This weeks Daring Card Makers Challenge
'Oh No' I thought when I saw this weeks challenge on Daring Card Makers Blog from Jo..
I seem to like butterflies at the mo. This week therefore I would like you to put some butterflies on cards. Stitched, felt, shiny, bright, plain, paper pieced, stamped, drawn... you get the idea :) any theme of card but it must have a butterfly somewhere on the card!
I really don't 'do' butterflies..it's just never been my thing so I thought this would be a bit of a nightmare for me but, I was up for the challenge so I thought..how do I make a butterfly card but with a Funky Hand twist??? So I came up with this..
I think he's got a really cute look to him! Must be the button I used for his head, the holes look like his little eyes! I wanted to make something very 3D, something that probably wouldn't go that well into an envelope. I cut the shape of the butterfly out of one paper from my CD Now that's Funky and then printed a co-ordinating paper onto vellum and cut out the butterfly shape again slightly smaller. I attached the two of them together at the body and covered that with a piece of brown ribbon with a knot tied in the bottom to give it some shape. I shaped his antenna from 21 gauge black craft wire and added the brown button for his head..and to cover up where everything was attached! The background of the card is another paper from the same collection from Now that's Funky and I just doodled the stitching around the edge with a Sakura jelly roll glaze pen. I have realised that I wrote 'fluttery by' instead of 'flutter by' on the sentiment..doh! but I don't really care..I like him anyway! Now this should be a lesson to me..never say you don't 'do' things in you card making..you just never know!!
Everything here at Funky Hand Towers is as busy as ever, yesterday I wasn't feeling too well so, today now I feel a bit better I have loads to catch up on! The most exciting thing happening today though, is the closing date of my Design Team applications! I have had loads and they are all SO AMAZING! I can tell you, I am not looking forward to trying to decide between the applicants.. I'll be back over the weekend to announce my new team. Wish me luck with the choosing.