Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Day I Painted Africa for a Butterfly

I have been playing in challenges at Splitcoaststampers again lately, and today's design was for three challenges:
  • Mix-Ability 143: What is in a Phrase
  • Hope You Can Cling To 1503: I Am a Warrior
  • Color Challenge 554: Eating Cake in the Breezy Meadow (Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Baja Breeze) 
I painted a watercolor background using my Koi watercolor paints (my favorite new Amazon find - you can find them HERE), and when it was all said and done, it looked like Africa! So I decided to mist the paper again, and stamp a fern from the same set (Stampin' Up!'s Butterfly Basics) using Crumb Cake ink. Worked like a charm to use up that "ocean" space!
The watercolored butterfly was cut with the Butterfly Thinlits dies, and then sprayed with Gold Glimmermist for a pretty shimmer. The sequins are a new acquisition (also from Amazon) from Doodlebug. They have all sorts of colors within each of the 12 color families, including translucent and opaque.

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