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.