I am here with a very unexpected card…unexpected in that I did not set out to make a card. I was actually spending time painting with my toddler and he gave me the inspiration for a card using his paint!!!
This has to be the simplest card I have ever made, but I actually find it one of the most effective. The colours directly link to the skirt in the inspiration photo from Runway Inspired Challenge.
I first noticed a yellow butterfly in the skirt and that is my focus of the card, as you will see. Here is the card and I will explain how simple it was.
So, I started off, along with my toddler painting, tapping a paintbrush with various colours of kids poster paint. This created the splatter effect on the card. As it dried, I coloured in with spectrum noir markers my butterfly, created using the gorgeous Visible Image stamp. I then fussy cut this out, bent the wings up and added some pearls down the body. The paint was taking a while to dry so I gave it a quick blast with my heat tool.
Once dried, I added some matching crystals at selected points on the card - this gives a look of coloured rain droplets on the card! I trimmed my card to size, added a simple sentiment, attached to a white backing card with foam pads, added my butterfly and voila…done!!
Since the crystals give the illusion of rain droplets, I think I might even add my card to the Time Out Challenge too as the theme is 'Dancing in the Rain'……I feel like my beautiful butterfly is dancing in the rain - coloured rain!!!
Hope you like my very simple, abstract approach! Any comments always very much appreciated.
Cardstock - white card (Papermill Direct)
Paint - Red, Blue, Yellow and Green poster Paint from Early Learning Centre (How funny!!!!)
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, Spectrum Noir Markers CT3 & CT4
Embellishments - crystals and pearls (Anita's)
Stamp - Happy Birthday sentiment from Gift for you (Uniko Studio)