Thursday, 17 March 2016

Butterfly garden

I've seen a few bright simple flowery cards and here is my version.

I'm entering this into the current Butterfly Challenge which is B for Buttons and/or Bronze.
I've used these Inky Doodles flowers (again, I know I do have other stamps but I keep going back to these). They have button centres so are perfect for this challenge. Though I have used these stamps time and time again, I'm not sure if I have ever coloured them with pens. I usually use ink. I bravely drew the stems by hand! I was going to stamp on leaves but there didn't seem to be room.
It looked a bit flat soI added some detail with glittery gel pen.
As a bonus I have added a couple of buttons to the sentiment. I looked through my button box in the vain hope that I might find a bronze button. Nope. But I did have these. I think they are made of wood and I have no idea where they came from. Out came my favourite bronze Sharpie and I coloured them. They were pretty scrappy before and look much smarter now. I sewed them onto the strip and then popped them up on foam pads. I'm pretty sure I'll be hand delivering this one, hope so.
I've made this for a friend who has had a difficult couple of years so I hope this will bring her flowers, butterflies  and happiness this year.


  1. Adorable card, with these doodles flowers, they are just perfect! Lovely spring colours, too!
    Thanks for playing in Butterfly Challenge 50# :)

  2. I love this card Alison. They are such pretty flowers and I like how you've matched the colour of the thread in the buttons with your hand drawn stems. Barbxx

  3. This is fab Alison. I love those button flowers and your wooden ones have spruced up beautifully too. What a gorgeous colour combination and it is sure to cheer your friend up to see the card IRL. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge where your card will be entered in the draw twice . Hugs Mrs A.


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