Friday, August 10, 2012

Shrink Plastic Butterflies.

One of the mediums that I love working with is shrink plastic. Add butterflies into the equation and I'm away. I made a batch up the other day using up some off cuts of plastic. Instead of making into buttons I left them blank to use as decoration.



 This card uses up three of them as the colours just happen to go  really well with the snippet of paper I had left over from another card. The  butterflies were made using a large die, coloured using promarkers and then shrunk with my heat gun. Glossy accents (another of my must haves)
was coated over each one and left to dry to a lovely  high sheen. The lace had been white but I scribbled a promarker onto paper, wet it a little bit and then dunked the lace over it until it  covered.
Everything I have used has come from the snippets drawer so am entering into
Pixies Crafty Workshop. Snippets #31.
Also entering into the following challenges.
Come and get it challenges: Adult Birthday.
Sirstampalot challenges: Take flight.
That craft place: Things with wings.
Corrosive Challenges: Birthday.


27 comments:

Faye said...

Hello! The butterflies are sooooooooo pretty and go perfectly with that paper and superdooper DIY coloured lace. Fabbo. Have a great weekend. xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Its lovely - shrink plastic is such fun isnt it!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Very pretty, Mrs. A. I must have another try with shrink P myself. Hugs, Lesley

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,love the butterflies.xxx

Judy McKay said...

Very pretty card. I like your shrink plastic butterflies. Thank you for joinig us at Come and Get it Challenges this week.

Sandra H said...

Hi Mrs A This is stunning love your butterflies really effective and the papers beautiful too, xx

brenda said...

What are really pretty card, such delicate lace down the side and a beautiful kaleidoscope of butterflies.

It's great to see you at Stampalot challenge this month, many thanks joining in.

B x

pinky said...

Its very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.
Pinky

Linda w said...

Such a pretty card, the butterflies are lovely. I must make use of the shrink plastic I have, I love how it looks. Thanks for popping by my blog. Hugs lin

Meighan Wheller said...

Lovely card. Great layout and lovely lace. Butterflies are always a winner! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Come and Get it. Regards Meighan

Di said...

Hi Mrs A!

Lovely card - what a clever girlie doing the lace with Pro Markers too. Love those butterflies of course :)

I locked the playground gates this morning, earlier than the lunchtime I'd planned - 7am and folk were still coming to play - 58 for the roll call this week!

I gather you didn't find 'Senore Pizzicotto'? I read that it's often old guys and as this was about 30 years ago my guess is that you didn't go trawling the local cemeteries anyhow?

Hope the Wimp is doing OK - and that you and the Doc. are brown, full of ice cream and having a fabby time.

Hugs, Di xx

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

That's so pretty :o) I love butterflies on anything and everything. A close second behind hearts for me!

Merry said...

Wonderful card...love what you did to the lace. I shall have to remember that.

Ann said...

How do you get them so perfect!? I never can get shrink plastic to work right for me - I always end up with something curled up. And Mrs A - I missed your paper basket full of flowers - its absolutely wonderful! Such crafty expertise - I love it!

Samantha Elliott said...

I am with you on the shrink plastic. I love using it with alcohol inks and flutterbies are a gorgeous subject.
xxx

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

mm that is on my to get list one day some shrink plastic have had two pieces sent to me on card and atc and think it is awesome but funnily have not seen it around in shops when there love this card - great touches on it! Shaz in Oz.x

Sally H said...

What a fabulous card! I love shrink plastic! Thanks for sharing it with us for our take Flight theme at Stampalot this month and good luck!

Lynn said...

Many thanks for commenting on my blog. Your card with the shrink plastic butterflies is gorgeous, love the colours. Looking at your other work, you are a very talented lady. Lynn x

Ruth said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining our August challenge at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Beautiful card, Mrs. A! Shrink plastic. Wow, haven't thought of that in years and I have some of that around somewhere ... I'm inspired!

Laney said...

This card is sooo pretty just lovely!!Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place
hugs
laney

Laney said...

This card is sooo pretty just lovely!!Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place
hugs
laney

Mary said...

What a super idea....I'm off to the craft roomto give it a try. Your ribbon is beautiful, as is your card!

Lynne K said...

What a pretty card! The butterflies are gorgeous. They work so well with the shrink plastic. Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month, and good luck.

Lynne x

Plastic cards said...

Captivating design,use of butterflies makes it more adorable...

Sue said...

Brilliant. They will be so useful. It is good to use up all the litle bits and butterflies will always be a hit where ever they end up:)
xxx

Custom gift cards said...

ooh kids will love it. Nice work keep it up.