Butterfly Life

I enjoyed sitting over tea this morning painting this butterfly. I used my Misti Mini to do the initial stamping by colouring the edges and veins of the butterfly in Orange Marker and spritzing with water before stamping. I then cleaned the stamp and coloured the circles in the bright pink and spritzed with water before stamping. I took the panel out of my Misti and watercoloured with Zig brushes using a light pink wash for the lighter areas and then gradually adding deeper colours as I went down the butterfly. I then did the green wash and let everything dry. I then put it back in my Misti and stamped my sentiment. I put the card together with the matting and then added Wink of Stella to all the light areas of the butterfly. IRL it has a beautiful shine which is very hard to capture in a photograph unfortunately. I finished with my signature sequins. Thanks for having a look today.
Products: Stampendous PenPatter Butterfly, Stamplorations Noteworthy, Neenah and Bazzill cardstock, Fabriano Hot Press Watercolour Paper, Wink of Stella, Sequins


  1. So pretty and beautifully colored Kia. I love your sentiment and your perfectly placed sequins. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

  2. I so totally love how fresh, bright and happy these colors make this so pretty Kia :)

  3. Oh my, Kia! This one took my breath away! It's so gorgeous, and the colors are amazing! I LOVE this butterfly (and have -- unused so far), and you've made a masterpiece. The watercoloring is simply amazing! Beautifully done, sweet friend! *sigh* Hugs!


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