Friday, June 18, 2010

Sunny Butterfly

If you’re a frequent blog stopper, you know how much I enjoy playing the weekly Midnight Madness sketch challenges. The brilliant mind behind that blog, Priscilla, has launched a digi forum here. Now’s the time to sign up as there are lots of freebies to be had from the sponsors. The whole forum is set up for digi lovers and those brave enough to try. I dragged my feet for quite awhile on digi stamps and am now rarely use my traditional sets. In another year or so I might be ready to cut the tie to traditional altogether. We’ll see how that goes, but for now I’m loving it! I took the butterfly Priscilla herself designed to make this card. I hope you pop on over and join us at.

Sketch Inspiration ~ Sweet Sunday Sketch #73

Color Inspiration
Our Daily Bread Challenge ~ Blue Green Yellow (All or go monochrome with one)
Fussy and Fancy Friday #13 ~ Monochromatic with Wings
Craftalicious Challenge #2 ~ Monotone

Copic Creations Challenge #30 ~ Other Paper

Tip: I like using monochromatic themes, but often struggle to give the card a bit more 'punch'. A trick I like to use is altering the paper. In this card the original card base was actually cream and black. I used my Y11 Copic to color the cream parts soft yellow. Another trick I do is to add some 'pop' to monochromatic DP. I used a gel glitter pen to outline a few pieces of the floral design. It brings a whole new feel to the card with just a few tricks. See what I mean? The base is now yellow flourished and there are traces of glitter on the image mat.

My Creation

Image Detail
Ins and Outs ~ Sunny Butterfly
Stamps: Butterfly by Priscilla Styles (Digi)
Paper: The Paper Studio, SU Whisper White, Basic Grey scrap, DCWV Mediterranean Stack

Ink: Copics (Y11, 15, 17, 21, 26; BG10); Spicas (Buttermilk, Lemon); Gelly Clear Star


  1. WOW this is stunning what a beautiful image and your tips are brilliant I am loving this so much.
    Lorraine x

  2. Gorgeous gorgeous card! Thank you for the tips and Thanks for joining the Copic Creations Challenge! Happy weekend!

  3. Fabulous card, this one certainly 'pops' - beautiful image and brilliant altering of your background paper.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Copic Creations.
    hugs Heather xx

  4. oh this is just gorgeous hun that image is so beautiful many thanks for joining us at creative inspirations,this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxx

  5. Oh, this is simply gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Fussy & Fancy Friday challenge.

  6. This is absolutely beautiful! So elegant.Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Challenge!
    Hugs, Merkkari

  7. Stunning card, the colours and image are wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us over at Craftalicious ;-)

  8. Gorgeous card, love the image and the colouring is fantastic. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week, good luck in the draw.
    Suzi x

  9. Hi Cat! Wow, your card is gorgeous. Love the yellow and black, very striking! So glad you could join us at Copic Creations ~ good luck to you.

  10. Fabulous card, love how bright it is. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.

  11. This is stunning, love the image. Thanks so much for joining in the Creative Inspirations challenge and good luck in the draw. Jenni x


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