Sunday, August 2, 2015

Flora and Fauna2 Butterfly for Happy Little Stampers

There's a new challenge at 

I inked up the large butterfly from the Flora and Fauna 2 set with Archival Black ink
and stamped it on a snippet of  watercolor paper.

Then I pulled out my new (squeel) Zig Clean Brush Markers
and colored it up!

I found that these markers blend so easily.

I have the 12 pack set so my colors are limited.

I love the vibrant colors!

I cut a mask for the butterfly, placed it on the dry watercolor, 
and stamped with the French Script background stamp.

I used the MISTI for stamping on the watercolor paper.

I rarely get a good stamping on the first pass.

Check out the other DT cards.  They are AMAZING!

Then use a mask and join us at 
You have the whole month.

I'm also joining in again at

This is still my oldest (and only) Wplus9 set.
Hoping to rectify that ASAP!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Flora and Fauna 2 (Wplus9), Sprinkles and Smiles (PB)
Ink:  Archival Black (Ranger), Sahara Sand (SU)
Paper:  Solar White (Neena), Tangelo Twist (SU), Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Other:  Zig Clear Brush Markers (#s 50, 70, 22, 60, 10)

According to my Eyewitness Butterflies and Moths book, this is an Orange Albatross butterfly. This information just in case you wonder.


Susan said...

Great job, masking your butterfly! Love the vibrant colours and the script behind it.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh my, Bonnie, my friend, what can I say! Bright, bold, stunning! Fabulous work! Have a great week! Hazel xx

Loll said...

Beautiful, Bonnie! Love the vibrant colour of your butterfly, which is perfectly paired with the french script background. Great job with masking! xx

designbydonna said...

Beautiful. Love the butterfly, it looks real like it is about to fly off the screen.

Susanne Vargas said...

Gorgeous butterfly! Also love the script background!

Kylie said...

your butterfly is sensational, Bonnie. Gorgeous design!! xx

OH Babs said...

The Albatross butterfly pops off the page. A very elegant card and the script background stamp is a nice finishing touch.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Bonnie,
Great color of this butterfly, so energetic! wonderful card

Linda said...

Bright, bold and beautiful .... what more can I say. I love it!!! xx

Toni said...

Miss Bonnie, I love your butterfly--so very very bold!!!!! glad to hear you were able to use your MISTI on watercolor paper. I tried that and had to stamp a few times which isn't unexpected but the smearing afterwards wasn't fun. I should have let it dry--impatient me! :)


Deepti said...

Gorgeous! the butterfly seems to be lifelike :)

Maxine D said...

Oh Bonnie this is so vibrant and absolutely stunning!

Sue said...

Gorgeous butterfly and design, Bonnie!

MaryH said...

Simply gorgeous with this blazing color scheme on the pretty butterfly. Superb masking and getting the script done. It's just so lovely...TFS & Hugs

Sandy said...

Sandy xx

Jingle said...

This is beautiful! I love the warm colors! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Oh, Bonnie, this is bright, bold and beautiful! Butterfly is going to fly away, so realistic!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Bonnie! Your butterfly is so beautiful, and your masking is perfection! Love, love, love this card!!!

Marybeth said...

Wow, that is one vibrant butterfly ,love the outcome with your new pens! Mine came yesterday and I already love them !

Pat said...

I love this bright red butterfly Bonnie and the script behind is just perfect. A lovely sentiment too. x

Chrissie said...

Wow Bonnie, this butterfly really pops, the colour is wonderfully rich and the stamping is impeccable!
Chrissie x

Mac Mable said...

Stunning bold colour and clever techniques. Just beautiful x

Greta said...

Lovely card, Bonnie! I'm thinking maybe I can figure a way to justify getting the 12 pack of those pens--LOL!

Susan said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie! I don't often get around to leaving comment on blog much anymore, but I just had to tell you what a beautiful card this is! I see all your cards through Feedly...but it's not comment friendly! :(