Friday, January 30, 2009

100 Sketches - What a reason to celebrate!!!!

Real quick -check out my daughter's wonderful blog - you can catch a glimpse of my oldest granddaughter!!! Amanda Rae Photography

This week marks Card Positioning Systems blogs 100th sketch. I probably already told you that but I wanted to share my card for that sketch today. The team had a few different sponsors for this week and mine was this Vintage Butterfly set from Cornish Heritage Farms. DON'T forget there are give aways this week and then for a few weeks to follow so get on over there to check it out. You can even win this set that I worked with!!!

I love butterflies anyway, so I was pretty happy to be able to work with this set. It included several different butterflies and some great words or phrases.
I wanted to be able to share with you some of the coloring techniques that I used on my card. I stamped the verse on a plain white piece of cardstock and the background paper I used has a green design on a white background and so I very lightly sprayed both of these with the yellow or Mango Lemonade Memories Mist spray. It just takes the smallest little burst to get a whole lot of color and I didn't want my pieces completely colored, but with a slight spray.
Now for a little hint as to how I colored my butterflies.
1. The butterflies were stamped on plain white cardstock using a black stamp pad.
2. My first step to coloring is that I did a quick burst of spray from the Mango Lemonade Memories Mist over the entire butterfly. (I will cut the butterfly out when I am finished)
3. On the right hand side of the third example above, you can see that I only colored in portions of the wings with my Copic Marker. (I used R22 for that) I also used the blender on those parts because it just adds something to the finished look.
4. To finish, I sprayed the entire butterfly with the Orange Juice Memories Mist spray. Again, I didn't want my piece to be entirely colored with the spray so I was careful to get just a quick burst of spray. Only in real life can you truly see the effect from the sprays. Orange rhinestones were the finishing touch.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Stamps courtesy of Cornish Heritage Farms
Patterned paper – Paperie/Making Memories
Black stamp pad – Versafine
Copic Markers
Memories Mists Spray – Stewart Superior
Corner rounder punch- Fiskars
Oval punch – McGill
Oval scallop punch - Marvy
Rhinestones – Mark Richards, Inc.
3M foam tape


  1. Beautiful! I the the almost textural effect the memory mist gives!

  2. I was drawn to your card instantly when I visited the CPS's beautiful!! I love how you popped them off the card!

  3. Linda, what a gorgeous card! I just love those butterflies! I have to admit I am crossing my fingers to win them! Thanks for explaining how you colored the butterflies. I have some I Glimmer Mist, but I always forget to use them. I'll keep this in mind and pull them out and use them. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the inspiration!

  4. Such gorgeous work Linda...I {heart} butterflies!!!

  5. Beautiful card...thanks for sharing your awesome technique on how to color the butterflies...LOVE IT!!


  6. Love this card! Your colors and beautiful and your coloring is gorgeous!

  7. Gorgeous card - you are so creative!! :)

  8. Very pretty! Love the vintage look and the beautiful butterflies. TFS!

  9. Lovely! Those butterflies are totally fab!!