MMCC August 2015 Challenge #14 – Butterflies

Hi! I’m back with one of the cards I made for this month’s MMCC #13. This month’s theme: Butterflies with an optional element: gold. I’ll share the other 2 next week in a reminder post.

Here’s the August Challenge graphic:

Butterflies!? Yes, I have to admit, I have a thing for butterfly stamps, punches, dies and stencils. This may be honeybeelane’s blog, but Honeybee has a crush on butterflies. 🙂 If you’d like to you can check out the new “Honeybee loves Butterflies” page (tab at the top of the blog) to see all of my butterfly cards! Or you can click here.

I made this card with an Artplorations Stencil and a Stamplorations Stamp set, some ink blending, homemade embossing paste and gold embossing powder. First, I sponged some different yellow inks onto water color paper.

IMG_6276editedThen I trimmed the water color paper. I placed the stencil onto the paper, applied the embossing paste and then let it dry. Then, I replaced the stencil and stamped VersaMark onto the embossing paste. I removed the stencil and added the gold embossing powder and heat embossed. Next I stamped the butterflies into place.

Lots of out of my comfort zone with this baby, let me tell you! The colors, the stencil with embossing paste, the non-CASishness of these all….Phew. I had lots of fun though. 🙂 I’m going to try playing this over at Suzy Bee’s Blomin’ Challenge Blog: wings or feathers and  Frilly and Funky’s Things With Wings Challenge.

So! I hope that I have inspired you to play along with this month’s challenge. Make sure you stop by each of DT member’s blog to check out their beautiful and unique creations.

MMCC DT:

Yasmina, Julia, Lysa, Becca , Lee-Anne, Michaela, Maria, Shirley, Tenia, Kripa, Elina, Sanna

HOW TO PLAY
1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by August 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT-7).

Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

IMG_6280editedPlaces I’m Playing:

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1-layer Butterfly – Stenciled

Today I have one-layer butterfly card to share with you. The design for this card was inspired by this week’s CASology’s Week 157: Wings  and the colors are from ColourQ’s Cahllenge #301.

I’m also going to play this over at SSS Wednesday’s: Anything Goes.

IMG_8996editedI used a SU die to create a stencil and then sponged the butterfly in Calypso Coral, So Saffron and Crushed Curry.Then I masked off the butterfly with Post-It tape and sponged around the butterfly. This time I used So Saffron and Night of Navy inks. The sentiment is from PTI’s Scripted stamp set.

  I’m also going to play this over at

  Suzy Bee’s 1 August challenge 91: anything goes with a twist … wings or feathers.

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Thanks for stopping by!

XO
Melissa

Places I’m Playing:

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Soft Watercolor Butterflies

Today I have another butterfly card to share with you. I’m also going to play this over at CASology’s Week 157: Wings.IMG_9008editedI actually made this card  quite a while ago, but have not played it anywhere. I hadn’t added a sentiment until today. The sentiment is from PTI’s Scripted stamp set. This card reminds me of a bunch of watercolor butterfly cards that I made some months ago when I was on one of my butterfly kicks. Here’s one of the many!

IMG_9004edited     I’m also going to play this over at Crafting with Dragonflies: Card with Butterfly ( or two, three or more) and

  Suzy Bee’s 1 August challenge 91: anything goes with a twist … wings or feathers.

Honeybee seems to be a bit obsessed with butterflies! Since there are so many butterfly cards fluttering around here I thought that it might be fun to collect them all in one place! So, I decided to dedicate a page on this blog to all of the butterfly cards I’ve made. A conservatory of sorts!

If you’d like to, please take a look under “Honeybee loves Butterflies” at the top or click here.  I’m sure more butterflies will be landing there soon, so check back if you want to see more. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

XO
Melissa

Places I’m Playing:

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