Sunday, 21 February 2016

Pile It On! Challenge - Use Paint

We have a fun new Pile It On! Challenge starting today...the theme is:

'Use Paint'

Our sponsor for this month's challenges is Doodle Pantry:
Prize - 3 digital images of the winner's choice!

I dug out an old (at least 20 years old!) set of watercolour paints, and used those to create my card. I started by stamping and heat embossing a butterfly (from the 'Social Butterflies' set by Penny Black) and sentiment (from the 'Fabulous Birthday' set by Hero Arts) in black on watercolour paper. I coloured the butterfly using yellows, oranges and reds, then allowed that to dry before adding several washes of different blues to the background (allowing them to dry in between). Finally, I splattered the blue paints over the background to add some 'texture'. Once it was all dry, I matted the painted panel on to a piece of white card, then added it to my card blank using 3D foam tape.


Here are the challenges I've piled on:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Pile It On! Challenge.

5 comments:

Mrs A. said...

Wow. This is so eye catching. I love the big butterfly. (I had my water colour paints out too this weekend for a swap card I needed to make) Your background is a gorgeous hue of blues and I like your added specks. Thankyou for fluttering by my butterfly challenge and as you have used both stamping and sapphire you will be entered twic into the draw. Hugs Mrs A.

Alison C said...

I wish I was brave enough to splatter, it looks so good on your card. I love the blues and the butterfly is beautiful.
It is good to see you over at the Butterfly Challenge.

Rein said...

Really pretty card. I love the butterfly.

AnyOldCraft said...

Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.
AnyOldCraft (DT)

Crafty She said...

Beautiful card, what a gorgeous butterfly. x