I've been having a fairly serious tidy up and sort out of my craft room and shock, horror, have actually ditched a few things which I've not used in ages (it was hard though!!) AnywayI found a scrap of 'Pixied' watercolour paper just large enough to cut a butterfly so decided rather than throw it out I'd make another card for the Butterfly challenge where the theme is KEY and/or VERMILION. This is where I have to confess that it was my intention to cut the plain red for the top layer of the butterfly and the bottom layer would be the scrap of paper coloured with Pixie Powders. In a moment of inattention I managed to cut them the opposite way round - nearly gave up the whole idea - but then I decided I quite liked it this way and added three red gems for the body. The scrap of blue spotted paper was in one of my scrap boxes and luckily I found a larger piece with pretty well the same colours. The sentiment was stamped onto a white square, layered with red and blue; finally three tiny banners were punched from the last of the red card to add a bit of interest to the layout. The edges of the papers were sponged with red Distress ink. I'm off next to see what other people have made of the key/vermilion idea - well worth a look now and again to catch up during the challenge.
Scalloped Squares - dies from The Works (good value)
Butterfly - Tim Holtz detailed butterfly dies
Tiny banners - punch from Stampin' Up.
Sentiment - stamped using freebie stamp.