Monday, July 14, 2008
Hello Pacific Point Blue...
Goodbye heart!! I love it!!!
I followed Michelle Zindorf's "First Butterfly" tutorial for this, but added white spots to really evoke my beloved Texas sight - the Monarch butterfly.
These migrate each year to Mexico through God's country here in Central Texas and it is a sight to behold.
As is everything Michelle Zindorf does, by the way.
Here's what I did.
I stamped the butterfly from Wonderful Wings in Adirondack Black on Whisper White and heat set it. I colored the butterfly with my Maize, Fluorescent Orange and Chrome Orange Copics. I colored the whole butterfly with Versamarker, and covered it with clear embossing power and embossed it. Then I sponged Green Galore ink on the bottom half of the white panel.
I took my Really Rust Stampin' Spot and used the direct to paper technique to create the "weeds", just tipping the spot on it's side and using the very edge. Then I sponged some Rust at the bottom.
Then I sponged Soft Sky on the top half, and didn't like it. Michelle's color was nicer. So I added Cool Caribbean. THEN OH MY GOD MOMENT WHAT THE HECK WAS I THINKING GET THE PACIFIC POINT BLUE AND FIX THIS THING!!
So I did. :)
Then I mounted it on Really Rust, and then on Pacific Point Blue. I added some accent dots to mimic the monarch.
The dots are all with my Sharpie White Paint pen - it makes gorgeous dots.
Hope you enjoy it!