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All work exhibited here is my own design, unless otherwise stated, in which case I shall have credited the original author of that work. I am thrilled to be able to share my designs with you but would appreciate that you respect that these are my designs and do not copy and place them anywhere else online or use them for your own personal gain in any way.

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Sunday, 17 January 2010

Fluttering By

This is my entry for the Flutter By Wednesday Challenge 92 and I have combined it with Papertake Weekly 32.

The sketch comes from Papertake Weekly as follows:-
Flutter By Wednesday was an open challenge as long as a butterfly, fairy or angel were included in the project.

I have had this gorgeous new stamp from Graphicus for a while now and nowhere to use it. It's very large almost 6" square and so pretty much covers a standard card. I stamped it with versafine and embossed with black sparkle powder. Unfortunately the camera has not captured the lovely sparkle of the black areas of the butterfly. I coloured it with Inktense watercolour pencils. The butterfly has curled beautifully due to the watercolouring and looks like it is fluttering off the card.

I used a 10x7 card and chopped it down to
7" square, covered it in some paper that was a freebie with Creative Cardmaking Magazine and also the three mats on top came from the same issue. Before I assembled it I realised that I didn't like the colour of the bottom layer of paper so I tinted it with Memento Inkpads and also used the same inkpads, different colour, to edge the top three mats and the central mat, which I had previously run through the Big Shot with a texture plate of butterflies.

The paper ribbon trim comes from K&Co's Que Sera range, and the three small butterflies are chopped from a length of butterfly ribbon. I created the sentiment on my pc and cut it out with a small nestie label.
After all the snow it's nice to think that spring is around the corner and we might soon be seeing butterflies for real, although not this size I hope!

I'm off now for a trawl around the Flutter By designers to see if I can locate the gorgeous blog candy they have on offer.



  1. lovely card, think your interpretation turned out much better than mine, lol

    Bev x

  2. A Gorgeous butterfly Lin and yes lets hope we soon seen some real ones hatching out.

  3. Wow!!! i love the colors on tha tbutterfly... very realistic!! =D Thank you for playing with us at Flutter by! hugs!

  4. Wow Love your butterfly. Stunning card Lin The little teeny ones are cute too

  5. What a gorgeous butterfly, and the bold colors are so pretty. Thanks so much for joining us for Flutter By Wednesday! :)

  6. Spectacular! I thoroughly enjoyed your art browsing through your blog!

  7. Oh my!! That is gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  8. Oh wow, this is stunning!! That butterfly is just gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at FBW!!


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