For those who know me, You know I just adore butterflies. They can lighten a project and just add a little beauty to them. I found the photo I used on this layout on the Tumbler. Then it took me a few hours to try and find the incredible artist who owned the photo. Her name is Amber, and her photo inspired this whole layout! Info on her blog below...I have a butterfly file that I created, but the colors were not the vibrant blue/green I wanted. That is where Splash Of Color Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze came to the rescue. I love how with just one light coat, the details of the butterflies still came through.
I also love my stamps!! And when I was invited to Guest Design for Something Tattered, I jumped at the chance to work with their gorgeous stamps. So on this layout, I did not use one bit of pattern paper. The patterns you see were all created with Something Tattered Stamps on Kraft paper.
For the base coat I started with LuminArte Silks Acrylic Glaze in African Jade.
Then in selected areas I painted LuminArte Silks Acrylic Glaze in 2 different colors, Celedon and Emerald. I used a touch of Periwinkle and Pink Anthurium.
I also enhanced my flowers using the LuminArte Silks Acrylic Glaze. The pink is Pink Anthurium
and the blue flower was enhanced with Celedon and African Jade to match the butterflies.
I printed up a quote on a piece of the Kraft paper and cut it out. I inked the edges in black then lined inner pieces with a gel pen. I used pop dots under the words.
Something Tattered Stamps used:
Den Wallpaper Background Stamp was used on the large circle
Frieze Stamp Set was used on the pieces surrounding the circle and the corners.
The photo I used in my layout is courtesy of Amber of The Cardboard Collective.
She is an amazing artist who works wonders with card board. I absolutely adore her butterfly wings....sigh.... Go check out her blog. Amazing art there!!
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you are inspired to use LuminArte Silks to color and enhance your projects. The shimmer in the Glazes are just magical!!
Till next time....Dream in a Splash of Color!!!
Here is the butterfly file I created. Just save, print it, cut them out and paint and top with Rock Candy Stickles!!Just a little hint, as I am cutting out the butterflies. I free hand cut antennae, then color them with a black Sharpie.
Oh Heavenly Angels!! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love every little detail of this glorious piece of art!!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for the beautiful butterflies!! I will be using them many times!!
Butterflies hold a very special place in my heart. My neighbor's 7 year old son left us almost 11 years ago and he loved butterflies. At his funeral there were butterflies all around and a few landed on the people Joseph was closest to. Yes, I was one of the honored ones. We discussed it later and decided that it was Joseph letting us know he was still with us. Whenever I see a butterfly I have to smile and tell Joseph hello.
Thanks for sharing this gorgeous creation with me!