One of the options for the Hero Arts Challenge this month is to use one of the several "printable" images available in the Hero Arts store. These are images that print in pdf format, no complicated software neede! Just print, color, cut and use as desired. I chose to use the Printable titled "Winged Friends".
I white embossed the Leafy Vine image on patterned paper purchased on clearance at WalMart!! I originally colored the butterfly in a bright array of colors using my Inktense water color pencils. The colors seemed too intense and gave the appearance of a striped butterfly!! Not what I had imagined at all!
In order to tone down and blend my colors I went over the image several times using my Tumbled Glass distress ink applied with the blending tool. Much better!!
Ala Cathy A. I added white enamel dots for texture and more interest. What does not show up in the photo is the delicate shimmer from the Pearl Glimmer Mist. The moisture from the Glimmer Mist spray enabled me to gently curve the wings of the butterfly for a more natural look.
Because the butterfly is so large, I made this card larger, 5x7 inches. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts clear set, Special Note of Thanks.
All in all, I am happy with the way it turned out. Printables are an easy and inexpensive way to add to the images at your disposal for making just the right card!! I learned how to make the printable images smaller after I had made this card; easy peasy!! Next time, a smaller version of this card.
Another cold, rainy day here in Huntsville!! So glad you stopped by; your visits add sunshine to my day!