Hi crafty friends! I have no idea when I’ll be publishing this blog post, but at the time I created this card, I had finished part one of my move just about two weeks prior and was craving to create a new card! (Update: It’s now about four months later, and I’m finally done moving. For all of you who have sent some good karma along for Sissy: she’s doing much better, thank you! Still a little shaken about having had to go to the clinic, but she’s on the mend.) I know we lovingly call crafting a hobby, but sometimes it seems to be more of an addiction! I had also been to a craft show the previous day and I picked up a gorgeous butterfly stamp which I was just itching to use!
I actually did some test-coloring first, which I usually never do, but hey: I have time right now! I’m saving almost 2 hours by not commuting (the office is upstairs right now) so I might as well improve my coloring skills and experiment, right?
When I did a coloring that was basically blending different Copic shades from purple to red to orange and yellow, it looked good, but it didn’t do the detail of the butterfly image justice. So I took a leaf out of the coloring book of my crafty friend Marika and grabbed my pencils. Voila, detail added and suddenly the image was much more radiant than it was before!
I was actually surprised myself by what a difference the pencil strokes made. You wouldn’t even need to use three different shades like I did, you could just do it with one shade and already get a great effect. But the additional detail makes the entire image pop right off the page! I fussy cut it (oh, how I miss my Scan ’n Cut, which is in the moving boxes) and mounted it on top of a watercolored background (also missing my foam tape, a LOT!!).
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you got inspired!
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