Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Circling Butterflies

After not quite knowing what to do for this challenge, I'm happy with how it turned out - despite it being a bit ....different.

The technique today at Hand Stamped Sentiments was to use the Black Magic Technique.  I haven't done that for awhile - so long in fact, that I had to use my watercolour pencil crayons because I've taken all the regular pencil crayons to school.  I really must bring them back, I guess!

I took the sketch from Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge #380.  I wasn't sure that the circles would work with the little background I created, but I think it all pulls together okay.  I love this Creative Elements stamp set, and am glad it is remaining in the catalogue.  I enjoy colouring in that little background - although it's a bit harder with gel pen than marker.

You don't realize how hard it was for me to not put this whole thing through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder - I held off and I'm glad - but that means there were no dimensionals used.  That is an absolute rarity with me.

Anyway - my daughter and I are heading to the the "Park" for a treat of Marble Slab and then we're going to take in "The Hunger Games" - seems a bit odd after Marble Slab!!!!!  Here's to an enjoyable evening.

Hope you have some enjoyment in your day!  Thanks for stopping by!  Joan

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9 comments:

ebeth9267 said...

WOW, this card is stunning! I love the background with the layered circles, it all turned out fantastic. Your butterflies are so intricate and cool. Thanks for sharing and adding your card to the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge. Smiles, Elizabeth

Erika Clark said...

Joan, your card is fabulous! The layered circles and butterflies give it so much dimension that it truly does look popped up! I'm sure your awesome edging helps too. So glad you joined in at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Erika

Diane Vander Galien said...

Very Pretty!!! Love the layout and the color combo is so pretty!! Great job with the black magic technique- the butterflies are so pretty!!! Thanks for playing along at Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

inkedx2 said...

All I can say is "WOW!" This is fantastic. You may not have know what to do for the challenge but you knocked it out of the ballpark. Love the colors you chose. So glad you played with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Genny said...

Joan,
Great idea to use a different color for your black magic technique. Very colorful and beautiful card. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamkped Sentiments.

Angela McKay, Stampin Up Demonstrator said...

Wow Joan, this is so gorgeous! I Those butterflies work absolutely perfectly for this technique! Thanks so much for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

Krista said...

I love this card!! The colors are so bold and I love the layout!! Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Dawn Braun said...

love your pretty colored butterflies...the watercolored pencils worked great! and adding the 'twist' of a white gel pen really bring dimension and a playful touch to your butterflies. Thanks for playing along this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments! How was the movie? I've a date to see it with friends soon...

Bada-Bing Creations said...

This is great! I love the way you colored the butterflies and did the dots! Thanks for playing at HSS!