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Aug 26, 2023

Butterflies at Allsorts Challenge

Hello everyone, it's time already for a new challenge at Allsorts. Btw. we are back to our regular weekly schedule now that August is just about over. 

It's Dena's turn to host this week and she picked the fun optional theme of "Butterflies". This time of the year I have the most butterflies in my garden and always love seeing them! We mostly have Monarch butterflies and Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, both very common in our area. Although this year there aren't as many butterflies because my Zinnias are taking forever to bloom!! (We had an extremely dry June).  Thank goodness for my butterfly bush!

Today's card features a butterfly resembling a Monarch butterfly a bit. It's a large stamp from the Visible Image set "Butterfly Effect".

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I started out by using a Vicki Boutin stencil with Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink for a faint pattern. Next I heat embossed the script (SU stamp - retired) onto black cardstock using Versamark ink and white embossing powder. The butterfly was stamped on an inky background which was done using the smooshing technique and Distress inks/oxides. Before adding the butterfly I decided to add a die cut circle for more interest. The quote is from Tim Holtz's Small Talk sticker booklet which includes lots of wonderful quotes. 

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brenda said...

A really striking Butterfly Ellie, the script and circle really set it off.

B x

Lisa said...

Gorgeous butterfly, great coloring and layout.

Linby said...

This is so beautiful and a wonderful original design too. Makes for a striking card. Thanks also for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

Anonymous said...

Stunning use of theVI butterfly Ellie - gorgeous colours and it really pops against your fab monochrome script background and the circle frame.
Pauline xx

Dena J said...

Wow!! This is so beautiful, Ellie! I love the bold color and black. Brilliant design. It's my favorite :-)

Chrissy said...

Beautiful butterfly Ellie and I love her colours and the bow on her body, and I love the text background, gorgeous card..


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

It's a so beautiful and impressive card, love so much the design! The big butterfly looks great with the circle behind it!

P-and-P said...

This card looks great. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Ellie, your card is wonderful and love the big, bold butterfly, thanks for joining us at the MAWTT challenge xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Love this Ellie - the circle adds so much an ties all the elements together beautifully

brenda said...

Hi again Ellie, popped back to thank you for linking up atStamping Sensations with your lovely Butterfly.

B x

Sarn said...

Stunning butterfly card. Great composition xxx

Donna Walls said...

Wow, I love Visible Image and this is such a beautiful Butterfly! Thanks for playing along at the Inspiration Station Challenge and sharing your creativity with us.
Donna xx
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Jennifer said...

This is a beautiful butterfly!

Curated by Jennifer

Diane said...

That is one big and beautiful butterfly!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Stencil Fun!
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Diane said...

Me again, thank you for sharing your beautiful butterfly card with us at Triple B!
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Sarah said...

What a gorgeous card, such wonderful colours.

Carol L said...

Your butterfly is just amazing with color perfection and I love those wise words of wisdom you added too. Simply beautiful!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely, bold design using this gorgeous butterfly stamp Ellie, the colours are beautiful.

Mervi said...

Gorgeous and bold butterfly card;-))m

Joanne said...

Oddly, I realized today that I hadn't been getting any of the email updates and had missed several cards on your blog! This butterfly is lovely. I like how it looks like it's ready to take flight at any moment.