Monday, March 26, 2012

You Make me Smile

I have been anxiously awaiting the new Studio Calico/Hero Arts release for one particular stamp set, the Calico Borders set.  For whatever reason the border of butterflies just makes me happy, so I was excited to get to play with it this weekend, as well as try out some new water brushes as well.

I embossed the butterfly border with black ink & clear embossing powder on watercolor paper then used distress inks and water brushes to paint in around the butterflies.  I splattered it with some perfect pearls mist for some hints of shine.  After my colors dried I stamped the sentiment using Versafine black ink and finished it off with some twine and pearls. This card was fun to make and I will be playing with these techniques again very soon I hope.



Laurel Beard said...[Reply to comment]

Oh my! This is one of my favorite cards from you. You know how I love the distress inks! Fantastic!

Lynnette said...[Reply to comment]

This is so gorgeous.

Yainea said...[Reply to comment]

I don't have that stamp set but it's on my wishlist since I saw it for the first time, that butterfly border is so beautiful! And you made a gorgeous card with it! Love all the colors and the touch of bling!!

Heather Innusa said...[Reply to comment]

What a great card!! I love the colors - and great technique! I just picked up some water color paper to use with my Farber Castle colored pencils!!! I love how the colors just blended so perfectly!!

Elena said...[Reply to comment]

I bet you had so much fun making this card! It's gorgeous!

Kelly said...[Reply to comment]

such a pretty effect. My Lawnscaping 30 entry was inspired by you! Thanks for all your inspirational posts and ideas!

NatQuebec said...[Reply to comment]

it makes a sooo wonderful sky ! love that !

Unknown said...[Reply to comment]

The card is just beautiful. the colours go so well together.

Linda said...[Reply to comment]

so so so so pretty!! very crisp and clear around the butterflies too--i could never be that neat lol.

gorgeous card as ALWAYS!! xxoxoxxo

Jen W. said...[Reply to comment]

Dreamy. :)

Stephanie said...[Reply to comment]

This is SO pretty! I love that butterfly border, and those colors.... gorgeous!

Amy Martin said...[Reply to comment]

Beautifully done. I love the butterflies and the color is stunning.

Joy said...[Reply to comment]

WOW! love love love it...hugs

Melissa Shea said...[Reply to comment]

That's so pretty!! Love the colors @ those butterflies!

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