Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Rainbow Butterfly Card

With all that's going on in the world, I wanted my art to make a statement.  When I thought about what to make for The Daily Marker Color Challenge , I knew I wanted to use this awesome butterfly from Stampin' Up (called Swallowtail).  As far as colors, I thought about yellows and oranges, then blues and greens.  But as I thought about my desire for my art to be a vehicle for showing love and caring to the hurting people in the world, I knew exactly what I was going to do.

I used distress markers to 'paint' the butterfly, after I taped off a square so that only part of the butterfly would show.  I used my Clarity brush to add the soft blue background.  As I looked through my stash for a verse, I came across this oldie but goodie Mahatma Gandhi quote.  I'm sorry, I do not know the company, as I had removed the stamp from the wood, and neglected to write it down.  Urrrrgh.

I decided to let the art speak for itself, and kept it clean and simple.  I know.....twice in ONE week.  Not a small feat for me, who likes to embellish!  I just layered the panel onto a card using craft foam to give it some dimension.  That's it.

I hope you are staying cool today.  I stayed in most of the day. This morning hubby and I went to the gym, then he had to pick up some items from Walmart to fix the toilet, so I wandered in with him.  Surprise.....they have back to school stuff out already!!!  Wow!  I have to admit, though, when I see all those notebooks, markers and pens, journals, organizers, I salivate just a little.  I used to love getting all new things for my daughter when she was little....especially new crayons.  There's something about opening that new box of crayons and smelling that glorious color-fest of wax!  Over the edge.
But, I digress.  

I am also adding this card to the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  - Flora and Fauna
Addicted To Stamps - Challenge 202 Make Your Mark
Virginia's View Challenge  - All About Colors

I'm so glad you stopped in today for a little visit.  I hope you have a chance to do something you love today.  





  1. what a beautiful card. thank you for sharing

  2. Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “All about Colors” Challenge! FABULOUS!

  3. LOVE this rainbow butterfly! So pretty!

  4. Gorgeous card and awesome color combo on your design...thank you for joining us at ATSM...hugs Zeljka

  5. love the sentiment and the bright butterfly - thanks for sharing your project at Addicted to Stamps and More


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