Friday, June 02, 2017

Butterfly Kisses

Welcome to the Conie Fong Art and Design June Facebook Challenge! The challenge this month is to use a Conie Fong image and Summer Colors!
I colored one of the NEW May Release images, called Butterfly Kisses. She is a lovely young lady holding a handful of butterflies. (There is also a version of her holding a cake, called Butterfly Wishes). I decided to make a "get well" card, as I never have one when I need one! 

This card is one of my large cards, 8" x 8". I printed the image at 4 1/2" tall, and wanted to have lots of space to decorate the card front. Sometimes I feel my images are all squashed on the card when I do a more standard size! 
I colored the image with Copic markers, then added just a bit of shading with Prismacolor pencils. I actually colored two versions of this image, but in the first version, her hair was a bit dull. This version has much brighter hair. Because I was fussing around, coloring this and that, I once again did not write down my color combos! 

I picked through my paper stash to find some peach and blue papers to match the flowers in her hair. I also added a pretty flower cluster to give the card some extra "pretty."  
For the inside of the card, I added the image again, only in a smaller size. I also added a sentiment from the Butterfly Princess set. 

I used a Copic "watercolor" technique to quickly add some color to the image. To do this, I scribbled out some color onto an acetate sheet. I picked up the color with a water brush which was filled with 70% isopropyl alcohol. This dilutes the color, making it easy to brush over the image in a water color manner. 
I hope you had fun looking at my project today. Please play along in the challenge. If you don't have a Conie Fong image, you can download one for free once you join the Facebook Group! Click HERE for that.   

I am entering my card into these challenges:
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #36 Anything Goes/Use Die Cuts (WINNER!)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 480 Bugs and Butterflies (closed)
Double D Challenges Flowers Galore (closed)
Stampavie and More Challenge #288 Plaid (closed)
Word Art Wednesday #285 Anything Goes (closed)

June 2017 Facebook Challenge Rules

Welcome to Conie Fong Art and Designs' challenge! We can't wait to see your creations and hope you have fun playing along!

This month's theme : Use Summer Colors - Deadline June 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM CST (USA)


Anything Goes or Use Summer Colors.

3 submission limit per person.

Use any Conie Fong image.

Your project needs to be uploaded into the designated Facebook album (click HERE) in order to be considered for any prizes. Projects that are posted on the main wall will unfortunately not qualify. Once you do upload your photo, comment on it so that we can all view, comment, and admire it!

Your project must be a new creation that has not been previously shared on any social media sites before June 2017.


Winners and Prizes:

1. Artist Choice Award: 1 winner to receive 3 digital images
2. Top Winner: 1 winner will receive a $10 gift (random winner to be generated by
3. Random Winners: 3 random winners will be selected by Each winner will receive one image of their choice. (Winners posted July 5th or shortly thereafter.)

Digital stamps: Conie Fong Art and Design Butterfly Kisses, Butterfly Princess (inside sentiment)

Clear stamps: My Favorite Things On the Line (get well sentiment)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon Moonstone Swiss Dots Grosgrain, Ivory Burlap String 
Copic markers: Various
Prismacolor pencils: Various
White pen: Sakura Gelly Roll
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Enamel Dots: Doodlebug Design Sprinkles (swimming pool glitter)
Floral sprays: various
Buttons: Gloria's button hoard
Printed paper: Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian 12x12 Confectionery, Crepe Suzette, 6x6 Patterns and Solids Pad; Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Winter (Snowy Owl)
Cardstock: Hammermill Digital Copy 100#, CutCardStock Basis Brown
Punches: Martha Stewart Butterfly, Fiskars border
Dies: Spellbinders Grand Ovals, My Favorite Things Fishtail Stax and Layers, Tonic Studios Mixed Edge Rectangles, Couture Creations Cameo Ovals
Adhesive: ATG tape, foam tape, hot glue, Scor-tape, Ranger Multi Medium


  1. Gloria, this card is so lovely. There are so many levels that showcase the Connie Fong image so beautifully. Just love your choice of summer colors and the lighter stamping on the inside. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Gorgeous coloring and design Gloria! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Flowers Galore’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  3. Your card is beautiful. I love the image and your coloring. The plaid is perfect for our challenge. So glad you shared over at Stampavie and more.
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  4. Love your card and your colouring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. Hugz Andrea.