Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Monday, February 19, 2018

Butterfly Challenge #95, P is for........

Yes there is a new Butterfly Challenge and this time the letter is 'P' which stands for Pink, Purple or Peach, Pearls, Paper Piecing and Patterned Paper. So there was quite a choice, but because I need a challenge to motivate me at the moment, I decided to try to use all six, and here is what I made.

I started with Paper Piecing which I quite enjoy. I used my Silhouette cameo to cut a hexagon grid from dark Purple card, and raided my snippets box for any Patterned Papers that were Pink, Purple or Peach. I cut out several hexagons from each and rearranged them several times until I was happy with them, then glued them in place, and covered all the joins with the grid. I thought it looked quite pretty.

I then chose a set of Tonic dies that have never been used, and cut the main piece from black card, and then some more solid and lacy butterflies from snippets of bright Pink and Purple mirri-card, and some from black. I cut several lacy flowers from Peach glitter card.
I tried my Paper Pieced background on white, Pink and Purple card, and decided it looked best on the Purple (lilac actually!), so I cut a base card from that and glued the grid in place. 
Then by trial and error I eventually placed the main die cut across the upper half and added Pink mirri card butterflies with black lacy overlays on them. Then I added the Peach glitter flower, and used two more in the bottom corner with a Pink mirri-card butterfly in place of a bow.
There was a tiny mistake in the top right corner where I had trimmed the grid too closely, so I covered that with a Purple lace butterfly over a solid Peach mirri-card one.
The sentiment die (Joanna Sheen Signature dies) comes in  two sizes, and I thought this card needed something quite bold so I went for the larger size, and cut it from the Purple mirri-card.
To finish off I used Pink Pearls on the bodies of two butterflies, and a tiny Peach Pearl on each flower.
So there we have it, a card with all six 'P's' on it, and I have quite a few extra die cuts that might make up in to a second card.
So now I will flutter over to Mrs A's blog to enter in the Butterfly Challenge #95, and also go and play in Pixie's Snippets Playground.


Liz said...

Brilliant card, Kate, perfect for the Butterfly Challenge with all the P elements as well as butterflies. I love how you've created the background with the hexagons and patterned paper. xx

Di said...

Well done Kate for covering six of the Butterfly Challenge options - and also for using lots of snippets of course. Great to see you in the Playground with us again. Love your card - so pretty!


Di xx

Jean said...

This is really pretty, I like your lovely background and pretty butterflies.
Jean x

Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE your paper piecing, such pretty paper, the butterfly doesn't look like a "fill in" it's beautiful, love the overall shine and the sparkly flower.

Mrs A. said...

Welcome back Kate with this show stopper of a card and covering all 7 elements on the butterfly wheel. It really is pretty. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel this week. Hugs Mrs A.

scrappymo! said...

This is stunning, KAte.