderson said...

This simple little butterfly is just BEAUTIFUL! Every little aspect is perfect! LOVE it!

BARBARA SCHMIDT said...

Amy, awesome watercolor work. That black stripe is a beautiful touch, kinda unexpected. I like it.

Megan said...

Yay for the smooshing technique! :)

Brandi R said...

Beautiful! LOVE that butterfly ♥

Kim Faucher said...

I love how your sequins accent the beautiful paint drops and splats

Jean Bullock said...

Very pretty!

Michelle Lupton said...

Gorgeous!

Michelle Lupton said...

Gorgeous!

Nancee Purdum said...

What a pretty CAS card! Love the butterfly!

Unknown said...

Great cards!

Kristie Goulet said...

Such a pretty card! LOVE it!

Kristina B. said...

Too cute! Love the butterfly!

Patricia Barber said...

Beautiful card!!!!

Karen King said...

Gotta love a shimmery butterfly!!
Lovely card!

Louise Dubord said...

Beautiful card!

GodMom said...

Great colors. Beautiful card.

Angeline Choo said...

Simply beautiful !

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the bright pink on here!

Patsy Hamm said...

Never thought of using the shimmer spray over watercolor paints ... Think this card is beautiful

Caroline Marty said...

Lovely!

Carol McCready said...

Love that pink and black together.

Snoopy said...

Such a pretty card and I love the added splashes of color.

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Carisa said...

Gorgeous - I love that die!

Karen Oliver said...

So pretty I love how the black pops the pink. Love it.

Corilyn Noreen said...

The flecks of color are so pretty. :)

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Wonderful and pretty card !

Engineered Baker said...

Love the water colored butterfly!

Sue R said...

That butterfly is so pretty.

Houses Built of Cards said...

So pretty Amy! LOVE the white space - and the pops of color and black! Just perfect!!!

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Maaike Uijthoven said...

smart way to use a die in a card, thank you for the idea and the card is adorble

Sheryl said...

Stunning! Love the ink flicks and sequins together.

Sharbogast said...

So Pretty!!! I can't wait for my order to finally show up. ^_^

Jaimie Ramsey said...

That watercolour butterfly with those sequins is a Mach made in heaven! Lovely work!

Berina RGA said...

so beautiful!! love the butterfly!!

zehra said...

sweet and pretty card

Susi Kelly said...

Such a gorgeous card, Amy! I love the horizontal black lines as well as the corner spattering of sequins/ink colours on this lovely card!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful card, Amy!

Kris Engler said...

I love anything with butterflies and this is no exception!

Nana Griffin said...

Great job on the butterfly.

Sabrina said...

Such a pretty butterfly!!!

Rita Wright said...

This is beautiful, Amy. I love the pop of that butterfly! Looks amazing.

Debbie Lou said...

Love that gorgeous pink butterfly
fluttering off the card!

Paulette S said...

I love this , Amy! I dont' typically use tags on my cards, but I love the way Paulina does and her PPP dies are lovely. Thanks for this great inspiration. I hope to play too, Paulette S.
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barbara macaskill said...

LOVE the simplicity of this card! It really allows the beautiful butterfly to shine! I am drooling as I look at it! LOL TFS!

Susie Sonnier said...

How fun is this card!!!

Nancy Richards said...

I am really loving the composition of this card. You make creating a clean white card look so easy! :)
Thanks for sharing!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the Sweet Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Jackie Parkins said...

Just beautiful! I love that butterfly, and the little splatters are the prefect accent.

Lynndee Georganas said...

Lovely card! I especially like the dimension you created with your pretty butterfly!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

What a lovely card !

krismybliss said...

Love the clean look of your watercolor card! The beautiful die cut really pops!

Carol McGregor said...

Simply beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Lori Barnett said...

Amy, this is beautiful beyond words! WOW! Now I need to go shopping for some new goodies...thank you very much ;)

Pocono Pam said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO pretty!

cghundley said...

Beautifully made card,
loving the butterfly
and sequins!
Carla from Utah

Darnell J Knauss said...

It doesn't get any sweeter than this! I love it, Amy, and think it would be a brilliant addition to any room decor as an art piece!! Hugs, Darnell

Scrapthat said...

very pretty and I do love your little splatters! and of course everything goes with pearls...And sequins! :D

Nancy Lee said...

pretty and simple.

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful.

Janet said...

Lovely!

Shannon McComb said...

Beautiful! Love the cas design!!

Andrea La Vigne said...

Love the colors in your card, and the pop of contrast the black elements provide. Great CAS design, too. Tfs! ~ Andrea

Jenn said...

Beautiful card! I will have to CAS this one,

Patt H. said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Becca Cruger said...

Your splatters are sheer perfection with this! Love that raised out watercolor butterfly!

Lenae said...

So pretty! My favorite colors

Tammy Mohr said...

CAS at its best. Love, love, love it.

Ruthich said...

I love butterflies and I love watercolouring - it's my favourite combination right now! This is so inspirational. Beautiful. Xx

jimlynn said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love that pretty butterfly.
Lynn

Cathy Homan said...

So so pretty! I love the touch of black you used to create your focal point. Thank you for sharing.

Sue R said...

Simply beautiful!

Marianne said...

Simply gogeous, Amy. Love the CAS feel of this card.

Jen Carter said...

Amy, this is gorgeous! I love the pop of black!

Saundra said...

This is beautiful! Love the way you used the watercolor element!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Simple, and beautiful!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Simple, and beautiful!

Sadie Gros said...

cute butterfly!

Dana said...

Just gorgeous, love the butterfly!!

Gina Furman said...

Really, really like this butterfly card! The dimension is perfect, and the colors on it are perfect with the black/white background!

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

Just love the dies you used, gorgeous!

D.Ann said...

Soooo lovely!

Carol H. said...

I love butterflies on everything! Such a pretty card!

Sandy said...

I like the butterfly dimension and how the black line draw focus to it.

Laurie Brown said...

Beautiful butterfly Amy!! Love that distress ink too!

Melissa denny said...

Such a pretty card! Distress inks are my favorite form of watercolor as well. :)

Sue D said...

Very pretty colors and shimmer and I like the sequins.

Sue McW said...

Beautiful card! I love the simplicity of it!

Brithzi said...

Beautiful card. The black stripes do make the butterfly pop.

Betty Sue said...

I love this card. Simple and beautiful!!

Betty Sue said...

I love this card. Simple and beautiful!!

Liz O. said...

Lovely card Amy! TFS.

Teresa said...

Simply beautiful!

Ruth G said...

Lovely color and I can only imagine how awesome the shine is in person! TFS!

Rosy Newlun said...

The quiet background totally pops your beautiful butterfly! And the sprinkling of sequins are whimsical on your card ♥

Diane said...

Lovely card and I think that the shimmer does make a difference. Wish I could see the card in person. Thanks for sharing.

Glenda J said...

Wow - this is gorgeous. The bit of splatter and raised butterfly are perfect. Well done!

Kris in Alaska said...

Watercoloring and butterflies just seem to go together, don't they?! Lovely!

Dawn Turley said...

Just gorgeous colour. I really love the pinks.

Colleen said...

Awesome card, the black strips really helps that terrific butterfly pop!

Julia said...

So gergeous! :) The color sprinkles are so cute.

Birgit said...

This is so pretty! I love the strips of black against your softly colored butterfly.

Ruth said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the way you colored the butterfly cardstock!

Kris said...

Beautifully created...must pop that window die out again for myself!

Kim M said...

Amy your card is gorgeous! I love that butterfly and the splatters and sequins are great! :-)

Craftin Caly said...

So simple and elegant!

Claire Grantham said...

I love this Amy, the butterfly leaps off of the card. Cx

Wheelingalong said...

I'm not normally a butterfly kind of person but this card is so cute! I love the use of white spaces :)

Linda S. said...

Such a beautiful card you have created. I don't think I have ever seen such beautiful colors of sequins. They just seem to be the perfect touch for this card.

Monika Reeck said...

This card is CAS
pretty
Pink
and love all the element and splatter on your Card Amy
Adorable and I am not fan of pink but your card so adorable Amy..
love love love
hugs, Monika

Thordis said...

Stunning card... The butterfly is so beautiful :)

Cindy Beach said...

Absolutely stunning and sweet at the same time. Love all the sparkle.

Shona Austin said...

Beautiful card. Another vote for smooshing. Thanks.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Love the butterfly and sequins!!

Neha said...

Love the colour combo and simplicity of your card. Just beautiful!

Fifi said...

Love the striking use of colour on this CAS card

Neets B said...

Gorgeous, love the bold black stripes against the pretty butterfly.

Lucy said...

This is such a pretty CAS card!
Love the butterfly against the white background.

Lynnette H said...

I love it. All the white space makes the butterfly pop.

Celeste Goff said...

What a simple but beautifully elegant card!

Daria Z. said...

Love the shimmer and the pop of color on this CAS.

WhoMom said...

The butterfly really pops from the surface of this card. Cheerful and fun.

Taunya Butler said...

This lovely card flittered and fluttered its way right into my heary and made me smile!!! So awesome!!

Alicia Merline said...

Lovely card. A lot of techniques resulting in a CAS card.

Tammy H said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colors.

mtscrapgal said...

The coloring of the butterfly is beautiful. I also like the extra shimmer you added.

D- said...

Love your sweet butterfly. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

natashakara said...

I have such an affinity to butterflies. So this card it right up my alley! Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Michelle said...

So crisp and beautiful! Lovely card!

jc said...

Just perfect!!!

RachelV said...

Simply beautiful!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card, I love the spatters of colour and the sequins, they really set your butterfly off beautifully, Cathy x

Rema said...

Very pretty!

Rebecca Wong said...

Love the clean look for your card, so neat and sweet!

Janis said...

The perfect picture of loveliness. TFS!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Nancy Allin said...

What a beautiful card! Love the dimensional butterfly.

Annette Reed said...

I don't know what smooshing is but i love the look! You butterfly is lovely and the sequins look great. This is a beautiful card!

Craftychris said...

Absolutely fabulous! xxx

sunnee63 said...

luv how the dimension added "flight" to this card!!

Elizabeth S. said...

Beautiful card and love how the butterflies has such wonderful colors!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Both CAS and elegant- just lovely!

Tracy said...

Pretty card! Distress Inks are my favorite watercolor medium too :)

Denise Bryant said...

so pretty! love that butterfly!

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty! I love that curved die and the watercoloring on the butterfly and splatter!

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