Thursday, April 18, 2013

Another Butterfly Card

Do you ever work hours on a crafting project only to end up tossing it in the garbage can. Well, sometimes I do. However, I try to salvage what I can off the card that might work on another card.

Yesterday I played with stenciling with gesso and stamping on burlap to make a card. I decided this morning that the card needed something so cut out a vellum butterfly. I was going to post the card on my blog here but absolutely hated how it turned out. I salvaged my butterfly and with another piece of burlap made a new card this afternoon. I think I like the contrast between the rough burlap and the delicate vellum butterfly image. I'm thinking that lace would be neat as a background also.
I took and cut the card base apart that I was tossing and glued with Elmers  burlap on the good panel. Cameron my Cameo cut out a bunch of circles for me. They are always handy to have on hand. Plus I figured if I messed up stamping I would have extras. I stamped the sentiment from Inkadinkado Inspiration Lift set with Stazon Royal Purple Ink.  So I could  brush yellow and orange metallic watercolor paint on the circle. I filled in my butterfly shape in Studio with my vintage image. Then I realized that it was a transparent image so I was able add a background pattern without having to go into Photoshop. I pop dotted with a small strip of foam tape the butterfly. The photo doesn't do the butterfly justice. I decided to add rickrack at the top and bottom.

Time for me to get back to sorting things. Luckily many of the boxes I'm sorting through are marked but there still are a lot of boxes labeled miscellaneous. It feels good to be downsizing as well as traveling down memory lane. I may not get much sorting done today as the box I'm working on now has a label which has written on it Baby book.

Thank you for stopping by and do come back. I'm playing in the evening before bed with watercolor pencils so hope to have a background done soon. I find it relaxing to color and draw abstract designs.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


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  2. Myoriah
    Well young lady, you did a wonderful save.
    Great butterfly.
    I don't have burlap but I have some interesting stuff like burlap. One of these days I will give it a go.
    Since you like doodling I wonder if you have tried zentangle?

  3. Myoriah, if anyone would know how to save a card it would be the adventurous, exploring,wonderful mind you have. Your card turned out lovely.

  4. Oh my heaven and stars, this card is gorgeous. I LOVE the burlap. Must try it myself. You always put so much work into your cards. Man, they must take you half a day. Good luck with your packing hun.

    1. I have no idea what I bought the burlap to use for. LOL! It was probably on sale at a time that I knew that burlap was trendy.

      Some cards take longer than others. LOL! Some cards that start out as quick cards take longer. Since I already had the butterfly cut out this was a quick card. It took longer to wait for the burlap and the painted circle to dry than to put together.

      I left the burlap natural color here but you can change the color of the burlap by using Distress ink and your finger. Or of course you can use a color spray.


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