Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Butterfly collage

I did a little cheating here because the background paper has done most of the collage look for me.  I colored the butterfly from my coloring daily calendar, stamped my sentiment on a panel and then to go with the collage feel of the paper I added the sentiment with a piece of washi tape.  The details on this butterfly are so tiny I wondered how I was going to get into all those little spaces and then I looked over and saw my cup of sharpies that I use when I sign the inside of my cards and decided to go with those.  I bought my set at Walmart, so it goes to show you don't need fancy pens to create :)


Color for calm daily calendar - Butterfly image, colored w/ Ultra fine Sharpies
Sassafras- Mix and Mend paper
Whimsy Stamps - Simple sentiments stamp
Paper Studio - Washi tape

We are getting a break from some rain today, so it is time to tackle the front yard again, the grass has really taken and off and grows so fast. It will be another good exercise day :)

Hope you are doing well this week and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,

Connie

14 comments:

Kim said...

It's good to cheat sometimes. =) Such a lot of fiddly colouring in for this card, Connie. The butterfly is beautifully done. Love all the details in this card. Happy gardening!

Stephanie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, my friend! It's was such a joy to pop in for a visit. Hugs to you!

Donna Ellis said...

Your collage is lovely, Connie! You simply cannot go wrong with butterflies and pretty coloring. It's a wonderful creation - and the sharpies were the perfect touch. I recently purchased a set of PrismaColor markers on Blick for 70% off. They have a big brush on one end and tiny fine point on the other - and that fine point is fantastic! Hoping your week has been a good one so far. hugs, de

Louca por porcelana said...

Beautiful card,dear Connie!Hugs!

Heidi Stamps said...

It never ceases to amaze me how wonderful this images are from your daily calendar. It looks great on your collage background! I used to have some of those skinny markers, but they have been distributed throughout the house, I think, for school projects! Good use of them here.

Donna Phelan said...

This is gorgeous! Your colors are wonderful and I adore the whole collage style! Fantastic!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, those tiny spaces... what a great idea to use your Sharpies, and your butterfly turned out so beautiful! Love the collage look of this. I'd need the paper to do the work for me because I'm no good at collage. Awesome, Connie!

Esther Asbury said...

Such a fun collage and I love that big beautiful butterfly!

Kat White said...

Beautiful Card Connie, I love butterflies so much. Wow it seems like all the blogs I visit today are saying it rained! it's raining everywhere I guess. I just posted again after a few months to my blog. Sorry I have not been over to visit and missed a lot of great post I am sure. I hope you are doing well? and everything is going wonderful for you in your life. Hugs

Beth Norman said...

I really love your butterfly. It's coloured so pretty. Your embellishments add a nice flair too.

Debbie said...

cheating is good, it shows you are creative!! our weather is pouring down rain, again today. i need to get my flowers planted and when i sat i, i mean the hubs!! hehehehe, have a good weekend!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, that collage background is amazing! Looks wonderful with the pretty butterfly! Great use of the sharpies! I've been eyeing a set at Sam's Club, but I am too cheap right now to get it! I have so many other mediums...

Janice said...

This is a fantastic collage card, so many lovely details!

Lowcarb team member said...

I do like cards with a butterfly theme.

...grass can certainly grow quickly can't it!

All the best Jan