Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Butterfly Baby

Hello Bloggers,

I am so excited to be sharing this card with you.

I created a subtle background by stamping some word stamps in versamark, from a stamp set called Favorite Features by See-Ds.  Then embossed it with clear embossing powder.
Hopefully this picture shows the lovely sheen on the embossed background.
Ribbon, button, and cloud die cuts were added to the card.  Also added a mini handcut butterfly.  Glitter was used to highlight the butterfly and the heart on the baby wings. Faux stitching was added to the clouds to make it stand out a little more.
I kept the whole background white as I really wanted to show off my little coloured image. 

The image is called Butterfly Baby by Krista Smith and is coloured with copics using the no-lines technique.  This is my first attempt at colouring this way and seriously I didn't know what I was doing half the time.  Not an easy way to colour my friends. Needless to say I went super slow.  Thankfully, there is a super talented lady called Zoe from Make it Crafty.  I have watched her colouring videos many times before I felt ready to try this awesome colouring technique.  Quite a long time later I ended up with this little cutie.  I know I have a long way to go before I can colour like Zoe but oh! was I proud of myself.  Not bad for a first try.  Not bad at all!!  If you ignore some wonky bits and squint your eyes then this baby is just perfect...LOL.

The inside of the card is subtly decorated with clear embossing and a another handcut mini butterfly.  The words read "Darling dimples".
Thank you for stopping by.
I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog today.
Goodnight everyone.
Saturated Canary #51 - Colouring technique - No lines.
Crafty Ribbons challenge #60 - Anything goes with ribbon
Allsorts #223 - Butterflies
Inky Chicks #12 - Real or faux stitching
Totally Gorjuss #200 - Anything goes
Created with Love challenge #57 - Tic Tac Toe - Ribbon, Glitter, Buttons
Cuttlebug Mania - Back to nature - Memory box Puffy Clouds die
Dream Valley Challenge #65 - Purple and Green


  1. Cute image...lovely card. Thanks for joining our Tic Tac Toe Challenge at Created With Love Challenges.


  2. love the cute card thanks for joining CWLC this week happy crafting to you
    Rachel DT

  3. Adorable card! love the image! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

  4. Lovely make
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons

  5. So very sweet Phi, thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  6. what a sweet card!!! Love the image and your coloring is great.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Created with love challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  7. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
    hugs Anke

  8. Such a grogeous baby card. I love the way you've created your background - it's really elegant, and like the way you've coloured your baby. Thanks for joining in with the fun at Totally Gorjuss this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  9. Aw how sweet, great colouring. Love this image, it is in my waiting to be coloured pile. Thanks for joining us at DTC!

  10. Awesome embossing and colouring...hope you're all fine.xx

  11. Just popped by to admire your creation and thank you for participating in our Allsorts challenge this week!

  12. OM Goodness, what a cutiepetutie!

    Love your background stamping!!

    Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs

  13. I think you've done a great job with the colouring and I love that she is sitting on clouds. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this week x

  14. FAbulous card and I love your background,thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly, hugs, Karenx

  15. Such a cutie!!! Love the image. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges.


  16. Such a sweet card! The embossed background is a perfect detail. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!