Color Charts & a Butterfly

I’ve been thoroughly enjoying taking part in the 30 Day Coloring Challenge hosted by Kathy over at The Daily Marker. There have been many days where I’ve only had time to color a tiny image, but at least I’ve colored something every day this month. With this challenge coming right on the heels of the Mask-erade class I participated in over at Online Card Classes, I’ve put together quite a string of consecutive days being creative and it feels great!

Mel's Card Corner | Butterfly Card

Today I spent some time watercoloring this butterfly and creating a card. The butterfly is from the Jumbo Butterfly Trio stamp set by Stampendous. I started by stamping the image on some Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor cardstock with some Versmark ink and embossed it using some white embossing powder.

I created the background using a combination of Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass inks using my Mini Distress Ink pads and the large flat brush from the Ranger Artist Brush Set. I then added a bit of Chipped Sapphire around the edges of the butterfly for a bit of shadow using the number 4 round brush. I filled in the butterfly using my Zig Clean Clear Real Brush pens. I used Dark Brown for the body and edges of the wings and Orange, Bright Yellow, and Yellow for the interior areas of the wings.

Once dry, I added a sentiment using the Flying By stamp set from Lawn Fawn using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I trimmed the watercolor panel down to 3.75″ x 5″ and mounted it on a piece of Stamper’s Select white cardstock from Papertrey Ink cue to 4″ x 5.25″ using some Big Momma foam tape from Simon Says Stamp. I then adhered that to a card base made from Orange Peel cardstock from Simon Stays Stamp using my Xyron Mega Runner. To finish off the card, I added some clear Wink of Stella glitter pen on the wings and added a white cardstock signature panel instead the card.

Addicted to CAS - Code Word: Butterfly

I’m entering this card in the current Addicted to CAS challenge. The code word for this round is Butterfly. Given this is practically a single layer card with a monochromatic background, I would say my card definitely qualifies.

Color Charts

Of course, not every day has been spent coloring images. Last night I worked on creating some color charts for my medium notebook. I colored the chart for my Distress Markers and created my own for my collection of Stickles since I have a combination of current and retired colors and the downloadable chart on the Ranger website only includes the current line.

Until next time …

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  1. Rebecca says:

    Gorgeous card, such clever masking. thanks for playing along with this week’s ATCAS Challenge, Rebecca x x x

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