Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Friday, September 5, 2014

Just in time for the Butterfly Challenge

When I saw that the latest Butterfly Challenge was to use a sentiment and, of course, a butterfly, I knew instantly what stamp I would use. But the rearranging of my room (you can see it here), took up most of my time, so I have only just got my card made. And here it is.
It hasn't photographed very well in artificial light, but never mind. 
The sentiment is one of my favourites, and it is from a set by Chocolate Baroque.
The background is a very ancient piece of mottle green paper.
The frame was cut using Sue Wilson decorative and plain frame dies from the California Collection, and a snippet of olive green card.
Leaf swirls are by Signature dies, cut and reassembled. (I used some very tiny snippets so the sprays were in several pieces!)
The main butterfly is a Memory Box die, cut from more green snippets, and the tiny ones are an X-cut mini punch.
The flowers were cut with a recently purchased die from Heartfelt Creations called Majestic Blooms. This is one die piece with twelve flower heads in various sizes on it. One cut made all three of these flowers.
I started with some white snippets and sprayed them with Memories mist - Strawberry Daiquiri and Crafty Notions, Shake'n'spray Gold. I cut the flowers from the largest piece, and used the tiny pieces for the butterflies.
So now I will send this over to Pixie's Snippets Playground #140, and also to Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge #13; Use a Sentiment.


Mrs A. said...

What beautiful colours Kate and I love the wording of the sentiment. Gorgeous large butterfly too. Thankyou for fluttering long with this challenge. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

MaryH said...

Hi Kate, I'm off to check out your craft space, (well, as soon as I read the TCBH post!), but will comment on this beauty first. I was so pleased with myself for recognizing the SWilson die. The CB sentiment is so very apt and could be used for so many different ways, but is particularly perfect for the butterfly challenege. Love the bright flowers and the matching colors of the delicate butterfly. Those black flourishes with the leaf veining were marvelous accessory trims. A stunner of a card. TFS & Happy wkend. Hugs

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm so impressed, Kate! This is sensational!! Hugs, Darnell

Veerle said...

Very beautiful card Kate, love the colour. Hugs Veerle xx

veronica said...

one of my favourite sentiments too Kate, and you've made it into a lovely card

Di said...

Stunning card Kate! Love the sentiment and you used your die cuts absolutely perfectly.

Hugs, Di xx

Jean Straw said...

Gorgeous card Kate, the flowers are beautiful and the lovely sentiment just perfect.
Jean x