Sunday, August 22, 2010

Gratitude

For today's SCS Featured Stamper Challenge 185: PrincessHeather!
Congratulations to Heather! Love her gallery and her sweet personality.

Here is her pretty Mediterranean Butterfly card I cased. I changed the layout somewhat, images, and substituted designer paper for the back Cuttlebug panel.

I LOVE to watercolor. I have been so focused on trying to learn Copics that I haven't done it in ages. Now I remember why I love it!

My image is stamped in VersaMark Onyx Black and watercolored using Brilliant Blue - a color I hardly ever use. Heather said she hardly ever used Night of Navy and used it on her card, so I kept with that theme too. I used an atyou Spica Glitter Pen to highlight the butterfly. Click on the picture below to see it.

 Thanks for stopping by today!  I so appreciate you!  Tomorrow I will have a yummy recipe that is super easy so come back!

Stamps: Measure of a Life (SU!)
Paper: Night of Navy, Brilliant Blue, Naturals Ivory, Canson Watercolor, Basic Grey Wisteria DP
Ink: VersaMark Onyx Black, Brilliant Blue, Spica Glitter Pen
Accessories: organdy ribbon, lace, MS border punch, Kaiser pearls, distressing tool
Techniques: watercolor, distressing



17 comments:

Tosha Leyendekker said...

So beautiful Judy!! I love that brilliant butterfly!! And your lace trim and pearls are just perfect!!

Monica Hunter said...

This is really beautiful Judy! Do you send these gorgeous cards you make, or do you hang them on your wall so you can admire them? LOL

Tenia Nelson said...

So so gorgeous!!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

This is beautiful! I love your watercoloring!

creativearts said...

I love the watercoloring of the butterfly and it looks great on the dp. You have inspired me to get this set out and ink it up!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

What a STUNNER Judy! LOVE this image and the colors and ribbon are PERFECTION!!!

Cook22 said...

That is one totally stunning butterfly - even without being able to see the sparkle. The extra picture with the sparkle is a bonus.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is just beautiful, Judy! I love the colors on your lovely butterfly. The lace and pearls add such elegance.

Wanda Cullen said...

Goodness, Judy, this card is breathtakingly beautiful!! The vivid blues with the added sparkle are gorgeous! I really love this butterfly stamp and may have to look into getting my hands on it...you know you're an enabler! LOL!

Deborah Anton said...

GIrl! It has been WAY too long since I have had a visit!! Beautiful card and know that I am seeing all your wonderful creations!! Miss you!

Gloria said...

This is just gorgeous Judy. I love the elgance that the lace adds and that pretty vivid blue color!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! This is truly stunning! I love the rich color. I am so bad at watercoloring, I rarely do it. You do it so well. And I love to see these old retired stamps still used too!

Donna said...

Wow! What an eye catching card! Love all those textures, but mostly -- that butterfly is fantastic!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Judy!! I so love the butterfly and all the blue. Such elegant details. Beautiful!!
hugs,
Chris

Juliana said...

Absolutely Lovely, Judy!
I often have to remind myself to return to watercoloring--it is so therapeutic!

I love how the different tones of blue work so wonderfully together on this card!! Beautifully done!

Kim Nath said...

This is so beautiful, the colors are so stunning!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is lovely Judy. I like the bright blue and your lace ribbon is awesome. Wonderful case.