Sunday, 3 January 2016

Butterfly in browns

Hi everyone, I love butterflies, so when I saw  these on pinterest I wanted to case them.
I love how the layers use old scores and book pages.

I don't have a butterfly stamp and punch or die that match so I inked the stamp in versamark, clear embossed an old dictionary page and musical score, then fussy cut them to match the top butterfly.

 I stamped and coloured on both kraft and white card. Here's the difference using the exact same pencils and zest it to blend them.

The kraft base is on the left and that's the one I've used on this card.

I'm linking up to the challenge at Less is More where it's a neutral colours theme.
I've used a range of brown (ginger root, burnt ochre, terracotta) and white
 prismacolor pencils.

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I'm also linking up to Allsorts where the challenge is to use something new.
I've used the Musical Interlude die from Memory Box. I've used an old score for this die too, although it's a bit hard to see in the pic.

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At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday it's a party theme. 
Birthdays + music=party!!

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Memory Box cocoa bean butterfly stamp and musical interlude die; versafine & versamark ink & clear ep; Prismacolor pencils; old score and dictionary page;kraft card; black felt textured card base; bling & gold sentiment sticker coloured with brown alcohol pen.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


  1. A fabulous card - love your butterflies.
    Kath x

  2. Lovely design - the butterfly is lovely. I love how you've layered it over the musical die cut. Beautiful card. xx

  3. A gorgeous card Cathy, a super design and colour combo.......your musical note are a perfect frame for the pretty butterflies!!

    I wish you a wonderful year for 2016
    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  4. Just love the butterflies!! I love how you have a made a neutral theme so striking!
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  5. WoW! Show-stopping and dramatic Cathy!
    Love you take on the neutral colour scheme and Thanks for playing along in our new year challenge at Less is More. Sarah x

  6. I love your butterflies and what a difference the Kraft card makes to the result. Using the book pages or the under wings s a great idea too. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. Your beautiful butterfly is just gorgeous against the dark background, Cathy ... so bold and dramatic! Hugs, Anita :)

  8. Just gorgeaous. Have a nice day, Ankie

  9. gorgeous work Cathy - and thanks for your kind words - I appreciate them! Big hugs for a Happy new year! Rachel x

  10. Oh wow, this is so gorgeous!

  11. LOve the butterfly layers - you would never know if you didnt tell us!!! Mxxx

  12. Love your use of the butterfly with the music score!

  13. Lovely card, thanks for passing by my blog with a nice comment !

  14. Hi Cathy, so nice of you to pop by my blog with such great comments! Made my day. :) You've been very clever with your two-layered butterfly here, very inventive to use clear versa mark and then fuzzy cut the design. Great work, beautiful card!

  15. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.
    Happy New Year.
    AnyOldCraft (DT)

  16. These butterflies looks simply amazing on that music backdrop!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  17. The butterflies look great layered with the book pages and the music notes die cut from an old music score Cathy, and the black card really makes them stand out. x

  18. So pretty, I hadn't realised that you'd used book pages until I came for a closer look. :)

  19. Fab layered butterfly Cathy!
    Thank you so much for joining us
    "Less is More"

  20. Love your layered butterfly, what a great find on Pinterest. Great placement on your rich card base too.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More


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