Sunday, 21 August 2016

Vase and Butterflies

Since my blog break I've been busy catching up with visits.

 Life seems to be rather hectic at the moment and I've had to cut down on time spent posting and entering challenges but I've just managed to get this card finished for Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge #60
V is for Vase/Vanilla.

During my recent craft sort out I found some card's with cut outs for iris folding and this one just fitted the job.

I didn't have a pattern for the iris folding but think it works quite well.  After finishing the card something seemed to be missing so I punched out a couple of flowers and stuck them onto the vase - job done.

As I used a small amount of my paper strips for the vase and butterflies and scraps of white card for the flower I would also like to join in with the playmates at Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 243

36 comments:

Pat said...

I love your clever iris folding Barb and the pretty butterflies and flowers on the vase. Very imaginative of you to make up your own pattern which works beautifully. The mix of colours is perfect too. x

Glennis said...

Well done on using up some items. I have been trying to do that this morning too

Liz said...

Brilliant iris folding, Barb, love the colours. What a clever design for the Butterfly challenge! xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW what a beautiful beautiful creation....sooo love the iris folding and the beautiful colors
Cheers
Dr Sonia

LesleyG said...

What a lovely card, and without a pattern, so clever. Xxx

Jane Willis said...

Beautiful - oh goodness, it's far too long since I did any iris folding and you've really given me a taste for it now
Jane

brenda said...

Another super creation and such clever iris folding Barb, have a good Sunday.

B x

meg said...

Love the colours you chose for the iris folding a perfect card

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and chosen colours.  {aNNie}

Di said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Barb - I wouldn't dare try iris folding without a pattern - love the colours you used too! Mrs A is gonna LOVE this one!

Hugs

Di xx

Kath said...

A lovely card - iris folding is such a good way to use up snippets too!
Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

WOw wow wow!!! Barb, this card is just a masterpiece!!! Great design, the vase shape is so lovely, perfect flower ad buterflies details and oh my... such a wonderful iris folding!!!!
I have never tried this technique. Your card is very ispiring, really delightful and with amazing colours!
I pinned it
https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524484273744/

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Great use of old supplies here Barb! Great job on the Iris folding without a pattern! Love the softness of the neutral palette too ... so pretty! Have a lovely Sunday! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Lisa Andersson said...

Very clever and so beautifully done.
Hugs, Lisa

Stamps and Paper said...

LOvely iris folded card Barb the butterflies just finish it off beautifull...I haven't done iris folding for a long time

Anne

Janice said...

A lovely design in the vase you've created free hand Barb, the flower and butterflies really set it off nicely.
Janice x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is lovely Barb. I used to spend hours Iris folding when I first started card making. It was always lovely to see how the image had turned out at the end. Lovely colours and your folding is just perfect. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

cuilliesocks said...

This is amazing Barb, I love the technique and you design is beautiful, Kate x

Mrs A. said...

This is gorgeous with your own design Iris folding. I love it. Honoured that you have fluttered by my challenge. Your card will be entered twice for the prizes. Hugs Mrs A.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Barb, I love this! I used to do a lot of iris folding when I first started making cards and I have a fondness for these types of cards! I always say I'm going to do some iris folding again but never seem to get around to it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cara said...

Beautiful iris folding. Cara x

Kathleen said...

Superb make for the challenge, great shape of vase.

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

This is a great idea for using up snippets and creating some texture as well. The wee butterflies are the perfect finishing touch!

Sylviahobbycards said...

Great iris folding, Barb.Beautiful flower.Well done.

Hugs, Sylvia x

Donna said...

Such a well thought out card, Barb.
Looks lovely. I love the shape of the vase, too. x

tilly said...

what a pretty card, love the butterflies on it
Tilly

Carole said...

Oh how I remember this technique barb...I love your vase...classy and the flowers just finish it off...maybe you will have set a new trend off again !!

Veerle said...

Wauw looks fancy barb this iris folding. Great card.
Hugs Veerle

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Great card Barb. Thanks for popping over to my blog. Yes drew the flower myself with my pencils. X

Joan said...

Great card Barb and good to use up some papers too

Joan

PJ said...

Spectacular card. You always impress me with your techniques ☺

Valerija said...

Great iris folding. Love it! Beautiful card.
Valerija xx

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Barb, fabulous iris folding and lovely colours.
Pauline
x

hazel said...

A lovely card Barb, I could never get on with iris folding.
xxx Hazel.

Greta said...

What a wonderful example of iris folding--love it! I know I have a project ready to make somewhere in my stash that I picked up at my LSS before it closed a few years ago.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I think with your fabulous folding and the lines in the vase that this has a very oriental feel to it. Very nice!