I hope you guys follow Monday’s FB Live hosted by our awesome Lydia. Recently she used this older stamp set Painted Butterflies (you can watch the video HERE). She inspired so many of us to use this set. I realized I had never inked this stamp set and told her I would do some pencil colouring.
Lets get on with the details. I stamped the outline “hello” from Halftone Hello stamp set in Permanent Black Ink first. I then stamped the halftone hello first in Lagoon crisp ink and then in black but a little offset this time. The effect looks really cool.
I also added a cast shadow with a grey colour pencil to show some depth on my one layer card panel. Can’t really tell in photos if it made much difference but in person this technique always makes the images pop off the card.
After I was done with the hello, I stamped three butterflies around it. There are quite a few butterflies in this set, different sizes and shapes providing us with quite a few possibilities. I wanted to use this set differently and show you that you can change the look of the image with pencils.
I started with the yellow colour around the black pattern and extended it enough to mix it with teal. Then I came in from the edge with a vibrant blue, giving the wings some folds. To mix the blue with teal I used a blending pencil and then went back in to add more yellow and blend more with teal.
The colouring on the butterflies came out good but my card looked quite plain so I decided to add a bit of grass and flowers. I used kid’s watercolour palette to make different green shades and then started painting my grass. I also added some yellow flowers to my grass.
The grass looks nice and goes with the butterflies but then I decided we needed clouds! I used Morning Frost crisp ink to make my clouds. I like how the butterflies stand out against the gray clouds.
Lastly, I added a few yellow sequins for the bling, popped the card front on to a plain white base and I was done.
Before I leave, I have the same card with pink/orange Painted Butterflies and blue clouds but without the cast shadow.
Hope you liked my cards. See you guys soon with something bright and colourful!
hugs and love,