Sunday, 28 June 2015

CD Sunday - Flitter and Flutter - chosen by Jenny

Good Morning. Whilst writing this the weather is gorgeous - puffy white clouds and the slightest of breezes. Let's hope it continues.
The card I have made for this challenge - which I made a few weeks ago - turned out to be the idea for the cards I made at the Bristol Parchment Exhibition (last Sunday).  A girlfriend was spending the day here and we were crafting together and it was really she who suggested it would be a good project.
Here is the one I literally 'made a little earlier' for the Challenge

I made a smallish square card (just under 150mm square) from some beautiful blue card I found (last piece). I die cut a circle 8.5cms diameter from a piece of backing paper from  Jane Shasky's 'from the heart of the garden' CD 1 and attached this to the centre.  I made 10 butterflies in plain parchment using Pergamano Multi Grid No: 31 and  attached these to the edge of the paper circle getting them as evenly spaced as possible.  I then added flat backed self adhesive pearls to act as the heads and bodies of the butterflies.  Heart shaped for the heads and round for the bodies. The centre coloured butterfly was cut and decoupaged from the same background paper as the circle. The antennae were made using haberdashery stamens.I used so many of my flat backed pearls that I have had to order some more and managed to get a great deal on Ebay.  I can now do hundreds of butterflies.
I look forward to 'flitting' from Blog to Blog to see your ideas on Jenny's theme.
Carol xx


  1. I really love those parchment butterflies! And what a great idea to use haberdashery stamens, I must give that a try

  2. This is a beautiful card, when I saw this beautiful card on the table it stood out as a wow card. I brought a grid with butterflies on at the show so I will be trying to make some butterflies, not saying my entry will have butterflies, the mojo will have to think about the card.

    1. Such a stunning card Carol. I love the way you've made a frame of the uncoloured butterflies (I was going to put plain, but they are anything but plain) then placing the coloured one in the middle.

      Sue xx

  3. This is stunningly beautiful Carol. xx
    Jocelyn x

  4. Gorgeous card Carol, you certainly have a way with Parchment. Love all those 'Butterflies' and I am sure you had fantastic comments at the show.
    No 'purple' from me this time :) but loved the colours on my chosen image.
    Christine xx

  5. How gorgeous is this, a stunning piece of work Carol.xx

  6. Carol your card is stunning and I might just have to 'pinch' your idea to share with my crafters please x hugs Wynn x

  7. I hope they have fun making the card. I know I did.
    Carol xx

  8. Absolutely exquisite! Those butterflies are perfect and having the coloured one in the centre just finishes it off perfectly. Clever you! Michelle x


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