Wednesday, June 08, 2016

POST #500!! All Creatures Great and Small Challenge at Stampotique

As the title says, this week's challenge over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge Blog is SDC #248 ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL hosted by Nellie van Leeuwen whose artwork I've admired for what must be 10 or 11 years now when I first started time flies.

Talking of flying, the 'creature'  I chose was the butterfly...hope that was ok and fits the bill.

I used two stamps from Stampotique Originals for this - 

and my new bargain paints I bought yesterday from ALDI for  £1.99!! The colours are just so crisp and soft, LOVE THEM!! (Bought two lots  of the pastel colours actually, can't go wrong for £1.99). Last year I brought a set of  neon brights, but these pastel shades are more me. Maybe its my age lol

The butterfly stamp I used from Stampotique is perhaps larger than you may realise... Stampotique produce two sizes of this small one large, Here is a ruler laying along side the large stamp. The actual butterfly itself is approx 5"/12cm which is probably one of the largest butterfly stamps available anywhere I would imagine.

Here are a few close ups etc of the card.

As you can see the wings are standing away from the card front.

Love those paint colours! So pleased with my bargain!

Thanks for stopping by.  x 


judith@poppy cottage said...

Gorgeous card Jo, fabulous results with those bargain paints. Who would have thought that Aldi paints would be so good? Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for your lovely comment. Hope you are keeping well. I must have the smaller version of your butterfly stamp, it is still pretty sizeable, and your post has reminded me that I should ink it up again. Judith xx

Sue said...

This is beautiful Jo, and thanks for the tip about the paints. These colours are lovely x

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgous Jo, don't think the Aldi has got these paints here in Holland at the moment - been there today.

Helen said...

Your butterfly card is just gorgeous, Jo! Those paints look so pretty, what a bargain price.

Crafty She said...

Gorgeous card Jo. Loving your bargain paints too. Xxx

sue :) said...

Perfect card for this weeks SDC. Love the butterfly.X

*Arwen* said...

So beautiful Jo <3
Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week :)

xx Arwen

Nellie van Leeuwen said...

Amazing colors! Love it very much

Sam & Poppy said...

delightfully delicate Jo,
thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Love the soft colours, so delicate and feminine ! Thanks for joining us over at Stampotique !
Corrie x

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Stunning, Jo!