Monday, July 19, 2010

Wish Big

Hi Guys,

I hope you are all relaxing and enjoying the sunshine. I have been very busy designing cards for my August classes, and wanted to share one of them with you. I first used this technique about eight years ago, and decided to try it again with this Hero Arts Butterfly.

I love this image 'cause it has just the right amount of space to colour. I used my Dove Blender with Lyra watercolour crayons to colour and shade. I don't know how well the shading will show up on the butterfly, but I am happy with how it turned out. I used blue chalk with a cotton ball, and applied shading around the images. The background image is also by Hero Arts, and I randomly stamped the circle in Memories baby blue. I then added green rhinestones to the heads of the butterflies for a little shimmer.

Thanks so much for stopping by.




Laurie said...

What a cool technique, Nicky! I love your butterflies on this card - beautiful colouring and another lovely balanced layout. Thanks for posting another great card!

Karen Wilson said...

What an awesome technique!! This is gorgeous!

Toni said...

Love this card, Nicky!

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card, Nicky. Just love it.


Monica said...

It's beautiful Nicky!

Esther said...

The card is gorgeous (as usual), Nicky...totally love the colouring and the colour combo...(P.S. we finally did it - thx to MK...)

Leslie said...

Very pretty Nicky!

Jean said...

Wow!!!....This is such a pretty card.I love how you place the butterflies. Thanks for sharing
hugs Jean

Gidget-Trish said...

Very pretty card Nicky. The butterflies are gorgeous and I love how the middle stands out.

Oma said...

Gorgeous card! I love butterflies almost as much as I love tulips!

Bonnie said...


What a beautiful & peaceful card. I love it!
Another great job!

- Bonnie

BarbW. said...

Hi Nicky: Just thought I would let you know that I look at this card I made in your class & can't get over how lovely it is. Thanks for much for the great card class.
Barb W.