Wednesday, 3 August 2011


Another card made with my own backing paper, left over from the card I made yesterday.  Thought I would show you a piece before it all gets used up.


This is a real change of colours for me, using an orange base card and a torn piece of antique gold paper. I layered   the patterned paper ,  adding three stamped,  then embossed  butterflies.
So Caz, if you read this I did find a butterfly stamp, but who's it is. I have no idea. The butterflies were coloured with cosmic shimmer watercolour paint the while still a bit damp I brushed them with a bit of mica powder. The shading is done with tea dye and  wild honey distress inks.

The  theme for this months challenges over  at Make My Monday is  Things with Wings.
All the details can be found here.
This week the challenge is to add butterflies or dragonflies to your project.
Also at Crafty Cardmakers the current challenge No 50 is Flutterbies, so I'm sure this fits the theme over there as well.

Thankyou for stopping by I realy appreciate your comments.


  1. Beautiful! such rich colours:)
    Val x

  2. Loving your backing papers and card Yvonne, Annette x

  3. Beautiful butterflies and your backing paper is great. I love the way you have layered everything together. Jean x

  4. Yes, butterflies, and they are gorgeous, I love your backing paper and the colours. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Caz

  5. Lovely card Yvonne, I got a lovely surprise today I saw a real Monarch butterfly in my garden it was big as a swallow.
    Hugs, Chris

  6. Another beautiful card, the butterfly stamp is very pretty, too! Hugs, Valerie

  7. I'm stilll loving that home-made backing paper and the butterflies are a beautiful compliment to a lovely card

  8. Love the layers, and such beautiful butterflies!

  9. This is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Beautiful card, love your butterflies and the hand made backing paper. Thank you for joining in at Make My Monday this week - Jacqueline xx

  11. beautiful Yvonne, I love the background paper that you created

  12. The paper is beautiful and goes perfectly with your card. Thank you for entering the Make My Monday challenge

  13. Beautiful! Gorgeous background and such lovely butterflies.
    Thanks for joining in again at Make My Monday and good luck.
    Fliss x

  14. fabulous background paper, great colours
    thank you for joining the Make My Monday Challenge.
    Suzi B