Friday, 6 February 2015

Sketchy Butterfly Trio :D

I made the card in the middle as my first YouTube video... My sister Animatortor ( has been asking me to let her film me make a card for ages, and I finally agreed :D

I started with an A6 piece of watercolour paper, a butterfly stamp (this one was from a Studio 490 set) and Antique Linen Distress Ink.The stamp is mainly just for the rough outline of the butterfly, so any make of stamp would work, and I used Distress Ink as it's reactive with water so isn't noticable in the final design :D I then used my Winsor and Newton Cotman Watercolours to paint them... For the organey red one I used Cadmium Red, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Yellow, Alizarin Crimson for the darker tones and then a mix of Dioxazine Violet and Paynes Gray for the body... For the green one I used Sap Green, Emerald, Hookers Green, Viridian and a touch of Cadium Yellow and for the darker tones and the body I used a mix of Prussian Blue and Intense Blue... Finally for the purple butterfly I used Permanent Rose, Purple Lake and Dioxazine Violet and then for the body I used Paynes Gray :D

After I'd finished painting the butterflies I added some splashes using the same colours I'd used on the butterfly wings, and I then dragged and added loose whisps of colour from the main image to create a loose watercoloured effect :D I then added rough sketchy outlines to each of the butterflys, it's amazing how such a detailed butterfly stamp can be transformed into a modernised sketchy style :D (I think this had to be my favourite part of the card!) The sentiments 'Let's Party' and 'Thank you' were from a Paper Smooches stamp set called Noggin Toppers... I stamped the sentiment and then to continue the loose theme I extended it with extra swirls :D

To see the process behind these cards, please watch my Youtube video below:

Thanks so much for watching and taking the time to view my blog :D This will hopefully be the first of many videos, although then next one might not be up for a while...

I've also decided to enter this card into the Simon Says All Things Bright and Beautiful Wednesday Blog Challenge

Here's a close up of the final card made in the video...

And here's a close up of another version :D