Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Butterfly Calendar

I made this calendar for a challenge swap on one of the Yahoo swap groups I belong to.  The swap hostess sent us two brown paper envelopes and also a piece of leather and we had to come up with something from those items which had to include some stamping!

I had just bought a packet of these little calendar pads from Anita's so I decided to make use of them!  I put a piece of card into each brown envelope and then sealed them and inked around the edges with a brown ink pad.  I folder the top envelope in half and then scored it before folding it backwards to make the top part of the calendar - the other section was stuck to the base envelope.

The stamped panel was made using white card - I used some brown ink on it and then stamped with one of my oldest stamps - Old French Writing from Hero Arts.  The butterflies were die cut from a Tim Holtz die (with thanks to my good friend Sylvia!) and then overstamped with the Hero Arts stamp - the 'bodies' were drawn in with a black permanent pen.  Finally, I added some small black peel off dots to finish it.

I'd like to enter this project in the following challenges:

Stampalot Challenge - 'whatever you fancy'
Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'anything but a card'
Craft Your Passion - 'anything but a card'
Creative Craft Challenges - 'anything but a card'

18 comments:

  1. Love your project, the butterflies are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Pinky

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  2. Beautiful Creation

    Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  3. I luv what you have done Helen, wouldn't of guessed it was envelopes, very clever, luv the butterflies with the text stamped over them. Janette x

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  4. what a great project for our anything but a card challenge at creative craft challenges, good luck,
    hugs sandra xxx

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  5. What a brill idea. I've also got some of the calendars in preparation for another year so I may just borrow your inspiration, x

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  6. How gorgeous is this Helen, I love it.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and Stampalot this month and good luck.

    B x

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  7. This is gorgeous - you'd never know it was made from envelopes!

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  8. This is fantastic Helen!! I wouldn't have known where to start if I'd been given that challenge! xx

    Love your new look blog!

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  9. This is fantastic Helen...and a super creation too hun...

    have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

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  10. Beautiful creation Helen, love the colours, butterfly and script. Have a lovely evening, hugs Heidi x

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  11. Beautiful calendar Helen - love the butterflies.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

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  12. Very nice, thanks for sharing with us at craft your passion and good luck, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

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  13. Great calendar and of course I love the butterflies ;)

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

    Emma xxx

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  14. A fabulous calendar, Helen! Thanks for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

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  15. oh really love this its just gorgeous great colors and image on this bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs cherylxxxxx

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  16. Fabulous calendar. Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  17. What a super idea and how cleverly executed. Love the clean lines look of this.

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  18. This is gorgeous, I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. Bev x

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Helen x

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