Time flies with butterflies

Two cards today. Very similar colours as I notice that three of the colour challenges have two of the same colours in…(calypso coral and pool party).

There’s a lot more to this first card than I normally do – with a few techniques. Heidi Swapp clock stamps (one of my long-time favourites) plus L’Aquarelle sentiment: butterflies punched out of paint swatch cards (I caught the skin of a finger in the punch – ouch!) and Distress Inked background with water dripped on for a touch of texture. Oh, and the background is a stencil from my very old stash (from Club Scrap).

tim flies with butterflies

AAA cards #88 Stencil

Inspired by the picture at Time Out Challenge 88 (clock, butterflies, centre below)

Colours from Watercooler Wednesday Penny’s Color Challenge


The second card is mostly stamping with L’Aquarelle, using watercolour pens.

butterfly mask

This is for the Hand-Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #261 with smoky slate grey as well as coral and pool party.  The grey is a lot paler in real life than in the pic (it’s been an unhelpful day for taking pictures)

No time for a haiku as we’re playing board games now the kids are home for Easter….


14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Heidi
    Apr 16, 2017 @ 20:40:32

    Hi Helen, love all the details in your wonderful card! The butterflies really do give the illusion of time flying by, especially with the clock image in the background. Great job with the stencilling and the colours. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  2. Sheri L
    Apr 17, 2017 @ 04:41:02

    The coloured butterflies are perfect with the sentiment on your card! Great job with the Watercooler Wednesday colour challenge. Loving the background stencil on such a pretty card. Thanks for playing along with the Watercooler Wednesday challenge. Hope to see you again.

  3. Penny Hanuszak
    Apr 17, 2017 @ 06:27:44

    Helen I love how you combined all the challenges, and your first card just rocks our colour challenge at the Watercooler (WWC114). You really got inspiration from that photo in such a delightful way. Thanks so much for sharing at the Watercooler.

  4. Jane
    Apr 17, 2017 @ 07:48:00

    Love your colour choices for both cards. The butterflies punched from paint samples looks wonderful – such a fab idea. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  5. Gerrina
    Apr 17, 2017 @ 12:14:59

    Great how you used every element of the inspirationphoto! And a beautiful sentiment! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

  6. Melissa
    Apr 17, 2017 @ 18:49:59

    Lovely butterflies, Helen. Pretty turquoise and coral color combination. Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

  7. Sarah
    Apr 17, 2017 @ 19:53:35

    Wonderful cards here and such pretty colour combos on both. I love all those elegant butterflies and it’s a great take on our stencil challenge too at AAA Cards. Thanks for playing with us this week.

  8. Libby
    Apr 17, 2017 @ 20:44:24

    Great use of the sketches combined with the colors! Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday!

  9. Jenny Engelke
    Apr 17, 2017 @ 20:55:31

    What a fun play on the words from the sentiment! Excellent! Thanks for playing with us at HSS!

  10. Heather Hopson
    Apr 18, 2017 @ 01:55:14

    Hi There, Two really great cards using the colors in the challenge. Thank you for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday and sharing your inspiring cards.

  11. Genevieve Valdes
    Apr 18, 2017 @ 03:48:12

    Beautiful card! I love the background you created for the butterflies. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  12. Coralynn
    Apr 19, 2017 @ 01:14:14

    Beautiful! I love the colours you used for the butterflies and the hint of interest the stencil gives the background. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  13. Ceal
    Apr 20, 2017 @ 02:12:09

    pretty card, love butterflies. Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards!

  14. Joyce M.
    Apr 22, 2017 @ 17:05:32

    Both of your cards are really stunning. Wonderful butterflies. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.