Tuesday, September 23, 2014

TTCRD Anything Goes: Christmas Butterfly

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life.  And everyone deserves a little sunshine. 
Jeffrey Glassberg

Today is the start of another Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door.

Our sponsor this week is SandiSamples

I used this gorgeous Poinsettia Butterfly image. I have been wanting to try my hand at this one for some time and I am delighted with the way my finished card looks!
I hope you are too!

I started by printing the image on a piece of Vellum card stock. I then flipped over so the printed side was down and using markers, started coloring laying down light to dark. Every down and then I would use a q-tip to soften edges or blended a bit more,

I would flip back over to the front to see how it looked and once I was satisfied with the finish from the front, I left to dry thoroughly..

One the front side, I used a glue pencil and added some yellow glitter to the flower centers and a touch of dazzling diamonds to the flowers themselves and the antennae.

I think that by coloring on the backside of vellum you achieve a softer, almost velvety look to the image and colors. Especially on heavier weight vellum like the one SU! sells.

I used the matching paper piercing template to create an outline on the card base,
I die cut a smaller piece of card stock to back the vellum and attached  to the card base with foam dimensionals.


Card size is 5x7
SUPPLY LIST: 
Card stock, Vellum, Ink, Dazzling Diamonds glitter and Labels Collection die and paper Piercing Template are all from Stampin Up! / Yellow glitter (flower centers) from OTC / Sentiment from Halo Rubber Stamps / Black ink is India ink from Memories

Challenges Entered

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Sunshine Mail Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

My Craft Creations - Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog - Something with wings

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara



4 comments:

Darcy Schroeder said...

Hi Cara!! Your card is just so beautiful and creative!! I love it!!
Hugs
Darcy

Lisa Cornwall said...

Gorgeous. X

DonnaMundinger said...

What a gorgeous butterfly! Thanks so much for joining our Things with Wings challenge at Lacy Sunshine. xxD

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous, Cara! I especially love the piercing around the image.