Monday, October 31, 2016

What If!

There are a few days left  at the Butterfly Challenge.

(Harebell ranges from pale blue through to a brighter blue to almost purple)
so I thought I would share a couple more ideas with you. I was in a bit of what if I tried this frame of mind and these are the results.

What would happen if I took a pre cut swing card blank and then cut an extra circle from the centre, die cut a butterfly and attached it to the top and bottom of the hole with  thread ?

Well I just did!!. As my very best friend Julie was fond of saying.  I reinforced the circle with an extra ring which served to catch the the ends of the thread neatly out of sight and hold the butterfly taut.
Edged it with a silver shimmer marker pen to match the silver sticker sentiment from my stash. I coloured all exposed areas of the blank white card with a toning promarker pen.

The design paper is a freebie from Making Cards magazine Aug 2016 called 'Cocktail Time' and it enhances all the shades of Harebell  listed above.
Butterfly Die is by Poppystamps 'Theo'. Inside circle cut using Xcut  Circles nesting die.

Entering into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #166 Anything goes.
Dream Valley #143 One for the girls.
Crafty Catz #344 Anything goes using die cuts and or punch.
Crafting With Friends #30 Anything goes.

What would then happen if instead of throwing the empty plastic ring from the used up ds tape in the bin I cleaned it up and used it to make  a card? So I did.
Backing paper is from a Cd rom by Ooh La La Creations 2008 'Passion For Fashion' pattern No3. You can be forgiven for thinking that the bird image paper in the ring is from the same CD rom but you would be wrong as it is actually a page from The Little Book of Shimmer by Hunkydory. The pattern  really is so similar that you have to look twice. I  die cut the bird image with butterfly using my Xcut circle nesting die and a larger one from plain cardstock. The ds tape ring fitted perfectly over the image. Pre made bow was in my stash as was the puffer butterfly and the gold sentiment which I backed with a small piece of the same plain blue cardstock.

Entering into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion #336 Anything goes.
Get Creative #51 Anything goes.
PCC Challenge #4 Anything goes.
One Stitch At A Time #274 Anything goes +recycling. (recycled the ring from the ds tape.).


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow wow!!! I'm stunned by both your makes! Two really brilliant cards, Mrs A!! You are so much creative, such clever ideas! Love the swinging butterfly, very striking! This is a technique that I must try!
And the sweet bird looks fabulous in the empty plastic ring, such a genial recycling!!

PaperDaisies said...

What a stunning selection of cards. I love both of them. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Jane Willis said...

Two absolutely gorgeous makes and great upcycling too

Margo said...

These are so lovely ! Your first card is so delicate with the butterfly !

Aquarius said...

Two brilliant 'what if' cards

Di said...

Both cards are fabulous! I do love the swingy one especially.


Di xx

Sall said...

What an ingenious idea, I LOVE it! Thank you for taking the time and sharing your creativity with us at OSAAT this fortnight, I hope you have enjoyed playing along as much as we have enjoyed seeing your talent. Love 'n' hugs Sall OSAAT DT.

cuilliesocks said...

Both cards are fabulous, great ideas Valery and love your colours, Kate x

Barb said...

What a beautiful and amazing card that is and well done for making another lovely card straight away with your left over frame. Barbxx

Sandra H said...

Awww both of your cards Mrs A are beautiful l like the swinging one too! x

Zue said...

You are really inventive, Val.
It's good to do things will be appreciated.
Have a good week.....
Sue xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two fabulous cards Mrs A, your ideas are wonderful.

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Valery Anne, thanks for the visit and the welcome. I love how you've done that butterfly card- it's fun sometimes to follow the 'what if' thought, I agree. Hugs, Shaz xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

What lovely designs and such a gorgeous color
Dr Sonia

AlisonC said...

No 1 - beautiful colours and a clever, inventive design. So pretty.
No 2 - who would know that ring would have been in the bin? It makes a perfect frame for your little bird.
You should try 'what if' more often.

Tina Z. said...

wow, both are stunning!

MaryH said...

Am loving your 'what if' cards, and what brilliant recycling on #2! Also liked the swing ideas and the background papers are just gorgeous as well. I didn't have a clue what color Harebell was, but it surely is a lovely soft blue. You've aced it with both these beauties! TFS & Hugs

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my another two stunning cards the deep colours of the first one is awesome, I love how you have made the aperture in the second, both excellent makes
lorraine x

Brenda in IN said...

I think your idea to add the free form butterfly is just genius. The card is just lovely, as well as the bird card. You are so good at recycling and using your vision to create great cards.

Lia said...

These are really amazing cards. I love the idea of a swing card, but both are so beautiful!
Lia xx

Susanne Vargas said...

Your butterfly swing card is so spectacular! Love how you suspended the butterfly in the air!

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Very nice card.
Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
xx Valentina DT xx
Tinka's paper wonderlland

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards and love the brilliant idea with the middle of the DST ---Thank you for joining us at Get Creative
Carol DT x

Greta said...

Beautiful work! I especially love the first one--absolutely stunning! said...

Love the bird/butterfly card! So unique~Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Your Passion and best of luck to you!
Carolyn, DT

Bonnie said...

WOW! Such detail and repurposing! Both are gorgeous!