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!
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.
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!
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