Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Butterfly Challenge #29 - L is for Lace

I am currently working on my first hybrid scrapbook, i.e. a mixture of digital papers and images, embellished with ´real´elements, so I am practising on some of my cards.
For this one I chose a scrapbook kit called Take Your Chance by Moos Scraps, and selected a pale pink distressed paper, and a scrap of script with butterflies, a frame and an individual butterfly from the elements. I layered up the paper, script and frame in my graphics program, and printed it out as my base card. I also printed two of the single butterflies. Of course, the beauty of using a kit is that everything is designed around a colour palette, so they all tone in and go together.
To embellish it I used a strip of Woodware sticky-back paper lace, coloured with an Aged Mahogony distress marker. These pens very rarely see the light of day, but I could not get a deep enough colour from the ink pad, so I tried the pen and it worked fine. (When I looked at this photo I noticed that a row of little dots had not come away, just above the flower, but fortunately this morning I was able to lift them out with a pricking tool).
Next I gathered up a length of cream lace to make a flower. It didn´t look right against the paper, so I made another one using some burgundy lace and didn´t gather it up so tightly so it stood out around the cream one. I used a deep red gem brad for the centre and lots of silicone glue to hold it together in place. I fussy cut the two butterflies and glued one to the flower and one to balance it in the opposite corner.
I am entering this card in Mrs A´s Butterfly Challenge #29: L is for Lace.


Veerle said...

Oh my Kate this is stunning, so gorgeous. Love that deep colour with the pale pink, nice.
Hugs Veerle x

veronica said...

such a pretty card Kate, love the muted colours.

Mrs A. said...

Stunning card. I love your paper lace element. The flower looks very vintage and a perfect resting place for the butterfly. Thankyou for fluttering by . Hugs Mrs A.

Jean said...

A beautiful card Kate, you have combined all those elements really well and the lace flower looks lovely.
Jenan x

Liz said...

Just beautiful, Kate. I love the vintage look and the sticky-back paper lace is gorgeous coloured with the distress marker.
Liz - Butterfly Challenge #29 - Guest Designer xx

Maxine D said...

Love love love the rich paelette you have used on this gorgeous card Kate.

MaryH said...

Gorgeous work on this one. Enjoyed reading how you created it, and it's so very old-fashioned in appeal with that wonderful oval framework. The embellies are delicate & lovely, so appropriate with your theme. Love the 3D effect of your lace & floral. When I first looked at the lace, it looked like the side wing of a butterfly, and fit in perfectly with your theme. Great work, Kate. It's lovely. TFS & Hugs

Lynne K said...

Oh, this is just beautiful, Kate! If this is your "practice", I can't wait to see your scrapbooking! I have some of that paper lace, but never thought to colour it. What a good idea!


SARN said...

WOW - this is SOOO pretty Kate. Love it xxx