Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Fluttering Butterflies

When I saw a card coloured up with this flower/butterfly stamp, I just had to have it :)
I am a bit disappointed with how my colouring turned out though.
I have came to the conclusion that I should stick to cutesy stamps.
I am not the best at colouring flowers or wildlife.
But no worries, I'm okay with knowing my limitations, lol.
Well here is my card....I even had a hard time picking out the background paper. Not sure if this was the best choice for this image?

I coloured this image up with my Copic markers.
I stamped the butterflies, coloured them up and then fussy cut them out. Lastly I folded up their wings and then adhered their bodies to the matching butterfly :) 

Oh ya I also added a bit of glitter to the butterflies.
I was a bit disappointed that the glitter wasn't more transparent.
The glitter took away from the colours and shading of them.
Oh well, I inked up a newly bought stamp after only purchasing it 3 days ago ;)  
That's a new one for me :)

Onto My Day:
Wayne wanted to watch "Band of Brothers". He watches it at least once a year while he is on his holidays. So he asked if we could watch it today....if you aren't familiar with this show, it is really good, but takes all day to watch it.
I told him I was planning on creating all day as we watched it.
Sometime in the later afternoon, Wayne had questioned me about my creating all day, as I did nothing, lol.
I always have grand plans, lol.

I hope you all had a creative Wednesday :)

Tracy :)


  1. the card is beautiful, you sell yourself short .I love band of brothers and also watch it about once ayear lol.:)

  2. I like your card. I sure think you did an awesome job with your colouring and shading. I think you are too hard on yourself. Sorry you didn't do anything creative today. But spending time with your hubby is pretty important.

  3. Wonderful card...i love the 3D butterflies with all their glittery beauty!

    Love Band of Brothers does take all day!

  4. I love your card-I think you do non-cutesy very well!! We also love Band of Brothers. It's an amazing miniseries. Loved Damian Lewis in it and he's just as good in Homeland.

  5. one word---STUNNING!! oh my golly love t his

  6. I think this is BEAUTIFUL! You are always too hard on yourself :) Just gorgeous Tracy. I love the flowers and the butterflies too. I think you are gray at coloring flowers :)

  7. Hmmm.. I don't think there's a day that goes by, that I don't do at least SOMETHING creative in some way. It may be as small or simple as a quick (art/scrap)journal entry, with so much as a STICKER to embellish the spot, just before bedtime; but even something as small as THAT is creative work in MY mind... But anyways, LOVE the card you made, Tracy, and the coloring looks great as far as I can see. I agree how the glitter can either work WITH you or AGAINST you, but all in all, your card came out beautiful!... Have a great day! ~tina

  8. Wow. I think this is lovely!! And I think your coloring is great!!

  9. Your coloring is always so beautiful!

  10. It's a fabulous card and I love those butterflies. Wonderful colouring! TFS

  11. The butterflies turned out beautifully! In the picture, the glitter does not seem to take away

  12. The card is gorgeous Tracy! I don't know what you're talking about not being able to do nature coloring. I always love the look of layered butterflies too. What a pretty touch they added!

  13. Your colouring is perfect. and you can never go wrong with glitter, lovely card :)

  14. This card is so pretty, love the butterflies :)

  15. The butterflies look so pretty with the flowers.

  16. what could you possibly be disappointed about, this is gorgeous

  17. Nobody but you will ever know about the glitter. It's a really pretty card and the flowers are beautiful.

  18. You are crazy! this is STUNNING and I want it. My two most favorite butterflies are on this card. The monarch and the swallowtail. I love the flowers. You did a beautiful job. Now stop fussing and send it my way. LOL
    Big hugs my friend

  19. I agree with those who think you may be crazy! This creation is lovely and stunning! Thank you so much for sharing with us and not trashing. Hugs

  20. This card is beautiful! You did a great job coloring!!!

    I always have grand crafty plans. It doesn't always happen...oh well!


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