When I first read the title of this fortnight's Butterfly Challenge, I thought it said Paper Piecing and I had an idea all ready to start making - and then I looked at the inspiration samples and realised it was piercing and not piecing! So it was back to the drawing board for me. Right back, as I don't think I've done any paper piercing before, apart from making occasional holes to stitch into. Anyway, here is my entry for the challenge, Paper Piercing and/or the colour Fern
I stamped the butterfly collage onto vellum, using Memento ink (which dries frustratingly slowly on vellum, but gets there in the end) in a colour as close to my idea of fern as I could find, and coloured it from the back with Promarkers. Then I used a stencil and pokey tool to pierce the border. resting it on a foam mat while piercing. I stuck the vellum to the background card with a dab of strong glue in each corner, covered on the outside with dots of candi.