Saturday, June 28, 2008

butterfly blues

Happy Saturday. Today is one of those gorgeous summer days where the temp. is about 75, a nice breeze, mostly sunny. It's so nice to have the windows open and feel the breeze.

Today I made a card using my favorite color - BLUE! This is actually a triple challenge card. I incorporated yesterday's limited supplies challenge and today's inspiration challenge on SCS, as well as a sketch challenge on the Innovative Stamp Creations blog.

Yesterday I went to a local art supply store and bought a bunch of prismacolor pencils to fill in the missing colors that match SU's color palette. So it seemed like a good idea to use them on my card today. I started by stamping the butterfly from the ISC friends set with black stazon ink on a piece of vanilla card stock and then coloring them with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. Then I sponged the edges with brilliant blue ink and mounted it on a black card base.

For the strip across the center of the card, I scored the vanilla piece every 1/2" on my scor-pal, sponged the edges and mounted it on black. Then I added some black brads on one end, and mounted this piece on the card.

For the main image, I used my cuttlebug with a butterfly die on a piece of cereal box chipboard. I painted this with broken china distress crackle paint. When it was dry, I sponged over it with brilliant blue ink, because the paint wasn't the right color of blue. I then edged it with silver Krylon leafing pen. The build-a-brad in the center uses an image from flair of summer (ISC). I punched a scalloped circle with a giga punch from Marvy Uchida and edged the scallops with the silver leafing pen. The circle and the butterfly are both attached to the card with dimensional foam tape.

stamps: friendship, flair of summer (Innovative Stamp Creations)
ink: brilliant blue, jet black stazon
paper: basic black, very vanilla
other: prismacolor pencils, gamsol, piercing tool, black brads, build-a-brad, crop-a-dile, cuttlebug, cb butterfly die, giga scalloped circle punch (Marvy Uchida), silver Krylon leafing pen, dimensional foam tape, scor-pal, sponge

I'm so glad you stopped by today. Enjoy your weekend.

1 comment:

Jennifer Love said...

This is GORGEOUS! My word...those butterflies are stunning. :)