Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Watercolor butterflies

Happy Tuesday, everyone.  I promised to announce the winner of my blog candy today, and I will, but I want to share a couple cards with you first.
I have a tutorial on the All That Stickles blog today. It's Tips and Techniques Tuesday.  I used a "watercolor paints and Stickles" technique to create this card:

The card was made using an inexpensive watercolor paint set, a 5x7 watercolor paper card by Strathmore, Crystal Stickles, & May Arts white silk ribbon dyed to match the butterfly (and painted with Stickles).  The butterfly is a Unity stamp called "Bold Butterfly".  The sentiment is from the Joy's Life "Pun in the Sun" stamp set. I used Tim Holtz distress ink in Stormy Skies on the butterfly and distress stain in the same color on the ribbon.  The sentiment was stamped using Close To My Heart Outdoor Denim ink.

The second card is for the Unity Show & Tell group, using the free Unity digi from yesterday (7-22).  Unity is having a Creative/Color contest, and I'm entering this card in the Show & Tell group to be eligible.

 I love the free image by Angie Blom.  It was very fun to create with.  The sentiment is by Joselyn Nielsen.
Here's the Copic colors I used:
The one Ciao marker is YG 63.
And now, I promised a winner for the blog candy from Sunday's All That Stickles blog hop! 
I used the comments from all weekends' blog posts (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).  Random.org chose -2 -- Saturday's post.  Then, using Random.org again, it chose "3".  That comment is Karen Nofziger.  Her comment?  "Super cutie patootie"  You gotta love that one!  Congratulations, Karen!  You win the goodies.  More Stickles coming your way, plus other stuff.

I'm hopping with the Joy's Life team this Saturday and will have more blog candy from this weekend's posts, (I'm counting 7 from Thursday-Saturday) so visit often to increase your chance to win!
I'm entering these cards in the following challenges:
Sister Act Card Challenge -- anything goes
Oozak.com -- anything goes with texture
Pin and Tack -- anything goes
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday Linky Party -- anything goes
Color Me Creative Copic Challenge Group -- anything goes


  1. Wow! It's me! Fun! Awwww thanks!! Love your butterfly and your Unity entry! :)

  2. Both cards are beautiful. My favorite is the 2nd one.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  3. Both cards are just gorgeous! I love the soft smudge of sparkle on the first one, so fun! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog regarding my card! :)


  4. BOTH OF YOUR CARDS ARE Absolutely gorgeous
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes July Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  5. Both of your cards are wonderful. Love the Stickles! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at the Sister Act Challenge Blog this week.
    Cathy xx

  6. Beautiful cards Julie! I am hoping to enter the Unity Challenge.

  7. Beautiful job! I love the stickles treatment! Thanks for playing with us at Oozak!

  8. Wow these cards are so pretty! Amazing job! Thank you for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!


  9. Amazing card. Love all the colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Color Me Creative challenge.
    Hugs, Pat

  10. Great job, love the coloring of the flowers. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Challenge!
    Hugs, Christine