Good Morning everyone and thanks for popping by today. I was very lucky to be a winner over at Mrs A's Butterfly challenge and as well as receiving a prize of some fabulous butterfly goodies I was also asked if I'd like to be a guest designer and of course I jumped at the chance.
I picked the letter A to go along with the Butterflies and Mrs A gave me..... Aperture and.... the colour Apricot. Although I've never made an aperture card before I must admit to be rather relieved when she gave me the theme and that only left the colour to sort., so after a mad search through my crafty stash I found this A4 heavyweight patterrned card (possibly from Hunkydory) to use for the base. I cut it down to approx 6 inch square and used an Xcut scalloped circle die to cut the aperture and added dies cut from snippets of card and paper - Memory Box Chloe Stem and Marianne Designs scroll (both of which I coloured with an apricot Promarker), Poppystamps Blooming Posie (with Stickles added to the centres) and Marianne Designs circlet. I added one of the fabulous wooden butterflies that were in the goodies I received from Mrs A and some gems from my stash. I decided not to tempt fate by stamping directly on the inside of the card so instead I stamped a Penny Black sentiment on a die-cut scalloped circle and carefully stuck in place.
When I looked at the leftover strip from the A4 card I thought it would be ideal for a bookmark so used a smaller scalloped circle to cut the aperture. Then after folding and sticking the card I added another of the wooden butterflies and a couple of gems.
I shall enter this in the following challenges ~
Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies challenge 'use dies as main focus'
Cuttlebug Mania challenge 'May flowers'
Pixies Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets' I used snippets for the die-cuts and -not sure if it counts but - the bookmark was the leftover snippet from the main card.
This Butterfly challenge will be running for 4 weeks instead of the usual fortnight so I shall be back in a couple of weeks (on the 1st June) with some more inspiration. In the meantime I'll look forward to visiting your blogs and see what you come up with for your 'Butterfly and Aperture / Apricot' creations.