Monday, October 05, 2015

Knot on Wood!

Here are some knots to give you  inspiration
for my #39 Butterflies + K is for Knots.
You still have a few days left to enter.

In this 1st card the knots are in the Wood Panel!
The stamp is by Clear  Impressions
and came free in a  Get Stamping Magazine.
I stamped twice to get a double panel
and coloured using a brown promarker .
Butterflies are 'Duplex' Decoupage toppers.
I matched the backing cards to the colours in them
and layered up.
The sentiment came in the same stamp set. 
Entering into the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy #149 Autumn Colours.
Scrap and Craft #14 Colours of Autumn.
Creative Moments #78 Anything goes/Autumn colours.
All Sorts Challenge #331 Nature.
Mod Squad Challenge # Anything With Wings.

My 2nd card uses sheer ribon to creat a knot.

Card Base is a blank card aperture
made by Crafts House.
I used sheer ribbon cut in lengths and attached behind
the butterfly to fill. 
The ribbon has a lovely pink and blue shimmer to it  IRL.
I then backed with a sheet of plain blue card stock
which I used again to die cut the eyelet panel .
Spellbinders A2 Floral Ribbon Threader.
Threaded two small pieces of the ribbon through
from each end and made a knot in the centre.
I added  white stickles to the 2 embossed butterflies.
A close up showing the shimmer of the ribbon.
Entering into the following  challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner #39 Things with wings.
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #19 Anything goes.
3 Girl Jam # Anything goes with ribbon.

Last card  also uses a ready made card blank.
I have used a  Decoupage sheet by Tbz-Kaart .
You can't see very well but the two butterflies 
are cut out again and adhered to the main image
using sticky pads. 
The inset  pattern on the card had a slotted ribbon along
  the bottom which  Iv'e simply adhered a knotted  length
of green raffia over the top of.

(Actually it wasn't simple as it took me ages to space
and  get the knots in all the right places.!) 
Here is a close up of them.
Entering into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination #53 Anything goes.
Penny's Paper Crafty #247 Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #197 Use up your snippets (Raffia )
2 Creative Chicks #3 Anything goes.
Creative Ladybirds #8 Anything goes.


Barb said...

Your cards are very inspirational Valery. I can imagine how long those little knots took to get in place. The wood knots idea is genius! I wonder was it one of those middle of the night inspiration moments. Barbxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
oh I never thought of that one.
A great idea, and a couple of wonderful cards.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such beautiful creations
Dr Sonia

Di said...

You clever sausage! I'd never have thought of knots in wood! LOVE your snippets card - sheesh all those little knots must have taken ages to get exactly right!


Di xx

Margreet said...

Gorgeous the knots in your tree paper! So original.
xxx Margreet

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Genial inspirations and gorgous cards!!
Love the idea of the knot of the wood, it made me smile! :D

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Unknown said...

Lovely cards and clever use of the knots. Thanks for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and we would love to see you again.Jennifer DT member xx

Sandra H said...

So clever Mrs A with creating your line of knots and effective too!,,,,all of your cards are as always so adorable x

rachel said...

great makes Valery - love the first one especially - brilliant x

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

Catherine said...

Your cards are beautiful Valery Anne ! Love them all... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Mervi said...

Fabulous creations.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts!
Welcome again;-))m

Joyce Erb said...

Pretty CAS cards. Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the Mod Squad Challenge

Tracy said...

Great card. Thanks for joining the Allsorts challenge. Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Helen said...

Great cards - thanks for joining us at Penny's this week.

Helen x

Connie Baccus said...

Love the butterflies! Ty for participating in the Mod Squad Challenge.

Michelle said...

Awesome knots! Thanks you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty challenge this week! Hope to see you back again soon :)

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
A veritable butterfly fest, all as super as each other.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Suzi Mac said...

Lovely cards, so many pretty butterflies. Thank you for coming to play with us over at Scrap & Craft Inspiration. Good luck! Hugs Suzi x

Raechelle Bellus said...

These are all lovely! Thanks for joining us at 3GJ!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

The colours on the first card are really striking, especially with the wood texture. And the thirs card is super pretty too. I love the simplicity of the second xx

Eileen said...

Love the use of the wooden background to emphasise those beautiful butterflies. Thanks for joining in with our 'Autumn Colours ' challenge at Fussy and Fancy this week, and good luck.
Eileen x

Janis Lewis said...

All of them are pretty!
Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks
:) Janis

Julie Odil said...

What a creative and clever challenge -- and great examples! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes plus ribbon challenge at 3 Girl JAM. Julie O, DT