Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Butterfly Challenge #96

I've left it a bit late for this challenge but there are still a couple of days to post in. This month our challenge was to use, obviously a butterfly, and anything from this options wheel.

As you know I like a challenge so I decided to try to use all the options again this time. It is not a colour combination I might normally choose, but I think it worked quite well. Here is what I made.
It was a difficult one to photograph and the colours are not very true. The yellow is brighter and the navy much darker. I had so much trouble finding navy card when I made stationery for my son's wedding and this was all I could get. It is quite dark with a pearlescent sheen which reflects the light and makes it appear paler in a photo. The yellow was a very harsh shade, but I found the  shiny back to a brochure that was the nearest I had to the naples yellow in the challenge. I looked up Napier green in google and it is quite a yellowy shade of green, so I found the nearest I could in my stash of green snippets.

I started with the leafy frame which is from a Sizzix die set. I then used the software in my Silhouette Cameo machine to design the oval mats to fit it, and cut them from blue, yellow and green card. The butterfly is my favourite die from Wild Rose Studio, cut from the navy card, backed with white paper and coloured with my new watercolour brush pens to match the cards. I attached it to my frame by just its lower wing so that it stands out a little to give some dimension.The tiny butterflies are a Presscut die.

The yellow card proved too heavy and tough to cut the sentiment, which I wrote and shaped in the Silhouette, but fortunately I found a snippet of vinyl that matched perfectly so I used that, and it cut just fine.
I needed a card for a 40th birthday that is coming up soon, but I know the recipient doesn't follow this blog so I am fine posting it ahead of the day, and it was a good excuse to include the 40 on it, thus using the last of the challenge criteria - to use numbers.
So now I will quickly link up with the Butterfly Challenge#96, before it is too late.


MaryH said...

Hi Kate! This is an awesome card for the Butterfly challenge. I'm always so impressed at how you combine your cameo skills with your card making skills. (I don't even know these color shades, so will have to check out google too!) Love the shape of the card and the awesome butterfly. Hope you're doing well...been a while since I was able to get round to visit. TFS & Have a great weekend. Hugs

Mrs A. said...

This looks lovely Kate. The colours really work well together in the cobinations you have used. Well done on managing to cobine all of the wheel onto your card. Thank you for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel . Hugs Mrs A.

AlisonC said...

The bold colours look really good and this will surely stand out. Well done for using all the options. x

Jean said...

Well done for using all the Butterfly challenge elements in your colourful card. Lovely die cut butterfly.
Jean x

Daffodil Cards said...

I haven't thought of using my Cameo with a die, what a great idea. I love the colours on this card (no matter what their called). Great design too.