Monday, 17 August 2015

Painted Glimmer Butterfly Leftovers

Hello, Crafters.

When I published my video yesterday, I said I'd show you what I decided to do with the butterflies I'd created but felt weren't good enough to use in the way I had planned.

I've been absolutely amazed at how many "bits" I have managed to die-cut/punch out.

The first photograph shows the six butterflies I created when I was finding out the best way to "paint" Glimmer Paper.  Although I kept in mind that butterflies are asymmetrical, I was determined not to get hung up about it - close enough would be good enough!

I was very happy with the bottom large butterfly on the right hand side - see photograph 2 for enlargement. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to replicate to get the same effect again! I'm also happy with the small butterfly. I will definitely use both of these in a project - which left me with the other four butterflies. 

I surrounded myself with dies sets and punches and set to work!

The first group of die cuts (top left hand side in photograph 3) relates to the second butterfly down on the left hand side in photograph one. At the top of left hand side of photograph 3 are the remnants of the butterfly. I succeeded in getting 1 Elegant Butterfly (punch), 2 Petite Petals (punch), 1 large heart (punch from Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack), 1 small flower (as heart), 3 baubles (Perfect Pines Framelits Die**)  and 2 small hearts (Mini Treat Bag Thinlits). Total = 10 items.
 
The second group of die cuts (top right hand side in photograph 3) relates to the first butterfly on the right hand side in photograph one. At the top of right hand side of photograph 3 are the remnants of the butterfly. I succeeded in getting  1 Elegant Butterfly (punch), 2 Petite Petals (punch), 5 small hearts (Mini Treat Bag Thinlits), 3 baubles (Perfect Pines Framelits Die**) and 1 bow (Balloon Frames Framelits). Total = 11 items.

The third group of die cuts (bottom left hand side in photograph 3) relates to the bottom butterfly on the right hand side in photograph one. At the top of right hand side of photograph 3 are the remnants of the butterfly. I succeeded in getting 1 large snowflake (Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies**), 4 snowflakes (Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies**) and 1 stocking (Festive Fireside Framelits Dies**). Total = 6 items.

The fourth and final group of die cuts (bottom right hand side in photograph 3) relates to the top butterfly on the left hand side in photograph one. At the top of right hand side of photograph 3 are the remnants of the butterfly. I succeeded in getting 1 small flower (punch from Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack), 2 stockings (Festive Fireside Framelits Dies**), 1 bow (Balloon Framelits), sentiment FOR YOU (Mini Treat Bag Thinlits), 2 ovals from the centres of the two O's in FOR YOU (brilliant for eyes!) and 2 hearts  (Mini Treat Bag Thinlits). Total = 9 items.

The final photograph shows total number of each item: 2 elegant Butterflies, 6 small baubles, 3 Petite Petals, 1 large and 9 small hearts, 2 small flowers, sentiment, 3 stockings, 2 eyes, 5 snowflakes and 2 bows. Amazing, a grand total of 36!

The big question now is, what am I going to do with them all? At the moment, the only answer I have, is time will tell.............which means I don't have a clue! LOL! Watch this space!

(BTW Products marked ** above will be available when the new Christmas catalogue goes live on 1st September 2015. YAY!)

Until tomorrow, happy crafting!

JanB.

2 comments:

  1. I am so happy to see someone actually utilizing her scraps to the ultimate. I try to do the same, although, I have to say, Jan, that you have taken it to a whole new level. I usually punch different flowers. Never thought to use all this other stuff, too! Too often, especially, I notice, in SU videos, the ladies just punch, punch, punch across a sheet of paper leaving all kinds of waste. I'm thinking - that stuff is far too expensive to use in that way! So again, thank you for your videos, and thank you for your blog, and thank you for using all your paper! Hugs Julie

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  2. HI, Julie. Many thanks for your very kind comments. I did wonder if I was taking things a bit too far but I don't like waste either. And yes, I know what you mean about some of the waste you see in some videos. Also a big thank you for following my blog and watching my videos. Happy crafting. JanB.

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