It's been a long time since I did a challenge from the Scrap Our Stash blog, but they've had a makeover and posted some interesting challenges this month. The first one was a stash-busting challenge - to use at least one polka dot paper, one striped paper and one bird, butterfly, or bee.
This challenge sent me straight to my scraps box as I knew I had both a multi-coloured stripey paper and a brown polka dot paper there. While rummaging, I also re-discovered a butterfly print paper in the same colours. I was trying not to dither or waste time, so I picked the first photo that I came to that worked with these colours - my children on the village green in Thorpeness, Suffolk. I'd asked my son to hold his sister's hand while I took the picture because of the pond behind them but she wasn't having it, hence the title.
I fussy cut one of the butterflies from another scrap of the same paper as an embellishment. Its paper antennae were too fine to cut around, so I replaced them with a length of wire, and used pop-dots under the wings.
Paper - Lily Bee Double Dutch, Basic Grey Eva & Porcelain, Glitz Design Laced with Grace, Crate Paper Little Sprout
Letters - American Crafts Thickers, Fancy Pants Fundamentals
Washi Tape - Trimcraft
Ink - docrafts
X-Cut Scallop Border Punch