Saturday, May 2, 2009

Learn How to Fly

I just created this card for Artistic Outpost using stamps from the Happiness set. I started with the "learn how to fly" image knowing I wanted to stamp & cut out another butterfly to create dimension. Since I wanted to color the butterfly with my Copic markers, I used the Memento Danube Blue for stamping because it's water based & won't react to the Copics. Once I had the main image created, I couldn't find a paper that I liked for the card front......I only have about 3 Iris containers of DP. You'd think I could find something to coordinate!
That led me to create my designer paper. I sprayed white paper with Lemon Meringue Glimmer Mist, then added Patina & more Lemon Meringue. I stamped the small butterflies with Memento Summer Sky, Dandelion, & Bahama Blue. I added the dots & speckles along the edges using Danube Blue, sometimes stamped off first. Voila! a paper with shimmer that looks great with my butterfly!
Across the bottom, I added a strip of the yellow Bazzill Bling under the ribbon. Otherwise the ribbon color washed out over the blue of the paper. The punched edge was created with MS Lattice Arc border punch. The Hero Arts Pearls were colored with Copic B05.

....some of the supplies that I used.

I also used Spica markers, Copic YR04 and Glossy Accents on the butterfly.

I hope you're inspired to "learn how to fly" when you create! Get outside your box & try something new. It's so uplifting to try something different.

Enjoy the beauty of this day!



Ineke said...

This is a very beautiful card. Butterflys are a favorite. Hugs Ineke

Debby said...

I saw this on the AO blog and fell in love instantly. So pretty.