Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Playing with Butterflies...

Hiya!

I hope you had a wonderful Easter and enjoyed the long weekend!

I just wanted to pop in and share a card I made the other evening for the fabulous Play Date colour challenge this week. I loved the colours as soon as I saw them and combined them with this funky Viva la Verve sketch to create this:


The butterfly was created with the new Butterfly die from the mini catalogue - I cut the larger butterfly from Real Red, then the smaller one with Regal Rose. I then used the Beautiful Wings embosslits die to cut a smaller butterfly from Regal Rose DSP for the top layer. I added a white button to a larger red one and tied together with linen thread for the centre of the butterfly. The ribbon is arranged in a bow, with a ribbon-rose tied around the middle. The sentiment is from Notably Ornate. The background strips were created based on this tutorial - such a fun idea! I put my sewing machine to work on this, now that my sister has shown me (once again!) how to change the thread, bobbin etc (I think I've finally got the hang of it now lol!).

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

10 comments:

Marisa said...

I used that butterfly as well but wimped out on the sun rays LOL! You have done a marvelous job using the DPs for them! Your card is fabulous :)

Eve said...

I luv this card! Great take on the challenge at PDCC! :-)

Tracey said...

GORGEOUS card!! FAbulous use of the PDCC colours too! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous Amy! You've used that design brilliantly! The colors are perfect and that butterfly is just darling! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Katie_Bolinger said...

Awesome card. Love the stitching!

Velta said...

This is stunning Amy!! I love the sunray look...what a great design! The colors are beautiful...who wouldn't love to receive this gorgeous card! TFS :)

Christine Blain said...

What a fabulous card!! I love everything about it Amy.

Jaclyn Miller said...

I super, mega LOVE how you created that ray of color on your card. And that layered butterfly is the perfect way to top it off. So glad you shared this with The Play Date Cafe.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Whoa, it is gorgeous! Love the rays of paper, fanning out. Love the layered butterfly. Love it all! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe, Amy. :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh! I just LOVE this to pieces, Amy! Gorgeous, pattered, paper rays and stitching and ribbon and punched lace and... Well, it's all just perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!