Monday, April 18, 2016

Butterfly Beauty...

Hi's Monday and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's "April Showers Bring May Flowers" challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
and who doesn't love butterflies...
and before we go any further...I have a confession to make...I had every intention of taking step by step photos but got so caught up in the creative process that it was done and dusted before I apologies for me just talking you through it today.
I started off by applying a layer of gesso in the centre of a Linen Panel from Idea-ology Textile Surfaces. Then I used the Flourish die from Thinlits Mixed Media 2 to create a panel with paper from the Regions Beyond Mini Stash. I applied Texture Paste through the Brick Stencil from Mini Stencil Set 3 and once it was dry applied a coat of Distress Collage Medium over the entire panel. Then it was time for some Spiced Marmalade Distress Crayon magic...rubbing it in with my finger over the Texture Paste and around the edges of the panel.
I die cut the Detailed Butterflies from paper from Regions Beyond and white cardstock and coloured with the Spiced Marmalade and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Crayons and fixed a Trinket Pin to the body section
I applied Texture Paste through the Bubble Stencil from Mini Stencil Set 5 to create more texture. I then die cut the flowers from the Wildflowers Thinlits set using paper from Regions Beyond and Core'dinations Kraft Core and decorated with a Crinkle Ribbon bow coloured with Broken China Distress Spray Stain.

and added Big Chat Stickers and Alphabet Dice before matting on to black cardstock.
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I look forward to seeing what you all the meantime have fun and happy crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Hi Kath and Buddy.This is absolutely Stunning and I love the design and colours.Happy Week to you all.Huggles and Huge Cuddles for

  2. Gorgeous creation Kath, I love how you used the trinket pins for the body of the butterflies, what a fab idea! the background and all of the details are so pretty!! LOVE it :-)

    I got carried away too and only made one step for my step by step photo's ;-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Hi Kath,
    I agree with Lorraine A about the butterfly bodies being's delightful :) I adore butterflies and owls so of course as soon as I saw your finished project, I fell in love with it. Fantastic job...I can see how you got carried away with creating it and forgot to take the photos. I think we all forgive you as the finished item is wonderful.
    Bejay x

  4. WOW this is stunning! I love butterflies and love the pins as the body.
    Linda xxx

  5. Love how you used the Wildflower dies in a bunch - I've only ever glued them direct to the surface! Really beautiful Kath.

  6. I love all the stencils you used. The mix of brown and turquoise is amazing. Love the butterflies ready to fly and the Wildflowers diecuts.
    Hugs, Marzena

  7. You have excellent taste and do beautiful work.

  8. Beautiful piece of work, I love it.

  9. Loving this piece Kath, lots of gorgeous texture and detail. Hugs xxx

  10. Stunning Kath! Love the gorgeous flowers, the beautiful colours and of course, the butterflies! Hugs, Anne xx

  11. this is so goergus. love it
    greets alexa

  12. Great project, Kath! Stunning colors, dimension, and texture!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  13. Beautiful project Kath! Love the vibrant butterfly and that you could spell FLY with the dices.

  14. Oh my! This is absolutely fabulous! Love all the detail! xxx

  15. Gorgeous, Kath! You know it is good when you get so caught up in the creation you forget about everything else. Just stunning!

  16. Kath, this is gorgeous! I love, love the colors and all the texture. Cathie <3

  17. This is such a gorgeous creation, Kath. .THe colors and all the details are so beautiful. :)

  18. This is amazing, Kath! Love the neutral background with the pops of color with the butterflies and flowers! Gorgeous! Hugs, Sandra

  19. This is an incredible and fabulous card! your butterflies are so beautiful, love your color choice and background is spectacular! BArbara

  20. A wonderful project full of texture and detail and the butterflies look stunning against your background...really beautiful work, Kath! Hugs xx

  21. There are so many clever details to see on this piece! I love how you used the trinket pins as the butterfly bodies and I am drooling (in a good way over how you used the wildflowers die. So pretty and so innovative! I always look forward to your posts.