Thursday, 10 March 2016

FF Challenge 159 Things with wings

Hi there! it's Annie here and it is my turn to host the next Fussy and Fancy Challenge. Because it is almost Spring here in the UK and soon we'll have Birds, Bees and Butterflies fluttering in our gardens I thought it was time for a Things with Wings Challenge. The challenge is being kindly  sponsored by Sweet Lilac flowers so I hope you will join in with us, here is my offering ....

I can hear you saying ... 'is that all you've done..... stuck one butterfly on a card' .... well look inside... I decided to add a few more fluttering by ...

It was difficult to photograph because the acetate was catching the light so here is a slightly different angle

It  was made using Crafters Companion accordion card die and some thick acetate, I put the lacey overlay on and backed it with some French navy card, the old saying is 'Blue and Green should never be seen' but I really love this colour combination. Once the frames were constructed and teased into shape the fun began cutting out all those butterflies and making them flutterby. I always have a crafty program on the tv in the craft room, the lady on the tv was also using butterflies on the card she was making and the presenter asked 'Do you know what they call a group of butterflies?' and the answer came back 'A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies' (yes I had to lookup the spelling!!) so there you are you learn something new everyday.

I do hope you will be able to join us again on F&F have a play and use your favourite things to make something with Wings .... Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Dragons , Angels or any mystical creature as long as it has wings we would love to see them all. Uploading is easy it is all explained on the Fussy and fancy Blog here . I hope you enjoy playing along with us and you can be sure that the design team and myself will love looking through all your work. So now I am off for a quick cup of coffee and play with our lovely Black Lab, Jasper who is impatient to get out into the garden. This is him last summer sitting on the garden bench waiting for someone to play ball with him

Bye for now xxx and crafty hugs Annie xx