Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Tomorrow is a New Day!

I'm happy to say I made another card today - yay! It's a glorious day in Melbourne - mid 20s Celcius with beautiful Sunshine and a slight breeze. Tomorrow, on the other hand is going to be over 40 Celcius, so I decided to make a card with a tropical feel and colours to keep me cool!

The background wash was made with Peerless Watercolours - they are truly amazing! The foliage stamp is from kaisercraft , the butterfly from Inpired by Stamping and the sentiment from WPlus9.
I coloured the butterfly with Zig Real Clean Color Real Brush Markers and when it was dry I put a coat of Distress Crackle Paint on it to get a stained glass effect. I really wanted to add a tiny splatter of black, but didn't trust myself not to ruin the card! So I added some sequins, which are the optional element in the Mixed Media Card Challenge.
Don't forget the Mixed Media Card Challenge which goes through til 25 January - the theme is *BEGINNINGS*.

I am entering this in the Craft Stamper Take It/Make it Challenge - which is to use a stamp.

I'm also entering the Simon Wednesday Challenge where the theme is 'Something New'.


  1. Love the watercolor blue in the background with this butterfly! Gorgeous design all around, Jenny! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Something New” Challenge!

  2. This is a beautiful card - love your background and the contrast of the butterfly is stunning.

  3. Gorgeous, beautiful card, stunning butterfly.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  4. Wow, what a beauty!! Love vibrant colours, a nice switch from the drab and dreary winter days. Your butterfly is stunning! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Here's to a crafty 2016! hugs :)

  5. Very tropical with this gorgeous and bright blues and greens. Beautiful design Jenny. Stay cool! xx

  6. Soooo pretty! That watercolory wash is vibrant and striking and I love how you used silhouetted figures to really make it POP! I'm super jealous of your weather. :( It's -40 F here.... Sigh. Spring is just around the corner...right? 4 months is around the corner... right? ;)

  7. Gorgeous card .... those colours are just beautiful. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ..... Linda xx