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Mar 27, 2021

Monochromatic Wall Decoration with Butterflies in Shades of Browns

Hello and welcome! 

It's time for a  new theme at Allsorts challenge. This one will run for two weeks to cover the Easter holiday so you'll have some extra time to play along and we have two wonderful prizes to give away!

It's Mervi's turn to host and she chose the theme of "Monochromatic" with an option of Anything Goes, so do feel free to link up all your new crafty makes for a chance to win one of the prizes.

I love monochromatic pieces but don't do them often, so really enjoyed the challenge! I had this sketch in mind but with the size of the butterflies it's a little too big for a traditional card so instead I decided to layer the finished piece onto a 8.5x11 inches piece of card stock and it's ready to be framed and used as a wall hanging. I just need to purchase a picture frame.

Most products I used here are by Tim Holtz. The butterflies, stencil and script I used over the butterflies are from the same set - Butterflies and Stencil combo, and I used a variety of light and brown Distress inks to stamp the butterflies and stenciling. You can see the stamp/stencil combo below and if you click the image it should take you to Amazon. 

Each butterfly image panel was adhered onto dark brown card stock after inking and distressing the edges. As mentioned, the stencil designs are both part of the same set and I used Stampin Up's french script once again (I've used this stamp a lot recently!!) to add some more interest to the background. This background stamp is long retired but always available on eBay. 

The sticky sentiment words are from Tim Holtz's sticker set Quotations available at as well as Amazon (currently higher priced). 

I inked and distressed the edges once again, adhered to dark brown card stock and then to a white 8.5x11 inch card stock. To finish off this wall hanging, I added some sticky pearls

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Linking up with these blogs:

As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Springtime Critters (butterflies, because most of the other critters are out in my backyard all year round but it's always an exciting time when butterflies emerge. Last summer I planted a butterfly bush and I am even more excited to see them back again this year!) 

Stamping Sensations - Monochromatic // We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge - I love (Butterflies & Stencils) // Ike's World - Monochromatic // Unicorn Challenge - Feminine // Path of Positivity - Something Positive // Bastel-Traum - Butterfly // Happy Little Stampers - Stencils // 

Anything Goes:

Inspire Me Monday // Tuesday Turn About //  Wonderful Wednesday // Thursday Favorite Things //  Encouraging Hearts and Home // Creative Fingers // Pattie's Creations // Crafty Creations // Creative Moments // House That Stamps Built * // Crafty Sentiment Designs // Lemon Shortbread // Through The Craft Room Door // Crafting Happiness Challenges // Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges // Dare 2B Artzy Challenges * // Dragonfly Dreams // The Corrosive Challenges // Classic Design  Challenge // Crafts Galore Encore  // 


  1. Gorgeous decoration to keep, love the soft neutral tones, beautiful;-))m

    1. Thanks Mervi! I will make some room on a wall for this one for sure!

  2. It's just gorgeous, would look so nice framed on the wall too.

  3. the colours in this are so beautiful, such a cute piece to hang on the wall and I really liek the added pearls too! :)

    Hope you are having a good weekend :)

    Away From The Blue

  4. I've not seen that Timmy stencil before Ellie (yes the link went to Amazon) so might need to hunt it down in the UK.

    There's a lovely vintage feel to your Butterfly creation and it will look really good framed.

    B x

    1. Thanks Brenda! It's an older set of stamps/frames but definitely so pretty! Hope you can find it in the UK!

  5. Such a beautiful monochromatic card.

  6. That is just beautiful!!

  7. Love it Ellie, sort of shabby chic,xx

  8. A really lovely collection of butterflies, love the choice of colour and a great design. Thank you for joining our 'I Love' challenge at We love Chocolate Baroque. great Allsorts card too.

    Kath x

  9. Back again Ellie, just wanted to thank you for sharing over at We Love Chocolate Baroque and Stamping Sensations challenges.

    B x

  10. Hi Ellie! This would make a beautiful wall hanging, the beautiful vintage tones that you've used would be so suitable for most rooms in the home. Thanks for joining us at We Love chocolate Baroque Challenge - I send you my love xxxx

    1. Thanks so much, Leanne! I think this one will go into my craft room :)

  11. Cute decoration Ellie. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

  12. Beautiful. Love the butterflies and monochromatic color. So peaceful. Love it. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Sentiments.

    1. Thanks Billie! Happy to join in!

  13. The butterfly looks so nice.
    #27 hair color

  14. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  15. Wonderful creation! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations Challenge.

  16. This is beautiful! Love the monochrome look!

  17. Thank you for sharing. Happy Easter!

  18. I really love the subtle colors in this, so beautiful!


  19. Love the butterflies! This is such a beautiful piece of art!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  20. This is beautiful!! I love that soft background!! I'm sure you will enjoy seeing this hanging on your wall! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  21. Beautiful card! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Ike’s world with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Designer for Ike’s world {My Blog}

  22. Wow, this turned out stunning Ellie. Such a pretty piece. Love the monochromatic look to it. I'm sure it will look beautiful on your wall.

    Thank you so much for joining us during our current challenge over on the Path of Positivity. Good luck in the draw!

    ☺ Lisa D.
    Path of Positivity – My Challenge Blog!
    Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles – My Personal Blog!
    Owner & Co-coordinator for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!


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