Sunday, February 9, 2014

February UmWow sketch

This valentine is for UmWow's February sketch challenge.  I've been trying to do more layering on my cards, since I love the look but have a hard time actually doing it.

I added two flourishes and two white heart rub-ons to the background paper.  I also used UmWow's polaroid frame, arrow, and butterfly chippies.  They were painted with gesso then the butterfly wings were sprinkled with distressed glitter.  I also added some seed beads and gems to the butterfly for more dimension. A few heart gems, and a flower on the arrow finished off the card. (There's also a "Be My Valentine" rub-on across the stems of the large flourish, but it doesn't really show up.  I may have to put something else over it).  Thanks for taking a look, and be sure to check out UmWow Studios and their blog for lots of beautiful goods and ideas!  I think I like it better without the heart gems on the top edge and bottom side, so I removed them (see top picture).  


  1. Love how you altered that butterfly! Very pretty card!

  2. This is a really pretty card. I love the butterfly. When I clicked on the picture to enlarge it I could just see the script rub-on. I actually rather like the little heart gems, but it is just as lovely without them. Kate x

    1. Thank you. I keep wavering on the heart gems...They may end up back on the card.

  3. I am so blown away by the goodness on that butterfly!!


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