Monday, 31 July 2017

Spirelli Framed Butterfly

A card made today to enter a few challenges.


The butterfly is die cut with Poppystamps 'Elsa Butterfly' and 'Lyndon Butterfly', a lovely giveaway I won on Kath's Blog last year.  I used one of the SB Nestabilities 'Pinked Circle' dies with a snippet of white card.  While the die cut was in still in the die, I used the die as a guide to pierce holes with a piercing tool,  just inside each point.  I haven't done any Spirelli for a long time, but used this technique with a needle and crochet cotton through the holes, instead of winding round the die cut.  This left a lovely white jagged border round the edge.  

31 comments:

Kath said...

A lovely card and I'm glad you like the butterfly dies you won!
Kath x

Veerle said...

Love that spirelli frale Liz it looks very lovely. Beautiful card.
Hugs Veerle x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic card Liz, I've not seen spirelli for a long time, a great one for the jagged edges.

Sue xx

Mia said...

You always make super cards, Liz. This one is so pretty! Lovely green and a beautiful butterfly! Kisses, my friend.

Swissie said...

Wow! This is wonderful!
Hugs, Liv

Marina said...

Oooh yes - this spirelli is great and the colour combo works beautifully. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

Barb said...

What a lovely card this is Liz. I really like the way you have done your spirelli. What a great idea to have pierced the pined circles. It looks great! Barbxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Gosh I'd forgotten about spiralli and how effective it is such a lovely card Liz and your butterfly is perfect for the focal point

Anne

Pat said...

This is wonderful spirelli Liz and with a bit of a twist with the piercing. I love the pretty butterfly in the centre and the yellow and green complement one another beautifully. x

Donna said...

Lovely card Liz!
The spirelli reminds me of the spirograph I had as a kid :)
Thanks for getting buggy with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous!! The spirelli looks so amazing!! Love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Bunny said...

This is so cool. It reminds me of the old Spirograph sets that were so much fun. A cute card. [Bunny]

Mrs A. said...

This is brilliant Liz. I love the way you have been so inventive to get the jagged edge effect. I used to love making these as a child with odds of left over wool and cardboard cut from a cereal box. Thankyou for fluttering into the butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card Liz, so classy and the spirelli looks just fabulous.xx[aNNie]

Aquarius said...

Clever idea with the thread leaving a jagged edge, just right for the butterfly challenge. Spirelli is another 'blast from the past' which I'd forgotten about

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab details.xxx

Jules said...

Hi Liz

Loving your spirelli .. .. great idea to make holes in the diecut rather than wrapping your thread over the outside. It makes for a much neater look!

Spirelli always reminds me of the Spirograph toy I had as a child (and still have stashed away as something I can't part with from my childhood .. .. I spent many a happy hour playing with it .. .. but for some reason my kids were never so intrigued LOL!!).

Hope all is well with you.

Love Jules xx

Gerrina said...

That spirelli looks like a lot (therapeutic) work...so beautiful and great eyecatcher on your card!
Have a sunny day!

Liz said...

The Spirelli is surprisingly quick to do, it took about 5 minutes. It would have been even quicker if I'd wound it round, in between the points of the die cut. xx

Cara said...

This is just beautiful, it took me back to doing spirelli in primary school one year with gold thread to make the image for our calendar that year. Great idea to do it how you did x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

So striking and a perfectly neat and elegant stitched design. Great idea for our challenge and superbly CAS too. Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More x

Esther said...

This is so clever, Liz! Great technique and a fab colour combo with the soft yellow and stronger green - very eye catching. Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More this week :)

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Liz, such a beautifully stitched frame.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Greta said...

Gorgeous Spirelli, Liz--love this card!

Janice said...

A gorgeous card Liz, it's a long time since I saw Spirelli, you made it into a fabulous card.
Janice x

Mimi said...

This is AWESOME and inspiring!-- I'd love to try this! Thank you for sharing this lovely card with us at SOS for our challenge last week... Hope to see you again...

Daffodil Cards said...

FABULOUS, love the colours, I havn't seen spirelli does for years, Great to see it and beautifully done too.
Faith
I'm from the South too, we don't speak Welsh either, but I have a friend who does, so my card will go there. Have a Great week Liz and thanks for the lovely comments

Carol L said...

I haven't done this technique in ages either, but I love the unique way you created this by leaving a white outer edge! Beautiful and very creative!

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, wow!!! LOVE this Spirelli design, I didn't knew it on cards! A great way to add textures and interest! Well done!

Shabneez said...

Love the spirelli on this one Liz - it reminds me of a photo that used to hang in our house as a very young child. Shabneez x

Nonni said...

Wow, isn't this just perfect for the pierce challenge! Great job decorating your card with sewing. Such a fresh looking card! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More and I hope to see you playing a long in our new color challenge: tropical fruits!