I have been super busy with life and working on all the new and exciting things I'm going to be bringing to you here on the blog that I hadn't had time to enter DeNami's current sketch challenge *GASP*!!
I finally got a few minutes of free crafty time and came up with this little guy...
I started out layering golden tangerine & lime cardstocks onto a chocolate base. Now I normally use this color combo for fall, but the white cardstock and vibrantly colored butterflies really brighten up the whole color scheme and make it quite "springish". I made the background paper using the new Spring Garden set and shaded the butterflies using green with yellow and pink with orange for a fun look. I used an orangish yellow color and chocolate for the little flowers and used Momento's Pear Tart ink for the teeny swiss dot. The chickies hand/paw/flipper thingie ;) is paper pieced because I wanted to add dimension. I was trying to show that it's "wrapped" around the flower stems...hope I achieved that. I finished it all up by adding a couple of butterflies from the Fancy Flutters set, a little twine, a boutique button and some bling.
Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think....good or bad....or even better - what would you have done differently??...crafty minds wanna know!