Blue, Brown and Butterflies!

Hi Everyone!  I hope you have had a wonderful weekend!  I am kick starting my week by catching up with a friend for  lunch a little later today and then home to do some housework and finalizing some ATC Trades to get into the mail.  What have you got planned for your Monday?

I am sharing a butterfly card today which I made late last week.  It really started out as a bit of a play with my Faber Castell Gelatos and Big Brush Marker Pens.  My butterfly stamps from Dark Room Door just happened to be within reach and I must say I do love them and they are even extra special because I won them.  The symbolism of the butterfly is of so many positive emotions such as hope, joy, freedom and happiness that they really were fitting for my card as playing/experimenting and creating generates all of these emotions for me.





I used my #178 Nougat Big Brush Marker direct on the stamp to stamp my image and embossed with clear embossing powder.  For the wings I then took my Metallic Mint Gelato and drew on a plastic sleeve protector a small spot to which I added some water and proceeded to color them in with my aqua brush.  Over the top of this I added and smudged some further color with my #156 Colbalt Green Big Brush Marker.

For the background I colored this with a combination of Cotton Candy, Metallic Blueberry and and Blueberry Gelatos, also mixed to watercolor consistency.  The Blueberry I actually applied with a piece of scrunched up paper dipped in my watercolor mix, and dotted and dabbed across the background and especially the edges.

The Cardstock is Stampin' Up's Soft Suede and the Paper is one I have had since I first started scrapbooking and purchased something like 1000 sheets on Ebay!

Anyway that's all from me today I have to go and think about getting ready to head out!  I hope you have a wonderful Mojo Filled and Magical Monday!



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13 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous. I love the beautiful colours and the butterflies look stunning.
Hugs
Linda xxx

jane stillman said...

Stunning card, love the backdrop to the butterflies which are absolutely gorgeous x

Lizzyc said...

How beautiful this is.. the back ground details are stunning!

Kate M said...

Beautiful butterflies - lovely card - that background is fabulous.
xx

Laurie LaRiviere said...

wow Dani this is gorgeous, love those colors they are my fave! so happy to be back online after being without power for almost a week..I miss my blog hopping! :)

Claire Newcombe said...

Oh Danielle
This is so pretty. Its lovely to see the watercoloured effect you have used to colour the butterflies. Its a beautiful artistic style you have done so well.

Claire x

Zoe said...

Hi Danie, this is really gorgeous, I love butterflies for card making, love what you've done keeping it simple, that backing paper is stunning! Xx

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful butterflies! Love the color combo!

Lynn McAuley said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Danie!! Your blue butterflies are a vision of delight!! Awesome work!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card.

greetings karin

Joan Macdonald said...

Such a beautiful card and fab colours.

Joan x

Gwyneth said...

A really stunning card. I love the butterflies and your choice of colours and textures.

Dawn Mercedes said...

I love the watercolor look of the flutterbies...and your colors are great!