Thursday, May 7, 2009

Butterfly Friend

Hello! I'm late again. No excuse except to say I am easily distracted. Today I played along with the Ways to Use It Challenge at SCS, to use kraft colored cardstock in a project. I pulled out three Gina K stamp sets, Take Flight, Botanical Dreams and Tag Lines.

Here are the details from this card...

I stamped the butterfly with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Pure Luxury White cardstock. Then I used Copic marker, Y21 and went over the entire image in a circular motion.

Next I used R24 and made very fine lines where I wanted the most intense color. If you can see where I added the red, just click on the photo for a larger view.

Next I used YR07 in tiny circular motions and blended out from the red just a tiny bit.

I followed that with YR04, using the same circular motion. I wanted the color to stretch out further from the center than from the sides, so I made larger circles when working on the inside shading.

Next I added YR12, again adding more to the center than the sides, or bottom.

I added Y23 to smooth into the original yellow.

I decided at the last minute that I needed more color, so I added some more shading, using the same colors and blending, around the edges of the bottom. I also used one of the darker colors to fill in the open circles on the butterfly wings. Finally, I used my blender pen to push some of the color from the lightest parts of the butterfly, making them even lighter. After coloring, I cut the image out.

For the background, I stamped the daisy from Botanical Dreams on 3 1/2 by 4 3/4 inch piece of Pure Luxury White cardstock. I used Copics, V01, V12, V04 and V06 to color the flower. After coloring, I embossed the flower with clear embossing powder.

After I embossed the flower, I sponged the background with So Saffron and Creamy Caramel inks. Then I repeatedly stamped a sentiment from Botanical Dreams with Creamy Caramel.

The "my friend" sentiment is from Tag Lines. I punched it out with my oval Stampin' Up punch. I used my larger SU punch to make the background layers. The layers are Pure Luxury Black Onyx, SU Pale Plum and Kraft.

I'll be back tomorrow with a new Out West project and my guest designer, Cathy will also have an amazing new project to share with you.

Thank you for visiting. Have a great day!

15 comments:

Chelsea said...

Gorgeous card! Love your coloring!

Tracey said...

A gorgeous card Theresa! Love the butterfly!

Selma said...

This card is so pretty Theresa. Thanks for giving us such great tutorials.

Elena said...

This card is amazing! Love your very elegant coloring!

6 wacky women said...

Just gorgeous, Theresa.
Stunning card!!

Karen x

Jan Castle said...

Oh my!!!!! What a beautiful card!!!! Thank you for showing how you colored it!
Jan Castle

Colleen said...

Another beautiful card Theresa!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

I just love the way you combine stamp sets!!! I've got to try more of that!!!

strawberry fields said...

A beautiful card!
Fiona

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

What a beautiful card...love your colors and great layout!

Sue said...

Awesome card, you are so talented, luv your work hun, stunning creation, sue.x

Lori said...

Your coloring is just gorgeous, Theresa!

Deb Neerman said...

This is just gorgeous!! Your butterfly is simply amazing, Theresa!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Beautiful!! I always love your butterfly cards!!

lisa808 said...

Great card--love the flower and butterfly.