Things are definitely warming up here in the UK although the sun itself is still being somewhat elusive and I wouldn’t risk going anywhere without my umbrella. However, it has been possible to sit out in the garden and in my book that makes it officially summer. Today’s I am sharing a card that takes up that garden theme:
I’m sharing this over at City Crafter Challenge Blog where the theme is “blue, green and a splash of red.” I sort of knew that my splash of red would end up being a butterfly!
I’ve used some Anna Griffin papers and coordinating cardstock from my stash and created mats and layers, topping them off with a border strip, also from Anna Griffin.
I’ve created some shabby style flowers using a floral die. The flowers were cut in different sizes, from ivory cardstock. I inked them with Crushed Olive and Tumbled Glass distress inks, spritzed with water and crumpled them up tightly. Once they had dried a little I layered them and adhered the layers with glue.
A new departure for me was to add some proper stamens to the centre. I’ve always been a bit scared of using these for the purpose for which they were intended, but now I have I shall continue to do so. No doubt this will require further purchases!!!
The finishing touch was to stamp, colour and punch out a bright red butterfly.
Have a happy weekend and thanks for buzzing by.