Thursday, May 20, 2010

Just Experimenting!

Good morning! I have a card to share with you today that is a bit different from my normal style. It actually was a result of playing around in my craft room. Cortney had this pair of plaid shorts that were too small and the waist band elastic was shot. So being the crafty gal I am.....ahem..... decided to recycle them! I cut the butterfly out of her shorts using a Spellbinder's die. I also cut 3 layers of tulle and added that on top of the plaid butterfly. The background was embossed using a Spellbinder's pendant die. I wanted a fairly neutral background so the colorful butterfly would take center stage. The ribbon was from Michaels but it was too white originally, so I Glimmer misted in Coffee Shop. It gave it a more aged look!


............only 17 more school days! (But who's counting? : ) Tonight I am attending our district's retirement party for 3 of our teachers. It is always fun.....but a bit sad too. They will be greatly missed next year! Have a great day!

12 comments:

Irena said...

Thank you for your visiting my blog and for the wonderful comment!
You have beautiful creations.
This card is very beautiful, I adore butterflies.
Wish you all the best!

Jane Wetzel said...

this is very cool! tfs!

Julie said...

Adorable card, Michele! Great idea to use her shorts--I love plaid butterflies--should be more of them, I say!

Hope your day is wonderful!

Jingle said...

This is a really great card!

1CardCreator said...

Love the plaid butterfly, it really takes center stage. Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Regina Easter said...

well i think it is very pretty...love it...hugs

Allison said...

Awesome...so fun! Love the mix of elements in this creation!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Michele.

Hugs Riet.xx

Diane Jaquay said...

Ooooh, how CLEVER of you to recycle plaid shorts!! And to create a gorgeous card from them, just AWESOME! I love this card, and need to remember the idea ;)

Jana Eubank said...

I LOVE your experimenting! Only you could make shorts look so fabulous on a card! ;) HUGS!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh, I LOVE it! The plaid butterfly is awesome!

aussiescrapper said...

I just love this, gorgeous idea with the butterfly and embossing, gorgeous.