Butterfly on a Wall

Butterfly and wall Heather Telford


I sat and coloured with watercolour pencils the other night while watching Skyfall. I started with the butterfly stamped in Memento Angel Pink to give me a pale outline for colouring. Once the colouring and blending was finished I restamped the butterfly over the top, this time in Memento Grape Jelly. I wasn’t sure what to add as background so I painted a grey wash first then sketched a shadowy stem with leaves. It still wasn’t quite what I wanted so I added some bricks by masking the butterfly and stamping the brick wall stamp. Of course I splattered a bit of blue, orange and grey around too. I realize now that either the butterfly is huge or the bricks are way in the background.

The panel I had created was basically square so I decided to make a  larger than usual card for me. I added just one strip of orange then framed it with a purple cardbase.  Ardyth just reminded me the current Card Concept challenge is a butterfly one so I will link up there. I am not sure that this card fits neatly into a particular style but the closest is probably shabby chic & vintage.

Stamps:  Soft Wings,  SentimentalBrick Wall
Inks: Memento Grape Jelly, London Fog, Angel pink (Tsukineko)
Pencils: Albrecht Durer Blue Violet 137, True Blue 148, Medium Grey 197, Prussian Blue 151 Light Orange 113 (Faber-Castell)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Purple Mountain mix & match paper, Summer Sun mix & match paper (Penny Black)

Graffiti Wall

The new releases continue on the Penny Black blog today with the brick background and the floral frame. Check out the blog to see the some lovely creations featuring both new stamps. My card is a little different to the others featured as I created a card for a boy ie. no flowers or pastel colours, even the word ‘cutest’ has been crossed out!  The words are all from the new set, Words Express.

I stamped and embossed all the words first, then sponged and finally added the brick wall. I think I may indulge in graffiti again; I quite enjoyed it!


Stamps: Brick Wall, Words Express (Penny Black)
Inks: Memento inks, Versamark (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Penny Black Mix & Match Papers – Grand Canyon