Saturday, April 1, 2017

Addicted to Stamps and More

Hey there!  It is Photo Inspiration week at  ATSM this week.  The photo is a stunning study in blue and black.

I love the look of the color bleeding outwards on this image.  It definitely made me want to throw some color onto  some paper.

I grabbed a favorite whimsical butterfly from Hero Arts, stamped it then clear embossed it so I could keep a bit of separation between the wings and the background.  Then I pulled out my Crayola watercolors -- yep Crayola....there is a particular shade of blue that I love in the set.

I added color and dried the panel 4 times by just letting it sit under my laptop's cooling fan. It gives warm air with a very light breeze--not enough to move the color and gives a better effect than the heat gun drying.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. That's such a beautiful butterfly & the blue panel is amazing! Boy have you been on a roll!

  2. Fabulous take on the photo inspiration Cat! Love that beautiful blue background you created! Have a great weekend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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  3. didn't take you long to get creating after your trip - beautiful card, Cat!!

  4. Wow, what a wonderful background Cat and I'm so pleased you were inspired by our photo. It was such a great idea to use a black base card because it really makes the panel pop.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  5. Wow, so striking and vibrant, Cat ... this is gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

  6. Gorgeous! Love the beautiful background. Thanks for joining us at the ATSM Challenge. All the best to you. Nandini, DT


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