Thursday, 14 April 2016
First I would like to welcome my two new followers Sue and Brenda. I think lots of you will already know them both well.
Well I've finally made my card to enter into Mrs A's F is for Fancy Folds and Fuchsia challenge on her Butterfly Challenge blog after racking my brains for something fuchsia coloured that I could use.
Suddenly remembering that I had a Sharpie pen in that colour I roughly scribbled it onto some copier paper, punched out two 2 inch squares and "fancy folded" my butterfly wings. I coloured a strip with a black marker which I used to make the paper bead body. The antennae were made with craft wire. I put a Wink of Stella clear on the wings and body.
I had fun making the background with a metal stencil I bought on Sunday at the Dabble Day workshop. I moved the stencil around on the background drawing through it to make the flowers which I coloured with the same Sharpie pen and a yellow pencil then did a little doodling on the centres of the flowers and some petals..
As the background still looked a little empty I added the dots with the Sharpie pen and added the small black butterfly which was in a packets of Papermania Vinyls, kindly sent to me recently by a blogland buddy.
The sentiment is from a well loved Hobby Arts set of sentiments. I matted it all onto a black card after inking the edge with Mustard Seed Distress ink.