Spring is certainly in the air. The days are beginning to be sunny and the bulbs are all starting to flower too. The Magpies have finished building their nest in the tree top opposite our back garden and are just tweaking it to their liking. It took them nearly two weeks to construct. They will start to nest shortly.
In the meantime it is time for a new Butterfly Challenge.
I know that we have already done this shape but I have found a couple of different variations which in my opinion make re visitng this shape worth while. We made the original version way back in July 2019 in the hazy,lazy days of summer pre Covid. If only we knew then what we know now!!
Your 6 elements are:
Joy Fold 2/Jade/Jasmine/Japanese Carmine/Jewels
n.b. Jasmine = a pale hint of yellow
Japanese Carmine = light Burgundy
Jewels = use your diamonds and pearls.
So here is my first variation for your inspiration. Instead of the usual Joy Fold Flap you make it into a Buckle Fold closure. Very easy to do. I have made tutorials for both of the cards and you will find them under the Card Shapes Tab over on the Butterfly Blog.
I am using all six of the elements.
Variation 2 is for a Double Joy Fold which I have also attached together in an unusual way for added interest.
Again I have used all of the 6 elements.
Well I hope I have whetted your appetite and you will come and give these shapes a go over at the Butterfly Blog. The challenge is running for two weeks and closes on Tuesday 16th Mar at 8pm (GMT). Gosh the clocks will be going forward shortly. The days are already drawing out. It was warm enough in the Summer House to have our Tea in there.