Blue and White. I love them. From French Toile's to Spode plates to Chinese ginger jars ....
So when I was perusing a magazine yesterday and came across this picture, it was time to pause and soak it in.
This is an advertisement for Sico Paint, the advertisement was found in Canada's "In Style" magazine.
Don't you love the white pillow with the blue floral - the crisp white upholstered chair against the "Spring Rain" wall? It really speaks of peace and tranquility to me with a beautiful edge. And then the little picture on the right hand side with the butterflies on it. I started thinking......
Why not incorporate the things that are beautiful to me in this picture into a card? What if the floral elements of the card are rendered in blue and white like the pillow - but the butterly looks as realistic as possible? Would it be a beautiful juxtaposition?
Well it worked for me. I loved experimenting with the idea! The butterfly is a Hero Arts Etching stamp - which was coloured with pencils and then painted with Oyster Twinkling H20's for the subtle shimmer of butterfly scales. I deliberately didn't make the butterfly too colourful to try and maintain an elegant feel to the card. Also, most butterflies around our area are more subdued in colour - and they were my 'living' inspiration ...
Trying to capture the shimmer was next to impossible ... but I hope you can get the idea!
Thanks for popping in and visiting me! I enjoyed sharing that!
Best wishes to those peeps who will be sharing tomorrow with the special men in life we call "Fathers"!! I pray that your day will be filled with love and blessings!
Materials: Floral, Sentiment and Lace Stamps - Flourishes; Butterfly - Hero Arts; Cardstock and Ink - Papertrey Ink; Ribbon - Michaels; Pearl - Kaiser; 3D Dots - EK Success; Pencils - Prismacolor; Twinkling H2O's