Monday, March 28, 2016

Flight of the Butterfly

Hello friends, I hope you have had/are having an amazing Easter - I have been absent from my Blog by choice, spending time with the family over this special weekend. I did manage to have a little creative time in The Studio, using Negative Dies - we throw these away too often, but I am determined to use them more often - I am more than happy with the result.

The Negative Dies are from this card HERE created using the newly released by Spellbinders - Take Flight Shapeabilities by Licensed Designer Seth Apter of The Altered Page.  Love Seth's Grunge style Die, it certainly is versatile.

I have layered it onto a card base and added a frame that is also a Negative Die - from the same card created using  Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko Memento Inks in Dandelion, Tangerine and Bamboo Leaves applied with a Sponge Dauber to a Stencil cut using the Grate Effect Card Creator Die to white cardstock.  This has then been cut using  the Celebra'tions Pierced Rectangles and popped up onto a pre-cut cardbase.  I have also used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner and 3D Foam Squares on my card.

A hand made paper clay butterfly has been coloured using inks and had Kindy Glitz added for some shimmer.  A line of ricrac is added below the butterfly and buttons added to the left side of the Negative Die,  I have used a pink pen to join the pierced edges - creating faux stitching.

This card is for the following challenges:
Amusing - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - anything goes 
Little Claire's - anything goes
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts - Spring Colors
The Sisters of Craft - Always Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - B for Beautiful Butterflies
Artbymiran Challenge Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Morgan's Art World - Anything With Wings
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Die Cuttin' Divas - Buttons
Everybody-Art-Challenge- Anything Goes
Critters and Creatures Always Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature
Our Crafty Corner - Always Anything Goes

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
{{{Hugs}}} and happy creating!


  1. This is beautiful Linda. Absolutely love how the colors pop. And it great to see you use the part of the die cut that is usually tossed out. Just goes to show...every little bit of paper can be turned into art!

  2. Oh my giddy aunt -Linda this is amazing - love your stunning use of colour and the negative die cut.

  3. Great card, lovely bright colours, thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenge.

    Pat xx

  4. This is gorgeous Linda! I love the colors and your fab design, what a great way to use your negative dies! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  5. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Sisters of Craft. Wendy DT x

  6. Such a colourful card and a great design. Thank you for joining us over at Our Crafty Corner, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison DT

  7. What a fabulous card. Thanks for sharing your card with us at ABM.
    Cheers Nicole

  8. What an amazing card design Linda. And gorgeous colors!
    Thanks so much for playing along in my Let's Color Linky party!!

  9. Hi!
    Nice to use a negative of a die!
    Thanks for playing along over at the CraftyFriends Anything goes challenge.
    Xx Linda DT-CF

  10. So many great details to check out! Thanks for joining in on my Amusing Challenges this past week - love having you here!


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