Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #166





Hi there ~ It's time for another fun challenge at Addicted to Stamps, and this time our theme is Anything Goes! Our Sponsor for this challenge is Sweet Pea Stamps, and they are offering the winner 4 digi's from their store!



I just received my brand new stamps from Happy Little Stampers, and decided to create 2 cards for this challenge...here is the first one:




I was so excited when my package arrived...the beauty and quality of Kylie's stamps are second to none...I'm in love! For this card, I stamped the butterflies and colored with Prismacolor pencils, then fussy cut them. I wanted a CAS design, so I only added a few gems, gold craft wire and a gold embossed sentiment...and that was it!
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For my second card, I wanted to play with another butterfly in this set:




I wanted to do some blending and create an ombre effect for the sentiment, so I started by blending a few shadow inks (my old standby ~ Pale Tomato, Orange Soda and Butter Bar), and embossing the butterflies with white EP. I used Hero Arts Ombre inks for the sentiment, and added a few gems.

I had a lot of fun creating my cards...Our Anything Goes Challenge seems to be a favorite, so come on over and check out all the beautiful inspiration by my teamies, and join in the fun at Addicted to Stamps Blog

Thanks so much for stopping by,






 

30 comments:

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous butterflies, Barb!

Kylie said...

WOW WOW WOW! You have taken the butterflies to the next level, Barb! I cannot wipe the smile off my face looking at your beautiful cards using my stamps. I love the blue colour and antennaes you added on the first. The gorgeous embossing and ombre inking is sensational on the second. LOVE!!!! xx

Loll said...

Two beautiful cards Barb. Looks like you had a lot of fun with your new HLS stamps. :) xx

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful creations, I really like the ombre effect on the second Barb!!

*Vicki* said...

Wow Barb, both of these butterfly creations are really amazing!! I especially love the antennas you've created for the top card!! :) So stunning!! HUGS

Bobby said...

Whether colored or embossed in white, your butterflies are simply gorgeous, Barb.

Alanna said...

I love all the butterflies. Great cards.

Virginia Lu said...

Boy oh boy....these are gorgeous, Barb!! I am particularly taken by the 2nd one. Your ink-blending is SUPERB, Barb! Too bad that the phone connection was poor....it was lovely to catch up! You are always so kind and encouraging. I want to let you know that you are much appreciated! xo

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb I love the butterflies on your cards, both so different and both so gorgeous! The first one in blue just sparkles!

Betty Keefe said...

gorgeous butterflies - especially love the second card with all the blended colors - i can see why you love those butterflies!

Tanja said...

love the beautiful butterflies and the tiny golden hearts are so very sweet

lostinpaper said...

You know I've got a soft spot for anything butterfly, loving the ombre embossed panel it's gorgeous Barb!

Julie B said...

Two fab cards Barb, love both the colouring and the inking. There were butterflies flitting around up to last weekend but think this blast of cold from the east has put a stop to them for this year. xx

Aileen (mum) said...

Sensational cards Barb, especially the colour of the blue butterflies. Its so wonderful, honesti love both cards for their individual dsigns but that blue, WOW.

Deborah Frings said...

Both these cards are absolutely gorgeous. Love the soft blues on the first butterflies and the ombre effect on the second card is fab. xxx

Cat Craig said...

Barb, those blue tones in your first card are gorgeous. Your embossing and ink blending in the second is also fabulous. Tough to pick a favorite.

Joyce said...

These cards are both fantastic. Love the different way you have used those pretty butterflies.

cm said...

Oh my, Barb...you've created magic with this set, creating cards that are breath-takingly beautiful! The blues are stunning; the ombre, lovely! I agree: Kylie's stamps are top-notch! Looking forward to some newcomers heading my way!
Hugs~c

KayM said...

Oh my goodness! So many gorgeous butterflies! The first ones in the teal color are just stunning, and the white embossed ones with the gloriously blended background are just beautiful!! Two amazing cards! Thank you so much for the sweet comments you have left for me on my PTI post. I was nervous being my first posst, and your comments made me smile and feel so much better!! ((Hugs my friend))

I Card Everyone said...

Hi Barb!! Sorry it has taken so long to arrive here! Gorgeous butterflies!! You give the best product reviews 'second to none' really says it ALL! Wonderful blending and color matching on the orange specimen!
=] Michele

Karen L K said...

Really nice cards Barb! Those butterflies look so pretty. I like the ombre you did in Orange.

Karen L K said...

Really nice cards Barb! Those butterflies look so pretty. I like the ombre you did in Orange.

Melissa L. said...

Oooooo! Loveliness, Barb!!! I pinned the second one to CASE later. :)

Neets B said...

Barb, you've rocked these butterfly stamps. Two absolute stunners here. I adore that turquoise colour with the gold accents, and your second card is so sunny...LOVE! x

Kamila R. said...

Oh my Barb! My jaw dropped! I just adore your both cards!! I am in love with the colours and especially these butterflies you created on the first card for ATSM so gorgeous! Thank you for a wonderful inspiration!

Cris G said...

Wonderful cards, Barb! Love the beautiful butterflies. I thought that you have colored your first card with Copics, colors look so bright and well blended... I'm very curious about Prismacolor pencils for a long time, they look great!

Anita in France said...

These are both so gorgeous, Barb ... the dimension on the first is fabulous ... and oh my, your ink blending on the second is stunning ... beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)

Monika Reeck said...

woow Barb
the first one so adorable in blue and the second one love that fibrant color
I love your inspiration card for ATSM
great card teamie
hugs (Monika ATSM Teamie)

Greta said...

Love those butterflies & your cards are both lovely, Barb! I really love the sponging & look of the second one!

Deepti said...

Gorgeous ! The inked panel on the second card is sooo perfect :)