Super challenge, Betty! I wasn't sure I'd like these colors, but they're growing on me. I wanted to use a purple c/s, but I don't have eggplant, so I used the black and layered it w/ lavender. I used the eggplant, suede, red and a little green (for some reason I had it in my head that artichoke was one of the colors) for the colors in my butterflies.
All images are Our Daily Bread designs. For my bg, I stamped the lg butterfly bg image w/ the white chalk ink and did what I think is close to the Black Magic tech. I actually learned this tech around 1999 or 2000 in class I took from Helene Metievier (from Magenta Rubber Stamps). I don't think it had a name then and Helene used pigment ink, but the chalk works just fine and it dries much faster.
After I stamped the bg, I used the Prismacolor pencils to color over the solid white images. It may look like I made a lot of layers of this bg, but it was actually only one 5.25 x 4 pc. I cut it into 2 frames w/ lavender layers in between. On both of the layers, I made a faux layer by drawing a frame w/ a white marker.
The large butterfly was stamped on white w/ black ink, colored w/ the Prismas and die cut using the matching ODBD butterfly die. The sentiment was stamped on the lavender and die cut w/ a Spellbinders diamond shape. A few curled strips were added for the butterfly tail.
Thanks so much for looking! Close ups will be on my blog shortly: The Write Stuff
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 GMT Views: 1312
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Wed, Jan 26, 2011 @ 10:25 AM
Oh my! Julie this is layered gorgeousness! I love how this just jumps out. Beautiful detailing with your images. Love it!
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"The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun scorched land and strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden." Isaiah 58:11