Saturday, 30 July 2011


A card for 4 challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers #50 Flutterbies
The Paper Shelter #24 - Anything Goes
The Stampman #28 Show Us Some Stitching
CES Challenge# 47 Feeling the Blues

Well, there are certainly some butterflies (flutterbies),  there is blue on the backing paper, the fabric, the stitching, the butterflies and the flowers, and stitching on the fabric so I think I have covered all the bases there.

All of this started life as white card or fabric.

Two sheets of hand marbled card were used for the backing card and the butterflies. Both started out as white card. The butterflies (Chocolate Baroque) were stamped onto one sheet of the marbled card and cut out. Wire was used to produce the antennae as they were far to fiddly to cut out .

The fabric swatch was white and coloured with dye based ink before being stamped with swirls by Sheena Douglass. This was trimmed to size and edged with blue blanket stitch.

The main image of the flowers was done on white mount board which was "crackled" using the Sheena Douglass method but the picture is hand painted without the aid of stamps using the Donna dewberry method of One Stroke painting. The edges were embossed with silver pearl lustre embossing powder from Cosmic Shimmer.

These were all mounted onto an A5 white base card and finished with a white organza bow.


  1. I always like flutterbies, especially when they've got that slightly 3D look! Very pretty!

  2. So gorgeouslove the butterflies, thanks for joining us at TPS
    Hugs Debs

  3. Beautiful card - love your stitching and those butterflies look like they are just about to take flight.
    Thanks for joining our 'blue' challenge at CES this week.
    Caroline xxx

  4. This is the butterflies! Thanks so much for joining us at CES challenges xx Jenny xx

  5. This is wonderful i just want to reach out and touch it! Thanks for sharing at The Stamp man challenge x Janet


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