Sunday, February 8, 2015

Life Is Good- A Color and Sketch Challenge

Hi Stampers! 

I had a chance to play in my craft room today and decided to create a card using the FMS172 Sketch at Freshly Made Sketches along with the Pals Paper Arts PPA238 Color Challenge.

Again, if you not have already visited either site yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- wonderful ideas from all! 

To create this Mixed Media Clean and Layered (CAL) card:

Using My Digital Studio (MDS) position the Swallowtail butterfly image and re-size to a bit smaller than the actual size of the background stamp.  Print out onto Whisper White cardstock.

Color the butterfly using Stampin’ Write Markers- Pink Pirouette, Rose Red and Basic Gray.   Apply Frost White Shimmer Paint over the wings using a watercolor brush with a bit of water.

Allow to dry and re-define the black areas using a Faber-Castell Medium Pitt Pen Black marker and add a few highlights with a Faber-Castell Pitt Pen White marker.

Carefully cut out the butterfly and apply Mod Podge® over the entire butterfly image- set aside to dry.

Trim a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4” x 5 ¼” and add the retired Eastern Elegance rub-on to the upper right hand corner.

Add a piece of Heart and Soul Collection Designer Paper (ODBD) to a layer of Basic Gray cardstock and adhere the vertical rub-on over the center.  Mount to the card front for the horizontal strip per the sketch.

Mount the panel onto a piece of Rose Red cardstock, trim and mount onto the Basic Gray card front.

Add the butterfly using Stampin’ Dimensionals® to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Swallowtail (MDS version)

Ink: Printer Ink- Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Basic Gray; Faber-Castell Pitt Pen Markers- Black and White

Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Basic Gray; Heart and Soul Designer Paper (ODBD)

Accessories: Frost White Shimmer Paint, Mod Podge®, Watercolor Brush, retired Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons

Thanks again for visiting- I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!  


Katy McGloin said...

STUNNING, Julie! Thanks so much for sharing this with the PPA this week! It is a WOW!

Linda Callahan said...

That butterfly is fabulous! And I still have that rub on! Think I need to use it!

Dawn Tidd said...

Simply gorgeous! I love how you created the butterfly in MDS and then colored it creating a spectacular image! It's always a pleasure to see one of your creations in the gallery. Thanks for joking us at the PPA this week.

Patti MacLeith said...

Beautiful!! The butterfly comes to life on your card. Thanks for joining us at PPA!

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Amy O said...

That butterfly is gorgeous! I love how you've colored it and I love the touch of shimmer. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my! That butterfly is absolutely stunning!! Beautiful card!

Susan Itell said...

This is a beautiful card. Way to go for using MDS for the butterfly. I need to step out of my comfort zone and play with that program more. Your coloring is out of this world! Thanks for playing with the PPA challenge this week

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