Grab Your Punches And Dies…

Ready for a new challenge at Crafting From The Heart?  Our new challenge starts today, for one week only….that’s right, today’s the day Crafting From The Heart goes weekly!  The theme this week is Punches Or Dies, so it’s very easy to play along.  We were very fortunate to be sponsored by The Stamping Chef and Lacy Sunshine, so many lovely images to choose from….

But I eventually picked Eleanor Painting Butterflies by Lacy Sunshine, because I’m having withdrawal symptoms from my Martha Stewart punch and figured I could definitely use some 3D butterflies to embellish this card!

crafting from the heart 3 march full

I coloured the image with Pro-Markers, sticking to blues and yellows, the perfect Spring/Summer colour combo in my humble opinion!  I’m trying very hard to improve the way I colour hair, and spent ages reading through tutorials.  Unfortunately, I don’t think much of it went in, I’m none too impressed with the way it turned out….back to the tutorials I think!  Once coloured, I added touches of Stickles to the butterflies and paint pots and created a sky with some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

crafting from the heart 3 march flat

The butterflies were punched with the Martha Stewart punch and then glued to make the wings stand out.  The paper I used for the blue and white one was too flimsy really, but it seems to be holding up ok for now.

For the layout, I have based it on the current sketch over at Papertake Weekly (flipped upside down) and hope I haven’t missed the challenge by the time this post goes live – I forgot to work my days out on my fingers, I just got carried away (again!).  Either way, it’s a great sketch to play along with!

papertake weekly #87

The vellum panel is cut from a piece of Papermania Sienna, which I had left over from some wedding invitations I made last year.  The lemon and white paper is from Dovecraft.  The final layer is a piece of linen textured card, which I have lightly rubbed with some Scattered Straw Distress Ink.

I think that’s all….make sure you pop over to Crafting From The Heart to have a look at the great cards my team-mates have prepared for you.  And don’t forget, you only have 1 week to play along, the perfect excuse to grab your crafty bits straight away, I reckon!!

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly – Challenge 87: Sketch (see above)

The Craft Garden – Pastel Colours

Lacy Sunshine – Use Spring Colours

The Squirrel and The Fox – Use Something Spooled

613 Avenue Create – Anything Goes w/ Use Your Stash (all papers are from stash)

HMICR – Spring Colours

ABC-Challenge – G Is For Girls

Fairies Challenge – Spring

Allsorts – Spring Is Coming

Card Makin Mamas – Stack It Up

Jellypark – Things With Wings

Thanks for reading x


25 thoughts on “Grab Your Punches And Dies…

  1. A beautiful card, so love the colour scheme. Thank you for sharing with us over at ABC Challenges. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

  2. She is just adorable Tor love the Design and maybe I might follow a few more sketches lol! Great Card and Great Design here s to a great Challenge and thanks so much for the comments on my Blog xxx

  3. Such a pretty card, lovely design, thanks for joining us at Allsorts Challenge this week. xxxx

  4. Great card, love the colours you have used & the layout is fab!
    Thank you for sharing with us at The Craft Garden this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  5. Hi Victoria, A super card and image, love the pretty colours. Thank you for a fabulous challenge this week.

    Hugs Erin x

  6. What a wonderful card. Thank you share it to the challenge of Card Makin Mamas. Good Luck.
    Vesi – DT CMM

  7. This is so cute and the layout and all the layers are beautiful. I’m so gad you got to play with your butterflies again, they are still just as beautiful ;p xxx

  8. Hi Victoria A fantastic card very spring like thankyou for a great challenge.
    Fiona x

  9. I love this card! So bright and cheery, and perfect for some 3d butterflies! Beautifully Spring-like xxx

  10. Love all the yellow and your coloring technique is fab. Thank you for joining us for the pastel challenge this month at The Craft Garden. We allow multiple entries per month and hope you come back and play with us again.
    🙂 Chris / CS Designs

  11. What a sweet image, you have coloured her beautifully!! Love the Spring Colours you have used!!
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  12. Oh she is DARLING!! I love the coloring and the dimensional butterflies. Thanks so much for playing with us at The Craft Garden!

    Craft Garden DT

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