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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Butterfly Card

This fortnight's challenge at Try it on Tuesday is Feminine & Fancy.   

I  spent quite a lot of time thinking about this one and how I would interpret it but now that Spring appears to have finally arrived, my thoughts are definitely with outdoors and spring flowers so I decided this would be my take.

Talking of Spring ... slightly irrelevant to the post ... but has anyone noticed how blue the sky is this year.  It is amazing - just SO blue it's almost violet.  

Anyway, back to my project!  


I used a sheet of Rue 88 by Prima for my background, over which I stamped and white embossed text from the Papillon stamp set. 

I cut my banner and used a scallop punch for the edge before stamping it with some vines.  The central area was stamped with the lovely dog roses and cut out.


I tinted the background with a diluted lemon gelato to soften the paper tone.

All the stamped images with watercolour pencils which are one of my current favourite things!  I have had them for ever in my draw and hadn't realised just how great they are to use and how they give such a soft but controlled effect.  I finished off with some diamond glaze on two of the blooms.  All these stamps were by Prima's Build-a-Frame set.

The butterflies (Unity)  & bee (Stampotique) were also coloured with watercolour pencils.  I attached them with 3D silicone glue for some dimension.

Hope you are feeling inspired to join in with the fun now that we are getting our daily dose Vitamin D from that lovely sunshine!!

I am also entering this into the Faber-Castell Mou Challenge  as they want something inspired by gardens and the Anything Goes challenge at Our Creative Corner. 



  1. Wonderful Alexa, so beautifully designed, gorgeous colours and love the butterflies. This would fit the challenge at country view challenges too.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  2. So pretty, Alexa! Love those flowers and butterflies and all the gorgeous colors! Great design! Hope you are having a great week and yes, taking in that natural vitamin D! Hugs!

  3. I really like how you tinted the background paper with the lemon gelato! It does give it a softer dreamy look! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥ ( fellow DT member )

  4. A super card and a great tutorial. Hugs Bee

  5. Beautiful card, loving those pretty butterflies.
    Yvonne x

  6. Gorgeous card Alexa, love the flowers and butterflies, against the script background.
    Avril xx

  7. Lovely card, a real piece of 'sunshine'. Let's hope it stays around!! Hugs Cindy x

  8. Oh, delicious... I LOVE the white stamping of the text in the background, and the dimensional butterflies add such life and movement - lovely!
    Alison x

  9. I really like the way the white text stamped on the background shows off your beautifully colours flowers and butterflies - very effective. Thanks for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

  10. Beautiful card, love everything about it! Valerie

  11. A wonderful card with great spring feeling.

  12. Oh goodness, so beautiful! This screams Springtime to me. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time, hugs Jenny x

  13. Such a sweet card, love how you did the coloring.
    Hugz, Z

  14. LOVE your DT piece, the coloring is gorgeous!
    xxx Ellie xxx

  15. Love what you did with the background paper. Such pretty colours and images.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time.

  16. Beautifully designed and such a pleasure to see! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner Love from Laura xxx


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