Friday, May 11, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Shades of Purple

Before I give you all the details of this weeks challenge, I just wanted to share with you all that I WON last week's challenge for Flower Challenge at Cheery Lynn's Challenge Blog. So I am lucky enough to get to spend $20 on some new Dies.
My other good new is that Bj co-owner of Cheery Lynn Dies wants to have my Flowers at the booth she will be at no 15 Creative Scrapbooking at the Scrapbooking and Paper Craft Convention and Expo in June at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Southbank.I am very honoured and excited to have them on display.
So here is my list of Dies that I have used for this weeks challenge no 27 Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge  Shades Of Purple.
Lace Light Deco Border B133
Lace Rose and Flourishes B135
Garden Gate B124
Colonial Lamp Post B130
Large Rose B155
Medium Rose B154
Miniature Rose B152
Olive Branches B147
Fanciful Flourish B117
Lace Corner Deco A B161
Exotic Butterflies small set of 3 DL113
Click on the dies and they will take you straight to Scrappy-go-Lucky
There is a little bit of explaining for this one so here goes, I decided to make a shadow box so my butterflies are  really flying. I have used a painting canvas, covered it in Kaiser paper but turned it over to use the back of it so I could hang the butterflies inside. I have cut out two of each of the butterflies and glued them back to back so they can turn around.
 This is a side on view of the Canvas made into the shadow box
 The Lace Rose I have cut out once in the light green and then just the Rose in the middle from Dark Green and Pink, if your very careful to leave all the pieces in the die you can take them out one by one and place them back in where the die has cut them out, leaving the light green border. I have backed it with plain Kaiser cardstock and cut around the outside of the flower so I could glue the pieces onto it.
 Here is a close up of the butterflies, I have hung them with fine purple cotton.
Hope you can understand all of this, and thanks so much for all your lovely comments they really give me boost and brighten my day.
Cheers Shelley


  1. Hi Shelley! well done on having your flowers on display, they do look absolutely beautiful..I will mark it down to find booth 15 at the show, I am going with my sister on the Saturday, I am soooo looking forward to it.. I love your use of the dies, I have got a few cherry lynn dies now and really am using my big shot more too.. so thank you.. Have a great weekend!

  2. Oh and this canvas looks fabulous too.. I love the idea of turning the canvas around so it is the deep edge not the flat edge that is used!!xx

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!

  4. What a clever idea Shelley. I love the butterflies - which literally fly, and the lilac shades are lovely. Congratulations on your well deserved win at Cheery Lynn last week.

  5. Love your butterflies in the shadow box you created Shelley, they really are flying. Congrats on your win last week, and thanks for playing at cheery lynn designs this week again.
    Donna xx

  6. What a lovely shadow box, gorgeous choice of colors and dies. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

  7. This is so lovely!!! Love all the layers and beautiful colors.
    So glad you could share with us at
    Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge

  8. Awesome it!

  9. Beautiful project. So many gorgeous details. TFS

  10. fabulous! so much detail to look at! congrats on having your flowers featured on the display too! x