Monday, August 2, 2021



Color Throwdown- ctd653- colors bright pink, orange, yellow and green

Stamplorations- Summer Vacation  

Crafty Animals- Anything Goes 

Alphabet Challenge- Insects

Simon Says- anything Goes 

Butterfly Challenge-The Letter Q-I used all colours-Quinacridone(magenta), Quick Sand (Light Yellow), Quince(Green)

I usually play with the blues and purples but this time, I enjoyed creating the background using color bursts in orange, magenta and yellow. I spritzed the colour dust with water to create the background You can see the pale yellow(love that firework the colorburst does especially when using yellow). I added pearl magenta with alcohol ink for the top half. I took a flower like stencil and laid part of it on 2 corners opposite from one another. Taking my egg looking sponge, I took some dye ink colour in orange to create the effect. I had played with distress inks and alcohol inks a while back, in the greens,  so I took 2 butterfly die cuts and cut them out running it through my sizzex. I layered the card in the colours named above and glued the butterflies in place. I bought a new punch ( it was on sale and I love butterflies) and punched out 4 small butterflies to fill in the areas. I added Crystals and a border sticker I coloured in green, to finish the effect. 

My summer vacation is coming to an end and will return to work tomorrow. I have truly enjoyed my garden which my hubby created. We have many flowers that bring bees, butterflies and hummingbirds(I have not seen one but my hubby has). I promise to post some pictures of my (not so) secret garden. 

Wishing you a very happy day and week ahead.


  1. Great background Birgit…just perfect to show off your gorgeous butterflies….so back to work after your holiday in your beautiful garden…take care xxx

  2. Hi, Birgit!

    How's it going up there in the great frozen north country, dear friend? I've got butterflies in my tummy because the green butterflies on your card are so pretty! They pop against the background of pink, orange and yellow. Green is my signature color, and I see three different shades represented on your card. I have always admired the butterfly because, to me, it symbolizes freedom, beauty and transformation. I will borrow Hannibal's moth quote from Silence of the Lambs because it applies to the butterfly:

    "The significance of the moth is change. Caterpillar into chrysalis or pupa, from thence into beauty."

    I'm happy to know you enjoyed tinkering in the garden your hubby created. You are lucky to have bees up there. We planted loads of flowers around our property, but can't seem to attract any. Could you please shoo some down our way? Please - no killer bees or murder hornets! :)

    I'll see you Wednesday when we bust our brains in the WSC, dear friend BB!

  3. That is a great card. We've been overrun with actual butterflies here lately. And dragonflies. All sorts of flying insects.

  4. I love this butterfly card! It says summer!

  5. What beautiful butterflies, Birgit! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Color Throwdown challenge!

  6. I love the way those butterflies look to be popping off of the card and my computer screen. Lovely, Birgit.
    Sorry your vacation is over, but hopefully your return to work has been smooth and uneventful.

  7. This is a really charming card, Birgit. I think the background makes the butterflies simply POP!

  8. Hello Birgit, So nice to see you playing along in the butterfly garden with this gorgeous summery card. Thankyou for coming. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. Love the vibrant summer colours and the way you have used them on your background. Thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

  10. This is lovely. I love the green butterflies. Thanks for joining my Alphabet Challenge theme. Love Dawn x

  11. Beautiful background, Birgit, and your green butterflies are glorious against it. Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge. Deborah DT