I actually have one more day of work before it's my Friday but I will not begrudge you your celebration today. You earned it.
Before we get to today's card I wanted to direct you to something that made me smile. My dear friend Darnell CASED me. Her vibrant card is just as beautiful as her personality. You can see her CASE here.
Speaking of friends, my friend Tammy left me a sweet comment the other day. I visited her blog to leave her some love and saw her gorgeous card for the current Color Throwdown. I immediately fell in love with the colors and vowed to make a card for the challenge. Sometimes I have to vow otherwise I just don't get to it. Vows are serious business.
That bright pink and blue. um. yes.
I also missed a butterfly challenge with Wednesday's card. It's the codeword at Addicted to CAS this week. Can you believe there were three at one time?! How fortuitous that I happen to adore butterflies?
Naturally, I went with watercoloring. I have no idea why that's natural. It sounded good. Don't think about it too much.
Moving on . . .
I stamped the large butterfly from Wplus9's Flora and Fauna in their Pure Black ink.
I added random Peerless water colors all around my butterfly in blues/teals. Once they were dry I added hot pink to my butterfly. That pink just makes me happy. I smooshed it out of the lines a bit.
Add some spatters because they look cool and I've seen people who know what they are doing do that.
Once it was dry I added a bit of white gel pen to the butterfly for some added detail. I also drew in a shadow it help give it a 3D effect.
I masked the butterfly and stamped the sentiment off to the right in Soft Granite ink from Hero Arts. It's part of the June Release and is from Greetings & Salutations.
Add a strip of grey to reinforce the subtle shadow and sentiment.
Yay bright cards :)
Thanks for stopping by!
I'm off to get my hair did. It needs it. SO. BAD.