Many Butterflies

Julie Warner - justwritedesigns

What an interesting color challenge (CC307) at Splitcoast! I wasn’t sure I’d like these colors, but they’re growing on me. I wanted to use a purple c/s, but I don’t have eggplant, so I used the black and layered it w/ lavender. I used the eggplant, suede, red and a little green (for some reason I had it in my head that artichoke was one of the colors) for the colors in my butterflies.

All images are Our Daily Bread designs. For my bg, I stamped the lg butterfly bg image w/ the white chalk ink and did what I think is close to the Black Magic tech. I actually learned this tech around 1999 or 2000 in a class I took from Helene Metievier (from Magenta Rubber Stamps). I don’t think it had a name then and Helene used pigment ink, but the chalk works just fine and it dries much faster.

After I stamped the bg, I used the Prismacolor pencils to color over the solid white images. It may look like I made a lot of layers of this bg, but it was actually only one 5.25 x 4 pc. I cut it into 2 frames w/ lavender layers in between. On both of the layers, I made a faux layer by drawing a frame w/ a white marker.

The large butterfly was stamped on white w/ black ink, colored w/ the Prismas and die cut using the matching ODBD butterfly die. The sentiment was stamped on the lavender and die cut w/ a Spellbinders diamond shape. A few curled strips were added for the butterfly tail.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

stamps: ODBD – Lg Butterfly Bg, Single Butterfly, Faith, Brocade Borders
paper: black, lavender
ink: Ancient Page coal, VersaMagic cloud white chalk
accessories: Prismacolor pencils, Spellbinders classic diamond die, white Permapaque marker


6 Responses to Many Butterflies

  1. Julie, this is beautiful. I love what you did with the layering. You are so creative.

  2. This is amazing, what a gorgeous job on this.

  3. Avatar joanne/jojot
    joanne/jojot says:

    well, gf…you have outdone YOURSELF on this beauty….I just had to gaze upon it for a while to take in what you accomplished….absolutely stunning

  4. Avatar Joan Ervin
    Joan Ervin says:

    Oh my stars, Julie…this is over the top gorgeous!!!!! Your colors and coloring are outstanding…WOW, girl!!!!!

  5. Oh my goodness Julie this is amazing!!! I can’t take my eyes off this colorful beauty! So creative and happy!!! Love it!

  6. WOWZER!! Look at the colors on this!! AMAZING my friend!! I think I may need to try out your primsacolor pencil trick over the black…that looks amazing!! TFS! HUGS