an autumn butterfly

Welcome to my crafty blog and something a little different with an autumn theme today. I seem to have produced quite a few cards with leafy themes recently, but wanted to combine the current challenges from Addicted to CAS and CASology

I hadn’t used the die from last month’s Clarity Club, which is a butterfly in a circle and thought that would work well for CASology’s challenge. I’ve seen a lot of butterflies in my garden recently as well, so had a quick check on through a well-known search engine and discovered that autumn is a popular time for them (not just summer). Apparently they spend a lot of time in gardens getting nectar from the autumn flowers to build themselves up before winter, as there are fewer wildflowers to visit.

I started by die cutting the butterfly in white card, having put some ‘Stick It’ on the back so it would be adhesive. I masked off the outer circle with low tack tape and then used a small blending brush to add Distress Oxides in ‘walnut stain’, ‘ripe persimmon’ and ‘dried marigold’ to the butterfly (nice autumnal colours).

I bended a circle of ‘speckled egg’ Distress Oxide onto the front of a 5×5 card blank and then attached the butterfly to it.

The final tush was to add one of Clarity’s word stickers (these are so useful). I was going to make this into a sympathy card, but decided that ‘memories’ would work well.

Thanks for dropping in. We’ve had rain here today so not many butterflies in evidence, but here’s the link to the article I found about them – autumn-butterflies

3 thoughts on “an autumn butterfly

  1. Hello, Deborah! The use of a butterfly colored in autumn tones is a nice change of pace and it’s very nicely done. I admire your blending technique – something I have yet to master. Thank you so much for participating in our challenge at Addicted to CAS. xoxox Fran

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