This actually started from a scrap pile that I had leftover from one of Tim's tags.. I was playing with different backgrounds and had quite a few leftover and this was one of them that I had cut to card size and set aside. Usually when I am working on a project I can't walk away and play with other projects but I have one on my desk that is going to take a week to work on so I put it aside and decided to play with some new stamps.
The background is a mix of paints with an embossing folder and a stencil overlay on top of that. I then stamped the flowers and butterflies onto that with archival ink. I colored them with the watercolor pencils and waterbrush. I wanted to make the coloring very splotchy around the flowers and on the butterflies to give it a very ethereal effect.
I added a hint of shadowing and then the sparkles to give the shimmer. I finished it off with this beautiful sentiment from Inky Antics.
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