Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Swallowtail on Sunflower


It seems that I haven't colored an image from Northwoods Rubber Stamps in a while, so I chose this one for some good watercolor therapy! It's called Closed Wing Swallowtail on Sunflower . Now that's a mouthful, isn't it?

I stamped on watercolor paper using Onyx Black Versafine ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder. The stamped image was colored using Tombow (water based) markers and a damp paint brush for blending.


I stamped once again on a scrap of watercolor paper just to get the butterfly. After coloring, I cut it out and popped it up with foam tape for dimension.

The edges of the main panel were aged using Vintage Photo Distress Ink applied with an Ink Sweeper .

The lattice punch is from Martha Stewart. The designer paper is from my stash. The cardstock is Classic Red Prismatics and Sunflower Prismatics dark.

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8 comments:

catdidit said...

This is so beautiful Michelle! You have colored that sunflower wonderfully and love that butterly! Gorgeous!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Love how you offset the lattice punch Michelle!! And your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for the link too. *grin*

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful, I love your details.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful!

Gabriela (Gabi With An Eye) said...

What a lovely card, Michelle! I adore the way you double punched the lattice in yellow and red. The lattice is the perfect complement to your garden butterfly.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I nearly missed seeing this beauty, so I'm glad I scrolled back and found it! This is just gorgeous Michelle, and I LOVE that double punched border! Awesome coloring and fabulous design, and an unbelievable stamped image! Beautiful!!

Silke Ledlow said...

What a beautiful sunflower image!!! The butterfly is the perfect addition!!!