... and here is my effort.
It all got a little bit fussy really - sorry Natasha. One thing I do like about it is the colour scheme. I'm using Soft Suede, one of the new colours, and love the slight oliveness of this brown. I think it goes really well with the Old Olive designer paper from the Sweet Pea stack. I used the 1" circle punch to make the scallops around the middle of the flower. It looked a bit naked so I made a raised border with some more circle punches. I placed this on three pieces of narrow grosgrain ribbon and thought it looked a bit weird so then I added the leaves... Hmmm. Then I added the butterfly, coloured in with markers and finished with the sentiment which I initially stamped directly onto the background paper, but then had to cover it up with this banner because it looked as if I'd done it blindfold...
Stamps: All a Flutter, Basic Phrases
Ink: Night of Navy
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Old Olive
Other: Circles and two-step bird punch, Sweet Pea designer paper stack, Designer Series paper (hostess stack), More Mustard and Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon, Earth Elements markers, Stamp-a-majig
Sometimes when you're crafting, things don't work out the way you want them to. That's fine - it means you are learning!
We have a bank holiday weekend here in the UK as well as birthday celebrations in our family.
Hope you have a fabulous weekend lined up too.
See you soon!