Thursday, September 16, 2010

OLW20 - A Muse Flutterfly Flock

Time for another One Layer Wednesday (OLW20) courtesy of Susan Raihala's Simplicity blog - This week's challenge was to use three stamped elements and one sentiment (on a one layered card, of course!)I drew my layout inspiration from Card Positioning Systems Sketch 184.
The Flutterby Flock stamp is from A Muse and has 5 butterflies on it but I only inked the bottom three with Momento Pear Tart Dye Ink and edged it with a touch of Bamboo Leaves ink.  After stamping, a little touch of Koh-i-Noor pencils adds definition to the butterflies' bodies and wings and the bit of shimmer comes from a Clear Spica pen.  Outlining with Copic (W1, W2) markers makes the butterflies seem as if they are about to fly off the page!  If it weren't for the sketch I'd never have thought to have drawn a frame around the sentiment, I would've used layered paper but that isn't possible with a OLW challenge.  That's why I love to play with these challenges - forces me to think outside the box and try new stuff.  All supplies are available from A Muse.

15 comments:

Abounding Treasures said...

A beautiful creation!!

Chrissie said...

Just beautiful!
Chrissie

Sue W said...

Oh yes this is stunning!!! I love the tiny check cardstock too..........wish we could get it here is Sydney!

jen said...

Those butterflies really do look like they are flying off the page!!! Awesome color detail too! :)

Kimberly Jones said...

The butterflies have so much dimension! Very pretty card!

mustavcoffee said...

WOW, love your card, on the gingham card stock it's stunning:0) xx

Bonnie said...

WOW!!! I love the checked paper and your butterflies are awesome! They are so beautifully painted and they do look like they are about to fly off! Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

Bonnie said...

WOW!!! I love the checked paper and your butterflies are awesome! They are so beautifully painted and they do look like they are about to fly off! Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

Tiya-B said...

love your card, the penciling makes the butterflies look so real and the shadows make them dimensional. fantastic

Anke said...

Wonderful card

Tejal said...

Simply stunning..if I hadn't read the whole post, I would have thought the butterflies are popped up..thats how good they looks..

Love this card!!

Kristii said...

Soooo very pretty!!! I love it!!!

Susan said...

The butterflies are unbelievable! THey really do look like they're taking flight!! Awesome card!!

veronica said...

love the way you inked up the butterflies. very pretty!

Susan Raihala said...

Michelle, I thought I had commented on this card but clearly didn't so here goes....

I LOVE it! The green gingham paper is a perfect backdrop for these lovely butterflies! Bravo!