Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Buttermilk Butterfly

The challenge this time on the Butterfly Blog is Z for Zodiac and/or B for the colour buttermilk.  I'm afraid the Zodiac stumped me this time but I did colour a piece of card to a buttermilk colour using Pixie Powders.  I stamped a steampunk butterfly and embossed in gold and layered it onto some black.  Another piece of black card was embossed with an 'industrial' style folder and rubbed with gold to enhance the pattern.  Background was from a selection of kraft papers from Tim Holtz with some resist built in which was revealed when sponged with brown Distress ink.  Finally a sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of the buttermilk card and that's it really - my entry for the butterfly challenge this time.

Background - resist embossed kraft card from Tim Holtz
Butterfly stamp - from a steampunk set from Chocolate Baroque
Embossing folder - Sizzix Tim Holtz
Sentiment - Tim Holtz stamp set


  1. Lovely card Val and like your steampunk butterfly


  2. Fabulous card, Val. I love the butterfly stamp and the embossed panel is just perfect. xx

  3. Got to love Pixie Powders - I used them for my Butterfly challenge background as well! Pretty cool steampunk butterfly image too x

  4. A super card Val. That's a lovely steam punk butterfly and I love your background. Barbxx

  5. Oh this appeals to me as I love steampunk and I like the mix of soft buttermilk with the industrial EF. Fabulous card x

  6. This is gorgeous Val, The colours are wonderful and such a great backdrop for the steampunk butterfly.

    Sue xx

  7. very cool card Val...nice work.
    xx Karen

  8. This is gorgeous. I love the steam punk butterfly and using just the butter milk and your butterfly is just fine.
    Love this card. Thankyou for fluttering into the garden.
    Hugs Mrs A.

  9. Blogger is doing strange things. I felt sure I had left a comment here last night. Anyway I love this steam punk butterfly which looks super with the buttermilk background and this is great for my challenge. Thank you for fluttering into the garden. Hugs Mrs A.

  10. I love the clever way you have combined your steampunk butterfly with your industrial style embossing folder. Lovely card Val. x Anne

  11. Hi Val

    A really great card .. .. I love the steampunk butterfly and that industrial looking embossing folder .. .. they work so well together.

    I have been having a backtrack on your blog and was sad to read about your bus service being cut. What a blow that must be. I hope they reconsider and it becomes available to you. It is important to be able to escape a little .. .. especially for a coffee and a chat with the outside world.

    Many thanks for the lovely comment you left me.

    Love Jules xx