I was thrilled to be asked to be a guest designer for Stampin' Celebration. The Challenge this week is a sketch~
Here is the FABBY sketch~
Let me start off by saying that this card was totally not my idea! I was inspired by the oh so talented Jill Avery Foster. She is a master with watercoloring and sponging. She is the inspiration for this card.
I stamped the large butterfly in Distress ink on watercolor paper and then colored with distress ink; the butterfly stamps are from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I was planning on partial diecutting it, but I got excited and diecut the whole thing out. [sigh].
The background is also stamped with Distress ink and then colored with Distress ink as well. Lovely blending happens when you do this. I REALLY LOVE the effect!
The narrow panel is watercolored with distress ink and then lightly spattered with watered down distress ink, as is the background panel. And don't you just love the texture that cheese cloth adds?!
I wanted to keep the sentiment subtle so the butterfly stayed the focal point. The sentiment was die cut from vellum using a SugarPea Designs Thanks Die and then I heat embossed the sentiment with UTEE. I also sprinkled a bit of UTEE on the butterfly to add a bit of texture.
A few SSS sequins finish it off.
I hope you can join us and link up your fab creation HERE!
I am linking up to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge- 'Butterfly Beauty'.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed week!
Lee Ann :)