Sunday, 19 November 2017

Butterfly challenge #89

The butterfly challenge this time is all about chevrons and/or the colour purple and I started my card by making a background using Distress Oxide inks.  After the white card was sufficiently coloured I used a chevron mask to lift off some of the colour - this was done by spritzing the mask with water and pressing it onto the background.  Next I cut the square to fit a card blank, sponged the edges with purple and stamped some random text and chevrons.  The back layer of the butterfly was die cut from some of the leftover coloured card and the top layer from purple which was also used for the frame which has zig-zag stitch detail (more chevron effect).  The pearl card used for the white circle was embossed before sticking it all together and adding the butterfly.  A small sentiment was added to this centre panel because I really wanted the background to be an important feature.

There is inspiration for chevron/purple projects on the challenge blog - take a look and see if you can make something to be in with a chance of winning a butterfly themed prize.

Background - made using Distress Oxide inks, stamps and a chevron mask
Butterfly - dies from Sizzix
Circle - Dies by Sizzix
White Circle - Centura Pearl card embossed using a magazine freebie embossing folder
Sentiment - produced on the computer, punched using Stampin' Up small oval


  1. Stunning card, Val, the background is gorgeous. I love how you've kept the colours of the background and used them in the butterfly. Visiting your blog today with my Butterfly Challenge Guest Designer's hat on. Good luck in the challenge! xx

  2. Love your idea of the chevron mask. It looks great as the background. I finally bought some oxide inks at the NEC but haven't even had a chance to take the cellophane off them yet!! Thankyou for fluttering into the garden. I'm loving those colours you have used. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Good morning Val

    That is one very beautifully background you have created and it is the perfect backdrop for your lovely butterfly.

    Great choice of colours!

    In reply to your question .. .. "no" it is never too early for a mincepie and tot behind the bike shed. See you there!! LOL!!

    Have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Your card is very beautiful Val and I love the colours. I like what you've done with your background and the butterfly is beautiful too. It really is a lovely card. Barbxx