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Monday, 2 July 2012

Summer of Colour #4 - Strawberry Lemonade Punch

Gosh near disaster with this one!! Just bought a Perfect Pearls Mist and decided to have a go on my latest Summer of Colour Butterfly ATC not realising the patterned paper wasn't that pourous!!! Manged to sort of wipe it off in places, else it would have looked like the butterflies were out in the rain!

The Ice Cream flavour this week was Strawberry Lemonade Punch so I got to use my Spring distress ink "Squeezed Lemonade" (how fitting) and my Summer ink "Picked Raspberries" (close).

Think I need to be a tad more careful with the Mist in future!

32 comments:

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Sooo pretty Bj! love it. cherry

sandee said...

Yeah I learned that lesson the hard way too! LOVE your Strawberry Lemonade inspired butterfly inspired card!! Have you dressed your form yet....that so does not sound right, does it? lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Julia S-W said...

Beautifully 'pearly' BJ. I love these gorgeous feminine colours too.The brads are very pretty and finish it off well.
Juliax

Pointy Pix said...

this is so pretty and perfect for this colour challenge. the pearl colour looks fab and I wouldn't have thought anything went wrong at all as it looks great!

Jenny said...

Your ATC is gorgeous... love the beautiful sheen of the butterflies... and the pretty background paper...

Hugs
Jenny x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Beautiful work, and the butterflies are so special.
Lovely greet
Marja

NatashaMay said...

Love the shimmer! So cute!

Ritu Dua said...

Beautiful butterflies and love the way the shine!

Diana Taylor said...

Such a pretty card - the colours are so gentle and I love the shimmer effect. Really, really lovely.

Diane said...

Ooooh--I just love this color combo!

Mandy said...

Very pretty..perfect little girl card...xxx

Redanne said...

Loving the way the butterflies shine and the colours are gorgeous together - a very happy accident I think! A x

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely mixed media creation ~ Wow! ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Diana Evans said...

oh your card is darling!!! love the butterflies!!!!

Elisabeth R said...

It turned out great! :)

Carolyn Dube said...

Love the butterflies- they have such a sheen to them! Spray inks are one of my favorites but they can be a bit unpredictable for me too.

Dawn said...

BJ this is soooooo pretty, fab job my lovely. Lol, I have a love/hate relationship with sprays sometimes, never quite know whats going to happen with them!!
Hugs x x x x

missy k said...

Glad you saved the day!!!

Great work!

Karenx

Caz said...

ooooo I do love a bit of mist :-) this is very cute!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Perfect- I love shimmery colors and on the butterflies, these are perfect!

scarlett clay said...

Lovely colors, your butterflies turned out beautiful!

sugar Creek said...

Oh I love it, so pretty and soft.

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Beautiful butterflies and background! I like the sheen... I was experimenting with new art supplies too.

Kristin said...

xo!

Giggles said...

Well you covered up the blunder very well...we'd never know because it turned out beautiful!! Well done!! Very pretty!

Hugs Giggles

Karen said...

This is really pretty BJ! It was sooo lovely to meet you on Saturday :D I have told Dawn that she HAS to come with me next year!!!! Thank you so much for bringing your AB and your journal...you should be very proud of them, I loved looking! HUGS xxx

Joanna said...

How pretty - I'm glad you you saved this from the brink of disaster :o)

Shahrul Niza said...

Misting pattern papers can be tricky too sometimes :). I love how soft the yellow & pink came out in your design. Cute butterflies too.

Fishcake_random said...

Wouldn't this be just perfect for a babyshower? The shades would be perfect!

Netty said...

Loving the great shimmer. Happy Summer of Color, Annette x

missy k said...

Hi!

I'm back again to answer your question!

Paint scraping is easy! Just blob a few random (acrylic) colours on to your page then use a plastic card (like an old credit card)to scrape the paint and make some happy colour combinations.... just playing really.

Here is a link to the place where I first saw it..... Michelle can explain it so much better!

http://michelleward.typepad.com/how_cool_is_that/2010/09/crusade-no-44-in-a-scrape.html

Let me know how you get on :)

Karenx

joanna said...

It turned out beautiful! love the shimmery colours1
xoxo