Sunday, March 8, 2009

When you start with a great sketch.....

You cannot help but make a beautiful card! Jana creates wonderful sketches for the Doggone Stamps group on Paper Craft Planet. This one is no exception!! I love the circles, love the symmetry and love the proportions! When I saw it, I knew it would be fun! I went through my Doggone Stamps and only have a few I have not shared yet; this butterfly fit the sketch perfectly. It also fits my "springy" mood.

Next, I had to choose my DSP and color palette. I recently picked up some Basic Gray paper from Julies Scrapbook Store at your Door. The Marrakesh paper seemed perfect for this butterfly, and I love the colors. I chose two patterns and used some of the solid paper (the rust color actually, not the blue I show here) for layering.

Coloring the image, I used my Spica Glitter Pens in the colors of the paper. I started by stamping the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. To sponge the outside of the butterfly circle, I used Dew Drops Pearlescent Poppy that matches pretty well. I also popped up the large circle for dimension. The three circles at the bottom are layered circles of solid and prints, topped with a prima flower and glitter brad. I use glue dots to apply to the card.


I wish the glitter pens showed up better, but they are beautiful pens! I love the way this card came out and all because of the great sketch!

stamps: Doggone Stamps
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Dew Drops Pearlescent Poppy
technique: Spica Glitter Pens
accessories: Prima Flowers, Oriental Trading glitter brads

14 comments:

Sandra MacLean said...

Lauri! You know I'm liking that new Basic Grey paper VERY MUCH!! And you so worked that layout! The stamp works really well with it. Great job as always Lauri!

Dana Grothaus said...

I love that paper! I love basic grey anything. Great job on the card!

Lorraine said...

Those papers are beautiful and I love the image of the butterfly. Really good job with the sketch.

Macpurp said...

this is a lovely sketch and a stunning card! well done you!
i love the bold papers and the stamp is sooooo pretty!
thank you for sending me images.
much love tina xx

Olde Country Creations said...

So pretty! I love the butterfly image and I am a huge fan of Basic Grey....they have the prettiest patterns and designs, don't they?! Fabulous card!


Tonya

Tami said...

I love how springy this is!

Barb said...

Wow!! I love this card and the colors are so brilliant! I keep eyeing the Marrakesh selection from Basic Grey and you just convinced me to get it! You made another wonderful card.

MiamiKel said...

SHUT UP! LOOK At this beauty!! So bright and cheerful and sunshiney! Terrific job!

specialcraftmom4 said...

You did a beautiful job on this card! I love how you outlined the color on your image like that. You are really talented with coloring. I am just in LOVE with the 6x6 paper pads (: Thanks for mentioning my store, you're the best!

Julia Aston said...

what a great butterfly stamp and that paper is super! I just ordered a few sheets of it - very pretty card Lauri!

Jacilynn said...

Lauri,
I love this paper. I have some in my stash! Beautiful card
Hugs

Nancy said...

Wheee! I love this card! That background DP is fabulous, and that butterfly is too cute!

dpkennedy said...

Very pretty card! Who can resist any BG paper? Great colors!

Laura O'Donnell said...

pretty!

 
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