Flight of the Butterfly


A few weeks ago I was perusing Pinterest and saw a card with this stamp. I loved the flow of the butterfly, so went in search for it. It arrived a bit ago, and there it sat. Finally, today I decided was the day for the Flight of the Butterfly.

As I was wanting to do something a tad different, I went for a peek at the challenge Art Nudge that my friend Jeanne posts weekly. The colours were very different for me, and there was the challenge.

I think I managed to use all the colours, even if one of them shows up only in the splatters. I used the red, and the medium yellow, with some browns added in the butterfly. The medium blue is on the strip, and the taupe colour is in the background.

My medium for this card is watercolour, and I am using Daniel Smith watercolours. If I have time I will play in next week's Art Nudge and use those colours and my Copics for another Butterfly card.

In my mini Misti I stamped the image on Fabriano Hot Press watercolour card using VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne, the proceeded to watercolour. The colours I used are listed below. The piece ended up with 3 layers of colour on it to get the rich colour. 

Once all was dry I went over the butterfly with my Midas Touch Shimmering Pen. It is so darn pretty in real life, I wish the shimmer showed up in the pictures.

While I was waiting for the butterfly to dry I sponged on some Tumbled Glass Oxide ink to the right side of my card base. I the cut to the size I needed another piece of Fabriano Hot Press watercolour card to paint my background, again using the colours from the Art Nudge sample.

When the background piece was dry I attached it to my card base. I then styled the butterfly and attached to the card using foam squares.

In my mini Misti I stamped the sentiment on the Fabriano card using VersaFine Clair ink in Pinecone, then die cut the piece with the Paper Rose die.

Using a smaller paint brush I dampened the sentiment piece and dropped in some Burnt Sienna and spread it around turning the piece as I went, then dried the piece and glued to the butterfly on the right side, and used a foam square on the left side.

To finish it all I added some beautiful gems from Studio Katia, which enhance the shimmer of the Midas Touch pen.

As it happens, I am happy with how the card turned out, especially given I had no plan. I thank you for visiting and hope that you too have enjoyed this card and its journey.

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xoxo, Kia