Friday, May 17, 2013

Purple Love


I wanted to use my new Swallowtail stamp again and I found a great sketch at Freshly Made Sketches to inspire me.  I did change it a little and made mine a square card instead so that I could fit the whole butterfly on.


I stamped and embossed the Swallowtail with Elegant Eggplant onto crumb cake card and painted over it with white ink.  Then I used wisteria, eggplant and calypso coral markers and a blender pen to colour it.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Swallowtail, Curly Cute

Card : wisteria, white, crumb cake, grey

Ink : stazon, white, versamark, eggplant, markers (eggplant, wisteria, coral)

Other : big shot, elegant bouquet ef, white pen, blender pen


When my 11 year old daughter saw this card she begged me to give it to her for her birthday this year.  She is a “purple girl”! :)  Her birthday isn’t till August but she just fell in love with this pretty purple butterfly. I’ll save it and give it to her, hopefully she’ll forget about it and be surprised and in love with it all over again!




  1. That is absolutely gorgeous! No wonder your daughter wanted it, who wouldn't??!!
    I do think it's the most beautiful one of that image I have seen, and I've seen a lot!
    You have a really great talent at coloring!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Oh, my! That butterfly is gorgeous! I love the little touch of embossing on the background panel. Great take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. Wow - this is beautifully done! Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it at FMS!

  4. Just gorgeous! I need to color me a purple butterfly now.


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