Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Fab Butterfly

 I guess it's because I love the fall season and fall colours that I was drawn right away to the colour challenge over at Fab Friday.  However, I'm still waiting for spring to arrive, so I wanted to create something that was hopeful of my upcoming season; a butterfly was the answer.  I can't wait to see them fluttering through my garden.  And the big Beautiful Day butterfly was perfect for using all of the challenge colours.  

I embossed the butterfly with black, coloured in the sections of the wings and then fussy cut it out.  The antennae are always tricky, but I used a Basic Black Stampin'Write Marker to cover up any white paper that was still showing - being sure to wipe off the embossing so I didn't end up making getting ink on my fingers.  We've all been there!  The Terracotta Tile is used most in the butterfly, so I took the opportunity to use some of the coordinating ribbon.  I haven't used much of this colour yet, but I can see how well it works with the fall colours.  It is because of the ribbon that I chose to use Crumb Cake for my mat and I like the way it turned out.  The Stone 3D embossing folder was available through Sale-a-bration - which ended March 31.  I guess I'd better put it away now.

I hope you are finding yourself things to keep you busy while you are in self-isolation.  Remember staying home is the best thing right now.  I'm working on ways to help my stampers over on Facebook, but I will do my best to post them here too.

Stay Home, Stay Safe
Thanks for stopping by,
Beautiful Day - 151257 - $29.00

Scalloped Linen Ribbon - Terracotta Tile - 149705 - $11.00


Heather said...

So pretty, Joan - I love coloring in this big bold butterfly - and he looks GREAT in our colors! Love your textured background, too! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

Amanda Mertz said...

I love the bold lines of the butterfly and the colors look great! I havent used much of the in color ribbon either! It looks really nice against the embossed background. Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!