Thursday, 30 April 2015

CC&S #122: The dreaded double?

Do you dread it or do you love it? As April has five Thursdays we have both a sketch and a colour palette chosen by Louise for you at CAS Colours and Sketches this week.

I've been wanting to join in the challenges over at Uniko Studio for a while and thought I would try and kill two birds with one stone. It's been a real challenge! I pondered over Louise's sketch and decided to use one of Bev's trailing vine stamps, but then couldn't find an ink pad to match 'Calypso Coral' from amongst my stash anywhere! It got really complicated as I only have a small collection of Uniko Studio stamps at the moment and definitely don't have anything that remotely resembles 'Things With Wings'...hmmm!

So after some thought, I set about creating butterflies from one of the 'Flower Power' sets using the half flower, experimenting with stamping two of the three petals and then trying to create a mirror image. I think they turned out OK and have got a few spares to use another time. I cut them out and mounted on foam pads adding some adhesive pearls and stamping a few tiny flowers and dots from the vine set in the challenge colours along with a sentiment also from the 'Flower Power' set.

I hope that Louise thinks I have been true enough to her sketch and that Bev approves of my butterfly creations.

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets: Background Builders - Vines & Flower Power #2 (Uniko Studio)
Ink pads: Pacific, Smoke Blue (Versa Color) & Orange (Whispers)
Snippets: White adhesive pearls

Next month it will be my turn to host the CC&S challenges. I can't wait to share my colours and sketches with you and hope you'll continue to play along!

Stef x  


  1. I didn't twig that your butterflies were created from a Uniko flower stamp until I read your post. Very ingenius Stef!

  2. Hola Stef, thank you for your comment.
    Very clever take of skech and VERY CLEVER YOUR BUTTERFLIES!!!! great idea , gorgeous, delicate and clever card.
    Hugs from Palma

  3. So pretty and elegant Stef and love seeing those Uniko stamps inked up brilliantly. thanks for sharing at the Uniko Challenge. Sarah x

  4. Hi Steph, when I made up the sketch your card was the one I had in mind; beautiful butterflies on trailing flowers. As you know my card ended up slightly different but I was SO pleased to see your card, it's just how I imagined it would be...CAS perfection IMO.
    Thank you
    Louise xx

  5. When I came up with this sketch butterflies on trailing flowers was how I thought it should be, as you know my card turned out somewhat different and I was SO happy when I saw your card. It looks just like I imagined...CAS perfection, thank you
    Louise xx

  6. Oops so sorry for spelling your name incorrectly Stef,
    Louise xx

  7. WOW! What a beautiful card!!! I am soooo impressed with your creativity with making those flowers into butterflies! It works perfectly! And the vines are so nicely done too ;) Thanks so much for playing along in the Uniko studio challenge!

  8. How clever to use the flower stamps to create your butterflies! I love the dimension you gave them as they flutter away from the floral vine. Super job!



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