Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Signature Style

This lovely butterfly image is from Hero Arts, and I painted it in with my Twinkling H2O's, which seems to be a signature style of mine.  As I have been working on my cards and other projects, I've come to realize that "clean and simple" cards with some color is the style that I find the easiest to make.  I'm more comfortable painting the images than coloring them in with markers.  That's how I roll!

Here's what this card is going into
Less is More #79 Colors Blue and Green
CASE-study #102 Signature Style
Simon Says Stamp and Show "Paint It Up"
Artist's Playroom Turquoise and Lime
and A Blog Named Hero- Freestyle
Thanks for stopping by, and I so appreciate your comments.  What is your style?  I'd love to hear about it.


  1. Hmmm, that is a difficult subject for me, my style. I hope I have one, I'm not sure I do yet. I don't see it, but then maybe it's easier for others to see that. I guess I shouldn't expect much since I've only been painting etc. for a year or so, with a HUGe nearly year break in between (nearly all of 2011, I was ill). I'm hoping with a little more time an a lot more work under my belt I'll see a style emerge . Great question and I LOVE your card, not just because it's in my favorite colors (although that biases me) I just love YOUR style. Colorful yet simple, uncluttered.
    I'd SO love to know exactly which stamps you used for the background you did, the mail etc. stamps. I'd like to add some of those to my art sometimes, just for a little interest but can't seem to navigate into a good set.
    Thanks for joining up APR this week, happy to have your lovely art and I'll take a look at Mr. Linky and happilly fix your link so it shows up with picture!

  2. You combined CAS with a bit of vintage to perfection! Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week! :)

  3. The colours in your butterfly are so vibrant and pretty.
    Heather T.

  4. Wow, what a beautiful and stunning card. Your color combination of the greens and blues on the crisp white is so gorgeous!

  5. Your butterfly is really striking and beautifully coloured. What a beautiful card.
    Thanks so much for joining us Barb.
    "Less is More"

  6. ...beautiful striking card Barb, that butterfly is stunning...Mel :)

  7. Beautiful card! The Twinkling butterfly is gorgeous. Like you, I am happier with a paint brush than with a marker, when it comes to colouring stamped images. Thank you for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  8. I agree with Jenn - those are some great stamps! I love this card - simple is often better but I get so caught up in wanting to put e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g I have into a project that it sometimes turns to mush! Your card is a good example of why I shouldn't! Great use of Jenn's colors!

  9. What a stunning butterfly! The whole card is incredibly gorgeous :-D
    I have only been paper crafting for a couple of months so have not got a style. I keep trying different things and hope I'm learning the right way :0)

  10. Gorgeous! The butterfly is so vibrant, and I'm sure shimmers even more IRL. Beautiful focal point on the post card background.

  11. Your butterfly is beautiful and such a lovely simple style. Perfect colours for Jenns APR.
    I've started to play with the H2O's and they are heaps of fun.
    I'm afraid my style is just do it and hope for the best :)

  12. Gorgeous card with a beautifully coloured butterfly!!

  13. Georgeous butterfly and lovely layout on this oh so pretty card. Hugs, Lesley

  14. That's a gorgeous card. I love how you've done the b'fly with watercolors... very cool.

  15. Filling in images is something I never thought about until now. I know people that use H20's, or markers with blending pens, or pencils, or watercolor pencils. I just realized that I usually end up using all of them at once. I find that interesting :) Your butterfly is stunning, just love the colors and the card! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  16. gorgeous!!! and I love the style, too! I don't know exactly how to explain my style, though I have one, of that I am certain. It is one of those things that evolves and is often best seen in contrast to someone else's or something else. I think that participating in challenges and themes probably helps in defining style, too. when we see our response to something and others' then we BEgin to understand the notion of style. thanks for making me think about this.

  17. Stunning butterfly panel
    Gorgeous card
    Thanks very much
    "Less is More"

  18. SoSo beautiful. Who wouldn't want to receive that card...and feel a need to "Thank you" in return!

  19. An exquisite design with beautiful vibrant colours Barb,
    The butterfly is stunning. I don't know anything about H2O's as I've been living in a dark cave for the last 12 years!
    My mojo went awol and I didn't do anything arty for all of that time :(
    I like the idea of simplicity...it definitely works!
    Hmm...as to my style I just had in...one eye scrunched up whilst holding my breath and hoping for the best! ;D
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Neesie (APR#8)

    1. *I meant to say...as for my style I just head in...sorry*

  20. Beautiful card, not overly fussy but fresh looking. Great entry for the challenge.


  21. Love that butterfly! The shading is very nice.

  22. Gorgeous card and colors! Thank you for playing along with Challenge #9 over at A Blog Named Hero!