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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So beautiful! I love this idea and must give it a try.
Such beautiful cards!!!
Beautiful! So many new things to try…so little time!
Jill, you always inspired and delight me with your beautiful and creative projects!! These butterflies are just so beautiful with their soft painterly look and I love how you reinforced it with your dripping backgrounds.
Jill, your creativity knows no bounds! Such beautiful cards!
Great cards – I really LOVE watercolors.
Just so gorgeous! Love these!
I am trying this for sure. These cards are gorgeous.
Beautiful cards. Lovely butterflies and background :)
Jill, you have ROCKED Penny Black’s butterfly die! Great job on all of your cards. Thank you Simon Says for having her back. This is great inspiration!
Absolutely beautiful! Welcome back Jill :-D
I love butterflies and this die is so pretty. Great to use it as a stencil.
The watercoloring is wonderful.
Gorgeous cards and fun technique. Too bad I don’t ‘do’ Facebook. I would have loved to win this die.
Really beautiful technique
Absolutely GORGEOUS! I love Jill Fosters technique~!
my goodness, these butterfly cards are luscious! every one is beautiful! :)
I am so loving watercoloring! These butterflies are beautiful! Thank you!
These are FANTASTIC!!! Love the color dripping down, really cool effect!
not on facebk, so can’t enter, but I must try the stencil watercolor idea. The butterflies were wonderful.
Always love Jill’s work & these cards are some of my favorites! Unfortunately, I avoid Facebook, but thanks for all your giveaways, SSS!
Great idea, beautiful cards!
These watercolour butterflies are stunning!
Wonderful, love the water color and butterflies, the sentiments. TFS.
I love these cards. Butterflies are my favorite and using this technique to create such beautiful examples is wonderful. I love this…I liked Penny Black stamps and dies and I went to Facebook yesterday…liked her page and said “SSS sent me for a chance to win.” Would love to. TFS these beautiful cards.
I absolutely love this technique. Your cards are beautiful and the sentiments you used are perfect.
Thanks for sharing.
These are beautiful! Now, I just need to give this technique a try.
This is such a great idea for watercolor! It is fun to see ways to use your stash in different ways. Thanks for sharing this with us!
Gorgeous butterflies, great tip, I love Penny Black!
Love these cards! I am always in awe of Jill’s wonderful talent. She makes it look so easy – and I know it’s not – I’ve tried . . .
Beautiful cards. I love butterflies and watercolor. When you put the two together: perfection.
Jill is an amazing artist!
Don’t know that I’m ready to try this, but I do love it when other people do!
All three are gorgeous! Can’t pick a favorite. I must have that die!!
These cards are BEAUTIFUL, I love them !! I love the watercolor look so much, it makes me want to pull out my prima watercolor pencils I just got from you guys and give them a try.
these cards are amaaaazing! I want to go try this right now!!
i would love to try this. The watercolor effect is really beautiful.
so very pretty!
The water color effect is beautiful. Well done.
love those artsy butterflies, what a great technique!
The butterflies are beautiful!
These are beautiful!
I love the watercolor effect.
WOW! Stunning butterflies. Love the technique.
I would LOOOOVE this die!!!! This is LOOOOOVELY!!!!!!!!!! ;) It just makes me SMILE!!!!!!!!! :D
I already “liked” Penny Black on FB a LONG time ago. :D Thanks for a chance to win this incredible butterfly die.
Such gorgeous cards! I will have to try this.
These watercolor butterfly beauties are stunning! Thanks so much for a simple technique that can yield such gorgeous results!
These cards are just so pretty. Would be good for all kinds of occasions. TFS
Seriously gorgeous creations!! I really have to practice watercoloring seeing these cards.