Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Paper-pieced butterflies

Since I won the Butterfly Challenge a few weeks ago (thanks to Ms., Mrs. A asked me to guest design for the Butterfly Challenge #19 that starts today. The challenge is "paper-pieced butterfly." Here's the funny part -- I love paper-piecing, and I have my fair share of butterfly images, yet none of them really lend themselves to paper-piecing.  I finally decided to work with an Inkadinkadoo image of a flock of butterflies, and try piecing a few of them -- the ones that had the more open patterns on them.
The butterflies are stamped in Navy, and the printed paper is from Lime Rickey by Basic Gray.  Once I'd cut the oval, there was a partial butterfly at the top, which I chose to cover with a punched butterfly.  (I put a solid orange butterfly behind the print/punched one so it didn't blend into the background.)  I also used the old trick of running the edges of the paper along an orange ink pad to get a little line of color there.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:
Loves Rubberstamps #127 -- Things with Wings
Papertake Weekly -- Soooooo Girly
Clear It Out -- anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #159-- anything Goes
Sister Act #83 -- anything Goes
CHNC patterned paper challenge, November -- patterned paper.


  1. Hi Sandy! These butterflies are absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing with us, and please stop by again soon. It's so nice to have you share your talents with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Thank you so much for being my Guest Designer for my current challenge. Love the paper piecing and the colour combination. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Cute take on the challenge @ CIO ...stop by again to play <((><

  4. Very pretty . . . and so delicate!! Just perfect for our challenge this week at Clear It Out Challenge. Thanks so much for sharing with us . . .hope to see you join us again soon!!!

    Kathy - CIO DT

  5. Great project so very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  6. Simply delightful! Love your colors and design! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubber Stamps!
    Hugs, Dangina

  7. Oh wow, this is so beautiful. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  8. This gorgeous card caught my eye. I love that you paper pieced these butterflies. I've seen this stamp so I know it was no easy task. It came out great.


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