Sparkles Monthly Challenge-Things with Wings

Hello friends!  I hope you’ve had a lovely Mother’s Day weekend and are enjoying the month of May so far!  I look forward to seeing those beautiful blooms and digging in the garden! 

Today starts a brand new challenge over at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge and the theme is “Things with Wings“!  This is a good one as there’s several ways to interpret it!  Be sure to check out the blog to see what the design team has come up with for inspiration!  Speaking of design team, Caz is looking to add to the team, so be sure to check out the details if you would be interested in joining.  Here’s what I’ve made for the challenge this month:

I thought the butterfly from this Taylored Expressions stamp set called Endless Joy would be so fun to color and use for this challenge.  They were stamped with Copic markers and cut out with the coordinating dies.

For the background, I’ve taken the rectangle masking stencil and blended some blue ink over the center and then I’ve added an additional stencil over top of it and blended more blue to get the pattern.  I then added some raw umber paint and opaque white Copic to splatter over top of it.  I cut out a stitched frame and added it over the blended area.

I added the flowers and butterfly to the card by gluing and popping out the smaller flower as well as the wings on the butterfly.  The sentiment was gold foiled and cut out with a coordinating die that was glued at the top.  I added some highlights on the butterfly with a white gel pen and added some Stickles glitter to the center of the flowers.  The white panel was attached to a top folding A2 white card base.

I hope that you have enjoyed my card today!  I hope that you will stop in to the challenge and play along with us this month!  Looking forward to seeing the gallery of wings!!

Have an amazing day and see you again soon!

Challenges I’d like to enter this card for:

  1. Four Seasons – Spring Season
  2. Triple B (Birds, Blooms &/or Butterflies) – Spring 
  3. Love to Scrap – Anything Goes
  4. Unicorn – Flowers
  5. Crafty Animals – Anything Goes + animal
  6. Critter Crazy – Anything Goes + featured critter
  7. Fab ‘n’ Funky – Things with Wings
  8. The Crafty Addicts – Anything Goes

24 thoughts on “Sparkles Monthly Challenge-Things with Wings

  1. Love the beautiful soft colour tones in the background stencilled area and the butterfly and flowers


  2. This is colored and designed so beautifully from the great background to that lovely butterfly! I love the subtle spatters in the background along with those pretty big flowers. Everything looks wonderful within the great framework as well.


  3. Love that stenciled background and the soft colors of the butterfly AND then the pop of pink for the flowers! So beautiful. LOVE your wonderful card Vicki!


  4. So pretty! Lovely stamps and stencilled background in soft delicate pastel shades. It’s a perfect fit for our ‘wings’ challenge at Fab’n’ Funky, so pleased you chose to play along.


  5. Wow, what a stunning card! I love your design with the pretty flowers and butterfly – so beautiful 😊. I hope you’re having a wonderful month, enjoy your gardening and sending you happy wishes! Hugs, Jo x


  6. This is really lovely Vicki, so crisp and clean and beautifully coloured! Take care and have a very happy week, Sue xx


  7. What a beautiful card Vicki, I love the background, so soft and subtle and then butterfly and flowers are gorgeous with that little bit of dimension to make them pop, beautiful.

    luv CHRISSYxx


  8. Beautiful – love the soft pastel colors and I love butterflies (among many other things). You did a great job on this one. I will be mailing you a card with a surprise this week.


  9. I do love your card today. So clean and serene, just what a butterfly and flowers should be. Your backgrounds always amaze me, the depth and techniques you utilize. If only I lived near you, I would come over to play and I would learn so much! Thanks for such good “describing.” Smiles, Kathy


  10. Gorgeous card Vicki,love the stencilled background,beautiful butterfly and and flowers
    Carol x
    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts
    Carol DT x


  11. Gorgeous coloring, Vicki! I love the butterfly (and the flowers) with the coordinating dies. I just finished a card with butterfly dies and I’ll post it tomorrow. What a fab color combo you chose. So delightfully spring like. We’ve had really miserable, hot weather this whole week and I feel like spring missed us altogether. I think winter jumped right into summer. Blaaah.


  12. Your card is really Gorgeous Vicki. I love this beautiful butterfly and the colours of the flowers. Great design.
    I wish you a lovely day and weekend
    Big hugs, Caty


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