Thursday, May 10, 2012

ISSC15 - Beautiful Butterfly

Hi everyone! It's time for another iSpy Sketch Challenge and this week is a bit of a doozie...according to those who have a harder time with curved panels anyway ;) This week's challenge is ISSC15 is from Leanne W (From Leanne @ SCS) and is based on this card.

 Now here is what the sketch looks like and keep in mind that the circles can be any shape so I chose to use a butterfly from my Clear Dollar Stamps set called Beautiful Butterflies.

As you can see from the photo below, that I actually coloured up the butterfly twice and glued the pieces together on the body of the butterfly. I then bent up the top layer of wings to kind of make it like it's in flight :)

 The big curvy panel is completely sponged with various inks on water colour paper and the leaves have been created with the negative piece of paper from a die cut using the Sizzix Leaf Die. I love this technique with dies because you can create all kinds of beautiful backgrounds and the intense colours usually pack a punch :)

Thanks for joining me today and don't forget to see what some of the Special Agents have created for you this week. Don't be put off by the curvy panel ladies, because it's a fairly quick way to make a card and it adds such a unique layer to your cards :D

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps - Beautiful Butterflies
Paper: Gina K, Black, Water Colour, My Mind's Eye
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Baja, Bermuda Bay, Kiwi, Olive, Artichoke, Burgundy, Razzleberry, Eggplant
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders, Clear Embossing Powder, Tombows, Water Brush, Chalk Pencil, Ribbon, Leaf Stick Pins, Sizzix Leaf Die, Drafting Bendable Ruler, Sponges, Dimensionals


Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW!!! A.MAZ.ING! That bfly is breathtaking!

Bird said...

I always love your use of colour but this background is a complete knock out! I just love it!

LeAnne said...

This is INKcredible!

Winnie said...

This is so pretty. I think the way you did the background and the color really blew me away..The orange butterfly stands out great against the background.

Christyne Kane said...

OMG, wow!! You knocked this one out of the park Kim!! Amazing job with this card!!

Cassie said...

Oh Kim, as always your work is so breathtaking. I hope you don't mind if I link this on the CDS Facebook page. It's just too gorgeous not to share!

Vickie Z said...'s gotta be spit!!! This is amazing!!