May 2, 2020

Butterflies for Allsorts Challenge

Hello and thanks so much for visiting! It's Saturday, that means it's time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge and this week it's all about Butterflies, chosen by Helene. Hope you'll join in for a chance to win this week's prize which is a  £15 voucher from WowVow.


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I thought this cute image featuring Mimi and her box of butterflies from the Penny Black set Sweet Smiles was perfect for this theme ... it's been a while since I used it!


Distress inks Tumbled GlassBlueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet were used on bristol vellum paper to ink up the background with a circle mask in place. After removing the mask, I stamped the image directly onto the inked paper then stamped her again on a scrap piece of white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo ink. I colored her using a mix of Copic markers and Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. She and one of her butterflies have then been fussy cut using my Cutterbee scissors





Before adhering her to the card I used Penny Black's stamp Blossom Branch to create a border of flowers. Then I added the die cut "hill" - similar die set - and then Mimi was attached with foam tape.
The sentiment is from the Penny Black Set Happy Wishes stamped directly onto the card front. It's hard to see but I brushed some wink of stella glitter over the rose and butterflies.

A close up below ... I think I'll fussy cut the second butterfly as well because it's blending too much into the background.
Penny Black Sweet Smiles // Penny Black Happy Wishes // Penny Black Blossom Branch // Distress Oxide Inks Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet // Memento Tuxedo Ink // Copic Markers // Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils // Wink of Stella Glitter Brush // Foam Tape // Bristol Vellum Paper // Cutterbee Scissors // Similar Stitched Hillside Border Die Set // Pattern Paper from SU






I'm sharing my card here:
Just Add Ink - Choose two: Stencils, Pencils, Pattern Papers (I used Pencils and Pattern Paper) // Cute Card Thursday - Feminine // Crafty Sentiment Designs - For Girls // Retro Rubber Challenge - Anything using older Stamps (Focal stamp is 3+ years old) // Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Cute // The Paper Girls - Girl Time  // Inspire me Mondays Linkup

Inspire Me Monday


Thanks again for stopping by! Hope you're all doing well! 

13 comments:

  1. I don't think I've seen this image before Ellie but isn't she sweet with her kaleidoscope of Butterflies which is perfect for this weeks theme. a pretty design as well.

    B x

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  2. So adorable and cute card;-))m

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  3. So cute Ellie, love butterfly Mimi.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  4. What a sweetie Mimi is, and a beautiful card Ellie with those gorgeous butterflies
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  5. Adorable card! Love the cute image!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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  6. A beautiful blue background. Your card is lovely. [Bunny]

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  7. This is ADORABLE! LOVING those butterflies and her sweet face!!!!!!

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  8. A lovely card Ellie, great inking, xxx

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  9. A really gorgeous creation, brilliant background, super image and design.

    Kath x

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  10. such a happy card and a lovely background.

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  11. What a sweet little image. It is beautifully coloured. She must have been collecting butterflies for some time. Chantell Just Add Ink

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  12. A gorgeous sweet and adorable card with a lovely design. Thanks for joining us at Cute card Thursday. Marlies

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