Watercolour butterflies

The Penny Black blog is featuring watercoloured cards today and once again the designers have come up with a diverse selection of styles. My card features watercoloured butterflies. I began by stamping the three butterflies in pale blue. I then applied all the wing colour with watercolour pencils and blended it with water. Next I embossed in gold over the top of the colouring and added a sponged, stamped and watercoloured background with some paint dropped here and there in the colours of the butterflies.


Stamps: Free Flight , Delicate Florals, Gratitude (PB)
Ink: Memento Summer Sky, New Sprout, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves & Grape Jelly, Versamark (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano Hot Pressed watercolour paper, Penny Black Mix & Match Papers Fern Green & Purple Mountain
Also: Gold e.p.

13 Comments on “Watercolour butterflies”

  1. Ellie Knol says:

    It is magnificant, these colors! Beautiful!!

  2. hobipaik says:

    Very bright and summery card. Beautiful!

  3. Susan Shuler says:

    This is gorgeous!! The colors are so rich looking and I love the way you did the background.

  4. Jan Castle says:

    Amazing Heather….the card is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  5. Perfection! If this card was sold in a store I would buy it instantly. xo, Marian

  6. Marja says:

    very bright and beautiful colors on your butterflies heather. GORGEOUS. Also your background is so nice.
    Lovely greet

  7. *Patricia says:

    Your card is fantastic.
    I discovered your blog a few days ago and I love what you do…

  8. ND says:

    “Oh! That’s a beautiful card. I do like that.”

    That is a verbatim quote from your mother.


  9. Lindsey says:

    The dark blue (or purple?) matting and green card base really set off your amazing water-coloured beauty, Heather. Wow!

  10. Vicky says:

    The gold embossing gives a real richness to your pretty watercoloured butterfly Heather and your background is another stunner!

  11. Such unique and interesting techniques. And always so beautiful!!

  12. Gabby says:

    Beautiful card! Lovely watercoloring. 🙂

  13. raski says:

    Beautiful butterflies. Which did you do first – stamp the background first and then stamped the bflies?

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