Monday, April 18, 2016

Guesting with Stampin' Celebration!

Happy Monday Everyone!

I was thrilled to be asked to be a guest designer for Stampin' Celebration.  The Challenge this week is a sketch~

Here is the FABBY sketch~

Let me start off by saying that this card was totally not my idea!  I was inspired by the oh so talented Jill Avery Foster. She is a master with watercoloring and sponging.  She is the inspiration for this card.  
I stamped the large butterfly in Distress ink on watercolor paper and then colored with distress ink; the butterfly stamps are from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  I was planning on partial diecutting it, but I got excited and diecut the whole thing out. [sigh].  
The background is also stamped with Distress ink and then colored with Distress ink as well.  Lovely blending happens when you do this.  I REALLY LOVE the effect!
The narrow panel is watercolored with distress ink and then lightly spattered with watered down distress ink, as is the background panel.  And don't you just love the texture that cheese cloth adds?!  
I wanted to keep the sentiment subtle so the butterfly stayed the focal point.  The sentiment was die cut from vellum using a SugarPea Designs Thanks Die and then I heat embossed the sentiment with UTEE.  I also sprinkled a bit of UTEE on the butterfly to add a bit of texture. 

  A few SSS sequins finish it off.  
I hope you can join us and link up your fab creation HERE!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed week!  

Lee Ann  :)


  1. Fantastic card. I just love, love your butterflies.

  2. What an absolutely beautiful card, your butterfly colours are stunning. Thawed that Thanks turned out is brilliant. Love love the butterflies.

  3. Beautiful card, your butterflies are so striking, Cathy x

  4. Gorgeous card, love so much your coloring, butterflies and background are amazing! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  5. stunning card Lee Ann...your colour work is gorgeous and I love how you made the sentiment...thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

  6. Lee Ann, This is a really nice card. I love colors and only noticed the clear thanks when I got a little closer. Sylvia D.


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