Friday, 18 March 2011


Earlier this evening I spent a very restful half hour painting butterflies! I used to love "colouring in" when I was a child, and still do. I know I'm not the only one. There is definitely something therapeutic about it.

The butterflies were flying Off the Edge of the card, that being the theme for Week 6 of the Less is More Challenge. I couldn't resist a second entry this week.  The butterflies came from a little set which I bought some time ago in T**cos, (or it might have been S****burys, can't remember now. Nothing on them to say who made them). I painted them with Cosmic Shimmer paints. The two-tone effect of the paints is gorgeous, but unfortunately it doesn't show up on the photo. The sentiment is by Hero Arts. I could happily have covered the entire card with the butterflies, and spent all evening painting them, but since the challenge requires plenty of white space, I thought I'd better restrain myself!


Netty said...

This is such a pretty card Lynne, loving the words and the beautiful butterflies. Annette x

Susan said...

Lynne...the butterflies are just gorgeous! Love that sentiment too!

Chrissie said...

Beautiful card, perfect sentiment for it!
Thanks for a fabulous submission Lynne, I'm glad you enjoy doing your colouring... we enjoy looking at it!
"Less is More"

Paper Paradise said...

Gorgeous card and I agree colouring is so relaxing, must give it a go some time! Love the less is more blog but struggle with white space, I need to bite the bullet and have a go! Sue x

Mandi said...

Oh Lynne this is os pretty
Im impressed it was a little stamp repeated, super colouring
thanks for another great entry
"LEss is More"

mamapez5 said...

I love this card. Not surprising really as I love all butterflies (including the beautiful ones on your blog sidebars). It was a labour of love to paint them all I'm sure. One day I am going to make time to try this challenge - it's just those white spaces....! Kate x

Suze Bain said...

Gorgeous card Lynne, colouring is fab. x

lisa said...

Another beautiful card, Lynne. Those butterflies must have taken you ages, they are all different colours, but I bet they have a lovely shimmer.
Hope you have a great weekend, the weather's looking good for a change isn't it?
Hugs Lisax

Pauline said...

What a pretty card, love the butterflies and gorgeous colouring! Love the sentiment too xx

Anonymous said...

Another fab card Lynne and love the sentiment too.

Ali x

craftimamma said...

How lovely this is Lynne and you are so right about the colouring in. You can really lose yourself in it can't you. I love that sweet sentiment. The whole card speaks of gentleness to me.

Lesley Xx

Lesley said...

Beautiful card Lynne, the sentiment is lovely, and the butterflies look great, I love colouring in too! xx

chris said...

Hi Lynne, this is gorgeous, I am loving these off the page cards. very special. love chris xx


I agree Lynne - colouring-in is so therapeutic. Love the way you've created the butterfly border and the placement of the wonderful sentiment is perfect.
x Sylvia x

pinky said...

Wow Lynne that is absolutely gorgeous!!

Stella said...

First of all thank you so much for your wonderful coment on my blog. I appreciate it so much!

I've been lookiong at your blog too and I'm impressed. Our styles are different; I think I add too much on my cards :)

This card is gorgeous; I love that "border"of butterflies; such a creative and lovely idea.

FYI; I am a follower now; I don't want to miss a thing :)