Monday, 17 October 2016

Cyan and Checkered

The Butterfly Challenge this fortnight is 'Butterflies + C is for Checkered and/or Cyan'.  I was a bit stumped for ideas for the 'checkered' part, as I couldn't find any suitable papers, so I decided to make my own checkered pattern.

First I die cut a SB 'Square Swatch' shape with white linen card.  Then I wound round cyan coloured crochet cotton to make the pattern.  The MB 'Pippi Butterfly' die cut is attached just by the body onto a die cut circle and the circle is raised up on foam tape.  The cyan background was embossed with a SB 'Dainty Dots' embossing folder.  Four pearls finished off my card. I'm hoping this is CAS enough for the CAS Challenges.

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22 comments:

Pat said...

What a clever idea to use the thread for the pattern Liz, and I love that pretty butterfly and the Dainty Dots EF in the background. x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, this is just amazing and brilliant!! Such a clever idea using the crochet cotton for making the checkers!! And so perfect!! Wonderful card!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such a cute card! Great backgrounds!

Jane Willis said...

Stunning! Very CAS and yet such a lot of lovely features to enjoy. The thread-wrapped square makes a beautiful check pattern. It's set me thinking of those nail-and-thread pictures we all used to make in the 1970s. I wonder if they are due for a revival?
Jane

Gerrina said...

So beautifully CAS! Love the graphic-style!

Kath said...

A lovely card and a great idea to make your check background.
Kath x

Liz said...

Trends often go round in circles, so you never know, Jane. :-) xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card Liz and such a great idea for making your checked background.

Sue xx

Mrs A. said...

Now this really is thinking outside of the box! I love your idea. I can remember doing designs like this with cardboard circles as a child. We had endless fun with scraps of knitting wool. Love the CAS effect. Thank you for fluttering by my challenge . Hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

Oops! Forgot yo say your card will be entered twice for the prizes. Hugs Mrs A.

Barb said...

Another really clever idea Liz. You certainly do think outside the box. It's a lovely card. Barbxx

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! I love how you wrapped the twine!! So creative!! The butterfly is gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Esther said...

This is so creative and looks great, Liz! What a fab idea to wrap thread to make your own unique panel. The effect is quite stunning. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

pam said...

Lovely CAS card Liz, beautiful butterfly.
Pam x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great card indeed, Liz, you certainly rose to the challenge well done, shaz in Oz.x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Beautifully fun and elegant and a super striking BG for your butterfly Liz. A refreshing change from spiders. Thanks for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah

Brenda in IN said...

You are so clever to use your imagination to make your own checked pattern. The card is so pretty and I love that color.

Janice said...

Clever idea Liz, I really like your threaded square for the check required.
Janice x

Susan said...

Square cards are my favorite. Love your bright design. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Chrissie said...

Great use of thread Liz and your little butterfly looks wonderful on that background!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Neets B said...

Wonderful CAS layering of your fresh blue and white. So much interest yet still simple.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Helen Gullett said...

Simply adorable CAS card. Thank you for playing along at HLS Anything Goes With Dies Challenge!