Butterfly Garden

Butterfly garden is a new transparent set from Penny Black with a nice mix of butterflies, leaves and flowers. I chose to watercolour the butterflies first then mask them before adding background foliage. I stamped the top butterfly in shabby shutters distress ink, the middle in broken china and the bottom one in dusty concord on hot pressed watercolour paper.

I used peerless watercolours to fill each butterfly with colour starting with a light green then blending to darker greens to fill the wings. I then added green first to the middle butterfly and blended into blue and a little bit of purple. The last one I blended from blue to purple. I stamped them again on masking paper, cut them out and covered the watercolouring before stamping leaves all over the panel in morning mist versafine clair ink. As I wanted to fill the panel with lots of stamping I used acrylic blocks so I could easily turn the stamps around to fit them in all the spaces. I drew little dots in grey marker to fill the background even more.

To finish the card I matted with purple cardstock, stamped a sentiment from the PB grateful sentiments set in monarch versafine clair, die cut it and popped it up with Gina K’s dimensional tape which adds just a little height without being too bulky.

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3 Comments on “Butterfly Garden”

  1. Janet S. says:

    Beautiful! The butterflies look 3 dimensional. Love the card!!

  2. Pat says:

    The butterflies are so pretty and love the strong watercolours you have used which contrasts so well with the black inked foliage in the background Heather. A beautiful card. x

  3. Karen Jackson says:

    A beautiful card Heather. The shading on the butterflies is superb and really makes them lift off the panel. Lovely sentiment too.


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