4/4/16

nature is the art of God


Being an observer of nature and the passage of seasons, it's definitely Spring in the Pacific Northwest. Every kind of bulb pushing through the earth to put on a show of color.  And I am guessing the caterpillars are waking up now that new leaves are unfurling on the perennials.  Those furry, creepy crawlers will eat their weight in my garden preparing to burst forth in a myriad of color, eventually spreading their wings and flying to and fro.

I am entering this into the Fashionable Stamping Challenges #109 Butterflies.  The call was to use butterflies on your work.  I managed to find a mix of butterflies and moths in my collection.
They were stamped on watercolor paper with Archival Black.  All were colored with Caran d'Ache watercolor crayons and Twinkling H2O's.  The sentiment is from Wordsworth.  It was inked with Memento Luxe 'Tuxedo Black'.  I used a Club Scrap bamboo fragment to make the frame.

Sunday Stamps 'Rainbow Fun'  is a riot of color.  Seeing their challenge made it easy to get those winged creatures out.  I remember when my sons were learning their colors, we had a saying for
RYOGBV:  [R]ainbows [O]ver [Y]ou, {G}od's [B]lessed [V]ow.  Red, Orange, Yellow, Green,
Blue, and Violet.

Thanks for stopping by.  I wish you a colorful week


8 comments:

stampwithamyk said...

Your butterflies are just beautiful! Love the rainbow of colors. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

Leena Girsa said...

What a fabulous card! I love the colourful butterflies and the beautiful sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along at Sunday Stamps this week!

Claire Broadwater said...

Susan, this is so gorgeous! I love the rainbow of beautiful butterflies! The sentiment is just perfect! So happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps! XX

Teresa Kline said...

hello Susan! this is awesoem, I am luvin the rainbow flying butterflies..awesome! I am so glad you played along with us at sunday stamps!

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Annette Elliott said...

What a fabulous collection of butterflies in a rainbow! Such beautiful details coloring them and then cutting them out?? Wow, stunning! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps! this week!

Monika Reeck said...

Hallo Susan
wooww woooww and woooww
I love your butterfly
the color of rainbow all is here and your Bamboo is clever idea oh oh I love this
Great card and ADORE ABLE
many thanks for joining with us at Sunday Stamps this time..
hugs
Monika (Sunday Stamps DT Member)

Why dont you join too our new challenge with prizes at :http://creativewithstampschallenge.blogspot.de/2016/04/cws-challenge-1-butterfly.html

Monika Reeck said...

Just enter there Susan
we will be so happy if you join us cause we are new and who knows you are the lucky girl and win our Prize :)
hugs
Monika

Dots Dabbles said...

Oh your butterflies are gorgeous Susan! Spring is definitely in the air in your part of the world.
Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Dot x