Saturday, August 25, 2018

Stitched Butterfly Blocks

Hello friends.  I hope you've had a great week.

Less is More has a sketch challenge that looked interesting to me.
So I thought I'd play along.

Since I'd pulled out this watercolor butterfly to play in the
Poppystamps Challenge, all I had to do was find a background to 
cut the squares from.

One square is a bit different because it was the first one I cut
and I misjudged what size would work.  So I cut a larger square
around the cut out and pieced them together.

They didn't fit perfectly, but close enough.  This splash background
had perfect colors to go with the butterfly and it was a little piece.
Not much room for error!

Since I can't cut, stamp or glue straight, I die cut a larger square
that the little squares would fit on. That made it easier to place and space
the small squares.  It added a bit of dimension too.

Snippets were used so I'll head over to Pixie's Playground.

Less is More: Sketch
Poppystamps: Splash Watercolor

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Sending You Phrases (Creek Bank Creations)
Ink:   Onyx Black (Versafine), Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Blueprint Sketch (DI)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore), Neenah
Other:  Stitched Butterfly Trio Die (PS), Stitched Shapes Die (SU)


jimlynn said...

PRETTY card!!! Love the design on the four little squares and that cute butterfly. Outstanding!

Mac Mable said...

What a wonderful layout and the prettiest of colours. Cute butterfly too X

MaryH said...

The pieced squares look pretty even to me, but I liked your idea of gluing to another square! The splashed colors are so pretty and soft, and work beautifully with the sweet butterfly. Good thing you have all those backgrounds just waiting to be used up! TFS & Hugs

Nonni said...

Those stitched squares look really cute! I love the artsy, splattered look. The butterfly really pops beautifully from the square background. Thanks for joining us at Less is More!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a beautiful card Bonnie, and a great interpretation of the sketch.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the pretty butterfly, it looks great against the pretty background squares. Perfect take on the sketch.

Susan said...

Love the pretty delicate colours on the background squares. The beautiful butterfly ties in perfectly.

nancy littrell said...

Such a beautiful and thoughtful thinking of your card, Bonnie. I love your stitched squares and butterfly from your pretty splash background. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful use of the dies making a beautiful and lovely card Bonnie.

Trina P. said...

Another pretty butterfly card, Bonnie! Your splash background is artsy. The colours are great together. Love the stitched squares. Happy to see you join us at Less is More. xx

Ina G said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie. Love the square dies and your background splashes are so cool! Lovely butterfly with all the stitching too.

Loll said...

Sweet card Bonnie. Love your splashed blue and pink background, so perfect for this layout. And your butterfly is the icing on the cake ... so pretty! What a great idea to cut out a large square to piece the smaller square on top to get it perfectly straight. So clever!! xx

Christine Alexander said...

Love the splashes of pastel colours and the tiny squares are such a beautiful focal point surrounding your butterfly :)

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card and most gorgeous colours used. x

Di said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie - and what a clever tip about the plain square of card to position the smaller squares. Lovely to see you back in the Playground once again!


Di xx

Brenda said...

Well know, I am so loving this card Bonnie! That butterfly is so pretty in pink/lavender and the background splash you did is perfect with it. I love that you cut them in squares, they look all the same size to me! And I lot the tip of lining them up evenly by using another larger square. Great tip to know as I can't stamp, cut or do anything else straight! lol Hugs, Brenda

Brenda in IN said...

What a great design with stitched squares this is. I love the splash colors and sweet butterfly. I am straight challenged too but this looks great.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Always love a grid design & you've done wonders with this one, Bonnie! What a pretty butterfly!!

pam said...

Wonderful layout on your pretty card.
Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
Pam x

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a lovely card, Bonnie! The effect and the colors of the splashes are so pretty, and the butterfly and the squares are all stitched. I didn't notice the smaller square until I read your blog and scrutinized with a magnifying glass. ;-P Clever fix!
Hideko xx

Darnell said...

This really stands out in the galleries you entered Bon-Bon! I'm sure you've got a winner here! It's so pretty and I love the colors!! Hugs, Darnell

BożenA said...

A wonderful watercolor mosaic. Your butterfly looks so beautiful on this background. I love how you designed the center of the card.
BożenA xoxo

Jo said...

What a lovely design. I love that the four squares are so different. Those pastels colours add such a beautiful softness that match the sentiment perfectly. Such sweet calligraphy too. Beautiful card, dear friend xx