Friday, June 12, 2015

Butterfly mess or masterpiece?!

Glitter pens butterfly
This was one of those cards that I thought I was just going to have to throw away! I originally stamped the Stampin' Up butterfly in a purple Ranger distress ink to watercolor it... but forgot it wasn't on watercolor paper until AFTER I tried to watercolor it! So next step... add Wink of Stella to some of the areas I had watercolored... it just made it look like a glittery mess! Finally decided to go with Sakura glitter pens I've had for ages! Different, wild colors! That made it look better but it still had the purple outlined butterfly. So a black Copic to the rescue! Did you know that the Wink of Stella pen still shows up shimmery after having Copics on it?? I didn't until I started coloring it! I love the effect! After adding the black... POW!... it jumped off the page! I fussy cut it out and attached it to a Neenah 110 lb solar white card base. Here's a close up picture of the glittery colors!

Close up glitter
Papertrey Ink "hello" adds elegance, I think! I do adore butterflies, don't you?

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!
Stamps: Stampin' Up (butterfly), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
Ink: Ranger distress, Ranger archival black
Paper: Neenah solar white
Accessories/Tools: MISTI, Sakura glitter pens, Copic black marker, Wink of Stella clear shimmer pen
Addicted to CAS: Butterfly
The Card Concept: Butterfly Effect
The Daily Marker: 30 Day Color Challenge 2
Challenge #37 winner


  1. I saw this in the gallery and had to come take a closer look. It's gorgeous without the WOS and much more so with. Great save, Kris.

  2. I'm glad you kept at this, Kris! It turned out beautifully! What an amazing butterfly! Thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS!

  3. Talk about an amazing SAVE! WOW - this is just stunning Thanks for joining in at ATCAS

  4. Oh, how beautifully this turned out, Kris! With all the problems you had, I must say that your butterfly is absolutely gorgeous! I love the vibrant colors and all the lovely sparkle with your CAS design! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  5. Gorgeous! Love how you were able to save your butterfly- it looks fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept :-)

  6. Gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing along with The Card Concept!

  7. Congrats on your win at Card Concept, that butterfly is stunning.


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