Friday, July 15, 2011

butterfly thank you


here's a fun way to create something for someone special,
using your journals as inspiration!



trace your image and transfer it to a piece of speedy carve, and then carve the stamp.  then stamp your image onto paper (i used distress inks to stamp the image onto watercolor paper.  the image comes out a little splotchy, so i used my waterbrush to even out the color and give it a more "painterly" look.).



add some details.....



and cut your image out, leaving a small border around the edges.



then adhere it onto a blank note card (i used glue only in the middle to give it some dimension) 
and sketch in a little message......



then add some finishing touches using your favorite pens and watercolors!


{i used these supplies to make this card:
art journal, tracing paper, speedy carve stamp material, carving tools, distress ink pads,
waterbrush,  90 lb. watercolor paper,  scissors, micron pens, 2B pencil, koi watercolor, glue}



26 comments:

Claire M said...

Adorable. I'm sure the recipient will instantly smile!!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Fabulous!!! .....soooo pretty!!

Janie Husband said...

lori, such gorgeous simlicity

Isabel said...

Lovely!!! Love how it turned out and the colors:O)Thanks for sharing the process:O)

Chel said...

This is so amazing- wow! A beautiful, beautiful card and a great idea. Thank you for all the wonderful things you share with us. You always get my creativity sparked!

Kelly Warren said...

Beautiful! Always inspiring.

Marie aka Grams said...

Now that is one of my favorite ideas. Thank you again for inspiring us.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

You are the BEST printer-writer-letter-er in the world! Love it! And..loved my "i am an artist" stamp my hubby purchased for me!!

Betty Jo said...

Lori this is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your inspiring art. ♥

linda said...

What a beautiful and simple card! Thank you for shareing the process.

Linda said...

Very beautiful card! Thank you!
Linda

Mary said...

oh who wouldn't be happy at receiving that beautiful card...

love it!!

Dymphie said...

lovely work, it's so fun to see how you work. Love the idea. Very well timed, you know I'm into carving stamps at the moment :)
wish you a wonderful weekend
xo Dymphie

wv said...

wow wowi wow

Linda said...

Very cute Lori. I love your ideas.

Linda E.

PaperPumpkin said...

wow. wow. you make it look so easy.

Createology said...

Your butterfly is beautiful. You certainly are adept at carving your own stamps. Wonderful weekend to you dear...

Jeanette said...

What a lovely card! Looks like the butterfly simply landed in the fantastic landscape of color. Great dimension. Thanks for sharing. Have a fab-o weekend! Best...

LuckyDog said...

♥ Love it! ♥

stephanie said...

Just a beautiful card!!!

Lottie said...

Absolutely stunning Elvie - and so original

teri said...

love this, as always! thank you.

fran p. said...

You make it look so easy...it is such a great idea - thanks for sharing!

mademoiselle G said...

So cute! Love the way colors turned out :-)

Jennifer Shults said...

These are both absoutely gorgeous! Very inspiring to see how you made your own stamp!

Lana said...

Lori, I found your inspiring blog a few days ago and have really enjoyed reading your posts. I have bookmarked your blog so I can come back to visit. Have a lovely week! :)

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