March 2020 Challenge – Butterflies

Hi, Amy here today setting a new challenge for the month of March. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for Spring to arrive. So with that in mind, I challenge you to use at least one butterfly on your memory keeping project.

You could use one large butterfly or lots of small butterflies. They could be the main focus of your layout, or you could subtly place one somewhere on your layout. Patterned papers are great to fussy cut, or you could use a cut file, a butterfly punch, a hand drawn doodle, stamped images, ready made embellishments…there are endless ways in which to include a butterfly onto your project.

Living the Dream

In my example I have fussy cut 10 butterflies from the beautiful Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘Lacewing‘ paper from the Unforgettable collection. Inspired by their 5 colours I created a mixed media background and went with a circular theme, to add movement to the layout.

One of my favourite little tricks when using butterflies is to gently fold the wings of the butterfly up and use 3D foam dots under each wing. Combined with normal flat adhesive on the body, this creates a dimensional effect of them flying out of the layout.

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Caroline Aston has created this wonderful example using lots of butterflies cut from a piece of patterned vellum.

To join in with the challenge pop over to our group on Facebook. If you are not already a member, just ask to join this inspiring, friendly group. Upload your entry in the March Challenge Album by midnight on 31st March 2020. Only entries uploaded to this album will be entered into the prize draw. You can enter as many times as you like. A winner will be picked at random at the beginning of April, and they will win 1000 Hey Little Magpie points (equivalent to £10 to spend in the online shop).

I look forward to seeing all your creations.

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