Thursday, 23 May 2013

Swallowtail 2

It is a sketch week at CAS-Colours and Sketches and this one is a real classic. I think you will agree, it's very clean and simple.

This, in my opinion, needs a strong image and I think I know just the one for me - my new Swallowtail stamp. I've also used the colour challenge at Lexi's Creations  for a very classic colour combination -black, white and a pop of red-see what you think (I've just photographed it on a green background -that's not part of my card, as you can see from the nest pic!)

 I stamped the butterfly in white onto black cs and then used my white gel pen to add detail and make it stand out more.  A hand-doodled frame centres the off-the-page image. I matted this onto white cs which I die cut  with my Edgelits to make the scalloped edge. I used a black card base, and a strip of red cs for the banner, onto which I stamped a sentiment from Happiest Birthday Wishes and added some red bling. For balance I've added a little red bow.


  1. Love your chalkboard effect buterfly Louise - he looks stunning with the red - Jacqueline xx

  2. Hi Louise-this is stunning. The white gel pen idea is great and I love the hand doodling! The bow is perfect to balance it all x

  3. Beautiful card! Love the color scheme and how you colored the butterfly.

  4. Love it, Louise! Love that stamp - I really must use mine at some point!!!! xx

  5. I really like how you used the Swallowtail stamp for main image, and the black, white and red is so eye catching!!

  6. A lovely blackboard effect Louise, and the gel pen really makes it stand out. I adore this stamp too!

    Bev x


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