Saturday, August 6, 2016

Sparkly Butterflies

Hi There!

On Wednesday, I came across a beautiful butterfly card created by Michelle Lupton for A Blog Named Hero. Okay, she had me at butterfly as many of you know I love butterflies. :) I was also struck by the rainbow of color on the single butterfly against the rest being white. I thought the butterfly looked familiar, but I didn't own the set she used. Well, I discovered I DO own the same butterfly stamp. I have a different set called Stamp and Cuts Butterfly sold at Joann's. Yay!

I cased her card and added a few twists to make it my own.

I colored the butterfly using my Koh-i-noor colored pencils. I blended with odorless mineral spirits. 
A twist I added was to not only sparkle up the colored butterfly, but also the rest of the butterflies I stamped. I really like the look. I also added some little butterflies instead of the hearts Michelle used. 

I used MFT's Make a Wish set for the sentiment and went over the Wish (as well as those little butterflies) with my black Wink of Stella. The sentiment is all on one line. I inked just the Wish first. Then I cleaned the stamp really well and inked Make a and covered the Wish with some post it note to make sure no stray stamping showed up. 

I even stamped decorated the inside just a bit.
The sentiment is from a Penny Black set called Sprinkles and Smiles
I always forget to do that. :)

I'm very happy with the final card. 

Thanks so much for the visit. I hope you are having a happy day!
Edited to add: Carol encouraged me to enter this card in a challenge at Happy Little Stampers, here. :)


Anita in France said...

What a beauty, Jeanne ... your single rainbow coloured butterfly amid the monochrome one is surely a stand out ... and I LOVE the shimmer on them all! Hugs, Anita :)

Alanna said...

What a gorgeous card Jeanne. That image is so beautiful and I Love the pop of color on just one of the butterflies. Well done!

Kay Miller said...

Oooooh that is pretty! I love the idea to just color one of the butterflies! It really makes it pop! I also love the sparkliness that you added to all of the butterflies! So pretty! And then there is your beautiful coloring, blended to perfection! It's a beauty!! Have a wonderful week my friend! :)

Patti said...

Oh wow this is amazing! I really love the way you colored only one butterfly! and you colored it flawlessly!!


Barb said...

Beautiful card, Jeanne! I love how you showcased one butterfly. Your pencil work is smooth and blended so nicely! Good for you stamping the inside! :)

cm said...

GASP! Blown away by your gorgeous shimmery butterflies, my friend, with highlight colouring that is nothing short of impressive! WOW WOW and WOW! You must, must, must share it over at Happy Little Stampers, where the theme is masking ( Such a lovely card deserves a wider audience and a whole lot of oohing and ahhing, which I know it will get! Swooning...

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Great masking and colouring Jeanne! Love the extra sparkle on the un-coloured butterflies! So pleased you joined us on HLS CAS challenge! Hazel xx
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Aileen Ryan said...

Wonderful card, love this spotlight colouring and especially in the rainbow colours. There is so much inspiration around and this is one of my favourite stamps. Well done.