Monday, 1 August 2016

Butterfly Challenge 59

It is time for another challenge incorporating butterflies and the theme this time is PINK AND/OR PUNCHES - you can see the details and some inspiration HERE.  I started by colouring some watercolour paper with what I call the 'kitchen towel mop-up method' which I saw described on Loll's blog HERE - such a great idea which gives a subtle effect.  I then over stamped in pink using a magazine freebie  art nouveau stamp before die cutting the two panels.  I then cut a fancy oval from another piece of the coloured paper, adding a swirl cut from a scrap of Centura Pearl card.  The butterflies were stamped in pink on the remaining scraps of the coloured background paper, they were then cut out using matching punches.  Behind all this is a piece of pink paper from a pad which I've had for some time and luckily it just fitted the bill here.

Background - Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby
Border Stamps - Art Nouveau designs free with magazine
Dies - Panels by Tonic, Oval by Sue Wilson, Swirl also Sue Wilson
Butterflies - Papillon Potpourri stamps and matching punches by Stampin' Up


  1. Your card is gorgeous. I love how many snippets of this and that you have used here to create it. All the elemnents have come together beautifully. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge where your card will be entered twice. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. A gorgeous card Val, I love the technique that you've used with the mop ups, they've created a great background.

    Sue xx

  3. Wow!! This is a piece of art! Love very much your card, fab background, borders and topper!
    Thanks for sharing your amazing work at the Butterfly Challenge#59!