Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Craft-Dee BowZ Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to the Craft-Dee BowZ blog hop. If you arrived here by way of  Dana's blog then you're in the right spot. If not, you will want to start at the Craft-Dee BowZ blog to be eligible for the prize to be awarded on Saturday.

The theme we have for this blog hop is Butterflies and Flowers and I have really stepped outside the box for this theme because I have used the Craft-Dee BowZ tool in making both my butterfly and my flowers.

My butterfly came about because I made a double looped bow one day and it reminded me of a butterfly without a body. So I made another and fashioned a body using gold filigreed beads. The antennae are just gold seed beads. To add and secure the body to the bow, I just slipped the wire under the knot, added the beads and that secured the body to the bow (wings).Here is the end result.

Here is a close up of the butterfly:

How did I come up with the flowers?? I really don't recall other than I was just playing around with the CDB tool and wound some wire around the pegs instead of the ribbon I usually work with. When I pulled the wire off the pegs and separated the loops, they started to look like petals on a flower and when I had all the loops moved around, the flower was born. I happened to have some brads that have a large colored rhinestone for the center and I felt that would look great as the center of the flower.

Here is a close up of those flowers:

Well that's the back story for my butterfly and the flowers that I used on my card. Hope this inspires you to try different things on your bow maker. The bow maker is a very versatile tool, it makes more that a bow and works well with things other than ribbon.

Blog Rotation in case you've gotten lost along the way.:
Dana Tatar (our guest designer this month)
Barbara -you are here
Craft-Dee BowZ - (to leave one last comment)

I hope you have enjoyed our little blog hop here at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. Please leave a comment here on my blog and also we ask that you leave a comment back at the Craft-Dee BowZ blog  to be eligible for the prize, a Craft-Dee BowZ tool.

Thanks for stopping in and I will be seeing you soon
My design is being entered in the following challenges:


Brenda Frame said...

Barbara, I love this card! Wow! That butterfly is beautiful! Love those flowers too! Hugs

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Awesome card Barbara! I LOVE the butterfly and the wire flowers are so creative. You've given some wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing! =)

Nicolle Kramer said...

Wow, those flowers are just too cute! Beautiful ribbon buttefly..:)

Donna Maligno said...

OMG! Drop dead gorgeous Barb! Love how you made it all work together. The most unique card I've seen using the Craft-Dee BowZ! This should get everyone's creative juices flowing with the Craft-Dee BowZ.

Dreja said...

Ein sehr origineller Schmetterling. Große Klasse!

Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends und der Kreativeinkauf-Challenge.

LG Dreja

Tara Bruening said...

What a fun card! Love all the ribbon. Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Ribbon or Twine “ Linky Party.

Craftin Desert Diva's

Shona Erlenborn said...

Very clever ideas Barbara. What a wonderful showcase for Craft-Dee Bowz! I love the butterfly's body too!

NickelNook said...

So creative! Your butterfly and flowers are beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Lia Stampz!...Nancy :o)

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful card and so very creative!

Desire Fourie said...

Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at our very first Challenge. Good luck.
{Fitztown DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Scrappin Chris said...

I love the flowers. Amazingly done. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created with Love Challenges.


Verna Angerhofer said...

Your work is always so amazing. I adore the flowers you created. And, so clever to make your butterfly that way too.

Brenda Frame said...

This is just beautiful, Barbara! I love those flowers and the bow really makes the card. Hugs

Kathy Vogel said...

I really like how you used the craft dee bowz tool to make your flowers & butterfly. The colors are so pretty too.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful card! Such a clever way to create the flowers and I love the bead body of the butterfly!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Stunning card I love it! I love the flowers and that bow is incredible as a butterfly! Thanks for joining in the fun at Created wit Love Challenges.
Linda K. DT

Amber (bambi64) said...

Clever way to use the Craft-Dee BowZ! Pretty flowers and pretty butterfly.

Gitte said...

Beautiful card.
Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.

Julie A. Shearer said...

Beautiful !! Your butterfly is stunning ! Great card ! TFS .

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Kaija said...

Fantastic card!
Thank for joining us at Fitztown challenge:)
Hugs Kaija DT member

n. olson said...

Loved the clots! Loved the butterfly! Loved the flowers! Loved it ALL!

n. olson said...

Should have said "loved the colors"

Donna Ellis said...

A wonderful use of the bow maker, Miss Barbara! Love the combination of flowers made with the bow maker, and the pretty bow (and those gorgeous flower centers, too). The white is so striking against the purple - very pretty! hugs, de

Dreaming said...

I have seen the bow maker on video and I am fascinated at how you went 'out of the box' to try something different. How very cool. I love your card!

Zoe said...

Thank you for joining us this week at Fitztown

Zoe x x x x x x
Handmade with lots of Love

Patty Sue 2 said...

Your card is lovely! Thank you for joining us at ABC's Challenge! Good luck and I hope we see more of your lovely work!

Ann-Marie said...

A gorgeous card and I love your beautiful butterfly and flowers - very creative. Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this time and hope you join us again. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx