ARTastic FEB 2016 - Butterfly & Bird Cards:

Hi there! Time for our new ARTastic challenge!
This amazing piece is your inspiration for this month:
It's by Cathy McClelland & this month's CRITERIA is PAINT!
Luckily, I had some of those backgrounds I'd used paint on with a
few stencils - left over paint from other projects slapped onto white cardstock.
Bottom left is what I started with. I've heat embossed a little bird
on - it's hard to see! On the right is what happened when I added clear
gesso, then followed it with Gelatos and lots of misting of water &
smudging with my fingers!!!
I tried to keep with the colours of the inspiration pic.
The cards:
For this one you can see I've 'cleaned up' the bird with a 'baby wipe' then
outlined it...added some stamping.

The bird is a 'nod' to the art inspiration
picture, which holds 'hidden' birds. I wanted to merge with the background,
like the picture!
For the 2nd one I used a butterfly:
There is sooo much you can do with 'paint' and
Cathy McClelland's picture.
We'd love to see your interpretation
over at ARTastic this month!
Happy Scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥


  1. Oh sooooo pretty Lizzy. What an incredible inspiration piece to work from and you captured the colors beautifully. I love bright colors and I just have to wonder if this is what a butterfly really sees as it flies over.... just like your background... all the colors of the universe. Truly love this card. j

  2. Ohhhhhhhhhhh so gorgeous! LOVING those colors and that butterfly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. What a fun and happy card! I love the colours!

  4. Beautiful and vibrant...I can see how this inspired you x

  5. Left over paint makes the best backgrounds I reckon. Makes me want to get out my gelato's , I find I don't have much luck with them,but maybe I should try harder. Your cards look fabbo

  6. Those are just gorgeous Lizzy!! I know I have already told you so but I say it agan here :) You are fantastic!! So many layers and so much to explore on those cards <3 Anna xo

  7. so wonderful cards Lizzy! I adore those colours and background you got with it! that crackle effect is so pretty! fab cards!

  8. Wow fantastic backgrounds! Love how you have made them into cards!

  9. That is one gorgeous inspiration piece and you are just brilliant at creating these amazing backgrounds!! Love the colours and the crackle effect .. stunning!! Totally fabulous cards!! hugs xx

  10. Wow! You don't need to add much when you have such lovely starting points. You have shown us the value of layering, letting things dry and then adding a little more here

  11. They really look amazing, I've never tried anything like that but I think I might!

  12. So the layering of gorgeous colours. Work of Art cards....perfect!

  13. Wonderful vibrant colors Lizzy! I love them! the butterflies are super pretty!

  14. Beautiful cards, Lizzy, love how you were inspired by the painting!

  15. Super pretty and artsy! Really cool! ;-)


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