Monday, 4 March 2013

cd sunday - butterflies

Hi everyone - what a beautiful sunny day - it really makes you feel more cheerful, doesn't it?

The challenge over at CD Sunday this week is Butterflies.  So for this challenge I went back to My Craft Studio & the various CD's of theirs that I have.  The one I used was "Wings & Things" & everything except the basic card came from that one option.

Here is my offering for this challenge;


A box card with a beautiful butterfly inside - just like those display boxes.  Well! sort of.  The frame is a 3-d frame which when assembled creates a little box frame.  I was going to put acetate in the aperture but realised this would make it difficult to photograph. Before placing the background paper on the card I found a green Promarker that was close to the colour in the paper & went round the edges of the white card.  This looked much better than a white edge.

Here is another view so that the box is a little more obvious;


The background paper & box paper are a very pretty shade of grey-green - it was meant to be blue so I suspect one of my ink cartridges is running low.

Here are close ups of the butterflies.


You can just see the glitter that I applied to the wings.  I cut out 3 butterflies & placed one flat on the background then placed a second over the top of it on sticky pads & finally put just the front half of the wings on, also on sticky pads shaping it for realism.  I couldn't cut the antennae out so that was put on with a fine black pen afterwards.


This is the butterfly that is sitting at opposite corners, & is just glued onto the card by the body.

I have been meaning to try one of these frame boxes for ages - & this seemed the right project for it.

Thank you for visiting my little blog space I hope you found it interesting.

10 comments:

  1. A brilliant card, Gloria...I love the box card idea.

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  2. This is beautiful Gloria. Love the box frame idea. Thank you for joining in this week.
    Beryl xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  3. A gorgeous creation Gloria. Love the box card idea. Beautiful butterfly and the bp's show up the main element perfectly.
    Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday again and good luck in the draw.
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  4. A stunning card Gloria. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge with your creation.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  5. Wow! This is amazing. Gorgeous.

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  6. A stunning project, so nice to see a box card, gorgeous colours too. Thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday Challenges. Caz

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  7. Now this is such a beautiful card it makes you realise why we are crafters.
    Thank you for taking the time out to join us at CD Sunday.
    Jenny x
    CD Sunday DT

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  8. What a gorgeous creation, and the butterfly looks sorealistic with the layers you've given it.

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  9. What a fabulous butterfly Gloria, so beautiful as is the whole card, thank you for joining us at CD Sunday.
    sue-b xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  10. What a great idea to put the butterfly in a box. Love the colours you have chosen.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

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