Butterfly Garden

As I write up this post I have my doors and windows open. It is semi-hot, but not humid, making for a beautiful day. I hope you are having a beautiful day.

I love butterflies, and birds of course and am always on the look out for stamp sets of these. While perusing the internet I came across this stamp set by Pinkfresh Studios, which I love, so it was one of those had to have!
I stamped the butterfly on Arches cold press watercolour paper using VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne, then proceeded to watercolour using Daniel Smith watercolours in Quinacridone Pink, Hansa Yellow and Ultramarine Turquoise along with Neutral Tint on the body.

I wet the entire butterfly when painting to allow the watercolour to bleed into the next colour. You can see the bleed from the pink into the yellow, but the yellow into the turquoise is covered with the sentiment. It becomes a very pretty green, which I used in my background.
Once the butterfly was dry I die cut it with the coordinating die.

Turning to my background, again using Arches cold press paper I painted an abstract floral scene for my butterfly, using the colours from the butterfly. With my Micron pen I added accent lines to the flowers and leaves. I then added splatters in the colours along with splatter from my Nuvo Glitter Gloss pen. It is very pretty.
To put it all together I attached the background to a Dandelion card base. I then styled the butterfly and attached it to the card front using a couple of small foam squares.

For the sentiment I heat embossed using gold embossing powder on black cardstock, and trimmed it with my paper trimmer, attaching to the card using glue and foam squares.
I think my background gives a lot of movement to the card, which is great for the butterfly, and I do love abstract art. I hope you have enjoyed this card as well, and thank you for visiting today.

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