I don’t know how I do it but I always seem to be late for my Make it Craft post. Oh, well, better late than never, right? On the MiC Store Blog, remember last time I had colored Elvin Hestia? Well this time I thought I would create a card from it and to give it a little extra zing, I decided to color the chipboard too. I selected the largest one I had and brought out my Prismacolored Pencils for the task. The credit for this fantastic idea actually goes to Zoe when she shared a similar project a while back.
The chipboard on this project is Butterfly Swirls Chipboard from Make it crafty. As many know, I don’t like to color with my pencils, however, coloring on the chipboard is a completely different story. I was able to layer the colors and blend them in with no problem at all. The coloring went quickly – partly because it was a small area and I didn’t have to worry about the lines. I did, however, try to keep my coloring strokes in the same direction especially on the butterfly wings where it would be noticeable.
I basically used greens and yellows for the stems, silvers and ivory for the bubbles, brown for the butterfly body, and lastly lots of blues for the wings from light blue-cream to almost a black-blue. I had so much fun on the main chippie that I decided to keep at it and colored the other two smaller butterflies and two corners.