Pastel butterfly

Final post for the day – and maybe the last time I’ll have to create for a while as things are getting busy from now on…

This butterfly mixes a few challenges.

butterfly salt

It’s Patricia’s sketch at CAS Colours and Sketches #235 (turned, because I preferred the card that way) and it’s coloured with watercolours and salt, meeting the requirements for the CAS Watercolour challenge this month. I wasn’t too impressed with the outcome, the salt seemed to turn an odd colour and it didn’t really create the effect I was trying to achieve from the videos I watched…  But it is definitely different from before I put the salt on!

   

Also entered in Kath’s Watercooler Wednesday All About Birthdays challenge #131,

Cards in Envy’s Insects and Bugs challenge

and the Butterfly Challenge #84, with Wedgewood blue plus my choice of pink and aqua.

Wish I didn’t flit
From one thing to another:
Procrastination! 🙁

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Summer shells

I’ve been wanting to work with shells ever since I got a new stamp set with a seaside theme. The stencilled blue is brighter in real life, and a bit sparkly as it’s pearl mist…

shells

This layout is inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week. Number 300! Congratulations to them on a real milestone 🙂

 

The colours are from Hand Stamped Sentiments – the sentiment stamp is also new 🙂

Also entered in CAS on Sunday (Friday now – glad it changed)  #114 Birthday

And the haiku for this one:

Turned over like shells,
I wonder how I appear:
Battered by life’s waves?

 

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Pastel pencils

I need to learn a lot more about taking pictures of my cards. The lines on this one have become pixelated when I reduced the size to fit it on my page.

It’s inspired by the sketch and image at Fusion, and as we’re clearly in pastel country here, it uses the colours from Colour Throwdown.

pastel pencils

So entered into Fusion Pastel Pencils challenge, using the sketch and inspiration photo. I even used pastel pencils (watercolour pencils) to draw my lines…

And also entered in Colour Throwdown #455, aqua, light pink and lavender. Pastel Heaven!

I try draw my life…
But sometimes it seems someone
Else holds the pencil

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Summer fun in flip flops…

This “card” probably doesn’t work in countries where flip flops are called something else, such as ‘thongs’.  Every summer at work, we update a particularly crucial system (Moodle, for anyone who really wants to know). When we take down the system and put it up again we call it “flipping” (to the new version) so I made a card (or two really, one left and one right!) to encourage the guys and gals who do the hard techie work.

flip flop

I’m entering this in the  AAA cards Summer Fun challenge

and Sweet Stampin’ Summer Fun   challenge.

Here’s the haiku:

Change is not easy
when you must make it happen:
a strange kind of fun!

 

 

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Baby blue and aqua

I liked the challenge of the words at The Challenge this week.  I think I managed simple, butterfly, monochromatic and circle. Not so sure about friendship. It’s blue, because blue and aqua have come up a lot in challenges in the past couple of weeks.

aqua birthday

Stamps: L’Aquarelle butterfly and Uniko’s Originally Organic, fast becoming a go-to set for me (Wish I hadn’t missed the matching Happy Succulents!) and Simply Said. Stamped in Distress Ink: peacock feathers and mermaid lagoon. With two different sizes of pearls.

 

The design is based on Narelle’s sketch from Just Add Ink #370.

And also entering this one into Cards in Envy’s baby blue (or pretty pink) challenge.

Today’s haiku:

Like my moods, shading
Colours gradually change
Neither wrong nor right