Tuesday 15 March 2016

Butterfly challenge #50 buttons and/or bronze

So the challenge over at Butterfly challenge is to add buttons with the optional colour choice of bronze. Now I don't have many butterflies and certainly not statement butterflies in my stash ( I know, appalling right, and certainly something that needs rectifying) but in the words of Baldrick I had a cunning plan...
I didn't have any bronze items but I used that as a starting point for my colour scheme. I started off by painting an mdf heart (dreamees I think) with umber and warm stone chalk paint. Once dry I stamped little butttons and butterflies (freebies from magazines) in vintage photo and aged mahogany ink. I sacrificed a butterfly off my water bottle from the weekend that was in a browny card and sponged on some topaz starlight paint. I also sponged 3 white buttons with the starlight paint and edged the mdf heart with it. Once dry the butterfly had a bit of a crease in the middle where I'd pulled it off the bottle so I bunged some gems down it. I then assembled the heart with some additional gems, pale brown roses and a couple of old die cuts that were lurking in the box of "shove in any possibly useful bits when tidying up" bits. Finally I added a bit of gold organza ribbon to hang it from.


  1. Oh wow this is so gorgeous Cara!
    Lucy x

  2. Every crafty girl should have plenty of butterflies.
    Having said that I love your project, great colour, super statement butterfly and fab flowers. All matching perfectly.

    Hugs Erika. x

  3. Very creative work with the mdf heart, any detail is very sweet! It came out so lovely!
    Thanks for your entry in the Butterfly Challenge#50

  4. A fantastic heart. What a beautiful piece of work Cara. I loved how you "bunged" some gems down the butterfly. The colours are wonderful. Barbxx

  5. Wow Cara what a beautiful project. The most beautiful layout and colours.

  6. Stunning Cara, what a elegant design.

    Hugs Diane

  7. OMGosh, this is so beautiful, Cara. Such a lovely design. xx

  8. Hi Cara,
    oh what a gorgeous creation for the Butterfly Challenge.
    The work on this is super, and very lovely.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. Bunged to perfection! I do love your terminology. Sorry you had to desecrate your bottle of water. This is so so pretty and ticks all my boxes for me. I love the delicate colours. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge where your entry will go into the draw twice. Hugs Mrs A.

  10. That's sooooooo pretty! Beautiful colour and lots of lovely details :)


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