Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Colouring with Happy Little Stampers

It's time for another challenge at

I love to color.

I just can't decide which method I prefer!

Today, I colored with Zigs....

and some Wink of Stella.

I stamped one of the butterflies from my
Happy Little Stampers Butterfly Birthday set,
using black Archival ink.

The coloring was done with Zigs 31 & 81 and my Aqua Painter.

I wanted a tall, skinny card so I cut a piece of watercolor paper
  12 1/2" x 3 1/4" and scored at 6 1/4", embossed down the middle
and scored the edges.

After fussy cutting the butterfly and placing it on the card,
I coated the wings with Wink of Stella.

What kind of coloring (colouring) do you like to do.

If you need some inspiration, check out the awesome deigns
by our Design Team and our Guest Designer, Riti.

We'd love to see your coloring at

and the winner of this challenge will receive this stamp set.

I'm so glad you could stop by.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Butterfly Birthday (HLS)
Ink: Black Archival (Ranger)
Paper:  Watercolor (140 lb. cold press-Strathmore for card, Arches for butterfly)
Other: Zig Brush Markers (#31 & #81), Delicate Designs EF (retired SU), Simply Scored (SU)


Greta said...

Love the tall, skinny card--nice change from the usual! Your butterfly is gorgeous, Bonnie!

Loll said...

This is so pretty Bonnie. First, love the tall skinny card ... perfect with your embossed center. Your butterfly is GORGEOUS ... love the soft blended colours and the sparkle from the wink of stella. Awesome!! xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Bonnie
Fabulous card ... Love the Butterfly...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Oh, Bonnie, gorgeous card! Love the embossed part, such a wonderful background to show beauty of butterfly!

Sue - said...

Love the tall skinny card Bonnie and the gorgeous butterfly. As for colouring I like all sorts depending on what mood I'm in!

jimlynn said...

It's beautiful and I know that it shines! Great coloring with the Zigs on this Bonnie. I love the embossing too.

jimlynn said...

It's beautiful and I know that it shines! Great coloring with the Zigs on this Bonnie. I love the embossing too.

laurie said...

First, I really love the tall skinny card, and second the embossing is so pretty with the butterfly..stunning!

stampwithsandy said...

So pretty, so CAS, so elegant. Love.

Toni said...

I adore the simplicity, Bonnie! and, of course, the sparkles!!!

Kylie said...

What a beauty! I love colouring this butterfly with WOS too. Perfect sparkle. I love your design with the hint of embossing. Gorgeous!

Chrissie said...

Those colours are simply glorious Bonnie, beautifully done!
Chrissie xx

kiwimeskreations said...

What a dramatic card with the butterfly the only colour.
i love colouring with chalks the most, I think, but generally i just enjoy colouring! My latest delight is adding WoS to everything :-) i am addicted to it!

Barb said...

I like the long thin cards Bonnie. Very elegant with your pretty butterfly. Barbxx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So pretty and love the centre embossing.

I love digital colouring and water colouring although I have just purchased Spectrum Noires markers, will need a lot of practice though.

Marcia Hill said...

This is so pretty Bonnie! I love the subtle shading you achieved with your Zigs on the soft and delicate looking! And I love the tall and skinny card base...I will have to try that sometime! :0)

Susan said...

I'm with you, Bonnie - I love to colour and can't decide which method I prefer. I'm eagerly awaiting the delivery of my Zigs - seeing all the lovely cards people made with them and then trying Loll's finally wore me down and I ordered them. I'm calling them an early birthday present for myself! Love the colours in your butterfly and the shine from the Wink of Stella. And also the shape of your card - it's fun to see a tall narrow card for a change.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I just love to color. Lately it is always with Copic markers. I love the sparkle on your card. I can't get the hang of that Wink of Stella. I need more practice.

Marybeth said...

Love this taller card and the beautiful dry embossed background ... always beautiful! Wow on the butterfly coloring!

Bo┼╝enA said...

It looks really amazing! Butterfly placed on extruded panel is wonderful. And in my favorite colors! Great card.

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful coloring with you Zig markers, Bonnie! I love the softness of the colors and how you added sparkle with your WOS pretty! Love that you created a long, thin card, too!
I'm still getting use to these markers...stay tuned :)

Sue said...

Beautiful butterfly, Bonnie and I love the touch of sparkle. Looks lovely on that wonderful background.

Bobby said...

It's been a while since I've done a tall card and I love the embossing down the center, Bonnie. That beautifully colored butterfly tops it off perfectly.

sue t. said...

I sooo need to step out of my A2 box! Love your tall card and the coloring is fantabulous!

Irish Cherokee said...

Great coloring on the butterfly and paired with the embossed background it is a winner in and challenge.

Hugs and Blessings

Linda said...

Beautifully CAS Bonnie .... I love your butterfly! xx

Neets B said...

So sorry, teamie, I completely forgot to leave some love!
Loving your embossed tall card and the blues and purples of your butterfly are so pretty x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Sorry for the late commenting Bonnie but, as you probably know, I have been away for nearly all of September (without internet), so have been unable to. Such a beautiful butterfly, stunningly coloured! Have a lovely Sunday my friend! Hazel xx