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Monday 11 May 2020

DV #225 Favourite Colours

Our challenge today at Dream Valley is Favourite Colours and we are sponsored by Dis Digidesigns.

I actually don’t have a single favourite colour, but a combination of colours like my image actually is my favourite use of colour.

This is a more accurate representation of the subtlety of the colours, but the picture was too flat, and the butterfly looked flat, whereas the top picture although darker and maybe with more yellow in it, shows the butterfly’s dimension.

So I stamped the word stamp behind the butterfly in various shades of Tonic Nuvo Inks. I then stamped the butterfly over the top, and stamped the butterfly a second time onto spare card. I coloured it with Lyra Aquacolours and cut it out and then decoupaged it over the top of the one stamped directly on the card. The word stamp is from No Words and the Butterfly from Life is a Canvas both by Tracey Hey.

Using the same Tonic ink colours I randomly inked some spare card, from which I cut the Alexandra Renke Birthday Sentiment. I also cut it again in black and created a drop shadow effect with the black layer.

The shaped mats and layers were cut with Phil Martin’s Inverted double embossed rectgangle dies. which I also used to create the base card.

I am entering this into:-

A Place to Start – May: Create a Custom Background
AAA Birthday – #13 Things With Wings
Animal Friends = #86 Insects
C.R.A.F.T. – #555 Annual Blog Hop Birthday
Crafting Happiness – #48 Anything Goes Option Nature
Paperminutes – #639 Butterfly
Seize The Birthday – #190 Anything Goes Birthday
The Paper Shelter – #426 Happy Birthday
Unicorn Challenge – #54 Use Dies
Use Your Stuff – #397 Flowers and/or Butterflies
Watercooler Wednesday – #270 Anything Goes with a feminine twist


  1. A stunning card, Lin! Love the subtle colours and design. Thanks so much for sharing with us for our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  2. Gorgeous card, love the touch of text on those pretty colours too. Thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

  3. Eine sehr schöne zarte Schmetterlingskarte!
    Vielen Dank, dass du sie bei Paperminutes zeigst.

    Liebe Grüße -


  4. Wow! Stunning! Love everything about your card. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Keep safe, stay home and craft instead!

  5. Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
    DT Anneke

  6. Ein sehr schönes Werk. Danke dir für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
    LG Dreja

  7. This is absolutely gorgeous! I adore the concept of a butterfly (or a month) with a classic fountain pen for its body. That really resonates with me, spiritually, creatively, and aesthetically alike.

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

  8. Beautiful card with lovely colors. Thank you for sharing at Seize the Birthday but to be considered as winner we have a limit of 5 challenges including ours.

  9. Thank you for visiting my blog and hope you enjoyed the hop. Good luck in the draw at craft's birthday challenge

  10. I love your choice of colors and the wonderful light, airy feel of your wonderful birthday card. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and celebrating with us at CRAFT Challenge!

  11. Such a sweet card, and I adore the pastel colors. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join us again. Tina DT

  12. Such a fabulous design with the pastel butterfly. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Birthday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  13. Great card and colours. Thank you for joining in the The Paper Shelter Challenge this month. Hope to see you join in again!

    Crafty hugs, Vannessa
    (DT for The Paper Shelter Challenge)

    P.S. Sorry for the late comment - life has been manic with everything going on!

  14. Beautiful concept and nicely executed! Your blending is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Place To Start.

    I am so behind on everything and I apologize for the tardiness of this comment!
    Chana Malkah, Owner


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