Friday, May 10, 2013
At SU Only Challenges this week the focus is on butterflies. If you love butterflies you should check out all their wonderful creations.
I have only just bought this Swallowtail image and couldn’t wait to try colouring it.
I stamped the image on crumbcake using Island Indigo and clear embossed it. Then I painted the “lighter” areas with white ink using my aqua painter and let it dry. I then used a blender pen and island indigo, baja and razzleberry markers to colour the butterfly, blending it into the white. I added some white highlights too with the white pen and then cut it out. I actually stamped it twice so that I could cut the body part out and have it slightly above the wings. This was the first time I’ve tried this colouring technique and I was really happy with the result.
I also tried the Chalkboard Technique for the first time on this card too. Simple, but effective!
Stamps : Swallowtail, Vintage Verses
Card : baja, white, crumbcake, black
Ink : versamark, white, island indigo, markers (razzleberry, baja, indigo)
Other : blender pen, white ep, button (SAB), bakers twine, white pencil
I REALLY didn’t need another butterfly in my collection to be honest but it is so beautiful I couldn’t resist any longer! Now that I’ve coloured it, I am so glad I bought it, it was so much fun!