Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Leafy Zentangle Butterfly

There are some lovely leaves on the Tangled Garden stamp set, just released at Chocolate Baroque and I wanted to make a feature of a few of them in this design. I decided to create a rambling frame, by stamping and masking them around the outside of the background, which I had painted with Ecoline ink. I then linked the leaves with small areas of tangled designs. They are simple twirls and dots, not very complicated at all.

I coloured the leaves with pencils. I then stamped the Butterfly onto a spare piece of card and coloured it with pencils as before. I added some wire and some toning pearls for antennae. I stamped a sentiment taken from the 'Patchwork Butterfly' stamp set onto the background to complete the card.

I love using butterflies in my card making, and I think that this one will become a firm favourite. Thanks for stopping by, xx


Caroline said...

Judith this is beautiful I love the butterfly and the colours and layout are gorgeous. Caroline xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Judith beautiful card and this set of stamps is fantastic, love the way you have used the leaves as a border.

craftimamma said...

Aargh blogger is playing up!!! I'll try again.

This is gorgeous buddy. I love the graduated Ecoline background and those leave are beautifully coloured. Stunning design too with the added swirly bits.

Lesley Xx

Gerrina said...

Can easily see why these butterflies are becomming your favorites; They are sooo beautiful! Loeve the colours you used on this card. Hugs, Gerrina

Aquarius said...

I know you love butterflies and this is a beautiful card

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful card Judith, lovely colours and background, and a gorgeous frame made with the leaves.

Sue x

Paula (PEP) said...

Butterflies, leaves & tangles with pencils - just perfect. Your tangled additions are super & I love the colours of this - the blue wings with the brown body is just striking & I love those antennae.
This is going to be a favourite set of mine too.
Paula (PEP)

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Judith, love the coloring on the leaves! xo Ryn

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