Friday, January 4, 2013

Swallowtail take two!

I decided to get a little more colorful with the butterfly today! I still embossed the main image in basic black embossing powder just like I did yesterday.  I used a background of First Edition specialty paper.  I then used my blender pens and ink pads to color in the butterfly.  I feel that you can get more tones with the blender pens than regular markers if you are doing large areas.  For example I made the areas in the center darker than the outer edges.  The yellow I choose is Summer Starfruit, and the other colors are Gumball Green and Midnight Muse.
I used Basic Grey as a background layer to my main image, I love how it looks with Summer Starfruit.  Some scalloped edges and ribbon scraps finished the card. 
On this version I added some ribbon scraps in Midnight Muse and Summer starfruit to the grey ribbon. 
Thanks for stopping by!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my!! These are stunningly beautiful. I can hardly wait to order this stamp and try my hand at creating something with it.


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