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1st Thursday of the month - A review of a craft product
2nd Thursday of the month - Craft room inspiration
3rd Thursday of the month - Stamp set/die cutter review
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Monday 24 March 2014

Less is more for the Runway Inspired Challenge 56 and Time Out Challenge 1

Hello all,

I am here with a very unexpected card…unexpected in that I did not set out to make a card. I was actually spending time painting with my toddler and he gave me the inspiration for a card using his paint!!!

This has to be the simplest card I have ever made, but I actually find it one of the most effective. The colours directly link to the skirt in the inspiration photo from Runway Inspired Challenge.

I first noticed a yellow butterfly in the skirt and that is my focus of the card, as you will see. Here is the card and I will explain how simple it was.

So, I started off, along with my toddler painting, tapping a paintbrush with various colours of kids poster paint. This created the splatter effect on the card. As it dried, I coloured in with spectrum noir markers my butterfly, created using the gorgeous Visible Image stamp. I then fussy cut this out, bent the wings up and added some pearls down the body. The paint was taking a while to dry so I gave it a quick blast with my heat tool.

Once dried, I added some matching crystals at selected points on the card - this gives a look of coloured rain droplets on the card! I trimmed my card to size, added a simple sentiment, attached to a white backing card with foam pads, added my butterfly and voila…done!!

Since the crystals give the illusion of rain droplets, I think I might even add my card to the Time Out Challenge too as the theme is 'Dancing in the Rain'……I feel like my beautiful butterfly is dancing in the rain - coloured rain!!!

Hope you like my very simple, abstract approach! Any comments always very much appreciated.

Laura xx

Cardstock - white card (Papermill Direct)
Paint - Red, Blue, Yellow and Green poster Paint from Early Learning Centre (How funny!!!!)
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, Spectrum Noir Markers CT3 & CT4
Embellishments - crystals and pearls (Anita's)
Stamp - Happy Birthday sentiment from Gift for you (Uniko Studio)


  1. Wow what a cool way to start the creative process and I bet it was so much fun! And I love the end result, so colourful and the butterfly is coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining is at TIME OUT x

  2. BEAUTIFUL work, Laura! I love the droplets of colors in the background with the lovely butterfly! Thank you for playing Runway Inspired Challenge!

  3. LOVE the paint splattered background so creative & happy. Great to see you joining in & taking the TIME OUT for the challenge :) Hugs Bev x

  4. The butterfly is gorgeous and I love how you managed to involve your toddler to create the splatter! Thanks for joining in with us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

  5. This is GORGEOUS Laura!!! love this :)

  6. Fabulous paint splatters..the end effect is just lovely! Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway!