Friday, August 28, 2009

Flights of Fancy

There a fabulous challenge on Secret Crafter, Flights of Fancy anything with wings on your project. Perfect excuse to make butterflies but rather than one large one I wanted to make smaller ones.
So I google butterfly outline and found this image which I saved picture and inserted it Word and resized each butterfly so they were half a centimeter difference starting at 5cm.
Cut them out don't worry about the antennas I use some flower stamens or you could use wire and once cut you've a template for various sizes.
The Butterflies I've used are the first three from the picture below. The body is the largest butterfly you're using, just marking the top and bottom and freehand join the marks with a slight oval curve. Looking at the butterflies now I would probably only use two because its such a small card.
I used My Minds Eys Asparagus papers with a Sarah Kay image, the lace I brought for Hobbycraft.
Here's a pic of the butterflies before I cut them out for the templates.

I'm slowly catching up heres a great award from my friend Fern who has just got a cuttlebug, can't wait to see what she creates with it.
Also the lovely Mary from over the pond sent me it too, Thanks Mary.

54 comments:

Caroline said...

OMG I love the butterflies it looks like they are really flying!!

I've left a little something for you on my blog love caroline x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Debby this is totally stunning!
Such a beautiful card love your gorgeous image and paper and those butterflies are amazing!
hugs
kim x

Michele Roos said...

Gorgeous card Debby. Love the image you've used and the colouring also. Beautiful butterflies to. Hugs Michele x

Tracy said...

What a brilliant card, and your so creative, your Butterflies are Brilliant. I love Butterflies and one of my favourite stamps Sarah Kay Roses's Garden. Your card is amazing with gorgeous colours and your 3D brings the whole thing to life.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

cats whiskers said...

Wow wow wow those butterflies are fabulous and thanks for the hints with the flower stamens
Brilliant card dear
Have a great weekend
Hugs Jacqui x

tracy said...

beautiful debby the butterflies looking stunning and really effective
tracy x

Kati said...

Hi Debby,
your card is so wonderful and I like the butterflies.

LG Kati

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

spectacular card Debby - love it

hugs Jane x

Marina said...

This is stunning Debby!
I love the butterflys and the 3D-effect on the image.
The lace is very nice.

Greetings :O),
Marina

Nannieflash said...

Morning Debby, fantastic card, love the butterflys they are a gorgeous embellishment, the colouring is beautiful. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Jill said...

stunning card Debby, I love all the butterflys and the layers you've used so pretty hugs Jill xx

Sue said...

morning debby,your card is gorgeous and what a great idea with the butterflys..they are stunnng..thanks for the tip:)

sue
xx

* Üla * said...

So beautiful card Debby,the sweet image and love the ribbon are great.
The lovely butterfly seems to fly away ...
GORGEOUS !!!
hugs Ula X

coldwaters2 said...

Debby this is one awesome creation the colours are fabulous and that image with the butterflies are wonderful.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Sew This N That said...

Stunning!!!!!! I adore it, Debby, how clever of you with the butterflies :0)
Thank you for leaving me the lovely comment this morning :0)
Hope you have a great weekend too :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

This is amazing Debby. I think the way you used the butterflies is superb and the image is perfectly coloured. Excellent work.
Sharon xx

Teri said...

This is such a pretty card Debby. The butterflies are gorgeous!

Teri xx

Janet said...

Oh wow Debby....this is simply stunning!x

Kit said...

beautiful butterflies such a clever idea to get them from the internet :o)

Nicola said...

Wow what amazing colouring Debby, your image is so sweet and those papers are gorgeous. Love your butterflies and delish lace.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Sarah xx said...

Oh this is beautiful Debby. Those butterflies are gorgeous! xx

Sue said...

Fabulous card. I love the butterflies, very clever.

PinksyDoodles said...

This is stunning Debby. The butterflies are amazing and the image is just gorgeous. The flower stamens are a fabulous idea - thank you for the tip.
Enjoy the bank holiday weekend.
Clare x

dolcreations said...

Oh my goodness..those butterflies are gorgeous. Wow!
Your card is just stunning. Fantastic card. I also love the ribbon and bows card for the magnolia challenge! Great colours and I love how you placed the ribbons.
Christine

Anonymous said...

very nice blog, have a nice weekend.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Debby,
this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the lilacs and that image is beautiful and so well coloured. Wow!
Hugs,
Fiona x

Tara Godfrey said...

Oh WOWZERS!!! Debbie, this is magnificent...your butterflies are just gorgeous! WOW So much work and detail in every one of your cards they are just fabulous! I love your 3D technique whit your stamped images...I really need to give that a go...you're an inspiration!
Hugs,t

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fab, fab , fab. This card is stunning. Those butterflies are flying off the page. Love the image, love the colouring, love it all. You are a clever lady. Marianne x

Safo said...

Дебби, как красиво! У меня просто нет слов, чтобы выразить своё восхищение!. Ирина

Heather Huggins said...

Love those butterflies!! I'm off to google...

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!! Debby, this card is just gorgeous hun!! Those butterflies just pop off your card!! :) HUGS

Anita said...

You are so creative!! How did you think of it to do it this way with the butterflies! This is so gorgeous.
xoxoxo Anita

Tracey said...

I absolutely adore those butterflies! What a gorgeous card!!

Trudy said...

Woww!!Debby,what a beautiful card,i love the colours.
So beautiful papers and the Butterflies.
Hugs Trudy

Sheila said...

OHH wow Debby, this is totally gorgeous!!!, I love those butterflies their stunning!!.
Absolutely love that SK image, she is a real cutie.
Totally beautiful card.
Hugs
Sheila xx

Inger Marie said...

Wow your card is fabulous:)
So sweet colour and i LOVE the butterflies.
Hugs from Inger Marie

Donna said...

Fantastic card, absolutely love the beautiful butterflies and the gorgeous papers and colours :) Donna x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Debby,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Mandy said...

This is stunning, so pretty, the butterflies look amazing xx

Dena said...

Wow, what a work of art Debby. Those butterflies turned out so pretty! Great idea and I just looooove that Sarah Kay. Hugs, Dena

Risa said...

Oh.....Debby...What a stunning card! The butterflies are the prettiest butterflies I have ever seen!!!! I love them! Your image is very pretty and the details totally rock!
hugs
Risa:)

Heather said...

Just amazing Debby - love it!!!
Fabulous papers, colours, coluring and let's face it those butterflies are practically speaking for themselves - beautiful.
hugs Heather xx

Karen said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING !!!

love Karen x

debbies said...

Debby these butterflies are wonderful. Your image is beautifully colored as always!

Caryn said...

They are amazing butterflies Debbi - the card looks just beautiful.

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Simone said...

Absolutely fantastic!
Simone

deifen said...

What a fantastic tip - those butterflies are stunning and Sarah Kay looks beautiful!
Dei xx

Annie said...

I love Sarah Kay and love butterflies too! your card is just gorgeous. hugs, annie x

Desire Fourie said...

Just stunning Debby. It really looks like the butterflies are flapping away.
Hugs
Desire

Maria Matter said...

debby this is just lovely! your butterflies are brilliant!
blessings, maria

Iren said...

What a lovely card Debby! I love that image and your emblishments!!!

Hugs

Nancy said...

WOW Debby!!! This card is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the butterflies, and the cute Sarah Kay you have coloured wonderfully!
Hugs, Nancy:O)

Julie said...

Your butterflies are brilliant - how clever!

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