Simple Card With Pencil Coloured Painted Butterflies

by Erum Tasneem

Hello friends! Erum here today with a simple Spring card using Painted Butterflies and Halftone Hello stamp sets.

Altenew Painted Butterflies Stamp Set Pencil Coloured. Card by @pr0digy0

I hope you guys follow Monday's FB Live hosted by our awesome Lydia. Recently she used this older stamp set Painted Butterflies (you can watch the video HERE). She inspired so many of us to use this set. I realized I had never inked this stamp set and told her I would do some pencil colouring.

Altenew Painted Butterflies Stamp Set Pencil Coloured. Card by @pr0digy0

Lets get on with the details. I stamped the outline “hello” from Halftone Hello stamp set in Permanent Black Ink first. I then stamped the halftone hello first in Lagoon crisp ink and then in black but a little offset this time. The effect looks really cool.

I also added a cast shadow with a grey colour pencil to show some depth on my one layer card panel. Can't really tell in photos if it made much difference but in person this technique always makes the images pop off the card.

Altenew Painted Butterflies Stamp Set Pencil Coloured. Card by @pr0digy0

After I was done with the hello, I stamped three butterflies around it. There are quite a few butterflies in this set, different sizes and shapes providing us with quite a few possibilities. I wanted to use this set differently and show you that you can change the look of the image with pencils.

I started with the yellow colour around the black pattern and extended it enough to mix it with teal. Then I came in from the edge with a vibrant blue, giving the wings some folds. To mix the blue with teal I used a blending pencil and then went back in to add more yellow and blend more with teal.

Altenew Painted Butterflies Stamp Set Pencil Coloured. Card by @pr0digy0

The colouring on the butterflies came out good but my card looked quite plain so I decided to add a bit of grass and flowers. I used kid's watercolour palette to make different green shades and then started painting my grass. I also added some yellow flowers to my grass.

Altenew Painted Butterflies Stamp Set Pencil Coloured. Card by @pr0digy0

The grass looks nice and goes with the butterflies but then I decided we needed clouds! I used Morning Frost crisp ink to make my clouds. I like how the butterflies stand out against the gray clouds.

Lastly, I added a few yellow sequins for the bling, popped the card front on to a plain white base and I was done.

Altenew Painted Butterflies Stamp Set Pencil Coloured. Card by @pr0digy0

Before I leave, I have the same card with pink/orange Painted Butterflies and blue clouds but without the cast shadow.

Altenew Painted Butterflies Stamp Set Pencil Coloured. Card by @pr0digy0

I will keep the description short. The clouds were created using Ocean Waves Crisp Ink and the halftone hello was filled in with Coral Berry Crisp Ink.

Hope you liked my cards. See you guys soon with something bright and colourful!

hugs and love,

Erum

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Hussena May 5, 2017 - 09:29

Erum as usual both your cards are just so stunning.The pencil coloring on the butterflies is beyond amazing… In fact I am in love with the whole scene you have created. I own this set and you have shown a new possibility for it with your cards.Thanks for the inspiration❤❤

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Erum Tasneem May 5, 2017 - 11:21

Thank you so much as always Hussena! I am so glad you liked it.

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Tara Prince May 5, 2017 - 10:17

So pretty!

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Erum Tasneem May 5, 2017 - 11:21

Thank you Tara!

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merryf May 5, 2017 - 10:24

Wow, these are gorgeous! I never thought of using pencils with these butterflies, but now I’m certainly going to try it. Absolutely gorgeous!

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Erum Tasneem May 5, 2017 - 11:22

That is exactly what I noticed that no one has used pencils with these butterflies. Don’t forget to tag Altenew when you try and share.

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Ke$ha May 5, 2017 - 10:44

What kind of coloring pencils do you use?

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Erum Tasneem May 5, 2017 - 11:23

These are Prismacolors Kesha.

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Donna W May 5, 2017 - 11:36

Love the card. Makes you feel like you are right in the scene. Love the colors . Think I will check into those pencils but don’t think I can match your talent for coloring.

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Erum Tasneem May 5, 2017 - 11:39

Thank you Donna! I don’t think it will be that difficult if you follow my lines when you colour this image with pencils for the first time. I hope you do try :)

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Viola Leary May 5, 2017 - 12:01

I don’t have any good colored pencils. What type did you use? I saw a set of 72 prismacolor on sale. Do you like those?

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Viola Leary May 5, 2017 - 12:04

Great cards by the way. I got all excited about making a card like yours that I just up forgot to say, thanks for the inspiration. I do clouds like yours too. It looks awesome.

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Erum Tasneem May 5, 2017 - 12:19

Yeah Viola I used Prismacolors on my card but you can use any colour pencils you have. And it’s okay, excited is good! :) thank you very much.

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Deborah May 5, 2017 - 12:03

Beautiful Cards! I cannot find the video to show how you made these butterfly cards? Thank you, Deborah

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Erum Tasneem May 5, 2017 - 12:22

Hey Deborah thank you! Unfortunately I dont have a video for this.

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Jan Castle May 5, 2017 - 12:29

Stunners to be sure!!! The pencils give the stamps an entirely different look – TFS Erum!!! Will have to give this a try – beautifully done!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

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Erum Tasneem May 5, 2017 - 12:36

Thank you so much Jan! Can’t wait to see what you create.

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Billie A May 5, 2017 - 15:09

Beautiful. You are awesome with colored pencils. Very pretty scene and great stamps. I really love the grass, and butterflies.. heck I LOVE this whole card.

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Erum Tasneem May 5, 2017 - 15:47

Aww Billie thank you <3 YOU made my day!

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preeti d. May 5, 2017 - 15:29

Wow!! Amazing. Love how 3d the butterflies look. Thanks for sharing :)
Hugs
Preeti

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Erum Tasneem May 5, 2017 - 15:47

Thank you Preeti!!

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barbara lassiter May 5, 2017 - 16:23

These are so beautiful. I just received an order today, including some stamps I chose, after winning a gift certificate in the 3 year blog hop! I am so thrilled with the stamps and two of the sets will lend themselves perfectly to coloring with pencils. Thanks again to Altenew and to all the design team artists, such as Erum, who inspire us with their talent!

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Erum Tasneem May 6, 2017 - 03:38

That is so sweet of you Barbara! Thank you. Enjoy your new goodies!

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Diane Bakehouse May 5, 2017 - 17:50

Beautiful cards. I love this stamp set. I just used it recently. There’s so much you can do with it. I love how you decided to add elements as you went along.

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Erum Tasneem May 6, 2017 - 03:38

Absolutely Diane! Thank you!

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Jeanne Beam May 5, 2017 - 20:53

Really pretty card.

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Erum Tasneem May 6, 2017 - 03:39

Thank you Jeanne!

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Doris Jones May 6, 2017 - 12:34

What you did with the colouring of those butterflies made me love the stamp. They just come to life, and I love the grass as well. I have my eye on you – love the creativity you show us all the time.

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Erum Tasneem May 6, 2017 - 13:29

Haha Doris you made me laugh out loud with “Ive got my eye on you” ! Thank you very much :)

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MelissaF May 6, 2017 - 13:43

Beautiful card, love your pretty nature scene with these whimsical butterflies. Amazing coloring too.

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Erum Tasneem May 7, 2017 - 15:59

Thank you Melissa!

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LauraJane:) May 6, 2017 - 14:21

ONe word, DREAMY! The wings look as soft as a flower’s petal:)) Delightful scene Erum!

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Erum Tasneem May 7, 2017 - 16:01

Thank you Laura Jane :) Your comments always bring a smile on my face.

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Sathya May 6, 2017 - 23:51

Gorgeous scene you have built around the sentiment..Truly inspiring…Coloring as always Fabulous…Actually the whole card composition is a heart stealer here, Erum!!!

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Erum Tasneem May 7, 2017 - 16:05

Aww thank you so much lovely Sathya!

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Saloni May 7, 2017 - 00:28

Such a beautiful scene there! You are incredibly talented Erum, just love the ease with which you use color pencils on your cards!

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Erum Tasneem May 7, 2017 - 16:15

Thank you Saloni!

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Barb macaskill May 7, 2017 - 14:47

This is absolutely stunning and breathtaking! Love the simplicity of it and the coloring is fabulous! TFS!

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Erum Tasneem May 8, 2017 - 02:29

Thanks a ton Barb!

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Gwendolyn May 7, 2017 - 16:40

This will be the third time I try to leave a comment and I hope it works this time but I’m persisting cause I just LOVE what you did with those painted butterflies and the ombre Hellos. And that painted grass…sigh… I wish I had half your talent and creativity! :)) Thanks again for sharing your gorgeous cards Erum!

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Erum Tasneem May 8, 2017 - 03:11

Congratulations! Third time’s a charm! I am glad Gwendolyn that your comment got through because it brought a smile to my face. Thank you so much for stopping by and loving the card :)

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KimberlyRae May 8, 2017 - 10:00

Absolutely Stunning!
Thank thou for inspiring me.
I’d love to make some clouds, like yours. Can you tell me How please? Ox

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Erum Tasneem May 9, 2017 - 04:24

Hey Kimberly! Thank you! For the clouds I have a template that I drew myself on cardstock and cut it out. You can make your own too or use a cloud stencil.

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Magee Dudley May 8, 2017 - 14:27

Hello. Your cards are gorgeous. I love butterflies and you made them fly!

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Erum Tasneem May 9, 2017 - 04:25

Thank you Magee!!

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Jennf May 8, 2017 - 23:04

Yes, please share how you made your clouds! Beautiful, beautiful cards!

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Erum Tasneem May 9, 2017 - 04:33

Thank you Jennf! I used a template that I made myself. You can use a cloud stencil or make one yourself too!

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