I am absolutely delighted to be Mrs. A's Guest Designer on her Butterfly Challenge blog where the theme this time is - R for Ruby Red/Recycle
I used an MDF plaque for this one. First I used some texture paste through a stencil then added various bits and pieces to give more texture.
The two flowers are carpet underlay diecut with a Bigz die. I added various embossed and die cut pieces, cardboard, string and a few brads.
After painting on two coats of black Gesso I mixed acrylic paint to get the colour I wanted then added a little Inca gold to finish.
The butterfly was cut with a Bigz die from a piece of cardboard box. As the box was red with a small area of pattern I was able to die cut the butterfly to include some pattern on it's body.
I coloured a piece of copier paper with a black marker pen to make a paper bead for the butterfly's body and made the antennae with gold coloured craft wire.
I put some Glossy Accents on the butterfly wings, added a Craft Creations sentiment and finished with a few dots of liquid pearls to fill in gaps and add balance to the design.
I do hope you will join in with the challenge and look forward to seeing what you make.