Sunday, January 10, 2016


Hi, There!

I would imagine at sometime or another, we have wished to be able to do this.  I personally find this escape in the nature and colors that surround me.  I am fortunate to work not far from a State Park and I can go there to "escape".
So I tried to make a card that would portray the escape!  Hope you like it. Till next time, thanks for stopping by and I hope you find time to "escape" whether it is in an actual place or just in your dreams!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Crafting When We Can Challenge #110 - Something New - Mine is a new butterfly stamp and die
Stamping Sensations Challenge  - Anything Goes with die/s

Card Recipe:

Watercolor paper

Image is a rubber stamp and so is the sentiment "Escape Reality" - unfortunately I found these stamps at the bottom of my fairy collection box and I do not know where I bought them - sorry.

Both stamps were stamped with Archival Black Ink - colored the image with distress inks and colored pencils.  Painted the wings with Radiant Pearls and stardust.

The watercolor background I made using the following:
Distress Inks - Shabby Shutters, Hickory Smoke, Tumbled Glass
Distress Pewter Paint on the background for some shine
Distress Inks used on various stencils in background, small butterfly stamps at random
Liquid Pearls and stardust

Card base is a Heidi Swapp Magic Card spritzed with Color Shine - Patina, Ocean.

Sparkle ribbon with a charm tied on, a pearl heart, sparkle cutout star, and a silver filigree corner.
Distressed the whole finished product before mounting onto the Magic Card.

Butterfly Stamp and Die are new from Sizzix/Tim Holtz Alterations.  Painted the butterfly dies with Radiant Pearls - Fandango Green, Capian Sea.


  1. Carole Ann, what a beautiful card! Love the color palette you have used! So pleasant to see buterflies in the middle of winter! This morning there was minus 23*C, so cold))))

  2. This is beautiful,love the image and fab

  3. Stunning creation - lovely colours and a great design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.
    Viv (DT).

  4. Stunning is certainly the right word! WOW! Your coloring leaves me in awe!

  5. Just gorgeous! Those big butterflies make me think of lovely spring days when the temp is just right. Lovely soft colors too CaroleAnn. Hugs!

  6. Absolutely GORGEOUS Carole Ann!! Love the serene look of the images and the colors all blend together beautifully!! What a master piece you've made!! HUGS :)

  7. wow so pretty! The background so your card is stunning. Thankyou for joining us over at Crafting When We Can'for our 'Something New' challenge Hope to see you again Lynda DT xx

  8. A stunning card, CaroleAnn! Great colours. Thanks for sharing it with us at stamping sensations for our stamp and Die challenge and good luck!


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