I am in the midst of butterfly bliss :D There are a lot of butterflies available to rubber stamping fans and many of them that I love, but there are none like the ones that will be released soon from Lockhart Stamp Company. I am thrilled to give you a sneak peak of one of the new butterfly images tonight. Think chintz and plaids, stripes and checkers - these little goodies are going to flutter to many new homes I do believe :D
I have had SO MANY new toys to play with and NO TIME!!! Talk about frustrating - well tonight when JJ and I finished up packing the last of the boxes from today's orders I was determined to finish at least ONE card before heading to bed. So here I sit - pleased as punch with my little effort for the night. Awww - it feels good to stamp! Even if it is simple stamping.
If you haven't seen the Arturo note cards yet, you are truly missing out. This is the soft blue - I may try and retake the picture during daylight hours tomorrow so that you can see the soft blue a little better. To complete this card I stamped the butterfly image with Palette Noir ink. I then used my brand spankin' new COPIC MARKERS to color the image in. (OK - can you tell I am excited?!?) I can hardly wait to share all the amazing information I am compiling about these AWESOME markers with you. I will share coordinating colors to the Stampin' Up! ink colors, along with a step by step tutorial on completing some of these little projects. These markers ROCK!
As with everything, I do believe that practice makes perfect, but holy cow ladies - this is the first image I have colored!!!! Being that I don't have a ton of colors I highlighted and added "drama" with a little color pencil work. WHAT A COMBO! I truly wish that this card could jump through the screen to you so that you could see the beauty; the intensity of the colors! Friday I am attending a convention where the Copic markers will be demonstrated. I can hardly wait to share with you girls - I think you are going to get a giggle out of some of the "artwork" I'm going to share. It is only in my imagination right now, but... it's going to be GOOD! :D :D :D
So without further ado...
The little trail was pierced using one of my fav little tools - a piercing stencil. When using these stencils you don't have to use the entire stencil! I love to just choose a little segment of the design to add additional texture to my project. I could have added some pearls or twinkles, but the simplicity of this design screamed at me to just "leave it alone".
I am going to try and share new images each day with you - the upcoming Lockhart Stamp Company release has such fun new designs!!! I can hardly wait to share them all with you. Giddy - yep, that's me - new stamps, new tools, new toys - they truly make me happy :D :D :D