I started with the intention of using a stitched circle under the butterfly but once I had the butterfly cut, I realized I liked it by itself. I used my Winsor and Newton watercolor paints for all the coloring on this. First I simply painted a piece of watercolor paper with the pretty Turquoise and cut it out using the Butterflies Thinlits. Then I painted on the swooshes using Cadmium Yellow and Alizarin Crimson. The nice thing about paints is that when you let the layers dry, the colors don’t blend and you can get them to layer nicely. Super simple and no real drawing talent required (but I still FEEL like an artist when I use the paints, haha). I added a sentiment from an old Paper Pumpkin set because I love this font and, well, it is always nice to have birthday cards on hand. A few little sequins for a small extra touch.
Supplies (affiliate links included):
Stamp: Paper Pumpkin sentiment(SU) ; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Paper: Thick Whisper White, Ranger Watercolor Paper; Accessories: Big Shot, Butterfly Thinlits, Stitched Rectangles (Simon Says Stamp), Dimensionals