Thursday, 14 April 2016

Fuchsia Butterfly

Hello and thank you for visiting today.

First I would like to welcome my two new followers  Sue and Brenda. I think lots of you will already know them both well.

Well I've finally made my card to enter into Mrs A's F is for Fancy Folds and Fuchsia challenge on her Butterfly Challenge blog after racking my brains for something fuchsia coloured that I could use.

 Suddenly remembering that I had a Sharpie pen in that colour I roughly  scribbled it onto some copier paper,  punched out two 2 inch  squares and "fancy folded" my butterfly wings.  I coloured a strip with a black marker which I used to make the paper bead body.  The antennae were made with craft wire.  I put a Wink of Stella clear on the wings and body.

I had fun making the background with a metal stencil I bought on Sunday at the Dabble Day workshop.  I moved the stencil around on the background drawing through it to make the flowers which I coloured with the same Sharpie pen and a yellow pencil then did a little doodling on the centres of the flowers and some petals..

As the background still looked a little empty I added the dots with the  Sharpie pen and added the small black butterfly which was in a packets of Papermania Vinyls,  kindly sent to me  recently by a blogland buddy.

The sentiment is from a well loved Hobby Arts set of sentiments.  I matted it all onto a black card after inking the edge with Mustard Seed Distress ink.

26 comments:

  1. Your butterfly is beautiful Barb, love the bright fuchsia. The background has worked brilliantly too.

    Hugs Erika. x

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  2. Thank you for the warm welcome Barb.

    This is a really super card and that Butterfly is amazing, such dimension and perfectly coordinated to the background.

    B x

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  3. I love your fuchsia butterfly Barb and it was such a clever idea to use fancy folds to make it. :) x

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  4. Lovely fuchsia shade and some clever folding for the butterfly

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  5. Hi Barb, how clever are you...just love that butterfly. Very effective card.

    crafty hugs Pen x

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  6. Your butterfly is absolutely amazing, Barb! Very clever folding and a very eye-catching card.
    Hugs, Lisa

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  7. Such a pretty card Barb and love your gorgeous butterfly...thank you visiting my blog...

    Anne

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  8. Fabulous creativity to make something to fit the challenge. You got the vibrancy bang right, my attempt ended up in the bin as it was just too dayglo! Cara x

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  9. Such a clever idea and fab result! Love your fancy-folded fuxia butterfly and the stenciled flowers! Great card!

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  10. Love your card Barb, your butterfly is very clever what a great idea :)
    Hugs, Kaz x

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  11. Hi Barb...What a love card....love your butterfly....great colour....Joolsx

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  12. Lovely card Barb the butterfly is a beautiful vibrant colour

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  13. This is really lovely .Love how you've made the butterfly and the background too. I have that set of sentiments and have used them many many times.

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  14. Hello Barb, love your bright beautiful card, and the butterfly is gorgeous, and the button for the body is a super idea, wonderful bright colours, Kate x

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  15. so very pretty - I love it to bits Barb - great colours -big hugs rachel x

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  16. Your stenciled background turned out quite pretty, and I just adore those butterfly wings you created! NJ!

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  17. Gorgeous card, Barb. What a clever idea to make the butterfly the fancy fold. xx

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  18. You have done a wonderful job with this card Barb. The stenciling the doodling and the folding all goes so well together and those little dots of colour just perfect.
    Hugs
    Margaret M

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  19. Beautiful card. Love the butterfly.

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  20. This is a truly crafted card, all the elements started off as plain paper and you have transformed them in this gorgeous card - beautiful!
    Lorraine

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  21. Seriously loving that butterfly. Barb. x

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  22. what a lovely card. Love the back ground.

    lilian

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  23. Hi Barb,
    what a very super card for the Butterfly challenge.
    That was a very clever idea, the folds on that superb butterfly.
    Lovely background you have made also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  24. super card and that folded butterfly is fabulous xx

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  25. So clever to come up with all of this. Great card!

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  26. Great card, perfect colour and great folded butterfly, thanks for entering the challenge, guest DT.x

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