Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Texture and Teal at The Butterfly Challenge

Today is the start of a new challenge at The Butterfly Challenge and I'm honoured that Mrs A has asked me to be guest designer. I chose the letter T and Mrs A chose Teal and Texture

My first project features Teal and uses some beautiful wrapping paper with shiny teal and chalk white butterflies. The sentiment is from Stampin Up's Butterfly Prints set and I've cut a couple of butterflies as embellishments

 My second project features Texture and is a Powertex notebook cover. I started with a black notebook and this metal hanging butterfly which came in a pack of three from Poundland. I put masking tape over the butterfly before adding some netting material covered in black Powertex and set it onto the book cover with another piece of material underneath. Once dry I used a combination of turquoise and green powders to add colour to the butterfly and silver to the material

 For my third project I've combined Teal and Texture. I covered my die cut butterfly with pva before adding broken eggshell and painting

Paper Artsy fresco dusty teal paint
Cosmic Shimmer teal gilding wax
Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge

Stampin Up Loving Thoughts
Gilding flakes

I'm counting the eggshells as snippets so I'll be taking this over Pixie's Snippets Playground. (Just realised I've entered this week and it's too early for next)


  1. Congratulations on being picked as guest designer, and what a fab collection of projects. I couldn't believe my eyes when I read that was wrapping paper, it's far too gorgeous for that!

  2. Love your teal butterflies and the one with the eggshells is amazing!

  3. Thankyou Kim for being my Guest Designer and bringing such gorgeous makes to give us inspiration.
    I love the egg shells. That is such a super idea. I love it. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Wow, a clever collection of teal and texture, well done on your wonderful creativity and being selected for a GDT for the butterfly challenge!
    Thanks so much for the inspiration,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  5. Wow. Teal is one of my favourite colours. Brilliant to use egg shells for texture and the shimmer looks perfect.

  6. Your makes are absolutely beautiful Kim. Wherever did you find that gorgeous wrapping paper. I love your Powertex notebook. Something I really must try. Your result is amazing. As for the eggshells, what a wonderful job you have done with those. I used them once, some years ago on an ATC, covered it with embossing powder, heated then stupidly put my finger on it. Did I panic and it was so painful. The way you've used yours is much more sensible and what a stunning result. I love it. Barbxx

  7. Your creations are all amazing! I love the wrapping paper on the first card, and your notebook cover is a work of art! The eggshell butterfly and gold spatters look stunning! Congrats on being the GD for this challenge!

  8. Love these Kim. Thanks for stopping by my blog.