Saturday, April 16, 2011

Adorable Butterfly?





 I'm thrilled to be guest designing on behalf of Your Next Stamp who is sponsoring Wee Memories for their current Scrappy Saturday Challenge ...

~ All Things Adorable ~  


I've used a fun YNS favorite of mine, You're So Cool butterfly as my "adorable" image.  Butterflies can be adorable right?  He or she (how does one tell with a butterfly? LOL) is so much fun to color.  This time I decided to try something new by coloring the wings using a feathering technique.  Feathering is when you use  two contracting colors and working from opposite ends of the object and blend them together with soft "feather" blending.  I used V12, V000, YG23, & YG01.  After adding the sparkle to the wings, it's a little hard to see what a beautiful technique this really is.  But I promise you that there are no "lines" and it's a seamless transition between the colors.



Glossy Accents were applied to the sunglasses and glass of pink lemonade (that's what I decided he was drinking  :)  And the sparkle treatment on the wings is a combination of Shimmerz Pixie Dust and Stickles Star Dust...mixed together and painted on.  I find that it gives a very light and sheer sparkle.  You have to "catch the light" to see the sparkle otherwise it just appears as normal.  Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that I have finally tried the White Cryogen paper (the paper has a iridescence sheen) with this image and I LOVE it.  


I've used today's The Sweet Stop Sketch (SSS104) for my layout design which gave me fits...I don't "do" tilted panels very well.  LOL!!   And this weeks sketch has a spin to it...

~ Winged Things ~



Be sure to check out Wee Memories Challenge this week and link up your own "Adorable" project.


Thanks for stopping by!

21 comments:

Kim O'Connell said...

HA! I was scrolling down through the DT's cards over at the Sweet Stop and card after card were these elegant butterflies....and then your card was next and I literally laughed out loud! I LOVE this image! Those puckered lips are hysterical! Love the feathering technique and all taht shimmer!

Korin said...

I think you did a great job with the sketch, Wendy! I love how the panels are off the card. Very cool...just like your butterfly :).

Dawn Easton said...

LOVE the cute butterfly and those wings ROCK girl! Seriously, love those colours blended together!
Congrats on the new gig too!!!

Paula said...

love your feathering & the image made me chuckle - he's drunk too much blackcurrant cordial!! I like the way you've layered onto different coloured cardstocks & that texture on the purple picks up the shape of those pink flowers in your bottom twisted panel.
Paula (PEP)
Thanks for your lovely comment too.

CraftinGranny said...

You've really wowed me with this one Wendy! It's an adorable image and colored beautifully with all the added bling and glitz. Love it! "Hugs" Carol

Kate said...

What a great card!! I love the way you did the sunglasses. They almost look real! And those wings are fabulous!!
(The abdomen of female butterflies tend to be more round than those of males. Sex can also be determined by behaviour, with males tending to be on the "lookout" for females. Looking at your butterfly, my guess is on male!! Sorry, Wendy... I couldn't resist!!)

Steph said...

Wow this is so cute. I love that butterfly. Thanks for sharring the technique you used on the wings I can't wait to try it out. Love the purples and greens together. Great card:)

Frea said...

Hi Wendy, that is just the cutest funniest butterfly I've ever seen :) Love it and love the way you did her wings. Gotta try that out, thanks for sharing with us. Hugs, Frea

Kerri said...

This is definitely adorable! I LOVE all the sparkle and your gorgeous coloring! You rocked both challenges, girlie:)

Sheree said...

Your button fits perfectly! I laughed out loud when I saw the funny butterfly! Love your colouring and stickles!! This card is one I'll remember for a long time! :o)

Denise Marzec said...

Ohhhh, I learned that feathering technique in Suzanne's Copic class, but I forgot about it....I gotta remember to try it again. It looks awesome, girl. Love the sparkle, too!

Anita said...

Wendy, this is so sweet and your coloring is amazing. Love all the sparkle you've added to this cute little butterfly.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Wendy!

Gosh, this is sooo cute!! Love the glitter on the wings, and also all the textures in the paper and the button! such a wonderful and fun card!!

Hugs, Wendy

Brandie said...

Well I know how long it took you for this guy and all I can say is "See I told you he was great" Love ya!

Janice M said...

Very pretty! Love the sparkle and the color combo for your little butterfly!

Britt said...

Super cute card! I love the use of different textures and the colors are adorable! And fabulous shading job, as usual. =)

Shelby Goolsby said...

Such a fun card!! I think I have to have him. I love doing the feathering technique as well but the first thing I noticed was the shimmer, I have to try those to combos it looks amazing.
Hugs, Shelby

~Jeri~ said...

Another beautiful card Wendy!! Love how you color this butterfly! The glitterness(don't think that's a word but I just made it one..lol) and the shine is awesome!! Love the colors and emobssing!! Perfect card!

scrapn_momof2 said...

This is both too cute and too funny! I love the glitter on the wings and the stunnah shades. LOL

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Wendy this is totally fabulous and fun, that image is cute your colouring awesome, I so love the design, papers and colours you have used, looks super.
Hugs
Lorraine x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Wendy this is totally fabulous and fun, that image is cute your colouring awesome, I so love the design, papers and colours you have used, looks super.
Hugs
Lorraine x

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