Saturday, June 18, 2022

The Flower Challenge #69 -- Colour Blue & Yellow

Challenge #69 over at The Flower Challenge is to use the colors blue and yellow 
to show our support for the brave citizens of Ukraine.

Here's my card--a shaped butterfly. A butterfly? Again?? Yes, I can't stop using the 
Spellbinder sets of butterflies and have so many ideas for them.

I die cut two of the largest butterflies from watercolor card stock, then ran half of one
butterfly through an embossing folder. Zig markers and a waterbrush were used to 
watercolor the butterfly.

Just the flowers from Altenew's Hill Blossom stencil were inked in with yellow ink.
The leaves were left white and die cut with the matching dies. Additional sprigs
were cut and adhered to the butterfly.

I stamped the sentiment, then added a hinged butterfly piece so the card can stand. 
Sequins finished off the card.

I'm not sure if my card shows too much butterfly and not enough flowers but I'm
taking a chance and entering it with fingers crossed.
Thanks for stopping by!

Edited to add: My card was given an Honorable Mention shout out!
Thank you, The Flower Challenge!


  1. ohhh wow Donna, what a stunning creation, the embossed butterfly , the beautiful flowers, the blue watercolouring brilliant.Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam

  2. Oooh, I love a shaped card and this is fabulous! Something I never would have thought of, but looks fantastic. Thanks for joining us this month at The Flower Challenge, hope to see you next month too. Cara DT x

  3. I've seen a number of beautiful cards with this butterfly die set and yours is definitely one of my favorites, Donna! The half embossed design, the delicate yellow flowers and the lovely blue watercoloring make a wonderful design. Thank you so much for sharing this beauty at The Flower Challenge!

    Stef, DT

  4. This is spectacular! I love the way you've left the white space. Gorgeous:)

  5. so beautiful Donna. Those butterflies are superb. Must check out them

  6. There not one bit that's 'too much' about this gorgeous flutterby! My goodness, Donna, the Monarch's will be jealous!

  7. This is gorgeous, Donna! The embossing on the butterfly wing, and the way you colored the wings are amazing!! It's not "too much butterfly" at all. Hideko xx

  8. Simply stunning Donna!! Love it! :)

  9. Absolutely gorgeous! Amazing dimension and texture. Congratulations to you too on the HM at TFC.