Saturday, April 6, 2013

From Umbrellas to Butterflies

Hi Everyone
Welcome back.Are you a digital image user??? I really like them as I feel I can make them larger smaller and you can't do that with rubber stamps. Recently I received a free digital image from CDAC and decided to really think outside the box, so to speak.

Crafters Digital Art Center, CDAC, has a Progressive Digi Freebie Challenge  where you can get a free digi.  When you post a your creation, you can then send an email for the next freebie. This month there are 4 freebies you can receive if you are posting creations that you have made with each of them. This is the 1st image and I decided  to use thus image a little differently. I have to thank my friend Donna for showing different ways to use an umbrella a few years ago.

This really great umbrella image is from Nana Vic Digitals and it's a wonderful umbrella.However.......
I have used this opened umbrella and morphed it  into a butterfly. So every time I look at an umbrella I think of Donna and I see other things.

I cut the 2 of the umbrellas out, removed the handles and butted these next to each other at the top of the umbrella. I used pearls as the body and added some wire to make the antenna. Those open dots on the umbrella digital image, well I covered them with flat backed black pearls. I just thought that the yellow color and the black pearls just went so well together.

Don't let rain showers get in your way. Next time you see an open umbrella think of butterflies!!! LOL

Have a fabulous day!!


Anne Temple said...

This is so cool. Love the bit of lattice work and the bright yellow. Would love to know what other things Donna inspired you to see using an umbrella.

Hopemore Studio said...

Wow Barb, just got back in town and I see you have been one busy butterfly! I still haven't tried the digital stamps, maybe one day. Seeing how you went outside the box to make this card is very inspiring!


Donna Ellis said...

Barbara, love the trellis behind the butterfly - that was the perfect touch! Your morphed butterfly looks amazing! I will always think of DeeDee also with her amazing knack for repurposing images. Your beautiful card reminds me of something else as well - the itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow poke a dot bikini -- haha Lovely card, my sistah! hugs, de

Brenda said...

Love the butterfly - I remember Donna's inspiring ways to use the umbrella image too!

Lynnel Lynch said...

WOW, so very creative! This is just wonderful. Love the colors that you've chose. I'm going to file this butterfly in my mind and use it sometime.
Thank so much for sharing with us at CDAC Challenges.
WOW, again
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Sandi said...

Barbara - I'm speechless! Well actually, wow this is amazing and clever!!! Like Lynnel said, I'm going to keep this idea in the back of my mind. Well done!!
Sandi ♥
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grandma's joy dqheart said...

that is awesome thinking. love the umbutterfly.

Lindsay Ettlinger said...

Barbara what a great idea! It works perfectly.,

DQ said...

Awesome idea! beautiful card!!

Bug Hugs, Meg said...

This is amazing, great idea! Thanks for joining the Progressive Freebie Challenge at CDAC. Meg, CDAC-DT

Desire Fourie said...

This is just so beautiful. I love the cheerful butterfly and the interesting bow.
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Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Awesome idea Barbara! Love the way you changed up the umbrella and made something new. Gorgeous card!
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Olga said...

Wow, this is very creative!!! Just love what you've done with the umbrella!

Shona Erlenborn said...

I too think about Donna's butterfly (and other things!) every time I see an umbrella! This is awesome Barbara!

Mel X said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Your creation is so pretty. Love the colour combination and stunning butterfly.

Mel X

Julie Z said...

Ah yes, I can see where you thought of Donna when creating this!
Love what you did with your butterfly Barbara! The little pearls for it's body look so great. And I love the soft background paper you chose & how you pulled the one color from it for a little pop of color on your saying piece. Very nice!

Vickie Duffill said...

Oh My Goodness, your umbrella butterfly is so creative and it's great to see such a pretty card that is taking full advantage of the flexibility of using digital stamps. Adore the colours that you used and agree totally that the black pearls against the yellow is stunning. Beautiful design and selection of papers used. Thank you for joining us at
CDAC freebie challenge


E. Marie said...

Cute, cute, cute idea!! Gorgeous card.