I've been wanting to do something with this lovely butterfly for several weeks. It is a Level 1 Hostess set. I thought a brayered background would be nice for this one.
First, I stamped the butterfly in Jet Black StazOn ink. Then I worked on the background. I brayered the sky with Cool Carribean ink. I tried to leave a light area over the butterfly. Next, I worked on the green part. I started out with Gable Green, then deepened the color with deeper shades of green, ending with Garden green as the darkest value. Then I used my finger to apply chalks to add even more depth in color. I also added dark blue chalk to the edge of the card in the sky area. The pink color above the butterfly was made with red chalk, smoothing it in with my fingers. I added grass from the Inspired by Nature stamp set with Garden Green ink. The little flowers on some of the blades of grass were hand drawn with a fine marker.
The butterfly was colored with markers. This was really a fairly quick card to make. The brayering goes fast, and that's the hardest part.
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