Friday, March 27, 2015

Bunnies and Butterflies Card (KBD Aloha Friday Challenge #44)

Hi everyone :-D 

My second post today...

Today a new Aloha Friday Challenge starts at Kitty Bee Designs.

New challenge for this fortnight is #44 - Easter.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Dilly Beans Digi Stamps, with an awesome prize for our random winner: 3 digital images.

For this challenge I made this Bunnies and Butterflies Card, using our sponsor's beautiful image 'Aidynn's Bunny Framed' .

First I printed the image on a white paper (160 grams) and colored it with colored pencils.

When I color with colored pencils, I mostly blend colors using only pencils or using white pencil, but this time I tried something different. I blended colors with baby oil. I saw that in a video Colored Pencil Blending Methods by Dina Kowal a while ago. I am satisfied with the results.

While blending with baby oil, I smeared the image's background, so I decided to paper piece the image. I fussy cut the colored image, colored edges with black permanent pen, printed another image on pink paper (120 grams) and glued fussy cut piece over it. I didn't take photos of these.

I printed large polka dots digital paper and small polka dots black and white digital paper on the pink paper. I found those free digital papers a while ago, but, unfortunately, I can't find where.

After I put all pieces of the card together, I added gloss resin gel on some parts of the image and covered butterflies with it, to create glossy accents. This is a new product I bought few days ago and it makes the same effect like a transparent glossy varnish that I used in my previous projects. Glossy effect is great and a 100 ml bottle didn't cost a lot. It was on sale, so it was great opportunity to grab something new and try it. I am very satisfied!

Card dimensions are 89 mm x 132 mm (3 1/2" x 5 1/4").

List of supplies:
  • Dilly Beans Digi Stamps 'Aidynn's Bunny Framed'
  • large polka dots digital paper 
  • small polka dots digital paper 
  • Florence cardstock paper, Canvas Texture (dark and light grey)
  • white paper (160 grams) 
  • pink paper (120 grams) 
  • colored pencils (skin color, pink,light and dark grey)
  • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen S (superfine) 0.4 mm 
  • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen M (medium) 1.0 mm 
  • fine liners 0.5 mm (pink, grey)  
  • Pritt universal glue 
  • white water based glue 
  • gloss resin gel super-clear  
  • printer
  • scoring board 
  • trimmer
  • scissors 
  • crafting needle 
  • butterfly paper puncher 
  • Johnson's baby oil with Aloe Vera
  • cotton buds

Stop by the Kitty Bee Designs blog and check out lovely projects my Design Team mates created. And don´t forget to join us in this challenge. We are looking forward to see your projects. :-D

I am entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text is a direct link to the current challenge and blog badge is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Creative Card Crew, Challenge #83 - Easter Critters

2) Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge, R#219 - Easter

3) djkardkreations, NBUS (never before used schtuff) #4 - Anything Goes
My NBUS is Dilly Beans Digi Stamps 'Aidynn´s Bunny Framed' digital stamp.
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

4) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :-D

Crafty Milka


  1. This is gorgeous Milka, I like the design and the sweet image
    Kevin xx

  2. cute card thanks for joining us at creative card crew

  3. Well done, Milka! That is a fascinating image! You did a great save and I like the way your happy accident resulted in this incredible creation!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #4!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. A fabulous card Milka, a lovely design and fabulous coloured spotted adorable image, I love the wistful expression!!!

    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge,
    Heather xx

  5. Hallo Milka,
    was für eine schöne Arbeit !
    Ich liebe diese kleinen niedlichen Schmetterlinge.
    Die Karte ist ein wunderschönes Kunstwerk.
    Liebe Grüße

  6. Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week & sharing your Gorgeous Easter card! hugs x



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