Thursday, 28 August 2014

Butterfly Leaves

Hi and welcome to my blog!  Today is one of my favorite days of the week - Freshly Made Sketch day!  And as a special treat for us all, this week our Guest Designer - the very talented Kim Singdahlsen - is our sketch hostess.  This is Kim's last week with us and I'm sure you'll agree her cards have been fabulous!   Check out the fantastic sketch Kim has for us:



And here's my card:



My background panel is using the bokeh technique, although it's very hard to see in the photo.  



After making my bokeh panel, I inked up the leaf stamp using several green distress inks to give a variegated effect.  The butterfly was colored with Copics and painted with Wink of Stella to give it a shimmer.  The sentiment is white-embossed onto the card base.


Thanks for visiting.  Head on over to the blog and check out the rest of the creations from the Design Team.  

Products used:

Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri (SU), Beautiful Butterflies (PTI), Leafy Accents (Clearly Besotted)
Ink:  Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Unicorn White, Distress Inks (greens)
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Xpress-it
Accessories:  Leafy Accents die, Butterfly Punch, copics, Wink of Stella, Watercolor Paints

Cheers
Karren

14 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Hello Gorgeous! Your background and butterfly are gorgeous and perfectly framed in black! Gorgeous......oh did I say that already? :)

Claire said...

So pretty - it looks so dramatic against the black!

Deepti said...

oh my this is so beautiful :) I love the beautiful BG behind those leaves!

Jen said...

This sure is pretty! I love the soft watercolor and bokeh background. Not to mention the distress effect on the leafy branch. Gorgeous!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Stunning! Love the softness this technique gives your background. Love your creative take on the sketch with those leaves and striking butterfly!

Amy O said...

This is gorgeous, Karren! I love the soft, pretty colors and the drama that the black adds. Once again, you amaze me with your techniques!

Jen Timko said...

This background is so pretty! I love all the watercoloring I'm seeing. :-) You all and your enabling! Lovely card!

Angela said...

Karren, your card is so striking and richly beautiful!

Rita Wright said...

This is so pretty, Karren! I love the background and need that sentiment now. ;)

Monika Reeck said...

I love the background you put here and that sentiment yes I want to have it too and I love the way you change the sketch its really ADORABLE...I love that you put black as card base...I ADORE your card Karren...

I hope you like to see my card for FMS its always a happines if the DT member leave me some love...big hugs from Germany, Monika

Mary Davidson said...

Beautiful card! It has such a soft cool feeling. I love the background! Thanks for inspiring!

Cindy Hall said...

Oh my gosh! The techniques and effects on this card are jaw-dropping beauty! I don't know the Bokeh technique, but it's so gorgeous. Love how you did the leaves, too. So many interesting details to gaze over!

Jen Brum said...

Oh wow Karren! This is just beautiful! Love those colours and that amazing butterfly! Everything looks so amazing against that black background!

Kim S said...

LOVE this. Your use of black makes the soft backgrounder even softer - and the beautiful leaves and butterfly even more stunning!