Tuesday, August 13

watercolor butterfly...

Lately I have been wanting my watercolors to be deep and rich.
So I tried something new by getting my watercolor paper wet then dropping my Distress inks (fossilized amber, gathered twigs, carved pumpkin) directly on it and swirling the paper around until it was covered with color.
On the white linen base card I stamped the sentiment from Dina Wakely’s “Scribbly Insects & Spinners” with StazOn timber brown ink.
Wanting somewhere for the butterfly to perch I also stamped the branch from CTMH “Aspiration”
Now that the water color piece was dry I die cut it with one of Sizzix Tim Holtz “Detailed Butterflies, Mini”.
This I attached with a glue dot.


kiwimeskreations said...

Absolutely stunning Arlene - love the colours on the butterfly

Marcia Hill said...

Lovely, lovely card Arlene! Such beautiful, deep, and rich colors and loving your sentiment too! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

Bonnie said...

This is such a pretty butterfly, Arlene! I love how you've perched him on this branch and the perfect sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

JoAnn said...

Very pretty butterfly. Love the way you created it and the sentiment with it.

Loll said...

Beautiful card Arlene! Love the deep colours of your gorgeous butterfly! It looks perfect perched on the branch. Wonderful sentiment too. This has an Asian flare that is so peaceful. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Karen Dunbrook said...

love this Arlene, super card.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
:) Karen