Monday, January 28, 2013

Brown Butterfly Tutorial

Hello there! I colored this brown bird, from Birds and Blossoms, the other day. Then I saw the gorgeous one Melanie colored on her blog and was feeling a little intimidated about posting mine. But the poor blog has been a little neglected, so here it is.

The bird on a post image was stamped on Pure Luxury card stock, using Memento Espresso Truffle ink.

I began coloring with my E59 Copic marker.

Added E57.

Added E35.

Then used my blender pen to let some color bleed into the highlighted area. On the belly, beak and legs, I used E53.

For the post, I started with W5.

Then filled in with W1.

I used YR14 on the petals of the flower, and YG93 on the stems.

Added Y21 to the petals, then used a get pen to add a highlight to the bird's eyes.

Using Spellbinders™ Oval Nestabilities, I cut out and embossed the image. Then, while still in the die template, I sponged lightly with Gina K Honey Mustard Ink.

I used Spellbinders new 3D Basket Weave M-Bossibilities folder to embossed Gina K Pure Luxury Honey Mustard card stock. I layered with Pure Luxury Dark Chocolate and used an Ivory card base (4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches). The sentiment was stamped on Pure Luxury Sandy Beach and the buttons are from Gina's new Color Companions collection.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!


12 comments:

naneruth said...

Oh Theresa I am so glad you posted this with the brown bird. It is so beautiful and I love the colors used. That new embossing folder fits so well with your design. I hope some time to see a sample card with the solid bird too. I just love this set! Keep the ideas coming.

Susan Sieracki said...

I'm glad you posted it as well. Wow, what a gorgeous card. I love the embossed background too...that really pops. Your coloring is superb and, as always, thank you so much for showing us how you do it. I really appreciate that.

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Ravengirl said...

I think this turned out beautifully!

Diana Queen said...

Ok Theresa... get a grip girl, LOL...you should never be intimidated when it comes to your coloring and card making skills! You are so fab. and so is this card. love that basket weave folder...looks great with your pretty bird! ;d

JoanL said...

Now cut that out! Your cards are beautiful pieces of art.

sghay said...

Your cards are always gorgeous. I have your website as my home page and always look forward to seeing your cards and tutorials. The bird is gorgeous and so is that basket background..you picked the perfect color of card stock for it.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

I agree with the others. You should not be at all intimidated by your coloring skills. I always enjoy your posts and learn so much from seeing your step outs. The basket weave background is awesome and really lends itself to your beautiful brown bird.

Rosy Newlun said...

Hi, Theresa :)
I know what you are saying. I feel intimidated sometimes, well, a lot of times, when I see how others have used the same image I am using. I guess you are human like the rest of us. But your abilities are so....far up there, that the rest of us can only admire, oooo, and ahhhhh over what you do! Love your little birdie, and the basket weave embossing! Thanks for posting this <3 rosy

Ellen said...

Fantastic tutorial! TTFS

Sherry said...

Super card and thanks so much for the tutorial glad I lucked into this hop today

jean w. said...

Gorgeous coloring and I love this new 3D Basket Weave!