Friday, April 21, 2017

Spread your wings and fly

Today I'm sharing two cards made with a retired Stampin' Up Set called: Nature's Sketchbook.
I colored my stamped image with my Prismacolor (Scholar) Pencils and used baby oil and Q-tips to blend the colors. After the oil had dried I added a bit of Tangerine Colorburst via a thin paintbrush and heat set it with my embossing gun. I also fussy cut and popped up the butterfly hanging from the branch, and splashed some Distress Oxide Vintage Photo ink over the matted image.
Inside the card I added some color using the Watercolor Stamp and Stencil set from Tim Holtz and Spiced Marmalade/Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.
Supplies and Tools:
Watercolor Paper, Black /White Cardstock, Tangerine Color Burst (Ken Oliver), Nature's Sketchbook (Stampin' Up), Prismacolor Pencils, Postage Stamp Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Vintage Photo Reinker, (Tiim Holtz), Butterfly Fancy stamp set, Black Soot/Spiced Marmalade/Rusty Hinge Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), Paper Distresser, Watercolor Stamp and Stencil Set (Tim Holtz), Stencil Brushes, Thin Paintbrush

This post linked to:
The Card Concept - Fresh Flutters
4 Crafty Chicks - Butterflies
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

This card won honorable mention here:


Kate said...

This is absolutely stunning, Esther!! I love the added dimension with the little hanging butterfly too! Amazing card!!

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous! Love the background and how you've picked up the colour in the butterflies. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


Christine said...

Amazing effect from the splattered ink and the fluttering butterfly! Love how you decorated the inside and added that wonderful sentiment. So glad you joined the butterfly challenge at Four Crafty Chicks this week.
Guest DT

Vicki Finger said...

This is so lovely and I love the bright cheery ink splatters. I made a background very similar myself this week. Such vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing with us at The Card Concept!

brenda said...

Gorgeous card and lovely the intensity of colours, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenges.

B x

Dora said...

Beautiful style, beautiful card.
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

Conniecrafter said...

the blending of your colors on the butterfly is so pretty and I love how you did the inside too!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so beautiful! Love the popped up butterfly and the fabulous splatters. So glad you could join us at The Card Concept.

Becca Cruger said...

Breathtaking is the only way to describe this artsy flutter of a design. Love the vibrant colors and the splashy spray! Thank you so much for playing along at The Card Concept!

Leanne said...

Sure pleased you came back and this is amazing, very nicely done.
Thanks for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks!
Leanne DT
4 Crafty Chicks

Michelle W said...

Beautiful card!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Esther, this butterfly card is amazing! I love the colors and the stamping is beautiful! Wow! I am so glad you joined us at The card Concept this week!
Take care!