Flights of Fancy
Hi readers! Please join me in welcoming Jill Foster back to our blog! Her work is so inspiring to me and I’m sure if you are familiar with her work it is to you as well! Read on to learn how Jill made this watercolored beauty, and also for more details on a special prize! Enjoy!
Hi everyone! Jill Foster here for Penny Black and it is such an honor to share a trio of cards with you today. I decided to use one of my favorite Penny Black Creative Dies, 51-132 Flights of Fancy. But instead of using the positive die cut, I used the negative “leftover” piece as a stencil. This is a great way to get even more use from your dies!
Using a stenciled image, as opposed to a stamped outline, gives the look of hand-painted artsy butterflies.
Place the “stencil” over your watercolor paper and apply watercolor paints to the body and wings of the butterfly. Once dry, remove the stencil, and paint the background area surrounding the butterflies.
I kept things loose and flowing, allowing the background color to drip and splatter.
Finally, I stamped my sentiments using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. The Penny Black transparent set, 30-283 Snippets, is perfect for butterfly images …or basically anything else you could need!
Would you like to get your hands on this beautiful butterfly die? My friends at Penny Black have one to give away to a lucky winner. Simply “like” the Penny Black Facebook page and leave a comment that Simon Says Stamp sent ya for a chance to win!
Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Jill for being our special guest today!
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Wow! Just wow!
Gorgeous, absolutely Gor-Geous! Fabulous watercolor/CAS design, Jill.
Wonderful cards! Love Penny Black’s stamps.
Wonderful, love the butterflies! color are great too. TFS.
Wow! That stenciled butterfly is so pretty! I would LOVE to win this die..! Left some FB love today!.
Jill is a genius using color! Love this trio! TFS
Oooh simply stunning!
I follow the blog by email.
Beautiful butterfly cards. i like the idea of making a stencil from a die.
Really beautiful cards. I so love the watercolor look. Love the butterflies and colors you used.
Gorgeous!!! Thanks for the inspiration!
Those butterflies are just so beautiful.
This is a beautiful way
to makeep the butterflies!
I’ll have to try it.
Carla from Utah
I Love the way the butterflies came out ! I’m definitely trying this. Thank you.
These are SO lovely!
So cool hopping over to the FB page to say hello! Thanks for sharing :)
Just stunning. Love every single product of Penny Black. Thanks Jill for these beautiful cards.
Beautiful cards !!!
Wow… Beautiful! I love all of Jill’s watercolor creations. Penny Black stamps and dies are fantastic products and are one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards!
Just beautiful!! I need to try this technique.
love butterflies so I love these cards.Great idea to use the negative
AMAZING… Jill is super talented. Lovely cards and an awesome idea.
C’est un véritable travail d’artiste !!
Beautiful cards & love the artsy feel…must try this!!!
I adore these cards! Butterflies are so lovely on cards and watercolor butterflies are the best!
These butterflies are so very lovely!
Wow! Awesome x
Welcome Jill!! Stunning work!
Absolutely gorgeous cards, love the watercolors and I love this technique where no stamped lines are there and the effect is so artsy !!
This is such a great idea!!
So beautiful! I love watercolored images.
Oh wow, these are sooo pretty!
Wow Wow wow, fabulous cards !
I’m a long-time fan and follower of Jill’s work and I am so glad to see her guesting for SS. GORGEOUS cards, Jill! Beautiful colors. Wonderful free-flow of inks and the “painted” bkgrds look terrific. Like the flight and flutter sentiments, too. LOVE these cards! Gabby :D
EXCITING technique too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION Jill :)
I’m out of words!!!!
wow! such a neat idea, using the negative. Beautiful colorful cards.
I really live these cards! I’ll try it soon!
These cards are beautiful! I don’t do Facebook so can’t comment there.
Oh what stunning butterflies!
All the cards are just ah-mazing. I love the waterocloring she did.
What a gorgeous simple technique! Would love to try it out with the butterfly die!
Love these watercolor butterfly cards, beautiful design to highlight the watercoloring.
Beautiful painting! I love the idea of creating your own stencil with dies.
Stunning! Love this watercolor technique!