Before printing I lightened the image and applied a softening filter. The full image was printed up on a 4x6 sheet, but I cut it down to a square. I mixed and matched some Power Poppy stamp sets -- Go Wild for the sentiments and Soothing Sympathy for the butterfly.
The butterfly was stamped in black directly onto the paper, then stamped again, colored, and cut out. I sure didn't want to have to cut out those skinny legs and antennae so I cut them right off and glued the body and wings over top.
All those gray dots around the flowers are touched with a Spica clear glitter pen. Couldn't catch the sparkle without making everything else look awful, but you can imagine.
I used many, many Copics for coloring. They're fun, but, dang, you need a lot of them for an image like this.
- Greens: YG03, YG67 for leaves. G20, G0000 for soft background shading.
- Purples: V0000, V01, V12, V15, V17
- Pinks: RV10, RV13, RV14
- Reds: R30, R32, R35
- Dots: C3
- Butterfly: C3, C7, E97, E08, B26
A real expert could probably get by with less.
I added the butterfly so I could play along in this month's Power & Spark Challenge at Power Poppy -- June Bug. Cute name! You have all of June to play along and the random prize is a $50 shopping spree. Seriously worth the effort!
I'm also playing along in The Flower Challenge Anything Goes. Gorgeous stuff there!
Okay, I've yakked long enough. After a week of rain we have a week of sunshine ahead of us, so stamping will be on the back burner for a while. I'll pop into my room now and then, but it will probably take a while to finish/photograph/blog anything. I may surprise myself, though. We shall see. Have a stamp happy day!
Stamps: Power Poppy Sweet Pea Show digital stamp set, Go Wild and Soothing Sympathy clear stamp sets Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, other white for card base, SU Cameo Coral, Graphic 45 Precious Memories designer paper, scrap SU designer paper Ink: Printer, Cameo Coral, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers as listed above Accessories: Ribbon, ribbon slide, Copic Atyou Spica clear glitter pen, corner rounder punch, Die-namics Wonky Stitched Squares