Friday, May 11, 2012

Shades Of purple

Happy Friday!
So glad to be back with a new project today using my Cheery Lynn dies


This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is  

Shades Of purple Here are the rules:
  • You MUST follow the theme and use at least one Cheery Lynn Designs die, of course, we would love to see more than one. 
  • You MUST add a link to your blog post in the InLinkz at CHEERY LYNN's Challenge post; no back posting, only new projects are allowed
  • You MUST link to Cheery Lynn's Challenge blog in your post
The winner will be chosen based on merit by Cheery Lynn Designs. They will receive a $20 coupon for shopping at the Cheery Lynn website. The challenge will end on Sunday night at 22:00 Eastern time.

I decided to do a re-use project  of napkin rings re purposed.Let me share a few steps.

This is what I started with, some ugly blue wooden rings, some scrap pieces of two sided ribbon and some sting pearls.
My dies I used for this project



I used my Exotic Butterfly Large #2. I found several sheets of designer paper in shades of purple.
 I know these aren't the best pictures, but I wanted to share how I used my scraps to cover the ugly wooden  rings.I folded the ribbon and added some lace.
 Use can click on any of my pictures if you would like to see the details closer. I tried to vary the patterns of paper and also the flowers I used on the front of each butterfly.

 I know this is a simple idea but I really like how it turned out- such a fun design-and I got to re-use something I would have gotten rid of because I didn't like the color.
So did you like this Shades Of purple Project? Won't you join us this week, there is still a couple days left to join the challenge.

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9 comments:

Donna said...

great use of the butterflies die, a definite improvement on the napkin rings.WTG

Debbie said...

Dawm this is a great idea and beautiful too!!

beadz said...

Your napkin rings sure will make for a lovely table!
hugs,
Gini

Karen W said...

Beautiful butterfly!!

Bonnie Brown said...

Love your butterfly napkin rings!!! A clever idea to cover up the original rings!!

xxxtglxxx said...

Dawn, this is such a terrific idea! :) These look stunning, so delicate and fluttery and original!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Bj said...

Love your beautiful napkin rings! What a great way to revive plain napkin rings! Now we are all going "Why didn't I think of that?" lol. I am going to use that for my next patio party this summer. Thanks for sharing this fun idea!

Faye said...

Your napkin rings turned out so gorgeous. Love the butterflies.

Kianel said...

Such a fantastic idea Dawn!
And thanks for sharing the tutorial! So elegant!
Love, Kianel.