I saw a card made by Kathy at the daily marker a couple of weeks ago when she was doing a pop-up challenge using lines as the theme. She made a card with butterflies and added tiny eyelask lines around each of the images . I also saw a couple of other cards that blended contrasting colours into each other and thought I might have a play and combine the inspiration they had given me.
I don't normally buy craft magazines but whilst shopping with my hubby he started looking at magazines and board of waiting I did too and it cost him 2 magazines one as it had a butterfly stamp and the other as it had freebies too.
I used the butterfly and did some masking to form the image of my card or background whichever way you want to look at it.I guess the decoupaged butterflies could be the forground and the stamped butterflies the background. I stamped a couple more on a spare piece of card. I coloured the images with promarkers taking 3 oranges and 3 yellow shades one dark,one medium and a light shade in each.
I used the darker colour of orange first and worked from the outline of the butterflies and using flicking lines towards the center with each colour till reaching the body of each butterfly and then using the lightest yellow shade I filled in any white bits missed by the other colours. The bodies I coloured in black and using a fine ink pen I added small dots around each butterfly, I tried lines on one of the spares but they just didn't look right so I went with dots.
The spare butterflies I cut out and stuck to the card over 2 of the butterflies to add a 3D effect decoupage style though not flat so they look like they are fluttering or sunbathing in early autumn sunshine that we are definitely not having today.
I added a mat of yellow to a white base card and attached the butterfly layer to the yellow mat, I added an orange ribbon and bow to the white space.
I think it makes the perfect card to cheer up a dreary day like todays weather at my house.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
stampavie and more - bows
really resonable ribbon - autumnal colours
suzy bees - create your own background
kraftin kimmie - fall
the pencil case-anything goes
hiding in my craftroom - freestyle
addicted to stamps and more - clean and simple
paperminutes - eye catching backgrounds
simply papercraft - anything goes
through the craft room door - anything goes