Butterflies and fairies

This card was made entirely for the latest challenge at Lili’s Little Fairies. The main clue here was to use Butterflies and Fairies, which is something I have used a fair bit of, but not really in a combination. I’ve had a massive card making spree this weekend and given something new a go as well as making a card for a co-worker whose birthday is in a few days. These will be added over the next week or two. First we’ll have a look at the card I made for this challenge:

I have had a purple paper with butterflies on for a while, and this was the perfect opportunity to use some of it! When choosing a complimentry colour to go with, I had a moment of insanity and chose orange! Quite a bright orange, making the card much more vivid than I normally do. To break it up a bit, I went with black as the border colour. As this is a Lili’s challenge, I had to use a stamp from Lili of the Valley, and I chose the one I have used many times previously; the fairy smelling a flower. It is adorable, isn’t it? To match with my pre-chosen colours, I coloured it with purples and oranges. The little butterflies are from another stamp set, which I added to bring the butterfly effect into it a bit more.

After gluing those bits together I dug out my flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and chose a selection of orange and purple flowers, primarily roses. The finishing touch was adding a 3D butterfly to the top right corner; a monarch butterfly in its lovely orange tones seemed perfect. The inside looks similar, without the flowers and extra butterfly.

butterflies and fairies

Apart from the challenge linked above I am entering this card into the following competitions:

Let’s ink it up – #21: Show us your flowers
Deep Ocean Challenge – #21: Butterflies
Crafty Sentiment – Things with wings
The Poodle’s Parlour – Anything goes

8 thoughts on “Butterflies and fairies

  1. SuzanneK says:

    Your card is so beautiful, love the colour choice and design. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at LIIU this month, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

  2. Jacqui McNeil says:

    Hi Liz,
    Oh this is Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the adorable image, the dps, the colour scheme is just gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  3. Dora says:

    This is adorable, love the sweet fairy image and the beautiful flowers. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

  4. Velma says:

    Beautiful card. I like the color choice. Goes real good together. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

  5. Hilde says:

    Beautiful card, great colouring. The black matting really makes the card pop. Thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, blessings Hilde

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