Hello! It’s the start of our latest challenge over at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge and this month we’re lucky to have Morgan’s Art World as our sponsor. The team has created some awesome inspiration for this month’s challenge and you can see it all here, in this month’s challenge post. While you’re browsing the team’s inspiration, I hope you enter some of your recent work into the challenge. Being an open challenge, we accept any project with any theme, every month, and we can’t wait to see your entry.

My inspiration uses the sweet Fwings image from Morgan’s Art World and I created a digital background using some coloured digital clip art and papers I have used in the past from Fred She Said to overlay one for the Fwings images on to. After saving the layered images as a single file, I printed it out onto plain white cardstock. I then printed a second of the same Fwings image onto a separate piece of cardstock to colour as my decoupage layer. I coloured both Fwings images in the same way, using my Lyra Rembrandt coloured pencils and fussy cut the spare Fwings image, ready to layer it onto my printed image.
Before layering the Fwings, I set to work creating the rest of the card. I decided to use the Spellbinders Bella Rose Lattice Layering Frame die set as a background on a pink matting layer and cut it from simple white cardstock. I glued the pink matting layer directly onto the 5″x7″ card base and added the white die cut on top, using drops of Ranger Multi Medium Matte Adhesive. I then die cut the feature printout using an oval die that was the same shape as the centre of the white

Spellbinders Bella Rose Lattice Layering Frame die cut. Once it was cut and placed into place on the card, I felt it needed a frame of its own. I didn’t have a die that was slightly larger than the die I had used, so i simply flipped the die I had used over and traced around the outer edge of it with a pencil onto some scrap black card. I then carefully fussy cut the oval shape out of the black card and matted my feature onto it. I added the oval layers to the card base, centering it onto the Spellbinders Bella Rose Lattice Layering Frame white die cut.
I then added my extra Fwings layer to the feature panel, using some foam tape and more Ranger Multi Medium Matte Adhesive. I also added a die cut butterfly body that I had die cut from a scrap of black card using Lawn Fawn Layered Butterflies die set die set. This little die cut added a really worked well to complete the layered butterfly I had created. I added a little shimmer to the body with a clear Sakura sparkle pen and black drops black Sakura Glaze pen to the antennae to add interest to the die cut piece.
To add a little more embellishment, I simply added some white dots around the black oval border, using a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen and some black dots around the outer edge of the pink matting layer, using a black Sakura Glaze Pen. These little extras helped to break up the bland edges of the card’s layers while helping the colour scheme appear more consistent. I really liked how the pink, black and white colours work together.
Don’t forget to stop by and add your entry to our challenge this month for your chance to win the Fwings and other images from Morgan’s Art World. Your visit is always appreciated! Thanks so much for spending time with me today, I look forward to next time! 😊

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