Butterfly Colours

#598 Color Week & Sketch Challenge PP555

With new two challenges and my need for a get well card I came up with this effort. I’m not sure I like it but it is colourful and looks better in R.L. than in the photo. I tried two different techniques for these butterflies, one was something I had seen Mindy Eggen do a while back where she used Perfect Pearls and the other used a combination of some heat embossing and Sakura Glaze pens. I used a yellow glitter powder for the lower wings. I think I prefer that butterfly myself. The glaze pens made the paper curl so I didn’t have to do anything to make it look as if it is flying. The lower butterfly is on a heavy card stock which wouldn’t bend but I did manage to get it to lift a little bit. Stamp set is from MFT called More Brilliant Butterflies and the sentiment is also MFT but called Itty Bitty Basics. The PP is something left over from a long ago purchase, I think from a Tattered Lace magazine, but can’t remember for sure. I added a few gems for interest.

12 thoughts on “Butterfly Colours

    1. Thanks so much. I really wasn’t sure about this card but knowing others like it has made me feel better about it.

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  1. The background patterned paper with those beautifully vibrant butterflies…oh my goodness and the top butterfly looks like it’s ready to take flight…love this!

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  2. Thanks so much Gayle. I used a thin scrap piece for the top butterfly and he kind of curled up when I added the glaze colours. I didn’t have to do anything to make it look as if it is flying.

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  3. I really like this card! If it looks better IRL, it must be pretty amazing. I love that the butterflies curl and have so much dimension and texture, as well as color. It’s also great that you can actually create in your craft room, even though it’s not “done”.

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    1. Thanks Golda – I must say I’m happier about it after time has passed than I was when I first created it.

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  4. Love the detail on those bold butterflies Johanna – also how they appear to be fluttering across the card! A perfect get well pick me up. Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

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