Thursday, March 29, 2012

CTMH Pemberley with hand painted butterly

My goodness, a week since my last post!  All I can say is I am just plum exhausted at the tail end of my training for Black Belt.  Its been a long hard process and sometimes I'm so pooped I don't think my brain is working anymore.  Right now I'm working on pulling everything together for video taping (we have to tape forms, weapons form, self-defense and board breaks along with a couple of other requirements).  Mostly I think I'm just tuckered out from working so hard and trying to get my tendonitis under control before our big pre-test.  Chronic pain is such a pain in the butt and I swear I've felt twice my age for the past 6 months.  I'm looking forward to being done with the hard work and just relaxing for a couple of weeks and letting my knees heal up.  Enough moaning - on to the artwork!

I think Pemberley is up there for one of the most versatile paper packs from the new Idea Book.  Its charming patterns and color palette make it the perfect backdrop for projects.  Here I've taken  a very old Mojo Monday sketch and jazzed it up with a handpainted  butterfly and some of the gorgeous new Seam Binding.

The butterfly is from our Flutter Paper shapes.  I used markers to color the design and then lightly spritzed water over the whole to blend the colors and soften the look.  While it was damp I pressed it in a paper towel to dab the excess ink off and give it a vibrant watercolor look.  Terrifically fun to ink these shapes up any way you want to match your project!

If you'd like to make this project, get these supplies:
Paper:  Pemberley, Kraft CS

Thanks for stopping by today!


1 comment:

Audrey Pettit said...

Gorgeous! I just love the combo of papers here! And that butterfly is fabulous! Beautiful card, Paige!

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