Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Swallowtail thumping

Everyone seems to love this beautiful swallowtail butterfly, as I do! When I want to try a new technique or a challenge I am often drawn to it as it is a large and bold image.
On my Internet tour this morning I came across a colour challenge at the Paper Players blog. Http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com
The three colours to use are: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, and Raspberry Ripple.
 I love this 3D effect of layering the wings over the stamped image. I've combined several ideas here. The wings have been "thumped" with my stampin' up! Marker pens to add the blue on red and green on blue colouring.
For further interest I have stamped clock works and French Folliage in the background and used  Sweet Essentials for the thinking of you sentiment.


  1. Nerida - This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the Clockworks stamps as the background to this realy beauty. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week!

  2. Nerida, this card is awesome (saw it on Paper Players)and I have not seen the 3D tech before, it's fab!.
    All your other creations are stunning.

    I hope you're having good weather in Oz, as its very wet and dreary here in the UK, good for crafting indoors though!

    Bev x

  3. Absolutely stunning, Nerida! Your coloring is fabulous. I love the dimension. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  4. Nerida, great use of the 3D technique and this stamp was the perfect way to highlight it. Love the coloring on the butterfly, too. So glad you joined the Paper Players and thanks for rocking my challenge

  5. Nerida, this is gorgous! I love how you added dimension by layering the butterfly and your coloring is absolutely beautiful. Wow! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)


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