Sunday, 7 February 2016

Fluttering by!

Afternoon All,

I've been a bit stumped on what to do for Mrs. A's challenge this month.  However while I was sorting out a snippets card I decided this would fit the challenge.

So here's a card I demonstrated at one of our village craft clubs a couple of months ago.  I've not shown this card before.

I used a snippet of paper down the side.  The sentiment is from a Stampman set inked in grey and a snippet of white card for the circle.

The wings of the butterfly are made from two 2" squares of washi paper and the body from is a paper bead which was made from a strip of the same paper.  I made the antennae from craft wire and stuck a couple of beads on the end.  The "Joy" is a Kidomo wooden stamp.

I would like to enter this into The Butterfly Challenge "O for over the edge" and also into
The Snippets Playground - Week 215


35 comments:

Lia said...

YOur card has got an oriental vibe and I love it!!
lIA XX

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is sensational, Barb! I can't stop staring at that unique and striking butterfly! The whole design is a WOW!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Lisa Andersson said...

Very beautiful card, Barb! The butterfly is over the top gorgeous and the background, wow!
Hugs Lisa

KandA said...

Gorgous card Barb and I love that stunning butterfly xx

Swissie said...

You are so talented, Barb! A wonderful card!
Hugs, Liv

Alison C said...

I really like that red paper and it's inspired to make a bead for the body with it! Everything matches. It makes a lovely and usual card.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous butterfly Barb!

Love and hugs
Maarit

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful. love the big butterfly.

meg said...

Lovely folded butterfly, the beads on the antennae make it so lifelike

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Barb, what a stunning card, I love your butterfly, and your background is wonderful, Kate x

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous japanese style for this card, the design is perfect and your origami butterfly looks just stunning and really gorgous!

MaryH said...

This is just a marvelous looking origami butterfly. The colors glow, and love that you've tied in the border colors too. It's just perfect for the Butterfly challenge going on, and really a splendid dimensional look. Well done! TFS & have a great week.

rachel said...

this is so very pretty Barb - striking colours and design - lovely xx

SHartl said...

That fancy butterfly is so beautiful and so creative. I always love butterflies and this couldn't be more perfect.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous card! Love that awesome butterfly! The washi paper is beautiful! I've always had a fascination with washi paper - it's super expensive here so I don't have any but it's so beautiful.

Carol L said...

Your butterfly is amazing! I've never seen anything quite so lovely!

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Morning from a very windy north devon, keep safe. Love your butterfly.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Erika said...

Another great snippet card Barb, l love how you've created the butterfly.

Hugs Erika. x

SARN said...

LOVE the look of this pretty butterfly card Barb. Bet they enjoyed the demo. xxxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
what a very lovely card, and that butterfly is awesome.
Beautiful papers used also.
Thank you for joining the Butterfly Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. ( GD Hat )

Carole said...

What a clever butterfly!..............lovely card Barb!

Angela Radford said...

This is gorgeous Barb and the butterfly is brilliant. Have a great week, Angela x

Di said...

Wow Barb - you might have taken time thinking about Mrs A's theme but oh boy you really pulled off a stunner here! Such an Oriental design and the butterfly is fabulous.

Lovely to see you in the Playground again.

Hugs

Di xx

Craftychris said...

Your butterfly is awesome and your card is beautiful! Thank you so much for visiting me! xxx

Cara said...

A genius way of meeting the brief and such an effective butterfly. Love the spicy colours. Cara x

Mrs A. said...

My goodness your butterfly is an absolute stunner and so, so perfect for my double challenge. I adore the oriental look and the colours are fabulous. Thankyou for rising to my challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

Diane said...

Wow Barb your butterfly is really gorgeous and love the folds, and card design.

Hugs Diane

scrappymo! said...

This is so pretty, Barb. I love the Oriental look and delicate paper folding of the butterfly.

You have reminded me that it is soon Chinese New years. I had better get cracking on with a similar card as I have two Oriental neighbours at this new house. Thought I would make them up a card!

Greta said...

Wowzer--this is drop dead gorgeous! Love this card, Barb!

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Gorgeous card Barb....Love the butterfly...Joolsx

jimlynn said...

Awesome! LOVE that stunning butterfly and the way you did it is just amazing.
Lynn

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is very pretty and I love your origami butterfly Barb, very clever. You seem to be making headway with your snippets box, an example I should follow.
Lorraine

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great card for over the edge, Barb, amazing indeed, love the washi..
Have put your candy on my sidebar, as its WOYWW lots pass through and you might get some more traffic. Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This card really caught my eye so I had to come and check it out. I've no luck with origami or fancy folds so this card really delights me.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I'm just having a catch up Barb and looking through your recent posts. I love this oriental butterfly and your 'Old Friends' card is fabulous, I love what you've done with the background. I'm Also really enjoying seeing you earlier cards on your Friday posts, it's great to revisit techniques that we often forget about and to see how we've progressed over time. Wishing you a lovely weekend x