I don't know about you, but we seem to have far fewer butterflies than usual in the garden this year, despite the glorious weather. Even our Buddleia (the bush that I call "Eileen's Buddleia" as it was planted in memory of one of my Grapevine readers, at the request of her husband) has hardly had any butterflies visiting.
The least spectacular, but often most interesting, butterflies are the kind I refer to generically as "little brown jobs" and today's card is a tribute to all of those.
The image is stamped using an old Stampington stamp (the date on it is 2007) called Elegant Butterfly. I stamped it onto some vintage floral patterned paper then die cut a circle and distressed the edges with ink and an edging tool before mounting it on a brown doiley. I then stamped the centre of the image three more times and fussy cut the butterflies to use when finishing the card.
A stamped sentiment, vintage style ribbon, embossed card panel and more of the vintage paper are all distressed and layered together to complete the card.
I am sharing this with:
Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Sketch
Cardz 4 Galz - Butterflies
Mix it Up - Anything goes & Distressing
Country View Crafts - Things With Wings
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenge - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes