Thursday, March 5, 2009

Prismas and Butterflies

A bucketful of Prismacolor pencils...I love em!

Today's challenge on SCS was to make an ATC (artist trading card)....yeah, just like baseball cards! Now, I don't intend to trade any, in fact I'll no doubt make it into a regular card by just adding it to a layout.


And on StampTV yesterday, Gina demo'd Prismacolor pencils. Can you believe that sometimes I look at my pencils and think...hmmmm, I just don't have the right color!! *SHOCK*

Here is my sample for the ATC and Prismas....

Gina's "Take Flight", stamped on Pure Luxury cardstock (also from Gina, this stuff is dreamy!), colored with Prismas blended with baby oil, then given a coat of Versamark and clear embossing powder. Those pesky antennae can be difficult to cut around, so usually I just stamp again and mount my butterfly over it......and... normally I check to make sure everything is lined up..............OOPS...this one slipped! didn't see it until I got it up on the screen!

And the curved sentiment? No, it doesn't come that way! That's a trick I learned from the oh~so~talented Kim Hughes....with unmounteds you can bend them!

Have a wonderful day...........and Thanks for stopping!

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14 comments :

Joanne Travis said...

Dawn, your coloring on this is exquisite!! I know what you mean about not finding the right color sometimes, I can never find quite the green I'm looking for with the full set of Prismas :)
Your butterfly looks real enough to take flight!Beautiful.

Julia Aston said...

Yikes! what a gorgeous butterfly dawn - a wonderful ATC!

JoAnn Beachler said...

Your ATC is just gorgeous...love your coloring of the butterfly

stampin granny @ scs said...

I love this ATC. The colors are so vibrant. I always hesitate to color a butterfly because I feel I can't make it look realistic. You nailed it! TFS!

Starla said...

I need to get out my pencils again...got hooked on those copics and seem to reach for them more often!!

- dlm. said...

Oh Dawn, this is just so beautiful! Your colouring on the butterfly is absolutely amazing. You've inspired me to let my creativity (and prismas) take flight today. TFS!

stampqueen said...

I love your butterfly!!! Beautiful!!! I love prismacolor pencils, and koh i noor, and lyra...hee, hee.

chelemom said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Linda Crowder said...

I have a soft spot for butterflies and this one sparkles. I love the colors and the tips are great too. Thanks for sharing it...

toners said...

Dawn, this is gorgeous!! Your coloring ROCKS!

Bastelfrosch said...

You have a wonderful blog!!!
Your cards are beautiful.

Annette

Elena said...

This ATC gorgeous! Your coloring is outstanding!!!

velta said...

Girl...this is amazing!! It really looks like a butterfly that you have picked up and put on paper...Lovely Dawn!!!

Linda Bandow said...

My gosh Dawn...this post was a feast.....I am going to try the Baby Oil with Prismas.....altho I'm sure mine will not compare to yours. I love trying new things! Thanks for sharing