Thursday, 13 July 2017

Butterfly challenge #82

This time the butterfly challenge has been mixed up a bit and they are asking for M is for Matching Pairs and/or the colour of orange peel.  I gave this some thought before deciding to go for a three panel card using die cuts and Pixie Powders.  I started with the powders and a little Brusho as well to make a background which has a shimmer which unfortunately doesn't show up well in the picture.  I die cut three panels and the top layer of two matching butterflies from this and then used some orange card to cut the decorative top layer of the panels with a scrap of green for the bottom layer of the butterflies.  A birthday greeting was added to the centre panel.  As always there is a draw for a butterfly related prize and some great inspiration to give you some ideas if you want to have a go at the challenge.

Panel Dies - Silhouette Scenes by Tonic
Butterflies - Detailed mini from Sizzix
Sentiment - die from Crafter's Companion
Pixie Powders and Brusho
Card Colour - Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Up (colour of orange peel)


  1. This is stunning Val, I love the colours you've teamed together for this card and the die cuts you've used too.

    Sue xx

  2. What a beautiful card Val. I agree with everything Sue says. Barbxx

  3. This is gorgeous. Love those colour together and the matching butterflies. Thank you for fluttering into the butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Gorgeous card, Val, lovely design with the three panels. The backgrounds for the panels are just beautiful. I rarely use orange on my cards, so this challenge will take me right out of my comfort zone. xx

  5. Wow the colours are just meant to be together, they look glorious. Its a really pretty card & I must try and make a card for the butterfly challenge... sounds fun x

  6. Very pretty butterfly card Val lovely very colour combinations


  7. I like the colours together and I am sure the pixie dust gives it a real pretty sheen. The Tonic panels are new to me - Tonic won't send to me here in Spain. Love the butterflies and you have fulfilled the challenge criteria so well. A lovely card. Kate x

  8. What a great creative design you came up with for the Butterfly Challenge, Val! The colors are amazing!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Hi Val

    A great take on the challenge .. .. great background and colour choices and I love the butterflies.

    I hope all is good at your end.

    Love Jules xx

  10. These colours go so well together and the effect of the inky panels behind the die cuts is beautiful. Great layout idea.