Butterfly Spot Challenge at Mrs. A's blog, where the theme is still Summer Butterflies. Now this card turned out to be a bit softer in colour and the flowers are very stylised ones but I hope it is still summery enough to qualify for the challenge. There are certainly a lot of little brown and orange butterflies flitting around in our garden just now.
The stamps I used are Chocolate Baroque from a set called Fantastic Florals, stamped with Memento Elderberry ink, and coloured with Promarkers. I fussy cut around the image and fixed it to a panel of mauve pearl card that had been die cut with a Spellbinder Card Maker die. I threaded some pale blue seam binding through the slots in the die cut and tied a matching bow to sick at the centre. The pale blue backing paper is from an LOTV pad that came free with a craft magazine recently. I cut this to fit the front of my 5" x 7" base card using a deckle edge blade in my cutter.After sticking the layers together I stamped the greeting below the image panel. I used a small snippet of white card and stamped the main butterfly twice and coloured with Promarkers to match. I mixed a little liquid pearl with a spritz of water to make a pearly wash to brush over the butterflies to give the a slight sheen. ( I'm not sure how well this shows in the photo.) I used silicon glue to fix them in place so that the wings would stay slightly raised. I wanted to add a little glitter to the flower centres and picked out a pale lilac coloured Dovecraft stickles type glitter glue and was somewhat surprised when it dried looking decidedly green, although not quite as vividly so IRL as it does here. I think it must contain a kind of interference glitter and using it on a dark colour changed it's appearance.
The mauve card I used was a snippet as well as the extra butterflies so I am tacking this over to Pixie's Snippet Playground to see if the other playmates are still enjoying the nice weather. We have been lucky here and missed most of the heavy rain. We had a fair downpour on Saturday morning but it cleared up enough for my husband to enjoy his usual game of outdoor bowls in the afternoon, and then it rained Monday evening and most of the night I think, but we don't mind how much it rains at night if it stays nice in the day.
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