Hello crafters. Today, I'm sharing a lovely card that I'm sending a friend who suffered an unexpected loss in her life. I recently received the Color & Create stack, Butterflies and Birds, from DCWV and thought it was timely to create something pretty and delicate for my friend. Life is a precious gift and in the blink of an eye, it can be taken from us. Much like the butterfly, who flutters for a little while and then is gone; beautiful to behold for a season.
I'd like to share a few techniques on how I created this card, which I'm also sharing for the DCWV August Stackaholic Challenge, in particular, the sketch challenge.
Below is trio of frames for this blossom, colored with my Tombow brown dual brush marker.
-I started with choosing one part of each flower petal, keeping it uniform as I go.
-Next, on the upper right frame, I colored with the same marker with only one swipe, for a lighter shade. It's ok to leave a little white space. It's all about saving time as you'll see in the next frame.
-For the lower right frame, I grabbed my Tim Holtz waterbrush and distributed all the color. What you don't see here, is that I also grabbed my Kaisercraft brown glitter pen and colored all the dark brown swirls for added sparkle.
Here's a close-up of one of the butterflies that I colored and fussy cut. I used only two colors an orange and brown Tombow marker, and blotted with a wet paper towel to lighten the color in places. Then, I added some white dots for added embellishment, using a white Gelly roll pen.
BONUS TIP! Slightly wet paper towels are great for dabbing on your entire colored project for bringing a little light and added focus to your project. Works best with watercolor pencils or water based markers.
The sentiment was part of the Color and Create stack, so I chopped it up a bit and added DCWV Kraft polka dot paper as a border, from the DCWV Garden Charm paper collection. Sequins and button pearls from 28 Lilac Lane and Buttons Galore round out this pretty card.
If you'd like to join the challenge, get the details here. There's also a layout sketch on the DCWV blog post. The stack I'm using today can be found at Jo-Ann Craft & Hobby stores or online, here.
Thanks for popping in and letting me share with you today. God Bless!
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