Friday 22 May 2015

Birthday Butterflies

I decided to revisit some older stash to make this card, inspired by colour combo and sketch challenges.  I love using a colour palette as inspiration as it encourages me out of my comfort zone and makes me think about mixing and matching my paper stash a bit more.  I'm such a colour junkie and have a whole board on Pinterest dedicated to colour combos, which I refer to regularly, it's a great mojo refresher!
 The main image is an old Kanban stamp, stamped in London Fog Memento ink, the butterflies coloured with Promarkers then glazed with Glossy Accents.  The floral sprig was stamped and coloured, in the same way, using a Papermania stamp, then cut out and stuck on with glue gel.
The papers are Papermania, Hot Diggedy Dog, to which I've added plain green and grey card, and a sentiment stamped with a Papermania, Lucy Cromwell stamp, probably my favourite birthday sentiment stamp.
To embellish, I've added some grey satin ribbon, baker's twine, a layered bow, some blue gems, and a layered butterfly cut from blue satin board and green vellum, using an Xcut die.

 I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafting For All Seasons - #102 - Birthday With 4 of Something - 4 Butterflies
Craft for the Craic - Wings
Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings
Come and Get It - Ribbon and Bling
Dream Valley - #106 - Things With Wings
Penny's - #228 - Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations - #310 - Colour Combo

Sweet Sketch 2 - #55 - Sketch

Pinspirational - #140 - Inspiration Photo - Butterfly theme and butterfly on flower bottom left


  1. Beautiful papers butterflies and papers Ginny x

  2. Hi Wendy, what a beautiful card, really stunning, your colour theme is so fresh and crisp and the butterly design is so pretty, Kate x

  3. Really gorgeous card Wendy thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar challenge hugs Sue xx

  4. How pretty. Love the butterflies and how you added the stamped flowers. Thanks for joining us this week. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  5. Beautiful card, Wendy, and that is a fabulous colour combination too. The butterflies are lovely and I like the gem placement too. Elizabeth xx

  6. beautiful..thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  7. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Cupcake Inspirations.
    -Sandy, DT Sweetie

  8. Wow, pure beauty! Such gorgeous colors. Lovely butterflies too. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


  9. Beautiful card and design. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting for all Seasons challenge, Barb

  10. Such gorgeousness! Your coloring seriously looks like some very precise painting. Wow! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspirations :)

  11. Oh wow love what you have done with your butterlies. What a gorgeous creation.

    Thank you so much for sharing in our 'Things With Wings' challenge

    Dream Valley

  12. Oh Wendy you've made me laugh out loud this morning about you papers and colour combo's. Your card is stunning and I just adore your colour combo and those beautiful Butterflies. My mother always said that all colours go together take a look around you at nature. Which she was right but I'm a bit like you and have so many papers which I need to get out more and mix and match. This is a stunning card and thanks so much for sharing your talent with us over here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  13. I just love how you coloured those butterflies... all soft and yet so vibrant! The glaze was a very good finish for them, makes them stand out even more! Thank you for sharing your creation with us over at {PIN}spirational Challenges.

  14. A beautiful card and a lovely colour scheme. I have those green papers too, must get them out and use them. Thank you for joining in with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 this week.

  15. Beautiful project - thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Helen x


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