Friday, September 09, 2011

Flowers and Flutterbyes

A lovely first dare from Keilly for the Daring Cardmakers this week.
 Well, its Keilly here this week with my very first dare!
I've chosen an inspiration photo and would like you to use the colours from the photo and to also include butterflies!
So, apart from the butterflies (I'm not sure why I find them such a struggle to use, just me being weird, I expect!) it's a happy "back in the comfort zone" opportunity for me this week, with a great excuse for lots of flowers and ribbon to be strewn across my desk.
The cards the team have made are stunning and look especially beautiful all grouped together on the DCM BLOG, so please take a look - we hope you'll be tempted to join in this week!

Materials and Tools:
Papers from "Happy Happy Birthday" by Funky Hand for the background, the coiled flowers, circles and tiny butterflies,
3 shades of pink Seam Binding from Creative Treasures. the green *cherry blossom" flower and it's green ruffled edge ribbon rosette also from Creative Treasures

Large green flower (top left) made from 6 circles of white crepe paper inked with versa magic chalk ink and dipped in glue and Glamour Dust.
Coiled pink flower (bottom right) is coiled crepe paper, edged with pink ink and glittery stuff as before
Pink flower (top right) is 2 soft pink gardenia flowers with a coiled paper flower in the centre
Large butterfly is made from a 6-petaled white Prima, with 2 of the petals folded in and glued at the back.  The body is made with glass beads, wire and a glittery heart bead
Tools: Craft Robo for lettering, tiny butterfly punch, small circle punch
It seems a long list of stuff to put together, but in reality it was fairly quick and easy to put together as once the background is done it's just a case of adding flowers until you think it looks right!

Our kitchen plans are plodding on, we're now on the 4th draft of the plan and the layout is looking good, so we've moved on to looking at the elevations - which of course means there are bits we're not sure about - 2 rows of wall cupboards doesn't look right, the height needs to be divided into 3, but then I kept saying that and no-one listened...... hehe  Now the builder has hit a huge problem with the job ahead of ours so it's not really looking like he's going to get here at the end of the month after all.  Unless the problem at the other place is sooooo big that he has to leave it till after Cword. oh the joys of getting work done on your house.
Well, I'm off now to make a cup of coffee, give me a shout if you want one....
Thanks for visiting


Lythan said...

the card is so fresh and pretty Kathy. I love the handmade flowers and the lettering. S'funny cos I put butterflies on everything but struggle to use all the ribbon I have!

Karen said...

ooo so so gorgeous Kathy!!! Loads of your fabby flowers xxx

Angelnorth said...

Another pretty collection of flowers from you - looks great as ever!

Julia Dunnit said...

I'd love a coffee please..before your kitchen gets wrecked! Lovely take on the challenge, I've actually done one this week too, but can't photo it till tomorrow!

Keilly said...

Gorgeous card Kathy, I love all the handmade flowers and love how you created your butterfly. x

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [10 Sep 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Zuzana Obert said...

Kathy, your handmade flowers are really stunning. I love every single one and those cute butterflies too :0)

Zuz. x x

Sandra said...

Beautiful!! Your flowers are stunning.
Sandra x

Kaz said...

I can't believe I didn't comment on this before!!
It's gorgeous and very 'Kathy' with all those flowers. I'd love to have seen your desk while you made this.