Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Amazing butterflies...


I'm excited to be playing along with this week's Color Throwdown challenge as their Guest Star Stamper... woohoo!

Here's the lovely colour combo this week:

I really wanted to make my Mum a thank you card for spoiling me rotten on holiday recently, and when I saw the two blues I thought it would be perfect for creating some butterflies like we saw in Key West (so, so beautiful!). So I started with those and ended up here...

I stamped the butterflies from Backyard Basics on watercolour card, die-cut with the matching framelit then coloured with a blender pen and inks (Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point) and added some detail with a Pacific Point marker as well. The only Perfect Plum is the flower (from Regarding Dahlia) and the candy dots (Mum is more of a 'blue' person than purple!). I created the background with Bermuda Bay core'dinations card, scrunched up then sanded, then flattened out again - love that effect!

I used this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch for my layout:

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Backyard Basics, Regarding Dahlia, You're Amazing
Ink: Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Perfect Plum, Stazon
Paper: Bermuda Bay core'dinations card, Pacific Point, Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, doily
Accessories: Regals candy dots
Tools: Backyard Basics framelits

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x


  1. Absolutely Lovely! Beautiful Butterflies and I really like the flower stamped in the background.

  2. Those butterflies are outstanding! Great use of the colors!

  3. Beautiful design... the butterflies are gorgeous!

  4. Simply GORGEOUS butterflies, Amy! Fabulous design and take on the colors and the sketch! Thanks so much for joining us this week!

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous, the beautiful butterflies and the distressed background looks awesome!!! I'm so glad you were able to join us this week!!!

  6. Oh, what a beautiful card Amy. Love those butterflies. The doily looks very pretty... also like the style of the greeting. Very elegant.

  7. A wonderful card!! Love those butterflies! The touch of purple with the dahlia and dots is perfect!!

  8. Really pretty - I'm a sucker for anyting with butterflies, so these are wowing me! Your shading is perfect ;)

  9. Oh, WOW, this is so gorgeous! I love the scrunched, distressed BG and the beautiful butterflies! Going to see if I have some Coredinations papers to try this technique! Happy to have you guesting along with us this week!

  10. Your card is just gorgeous, Amy! I love the textured background and how you used the Bermuda Bay as the main color! Beautifully colored butterflies, too! I'm so glad you joined us as our Guest Star Stamper this week!