Thursday, 3 March 2016

Impatience breeds necessity

Normally I am very patient but I have recently discovered that there is a whole lot more to dies than just cutting out circles etc for shaped bases. I have some new dies on order courtesy of my son but after finding so many new techniques I had to try even though I had to improvise on all levels.

I used a memory box butterfly die and techniques I discovered on outside the box blog. I made 2 projects a card and a sparkly image for my book that I write challenges in.

I cut a quarter of a piece of A4 card and randomly cut 3 butterflies and repeated this for my second project. I removed all the little pieces from the 3 butterflies and coloured the butterflies with pink promarker. I coloured the card I cut the butterflies from with the same pink pen.

I overlaid the base card onto some lily of the valley flowered paper cut just a little larger than the white card so it formed a border.

I them inlaid the coloured butterflies into the spaces they were cut from and added the whole thing to a 5"by 7" white card. I finished the card with a simple peel-off sentiment.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

The craft barn - clean and simple

glitter n sparkle - things with wings


Crafts and me - spring


Simon says - take a leap into the unknown

outside the box-blossoms and bunnies
(sorry don't yet have any other memory box dies yet hope my improvisation and interpretation is ok)

creative inspirations - pretty projects

Live and love crafts - spring is in the air


My second experiment with this technique required more improvisation. The technique I had seen suggested using double sided sheet to enable glitter to be adhered to the dies missing bits. I didn't have any double sided sticky sheets only tape so I used several strips on the back of the second white card I had cut butterflies from.



I re-inlaid the butterflies and sprinkled each butterfly with a different coloured glitter, the tape worked quite well not perfect but well enough to satisfy my impatience till my dies arrive. I simply added to the front of my book and now no doubt I will sprinkle a little glitter where-ever my book goes.


I would like to enter this project into the following challenges;-

the craft barn - clean and simple

Naughty or nice - at the movies
(the butterfly effect)

shopping our stash - no white paper


Simon says - add some texture


crafting for all seasons-add some sparkle





12 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty butterflies with us at Naughty or Nice Challenges this month - I love all the the sparkle! Jo x

Ella's Design said...

This is fab, Julie! We often forget to use our pens for anything other than colouring in an image, so it's nice to see a whole card layer created using just one Promarker pen! I can spend ages trying to find the right colour cardstock to matt and layer and only once in a blue moon do I remember that I have a whole hoard of pens that I can quickly edge a plain piece of white cardstock and turn it into the perfect shade matt! Thanks for joining us this week at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x

Donna said...

Awesome job on both creations! Thanks for sharing and for playing along with the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH this week for our "White Out" challenge!

Lindsey said...

Wow, that's a lot of colouring on your first card! And it's beautiful. And then there are your glittery butterflies! So pretty and shimmery. Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges! (The Butterfly Effect is a great choice.)

Kristina said...

Beautiful cards - love the butterflies. Thanks so much for joining us over at the Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge Blog this week.

The Crafty Den said...

Beautiful card Julye. I love that you've reminded us to try and use our Promarkers in a different way other than just colouring an image. Your background and butterflies are really pretty. Thanks for joining us at PFP for Anna's 'girls only' challenge. Hugs, Denise x

Kath Stewart said...

Hi julye...what a beautiful card..great job on a thinking out of the box way to use your dies...thanks for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

Vicky Fisher said...

love the sparkle.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What absolutely wonderful work you've done with your dies! I know what you mean about always learning more and more in the world of dies, but you did a really inspirational job. I was also impressed at how different you made these different cards look! Each one is unique and I thought it was genius of you to have patterned paper showing through the butterfly cuts on the first card. Thanks so much for taking a courageous technique leap and for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

NGCARDS said...

A great pretty project! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

jenn shurkus said...

so very pretty!!!! thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!!

Vixykins said...

Gorgeous, lovely makes! Thank You for entering our challenge at Crafts & Me, please check out our new challenge of Fairies and Magic x