Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Rock and Roll Butterfly

For the rock and roll technique, start with your lighter color and ink the stamp completely. Take your darker color and just roll the stamp around the edge, picking up the darker color. You can ink in a little bit farther in for more color or just on the very edge. Experiment and see which you like, both ways are very pretty.
I used Summer Sun and Only Orange for the butterfly, Kiwi Kiss and Old Olive for the sprigs, Summer Sun for the smaller ones. I embossed the retired French Script background almost as an afterthought. I noticed similar script in the butterfly image and carried that over to the background.

14 comments:

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

So beautiful in its clean and simple style. These colors look so elegant with this design. Who knew? Love it!!!

Martha said...

its beautiful!

Julia Aston said...

Very pretty Joanne! love that rocked butterfly!

mudmaven said...

This is really gorgeous! Great example of how wonderful this technique can be. ~chris

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

You really made these colors look so elegant, Joanne! Beautiful!

Becky said...

never heard of this, but this is gorgeous.

Vicki said...

so pretty!!!

xiumaiyuki said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! Love that butterfly and all the colors...subtle yet so pretty!

Jaspere said...

This is beautiful.

Elena said...

So beautiful! The colors are so elegant looking!

Deb said...

I have tried this technique and never have any luck. It always looks one sided or to much and the base color doesn't show. Must be all in the wrist motion to get it to look like this. Your card is beautiful and the colors remind me of a Hawaiian sunset. Beautiful!

JeanneLee said...

Joanne this is a gorgeous card! Thanks for reminding me of this cool technique!

toners said...

Another gorgeous card!! And thanks for the technique info :)

stampin abi said...

this is absolutely gorgeous!