Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Butterfly Bliss

Hi bloggers
Today I am sharing my entry for the CD Sunday Challenge Blog
The theme for this week is Butterflies!
What a fab theme to work with...
I had so many ideas buzzing around in my head and even knew just the cd I was going to use!

For my project I used Blissful Butterflies by Hinny Bop...it has the most beautiful backing papers so worth buying just for those...
I didn't do a card this week but decided to do a wall hanging – I suppose its a version of a dream catcher design
So I printed the sheet of shakers in the pretty lilac design, cut out the centres of the top pieces to create the aperture, then used a good weight acetate to cover the aperture.
Normally when I do shakers I use double sided sticky pads but they always leak somewhere no matter how careful I am
So this time I used Pinflare gel – a nice even layer onto the edge of the acetate then the confetti bits – I use a tiny spoon for my glitters and confetti – they used to be in caf├ęs as stirrers but most places these days use either wood of a strip of plastic. So just a flat spoon is the ideal amount for the top two shakers and it was reduced to about half a spoon for the small one – and the last shaker had glamour dust added – but I did remember to swipe the anti static bag over the acetate first so the glitter didn't stick to it!
I set the 4 shakers to one side to set for around 4 hours
Once they had set and I checked I didn't have any leaks I cut a long length of narrow lilac ribbon, formed a loop to act as a hanger then stuck the ribbon along the backs of the shakers using double sided tape.
I left a long piece of ribbon on both sides for now...then covered the shaker back with pretty backing paper from the Blissful Butterflies cd – this also covered the ribbon at the back of each shaker.
With the lengths of ribbon I simply added some small coloured glittery pony beads with knots between each set of 5 beads and finished these off with a lovely butterfly Tibetan charm.
It was then down to adding a small colourful butterfly to each of the shakers and a small lilac bow to finish.
This is such a pretty gift so could be given as a card and gift all in one...simply by adding a verse to the reverse of the top shaker and a sentiment to the front of one of the shakers.
I hope you like this as much as I do – sorry about the photographs, it was difficult knowing the best way to display the hanging...but I think they look ok and you can get the idea...
See you tomorrow – not sure what number view we are up to just now but we really must be nearing that 20,000 now
Bye and thanks for dropping by and supporting me


  1. What a beautiful creation you have made, i just love it and as you say what a perfect gift too. Thank you for sharing with us at CD Sunday.
    sue-b xx
    CD Sunday DT

  2. Oh wow, I love this! SO pretty. Beautifully made Angie! xx

  3. Absolutely gorgeous Angie.A gorgeous wall hanging and that looks a lovely cd to have. Another one I haven't heard of I'm afraid.
    Thank you for joining us and for your continued support.
    Beryl xx
    CD Sunday

  4. What a fabulous project and thank you so much for sharing with us this week. I have to agree with you about the quality of the backing papers on all the Hinny Bop CDs. You've reminded me that I must take another look at the ones I have in my collection. :-)
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  5. Wow! that is absolutely beautiful - what a lovely idea. x

  6. WOW Angie, this is a gorgeous creation. I love anything to do with butterflies and also lilac so this is right up my street. Your attention to detail is superb and it shows in your work. A perfect gift for one lucky person.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday this week and good luck in the draw.
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

  7. Wonderful creation Angie. I had forgotten I had got this CD. You are right - a great one for butterflies.
    Thank you for joining in with us.
    Carol x
    Cd Sunday DT

  8. Thats lovely, Angie...a great idea

  9. love it and best of luck xx I hope its another winner

  10. Your dreamcatcher type wall hanging is so creative, it is amazing what can be achieved with CD's this is a wonderful example. Thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday Challenges. Caz

  11. This is beautiful and so very different, good to see something other than a card. Thanks for sharing with us this week at CD Sunday.
    Jenny x
    CD Sunday DT

  12. I love the hexagon shapes. What a great idea your project is.