Stampin’ Up! and Oh So Eclectic

Stampin’ Up! and Oh So Eclectic…..WOW!


What a great Bundle this is…There are so many elements to the stamp set and Die cuts…

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You have the soft watercolour effects of the flowers and leaves teamed with the out line in the flower stamps also. The sentiments font has been kept the same in size ad style so that they can be used together or interdependently of each other.


The Die Cuts then gives you so many options from cutting the stamped flower images, to cutting a detailed flower or not cutting the outer edge of the flower. The same goes with the diamond you can cut using two to cut the outer edge and the other the details or use them independently of one another. There are also 2 pieces that don’t cut but leave an embossed image…What you can do with this bundle is endless.

143774_eclectic_layers_thinlit-1Today I am taking part in the Colour INKspiration – CI13 using this wonderful collection of stamps and die cuts.


The challenge is to use these beautiful colours and as per normal I’m getting it done in the last day….


image showing Oh So Ecectic by Stampin' Up!

How I did some of the features of this card..

  • Behind two of the flowers is a vellum layer which has been stamped in the watercolour image stamp and adhered to the back.
  • The leaves I stamped in the Lemon Lime Twist and then rocked them around the edges in Wild Wasabi to give a two tone effect.

I hope you have enjoyed my card for today, below you will find all the products I used listed and linked to my store, If you have any questions please contact me.


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Colour INKspiration Challenge – CI09

Hi and Welcome to Butterflys and Bows!

This week I thought I would take up the challenge from INKspirations and enter a card using their colour palette.

18403274_10208041710275481_522555371385139993_nI love the colours that INKspiration give us in their challenges, as they are colours I may never have thought of using together.

The Cherry Cobbler, Dapper Denim and Pool Party are so rich and almost soulful together.

With my card I have tried to keep the richness and depth but also adding some light and playfulness.


The back ground was so much fun to do. It took a couple of tries to get the effect I want, but once I did I was really pleased with it.

I will try to make a Video of this and post in the coming weeks, as I’m sure its something you could do and have fun with it also.

Hope you have enjoyed my card.


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Colour INKspiration Challenge – CI04

What do you think of these colours?

Colour INKspiration has another colour challenge happening…

I love Elegant Eggplant and it look wonderful teamed with Delightful Dijon and Crushed Curry…

When making this card all I could think of was my niece, these colours were the colours of her Netball Team.

16807320_10207473138941553_4558254843195968055_nI have kept my card very simple as the image and sentiment from the stamp set “Beautiful You” are the hero’s of this card


The card stock I have used to stamp on is “Shimmery White” as it works well with water colour if you didn’t want to use watercolour paper.

I stamped the image with Stazon but I may not have let it dry enough as it has bleed a little where i was concentrating the water and ink.

So if you are going to attempt this card then give your ink time to dry…don’t be impatient like me.

This this I was trying to achieve the look of movement as the image depicts freedom and dance. So I want to give the dress a look of “Shot Silk”.

Shot Silk is a fabric where 2 colours are used, each colour woven in a different that when you move another colour will appear. Sometimes you can also see this in some car colours where from one direction you will see one colour and from another direction another colour.

 I painted the dress and the hat in Crush Curry using the Aqua Brush…then with the Elegant Eggplant added colour around the waist and followed the folds in the skirt and bodice. Letting the two colours blend together. Going back adding more depth of colour at the waist. the Delighful Dijon I used to add shadows on the hat and the dress – below the hair and around the hem and folds.

Hope you give this a go…



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Watercolour Flowers – Colour INKspiration Challenge #CI03

Welcome to my Blog

Thanks for joining me again today, hope you will enjoy my card.

The card I have for you today is a card I have entered into the 3rd Colour INKspiration Challenge #CI03 and this fortnight it is a beach theme.

16508773_10207375924871262_6247849161172652504_nThese colours are so beautiful together,…..can’t you hear the waves crashing on the beach.

For this Card I used a watercolour technique called “Smooching”.

Earlier in the week I did another card with a very simlar technique where I put colour onto an Acrylic block sprayed with water and then placed water colourpaper over the top and pressed down.

The paper was larger than the block so I got a boarder around it. As you can see in the photo below.


This time it was done a little differently…

To colour my background I had a piece of Window sheet larger than the watercolour paper.

I added colour with the Stampin’ Write markers to the window sheet and spritzed with water, until the water and ink beaded.

Then very carefully and quickly flip over and place onto of the watercolour paper.

Rub the window sheet moving the colour around a little.

I did a practice run on a scrap of watercolour paper to make sure the colours mixed well…you don’t want to end up with “MUD”.

You can’t really see but I used Peakaboo Peach at the bottom and Marina Mist at the top.

Once dry I layered stamps from different stamp sets on top.

In Soft Sky I stamped the ink splatter from Awesomely the Marina Mist has been watered down with the water colouring the Soft Sky shows up.

I had one idea in mind when I started but have ended up with something very different.

This is where my ideas changed ….at this point I decided to add some flowers and I wanted a watercolour look to them.

I used the Penned and painted Stamp set for the flowers. This is a 3 step stamp set but I didn’t used the outline stamps. I wanted a soft watercolour feel.

I inked up the first stamp and stamped off before stamping the first part of my flower and then inked the second part in full strength  I did this with all the flowers and leaves.

Once that was all completed the edges were sponged in the Soft Sky and then in Marina Mist.

The Birthday Sentiment was taken from Balloon Adventures from the Occasions catalogue and Stamped in Soft Suede. the framelit was from the Rose Garden Thinlits and sponged around the edges in soft Sky and marina Mist. With a bit of Bakers Twine wrapped around and the sentiment sitting on top held up with Dimensionals.

The card is in Marina Mist with matting in Peakaboo Peach and Whisper White.


This was a fun card to make and I didn’t have to be a watercolour artist…

Stampin’ Up! did for me.


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Delicate Details & Flourishing Details Thinlits….

This week I’m taking part in 2 challenges ……

Global Design Project #GDP072 -This week we are casing  Krista Fratin.

CASE = Copy And Selectively Edit.


Colour INKspiration Challenge #02


Neutrals such as Black, Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Kraft, Sahara Sand and Metallic’s can also be used.

These beautiful soft colours work well together and the Garden Green even though is a strong colour works in well.

I have teamed these colours Sahara Sand which has a slight green tone to the soft neutral colour.


  • The card front is stamped with the Delicate Details from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue in Mint Macaron.
  • The edges sponged in Wisteria Wonder and then sponged on top with the Mint Macaron just to soften the Wisteria Wonder.
  • The card front is adhered to a Garden Green matte and then attached to Card Base .
  • From the Flourish Details Thinlits cut 2 sets of leaves in Garden Green and Mint Macaron, large flower In Wisteria Wonder and a smaller flower in Whisper White.
  • Using the Laying Squares cut our one of the larger scalloped squares in Garden Green.
  • In the Sky Blue cut a smaller square from the Stitched Shapes framelits, in the left top corner stamp “Hello” from the Flourishing Phases Stamp Set.
  • Layer the two squares and attach the two flowers in the bottom right corner and attach Dimenosionals on the back.
  • Adhere the leaves on the card front and then the square with flower on top.


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