Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Washi Butterfly

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog.

For my card today I decided to use washi paper, and quite a lot of it too.  I got out a pile that I've had for some time but generally use very sparingly.

I chose a very busy and colourful paper for my background then picked a paper which I felt complemented it to make my butterfly.

I cut a number of dies before deciding which sizes and colours I wanted to use.  The card just evolved really although I'd begun with an idea in mind.

For the butterfly I cut two pieces of washi paper 2" x 2" plus a long triangular strip.  The square pieces I folded to make the wings and the strip was wound round a cocktail stick and stuck with a Tombo gluestick to make a paper bead for the body of the butterfly.

I used gold craft wire to make the antennae and stuck irredescent  beads on the end of each.

The sentiment was added as an afterthought to give balance.  I didn't want to heat emboss as I was worried the washi paper might lift so I used individual letters from a silver peel off sheet which I coloured with a black permanent marker.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
 Tuesday Morning Sketches blog #312
 Papertake Weekly Challenge



9 comments:

  1. Barb, this is absolutely gorgeous. You have really captured the Japanese/Oriental feel with this card, especially with the addition of the origami butterfly. I adore the colours and the richness of the background paper with all its intricate detail. Just beautiful!

    Shoshi

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  2. Hey! It is great to see the final result of the card we can see started on your desk. This is so gorgeous!

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  3. This is such a stunning card with beautiful papers, colors and a gorgeous butterfly! I love how you put this all together! Thanks for following my blog - I'm now your newest follower too :)

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  4. Oooo Barb this is gorgeous. Loving your butterfly. So clever.
    Hugs
    xx

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  5. Beautiful and so elegant, Thank you for joining us for Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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  6. Wow! What a gorgeous butterfly!!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
    Debbie (TMS DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

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  7. Funnily enough I was looking at making this origami butterfly myself the other day. Yours looks great with the beaded body and the antennae. I only got as far as folding the wings! xxx

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  8. this is lovely barb..washi paper another favourite of mine..x

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