April 27, 2009

Butterfly Garden

"Butterfly Garden"
Postcard

"Butterfly Garden" was created for this week's Sunday Postcard Art Challenge - the theme this week is "butterflies". The lovely lady is from a FLICKR photo sharing group; a special "thank you" to "paben" for this lovely lady. Her embroidered robe was enhanced with watercolors, Prismacolor pencils, acrylic inks and Twinkling H2Os. Her skin and hair were colored with Prismacolors, watercolors and pan pastels.

All of the butterflies were taken from Dover Publications. They, too, were hand colored using the above-mentioned methods. The two large flowers are digital downloads from scrapgirls.com. They were printed in a photo editing program and hand colored with watercolors and Prismacolor pencils. Charcoal pencil was used to apply the shadows; after it was applied it was lightly "smudged".

All of the images were mounted on a piece of scrapbook paper from S&K Company that was dry mounted to a 4"x6" piece of chipboard. Edging was applied with gold marker.

26 comments:

Willy said...

Gorgeous card!

peggy gatto said...

Vibrant, rich color and I love what you created with that image!!!

indybev said...

WOW, Terri. You take an ordinary photo and make magic with your pencils, brushes and magic wands!!! I absolutely love your work. This is so vibrant and colorful. Kudos!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

ooo she IS a lovely lady in a beautiful robe surrounded by such pretty butterflies!

audrey h. said...

Terri...this is gorgeous! Love those butterflies and the womans robe is so pretty. Beautiful coloring you have done on everything.

Yvonne said...

This is beautiful! I love all the butterflies.

anne said...

Gorgeous Postcard, Love the colours!!!

Sandy said...

Wow this is gorgeous. Really wonderful colors and design. Fantastic work.

Thea said...

Hello What a very beatiful card! Great colors!
greetings Thea

Gaby Bee said...

This is a fantastic card.I just adore your color choices!
Gaby xo

Janine said...

It´s magic
hugs
Janine

Janny said...

Fabulous!

Darlene said...

Very pretty and delicate postcard!!! Love all the flowers and butterflies.

*jean* said...

oo i just love your color scheme here...beautiful!

herminesplace said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Terri Kahrs said...

Thank you, Ladies, for all of your beautiful comments! Hugs!

Martina2801 said...

Love the colors and the image you used for this piece! Beautiful work!

Linda Elbourne said...

A really lovely card!

deb said...

A wonderful postcard, just love the vibrancy of it.

Anne said...

This is beautiful and subtle! Thanks for sharing how you made it too. Your painting skills are great.

Cathy Mendola said...

Another gorgeous piece. The colors are so warm and yummy. The colors remind me of luscious fruit! Again your details are fabulous!
Great piece.

Lynn said...

WOW, your work is always so magical Terri, I am always so inspired by it. You just have that special touch and your own style :) Good for you girl!

Mary said...

Beautiful card and the hand coloring is incredible!

Jean said...

Terri, Your postcard is truly beautiful! She certainly looks at peace in her garden. Thank you Terri,for visitng my blog.

Julia said...

Geweldige stijl heb je ! Echt schitterend !

Ozstuff said...

What an artist!! I don't know how I missed this one. It is wonderful. Such amazing work.