Sunday, July 5, 2009

Crocheted Butterfly

Lots of little pics to share for this post. I finally used one of my mom's crocheted butterflies, and I HAVE to say, they are just gorgeous. I don't know how she does it, all I can crochet is a cable, this stuff is far too complicated.

This card is for an 11 year old girl who loves butterflies. Isn't that cool!

I coloured the Elzybells image with my Lyra pencils, yeah I used my Lyra's for a change. I think they have been feeling very neglected. Blended it with Sansador and added a little grass here and there. I need to go through Paula's grass tutorial in order to learn the technique properly. When I clicked on her link I got only a portion of the post :-(

The paper I used was a free download from Summertime Designs. I can't believe it's free, there are some beautiful designs you can down load.

The image was cut out with my BRAND new Nesties template. Slowly but surely I get them all. It's a bit expensive ordering everything from overseas, so I try to get new stuff once a month. Although, believe it or not, it is cheaper for me to order from Cut @ Home, than to order from my local supplier. I don't know why.

Here's a close up of the butterfly. I got the link for the pattern from Bev's blog. If any of you can crochet!!! I had a bit of glitter to the butterfly, cut it's not too clear on the photo. It really brought her to life.

Now I'm out of this FREEZING study. My hands feel like they are going to fall off, they are so cold. I really must put a premanent heater in this room, or I won't be blogging much.
Have a great Sunday, and chat to you all soon.


paula said...

Meahni!!! The card is gor-juss!! That butterfly is amazing! Your mom is super talented to be able to follow those directions to creat such beautiful stuff. It always looks like code to me! lol I am loving the paper too. I was looking at t, wondering what company it was from. I am going there later on to check it out! Hey, got any tutorials ready for us! *wink*

Larissa said...

Great card Meahni! Love that little bear and you coloured her so beautiful. Love the butterfly! I must tell my mum to make me some! :)


Riet said...

Wowww Meahni,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Carla Murphy said...

Beautiful colouring Meahni!! Love the crocheted butterfly as well. I do crochet, but just "squares" - ha!! - nothing as complicated as this. It's nice to have a talented Mom. 8)

weewiccababe said...

beautiful card Meahni, and the butterfly is amazing.
I got your image folder just before I went away on holiday - thankyou so much, you coloured the Gorjuss Girl beautifully

Bev said...

Love the glitter on the butterful hun, what a fab idea. Your card is fabulous - your colouring is brilliant and the colours and papers are delish! x

craftyb said...

Hi Meahni, it's my first visit here (i followed Paula's link) and must come back...i love your colouring! I've just bought a pack of prismacolor pencils and am trying to learn how to use them!! The thing I'm having most trouble with is the "glow" or shadow....and have just ruined an image trying to create one! Anyway, your card is beautiful...thanks for sharing! bx

Janine said...

Hi there... Got your link from Paula's blog.
I just love her work and now I can come and see yours as well. I live in London Ontario Canada.
Take care and I look forward to visiting often.

Terri said...

Hi Meahni - I also arrived here via Paula's glad I did, you make some darling cards and do awesome coloring! I'll be back!

Kim said...

I love your blog, I found it through Paper Possibilities (whom I also love!). Your cards are beautiful.

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Beautiful card Meahni. Love the crotchet butterfly, it goes perfectly with your card. Your colouring is fantastic and I think you've made a fab job with the grass. I had a look at Paula's tutorial which was really helpful. Thanks for pointing us in that direction! Hugs, Lainy xxx


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