Monday, August 2, 2021

July Reveal for CCC - Lucky to Call You Friend!


Aren't ALL cats strange?????  Mine sure are!  lol...  ❤


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Hi, Friends.....

I am here with my July Reveal for the Card Chain Challenge.  Such a fun group to be part of!!

July's challenge theme options were:

Colour Palette Option

(Exact matching is not required.)

Sketch Option

(Orient as desired.)

Theme Options: Summer / Snacks / Friendship
Product / Technique Options: Scraps / Fancy Fold
I chose the Colors and the Friendship theme.   My card went to Linda in Michigan.

I had a background that I made from some epsom salt crystals dissolved in dyed water.  I had made the colored solutions for a VBS kid craft and had leftover.  Could I toss 'em??? No way!!  lol...  So I made backgrounds for me to use.  This particular one had some of the colors of the challenge and I blended yellow around the edges for the color palette suggested.  Love the crystalline structures that you get from this technique.  I gave the background a coat or two of clear spray lacquer to help set the crystals.
The butterfly and sentiment are from a beautiful set I just received from  Melanie over at the Double Trouble Challenge.  (THANKS, Melanie!!)  I absolutely love this gorgeous set!

Supplies used include:
CTMH Winged Masterpiece S2103 - SOTM March 2021
Versafine Ink in Crimson Red
Clear embossing powder from my stash
Distress Ink in Mustard Seed
Epsom salt background from my stash
Mixed Media paper

Hope you liked my card!!  It was fun to use one of these arty backgrounds.  I think the floral butterfly looks good against it. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  If you would like to join the Card Chain Challenge, the August sign-ups are still open for a few more days HERE.  We'd love to have you join us!

Stay safe in the heat and storms, everyone.  So far we are doing okay.  We have had a few intervals of thunder in the last few days but thankfully no near strikes....and we even got some rain!  YAY!!  Still praying for safety from fires.  We have a couple hot days predicted and then more t-storms.  This comes with the territory, but our dry summer is putting us at more risk than usual.  We do appreciate the thoughts and prayers.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Butterfly Challenge #159 (I just chose the Quick Sand yellow color option this time + butterfly)


  1. What a great watery crystaline background for your beautiful flower butterfly - what a wonderful die that is and lovely card for the swap! xx

  2. A lovely inky background with the beautiful Butterfly, many thanks for joining in our current theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  3. Such a pretty floral butterfly stamp and the background looks awesome Janis, lovely CCC card!

  4. What a lovely card with fantastic textures, Janis! xx

  5. Wow. Just loving this card. What a fab technique you have used. The large butterfly is gorgeous. Thankyou for coming and playing in the garden. Hugs mrs A.

  6. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous inky card design with us at Allsorts this week.

  7. This card is very pretty. Great texture and color. [Bunny]

  8. Oh my this card is stunning!! Love the butterfly.
    Valerija xx

  9. Fabulous and lovely card! Gorgeous butterfly.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts and
    over at We Love Chocolate Baroque;-))m

  10. Your card is beautiful, Janis! So glad you like the stamp.

  11. Oh my goodness, another beautiful background! I've never used the salt technique but after seeing the effect that you got, I think I need to buy a box of epsom salts and give it a try. You must have a treasure chest of saved backgrounds to inspire you.

  12. Gorgeous background for that lovely butterfly, Janis - love it!!


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