Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Cool Flutterings

Hello stampers! After the CAS card yesterday, I absolutely had to do a scene card today. I was happy with how it turned out, but the only problem is now I'm in the mood for a vacation! A tropical paradise sounds oh so relaxing.

To start my card, I cut a piece of Pure Luxury White cardstock and then sponged Memento Pear Tart ink.

Then I sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves.

Next, I sponged some Bahama Blue around the edges.

After I sponged the Bahama Blue, I thought it needed more, so I got it back out and apparently got ink on my fingers, hence the blue smudges. Boy, this kind of thing has been happening a lot lately! I think I need more sleep.

After shaking my head in disgust (nope, I didn't say any bad words this time) and sponging more blue, I stamped some foliage (from Picture It! part of the StampTV Kit). I stamped the image several times, re-inking with Tuxedo Black each time.

Next, I stamped the palm tree (also from Picture It!) several times with Memento Summer Sky and London Fog.

The moth/butterfly (also from Picture It!) was colored with Copics, starting with B26 where the wings meet the body.

Added BG07.

Added B04.


Filled in with BG02, leaving just a few highlights.

Used my blender pen to soften the hightlights.

Used N1 and N7 on the body, then cut out the image.

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and Ocean Mist, then used an In the Navy cardbase. There is piercing on either sided of the image, although it is hard to see. The ribbon was from Joann's.

Thanks for dropping in. Have stampalicious day!

21 comments:

Deb Neerman said...

Beautiful, Theresa! A stunning color combination ... and that bow is yummy-ish! LOVE today's card!!

Beth S said...

Stunning colour combination. Love it.

EileenMV said...

This is a gorgeous card - the colors are beautiful! Love how the butterfly came out!

Kathy H said...

So pretty!

tlgirl353 said...

Theresa- this is gorgeous! Love how you made the "mistake" go away. I am glad I am not the only one this happens to!

Patti J said...

My 'mistakes' never look as pretty as yours do! Another gorgeous card, Theresa! Love that background! Thanks for another wonderful tutorial too - have a good night!

Vicki Dutcher said...

BEAUTIFUL! I just love looking at your work! So breathtaking! I am going to try the butterfly directions - I am STILL struggling with copics!! LOL

Robin McK said...

Stunning, as usual!

Lori said...

Reminds me of a quiet, summer night...

Cindy said...

Theresa - this is BEAUTIFUL - the colors just make the entire care POP. Love it.

betty benton said...

beautiful card! love that scene!

Deebi27 said...

Absolutely beautiful. The depth of this card is so life like. Tutorial is beyond question...thanks!

naneruth said...

such a lovely scene. The colors go so well.

Joan said...

This is incredibly beautiful. That butterfly all but pops off the page -it's almost florescent!!!

Banu said...

Stunning :) I was just speechless and yet again thanks for sharing the tutorial. We can only strive to copy :)

Sandy Knecht said...

Gorgeous!

Miesje said...

WOW - awesome card. Someday maybe...I can color like you!

Nancy said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Thanks for the tutorial. Your sponging turns out so much better than mine. I seem to do better with the smaller sponges... What's your secret?

Fran said...

I just love that you share with your viewers how to do the projects you show and the colors you use etc. Thank you!

Fran said...

I just love that you share with your viewers how to do the projects you show and the colors you use etc. Thank you!

Gloria Westerman said...

Your butterfly/moth looks so real....like it just landed on you paper.....beautiful Theresa......