Saturday, 20 June 2015

The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Butterflies

Using  butterflies on a project is this week's Craft Barn challenge. The details can be found here.

I recently bought some of the new stamp releases from Crafty Individuals including the Butterfly Pairs which has both a positive and negative stamp for each of the five butterflies on the plate. This week's challenge seemed the ideal opportunity to put them into action. 

I never seem to tire of making backgrounds using the wrinkle free Distress Ink technique and one of my favourite colour combinations is Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade. Just right for a summer look.  I over stamped the background with various stamps and added a die cut from the Sizzix Thinlets Mixed Media set. The butterfly was stamped in black with the positive stamp and then overstamped with the negative using Picked Raspberry and Shaded Lilac Distress Ink before adding some flat back pearls to the body.

Card base - Anna Marie Designs Fine Linen Embossed Card 290gsm
Brown card
White card
Anna Maria Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 200gsm
Distress Inks -Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac,
Ranger Archival Jet Black
Butterfly Pairs – Crafty Individuals CI-437
Happy Birthday – Woodware JWS03
Script – PaperArtsy  MN44
Diamonds Kaisercraft CS152
Crackle – Kaisercraft
Sizzix Thinlets Mixed Media by Tim Holtz
Flat back pearls

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Mixed Media by Tim Holtz - See more at:
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Mixed Media by Tim Holtz - See more at: back pearls


Craftyfield said...

Great choice of stamp, ahem... and the layered background is wonderful, lovely card.

Scrapmate said...

This is a great stamp and the background highlights it so well.

kaybee said...

Background colours are fab, perfect for the pretty butterfly.

Jane said...

Yes, the butterfly really pops out on that background! Love the colours.
Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge. Jane x

Glennis F said...

Your card is so pretty Maggie, I must search for the 'how to' of that background, it's gorgeous