Oh yes we do have another wonderful sketch today at Freshly Made Sketches! Our hostess this week is the amazing Narelle and this is a classic go-to sketch for sure.
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.
I know this will be another stunning gallery (they always are) and I hope you’ll have time to play along with us. Thanks so much for stopping in today! See you soon!
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
I don’t think I’ll ever tire of this die. That butterfly is beautiful, especially the way you’ve colored it. And you should feel like an artist — you are one! Love this, Jennifer!
Beautiful card! The butterfly is so great. Love your colorcombination.
Love the colors you used! And yes you are an artist girl! The butterfly handles his solo spot beautifully!
This is beautiful, Jennifer! Concentrating all the color in one spot on the card really draws the eye to these beautiful strips of color and that intricate butterfly.
What a beautiful card Jen! I love that butterfly and the fabulous colours! So pretty!
I love the pretty butterfly with the splashes of watercolor. So artsy! And you must feel like an artist because you are one!
Oh I love this! Those colours are so striking and the blue butterfly just sets it off! Such a beautiful clean card!
Beautiful Clean and Simple Card! Love it1