Hello friends! Welcome to October! There are so many fun and exciting things yet to come this month and I’m thinking it will probably fly right by me! But first, this exciting news is something that I will share with you first!
I have been invited to join the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge blog as a design team member and I’m truly honored to be crafting alongside several of my blog friends already on the team! Thanks so much for welcoming me to this wonderful team! 🙂 If you are not already familiar with this challenge blog, please stop by and check it out! Obviously you must use a critter on your creation (any crafty style make), plus it’s an always “anything goes” as long as you use a critter and you have an entire month to enter! Of course I am a huge critter fan and love using those type of images on my creations…so I hope you’ll come along and play! – The challenges are always the very 1st of each month.
So for my creation this month, I have used a gorgeous image kindly provided by our sponsor:
I have used Flutter Butterflies Grey Scale digital image from Ching-Chou Kuik on my card for today. for this image, I decided to pull out my case of Prisma pencils to color it in as I thought it would be a good one to practice with. Including the background, I’ve colored the entire panel with pencils. It took some time to do the blending and such, but it was very therapudic and I enjoyed the process of it. I used a white gel pen for a few highlights in areas on the butterflies. (Some of it was also from a white pencil.)
I cut out the colored panel with a stiched rectangle die and mounted it onto a black scallop rectangle panel that I’ve popped up with craft foam. I’ve also added a kraft doily that I’ve cut in half on both the top and bottom of the panel. I found some pretty black and ivory design paper to mount her on. I took some sparkly black ribbon to go across that paper and then mounted it all over a top folding A2 sized black card base.
Lastly, I’ve cut out some extra butterflies in black cardstock to accent my image panel and then I’ve added some clear glitter Stickles along the edges of the image panel to finish it off. I really wanted the image to be the main focal of this especially since I spent so much time in the coloring.
Here’s a closer look at the image and coloring:
Looking at this photo, I also added some shimmer to the colored butterflies with a Spectrum Noir clear glitter brush pen. Sometimes you have to angle it just right to capture the shimmer on it.
I hope you have enjoyed my card today! Please be sure to stop by the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge blog and see the inspiration from the rest of the team and enter your critter creation to the gallery! Looking forward to seeing your makes this month!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you soon!
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