Friday, July 5, 2013

Just because - CASE Study #148

Have you seen who the July muse is, at CASE Study this month?  Jocelyn Olson!  She's so very talented.
AND.  One of my Dynamic Duos teamies is the July Guest Designer.  Yes, Tracey McNeely :)
I'm so happy for her...and it's well deserved!

Take a look at Jocelyn's inspiration card for CASE Study #148.
I stayed with the butterfly theme and general layout.  But, I was in the mood for a soft watercolor effect.  And, oh boy, it was fun.  :)

I used watercolor paper, of course.  It absorbs the ink and water so beautifully.  I misted the paper lightly.  Then I inked, misted and stamped each butterfly.  The ink pooled on the paper at first, but eventually was absorbed.  I absolutely love the blurred, watercolor look that I ended up with.  I just might make a few more of these this weekend.  We're being home-bodies over this extended holiday weekend.  Getting some work done AND doing some stamping.  Love it!
Thanks for looking!

Supply list:
Cardstock: coastal cabana (SU), watercolor paper (Canson)
Ink: crisp cantaloupe, coastal cabana, pistachio pudding (SU), onyx black versafine (Tsukineko)
Stamps: beautiful butterflies, signature greetings II (PTI)
Other: mini mister (Ranger)


  1. This is so soft and pretty I love it. Beautiful colors also! I am now a follower by e-mail of your lovely blog!

  2. Wow! Gorgeous water color effect with those lovely butterflies! I must try this technique some time! Thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration!

  3. Gah! Just gorgeous Susie! The water colour effect is just so stunning and soft all at the same time.

  4. oh, this is just beautiful! Perfect for our challenge :) Thanks for playing with us over on CASE Study :)

  5. Oh so pretty.... love the soft look and the color combination. Beautiful!

  6. Susie, this is a beautiful take on the Case Study! Thank you so much for joining us!

  7. Susie, I love the watercolor effect on this - it's beautiful !!


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