Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Come Fly with Me..

It's a new challenge over at my
Butterfly challenge.

 Any medium to make your knot is acceptable.  (ribbon, lace, cord, rope, twine etc)
along with the required Butterfly/s of course.

Here is the card I made.
How can such a relativity simple design
take so long to make cos it did!!
My love/hate relationship with  acetate 
is back on track.

Cutting the aperture using  Spellbinders 
'Deckled Rectangles die was the easy bit.
Because I was using acetate for the window 
it all had to be neatened up on the  inside and that was 
the faffing around bit.
I had the idea to use this butterfly from my stash
and make it into a kite using string as the tail
with knots tied into it. 
As the Butterfly had a hot air balloon as part 
of the design I rummaged in my stash and found
 this  freebie paper  from Making Cards Magazine
called 'Wondnerful Watercolours' which matched  perfectly.

Here is a close up of the knots in the kite tail. 
Hessain string was oddments from making bags
and the pearls were from my stash.

Hope along with Kath that we have given you some inspiration.

Entering into the following challenges:
Craft your Passion #280 Anything goes.
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #18 Anything goes,
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #195 Use up your snippets. (Hessian twine threads.)
2 Creative Chicks #2 Anything goes.
Crafts Galore # Anything goes.
Creative Ladybirds  #7 Anything goes.
Scrap and Craft #13 Butterflies.


Unknown said...

Sometimes the 'simplest' ideas can take ages but it was worth all the effort - pretty design.

Kath said...

I great design and I love how you've matched the paper with your butterfly. Looking forward to seeing everyone's creations for this challenge.
Kath x

Jo said... the colours of the butterfly.
hugs Jo x

Liz said...

A great design and I love the patterned paper you've used on the inside. Very clever way of using knots. x

Di said...

Very clever Mrs A - fancy making your butterfly into a kite! Super way to incorporate knots too. Who know, I might mange a piece of knotted ribbon this time round - the yarn totally beat me last time!


Di xx

Jacee said...

Lovely, fabulous design, I do like the balloon papers
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Margreet said...

Love your butterfly kite with the cute knots in the tail...the matching papers are gorgeous!
xxx Margreet

andree said...

A really pretty card Mrs A. Thank you so much for playing this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree {DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}

Kathleen said...

Oooo, what a very novel idea, tempted to call you 'clever clogs' but worried yu may take it the wrong way.
Great make.

Kath x

Brenda in IN said...

This is so clever and cute. I love the idea of a butterfly being a kite. You did a fantastic job with the window and inside of the card.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow!! wonderful card! Your butterfly kite is just stunning! Such a clever idea!! Beautiful design with the acetate and the lovely papers!

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card the butterfly with the knotted tail as well as the papers and aperture look smashing, thank you for joining our challenge at LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS
lorraine x

Sarn said...

Brilliant shaped card you have here Mrs A.

Hugs, SarN xxx

Donna said...

This is beautiful, I like that window , fabulous design and colors.

Donna said...

This is beautiful, I like that window , fabulous design and colors.

Isobel said...

Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge , great card
Good luck x

Wheelie Crafty said...

Gorgeous design, and I love the way you have used the need knots... Thank you so much for joining our Challenge over at Creative Artiste this month and we hope to see you again soon...

Rhonda (DT) xx

KandA said...

Great design card Mrs A. Never used acetate myself but must say you've done a fabulous job with it and I love your butterfly kite xx

Donna said...

Psst... I have a love/hate relationship with acetate, too!
Gorgeous stuff, but such a pig to die cut!!!

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE this card and love using acetate and what a fab challenge...may just get time to enter this one.xx

Kathleen said...

Hi, this is the full link to Chris's make with the image, can't remember if I did the link to the actual post or just to her blog.
I loved the way she had put him in the circle but didn't like to completely case it.
But with your great imagination I am sure you will come up with something brilliant too.

Kath x

Andree said...

A wonderful card and design. The butterfly and paper are gorgeous and I love the kite tail idea xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Ooh that's clever, I like the ballon paper butterfly xx

Kimbo said...

How clever is this, great idea. I love the backing paper too x