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
x

12 comments:

  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

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

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  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

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  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

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

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  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

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  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

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

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

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  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

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  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

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

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