Friday, 23 January 2015

Butterfly and brad

I've spent another happy time painting with ink. This time rather more colourful. I wanted to make a different sort of baby welcome card so this is it:

As usual I haven't managed a very good photo but I hope you can see the colours. I think it looks fun and joyful. I used a Big and Juicy ink pad. It is still big and still juicy even though it is several years old. All the colours work so well together, I love them for inking.
I printed the word. The tag started much larger but I cut it down and down until it fitted on the card but it gets the message over.
The brad has a glittery top but you can't really see that here.

I'm linking to the Butterfly challenge - Butterfly and brads - here and
the Snippets Playground - here. I've used various snippets of paper and was very happy to find the snippet of ribbon exactly the right shade. The brad came from a box my husband bought years ago and never used. I 'rescued' them and now they are in my stash!

Inky Doodles 'Caroline's Doodles' and Big and juicy Hydrangea. I embossed the flowers in white first before inking.

Thanks for visiting. x


  1. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful card. Exactly as your previous card. Extraordinary sense of color, the perfect arrangement of shapes. I love your works.
    Thank you for the tea, great, strong and aromatic :-) like your blog

  2. I just love these colours. Your inking is fabulous. I like how you have cut and used the sentiment. great use of the brad too. Thankyou for fluttering by my #22. hugs Mrs A.

  3. Beautiful card, your ink painting is amazing, so intricate, Cathy x

  4. Wow! This is fabulous - LOVE the inking, beautifully done and perfectly set off by the tag and the little snippet of matching ribbon :)


    Di xx

  5. Wow, so beautiful. Your hard work certainly paid off. I am inspired to break out my watercolours. Thank you for sharing with us at The Butterfly Challenge. - Myrna Challenge #22 Guest Designer

  6. Oh wow! What fabulous colours. Gorgeous card! xx


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