So we've had a break in the Cubbyhole yesterday from making projects of a "Darker Nature". This time it's the turn of the summery look to emerge. Not that we have much of a summer going on in this corner of Scotland. I have even resorted to putting the heating on on one evening. Others, I made do with a blanket wrapped round me. Whilst you lot are complaining of the heat, think of us here, and we still have winter to come. Oh well - that's Scotland for you!
Enough of my ramblings, this card was made for the challenge over at Through The Purple Haze. I'm still in the running for the grand prize at Christmas. Having been tasked to enter every challenge up to that time.
This week the challenge is all about Butterflies, Flowers and other garden lovelies. I suppose I could of added a few spiders to this card, but I resisted the urge. hahaha
Butterfly Border and Fern the Forest Fairy. I started off by printing the fairy image 5 times to get all the layers needed. My scanner wasn't working at this time so each layer was coloured. The butterfly border was printed twice onto white card then onto my base paper (the shop, Crafty Chaos, that sold this has now stopped trading unfortunately).
The butterflies and flowers, after colouring with promarkers, were paper-pieced onto the DP. Fern took a bit longer.
Fern is just knotted ribbon attached by sewing whilst adding a few seed pearls on the way round.
Some lace, and more ribbon added to the base layers before the image layers. Some flowers, a butterfly charm and some pins came next. Then the sentiment, stamped onto a cut out circle then the left over images from the main panel printing. The layout was inspired by the sketch over at Passion for Promarkers.
I would like to enter this card into the challenge at
Through the Purple Haze - Butterflies, Flowers and other garden lovelies
Ladybug Crafts - Colour palette
Passion for Promarkers - Sketch
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - Ribbon and/or lace