6/02/2010

Color layering - with butterflies

Happy Wednesday! I can't believe it's June already - and no signs of summer here! Rain rain rain. I hope it's better where ever you are! I made a sunny card for this month's new Hero Arts challenge to fight the rainblues, using the Color layering technique Shari Carroll showed in this video:



A close-up of the butterfly, that I quickly colored with the same distress inks I used for stamping:



For this card I used Ranger Distress inks Wild Honey, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed. The butterfly is from this all-time favorite Hero Arts stamp set.

I hope you are all well! Thanks for visiting!

Hugs,
Vanessa

31 comments:

~amy~ said...

wow...such thee butterfly-licious card vanessa...it is simply gorgeous!!!

Jessica said...

I absolutely love this, Vanessa!!! TFS :)

Agata said...

This butterfly is really gorgeous and goes perfectly with colors you've chosen for your card! :)

Barb said...

Beautiful card, Vanessa! Love the colors you've chosen! :)

AnitaRex said...

Oh Vanessa love this card! Such great colors and so pretty! You make this technique shine!

Nora said...

Simple and classy and gorgeous!
I enjoyed visiting your blog ;)
Big hugs,
Nora

Deirdre said...

Vanessa,
This card is just STUNNING.... love it.

Sunghee said...

Lovely, lovely! So lovely!!!

Fika said...

gorgeous card Vanessa.. love all the various color layering of butterflies.. soo PRETTY!! :)

Hobbyaholic (April) said...

Gorgeous card. I can't wait to watch the video and try this technique.

CinnamonSally said...

Beautiful card Vanessa, love all your sunny butterflies!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful joyful card, love the summer colors!

Nancy said...

Just gorgeous, Vanessa!

Chris said...

Beautiful card, Vanessa and in my favourite colours too. Funnily enough I have been playing with this set today too. Not quite finished yet though.

btw it has been gloriously sunny here in the UK today. Hope we can send some sunhine your way.

lynn said...

just gorgeous, vanessa:)

Cindy Lee said...

WOW!! I'm in love with this card!! So pretty!

Elise said...

*GASP!*

This is SOOOOO magical! What a fabulous visual buffet of loveliness! YEAH, you! {AWESOME stampin', sweet girl!!!!!}

Stamping Cafe said...

This is gorgeous and fabulous, Vanessa!! Love all the butterflies, they look amazing!

Anke said...

Liebe Vanessa,

was für eine wunderschöne Karte, ich mag Schmetterlinge auch sssooo gerne, und muss sie immer wieder verwenden.

Herzliche Grüße
aus Königstein
von Anke

Ps.: Wir haben heute endlich blauen Himmel *jubel* Bei Euch hat der Regen hoffentlich auch aufgehört ...

Irena said...

This card is adorable, gorgeous idea, wonderful colors. I love butterflie :)
Have a wonderful day!

Dawn said...

Just wonderful Vanessa. Love the butterflies done this way

NinaB said...

Simply gorgeous, Vanessa. That butterfly looks as if it's about to fly off the page.

Ryann Salamon said...

What a beautiful card. Your butterfly looks so real!

Aimes said...

OK you're seriously hitting my weak spot with not just butterflies, but the sheer amount of them!
Seriously stunning, hun! Loving those sweet, summer shades of yellow/orange!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Tiffany said...

LOVE all the vivid colors on this!! So juicy - makes me want to grab a yummy orange fruit!

Monika Reeck said...

Great using the technique dear and love your ONE BLACK butterfly...SO PRETTY card...

Jill said...

This card is butterfly heaven!

Alice Wertz said...

yummy beautiful stamping!! love those pretty butterflies!! gorgeous card!

Sanne said...

Wow this is amazing Vanessa - gorgeous background of butterflies. I´m so busy this time of the year so I haven´t had time for blogging or stamping for quite some time now. HUGS Sanne

Arumugarajaa arunasalam said...

wow...wonderful mam....all your works are amazing..especially this B.fly...wow looks like real 1....congrats

Irene said...

Colours are...warm...like...Russian autumn! :))) And it looks like this amazing butterfly is going to fly away right now! :)