Monday, April 23, 2012

Tuesday Trigger--Watercolor Butterflies


I took the plunge and entered my first Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World. I couldn't resist, since my watercolor paper pad and inks were still spread out on the table from an earlier project. It was fate, I guess. Plus, the Trigger is gorgeous!


I focused on the butterflies and reached for the set from Papertrey Ink and tested different ways of inking them up. I ended up using a combination of distress inks, Faber Castell brush markers, and Memento inks, and spritzed them with water.


I decided to make a long card to mimic the dress, and scored some lines under the sentiment to balance the card. I just love that Paper Smooches sentiment! I'm planning to give this as a monetary wedding card to my sister-in-law who'll tie the knot next month, wishing her "happy everything".

The deadline for this week's Trigger is Sunday, April 29th, so there's still time for you to enter. Thanks for stopping by today. Have a happy week!

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22 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous card Donna. This was a great trigger. Love this

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  2. Beautiful card. I love the watercolour technique, so pretty

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  3. Beautiful, Donna! Love the texture of your card!

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  4. You're right, Donna - the trigger is gorgeous, but so is your card! Love those sweet butterflies! :)

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  5. Donna, your interpretation of the Tuesday Trigger is so, so pretty! Love the watercolor effect, and I agree with you, I LOVE the cute Paper Smooches sentiment. Your sister-in-law will LOVE this!

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  6. You've captured the beauty of the inspiration perfectly, Donna! Gorgeous CAS design!

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  7. Oh WOW this is so pretty Donna, I love your stunning watery butterflies!!

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  8. This is beautiful Donna. So bright yet soft and fun. Your SIL is going to love it.
    Have a lovely day!!
    ;)

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  9. Gorgeous, Donna, I absolutely ADORE this card!!!!

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  10. Wow, gorgeous Donna!!! Love the watercolor effect!

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  11. Aren't you a natural for TT as a first timer!? This is absolutely gorgeous!!

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  12. what a beauty, Donna! fabulous take on the trigger. LOVE! hope you are well. love ya! =)

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  13. OHHHH! I love the butterflies--love the colors! And that sentiment is one of my favs! CASING this card for SURE:)

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  14. Such a beautiful card Donna! Love those watercolor butterflies - so pretty!

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  15. Wow, this is stunning, Donna! Simplicity at its best. You chose the perfect stamps and methods to make this card!

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  16. The watercolor stamping is spectacular Donna!

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  17. What a gorgeous interpretation of the picture - it's beautful Donna, Jo x

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  18. Donna this is stunning. I love your take on this challenge, I wish you the best of luck

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  19. Hey Donna! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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