Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Butterfly Friends Watercolor

What a lovely photo to use for inspiration on a card!

For close ups of the photos, click on them. Using watercolor paper, Inktense pencils and an Aqua Painter, the card was randomly painted with color. The fairy with butterflies image was downloaded, resized and printed on vellum cardstock. The image was also watercolored, then decorated with --- to add a fantasy look. The vellum was die cut and then
backed with foam tape to pop it up on the watercolored panel. This panel was adhered to the card base, which had a panel of black cardstock adhered to it. The inspiration photo has feathers so a few brightly colored "fluffs" were added along with a butterfly punched from a scrap of the watercolored panel and backed with a butterfly punched from black cardstock. The inside of the card was decorated with two punched butterflies as well.

This card has been entered into the Just Us Girls Photo Challenge #358.

Techniques: Watercolor Size: A7 (5" x 7")

Stampin' Up! Materials
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Vellum, Watercolor Paper
Punch: Bitty Butterfly
Misc.: Dimensionals foam, Aqua Painter

Other Materials
Stamp: A Day for Daisies  "Butterfly Friends" (downloaded image)
Die: Lil' Inker Designs "Fringe Scallop Rectangles"
Paint: FolkArt Extreme Glitter Hologram #2796E Glitter Finish Acrylic Paint
Misc: Derwent Inktense Water Pencils; "fluffs", black gimp, sequins from stash


  1. Such a pretty card, I love the image and all that sparkle. Great take on the photo challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls!!

  2. Very pretty with a dreamy look to it! Cute image and I love that watercolored background and the sparkle on the fairy and butterflies. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  3. Oh wow, that's beautiful Melanie! Love your coloring and the feathers add the perfect touch. Stunning!

  4. Love the watercoloured background and your colouring is excellent. This is a very different style for you - it's always nice to try something new and unusual and I love the photo that provided your inspiration. The results are very pretty. The feathers add a whimsical touch :)