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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
 Exotic Butterfly Large #2
 Leaf
 Medium Rose
 Large Rose

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.

I am entering the following challenges:

 Hope you have entered my week # 2 giveaway this week you can check it out right here...would love if you shared this with everyone.

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14 comments:

  1. Great idea! They are very pretty.

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  2. Wowwwwwwwwwwww! These are just gorgeous!! I love this idea!!

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  3. Ooh Dawn, those are so beautiful!... I love lavender and I LOVE butterflies, what a perfect combination!... Happy Mothers Day to you sweet friend!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  4. What a fun tutorial Dawn!! Love the butterfly and the purple!! TFS!!
    Have a great weekend!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  5. Wow!! these are beautiful Dawn!! What a great Idea. love the purple.
    Awesome job.

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  6. Your butterflies are gorgeous (and delicate looking!)

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  7. I absolutely LOVE these napkin rings! what an awesome idea!!!

    They look stunning Dawnie, way to go!!!

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  8. Wowzer Dawn this is brilliant, a super idea, those butterflies look awesome, fantastic project.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  9. Love this! I've got a couple of Cheery Lynn butterflies, although not the large one. Great "new" napkin rings!
    R/

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  10. Gorgeous....i adore butterflies. Thanks for always coming by and visiting me at rrr....I soo appreciate it

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  11. Wow these are beautiful! I love them and tfs AJ~

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  12. well at least i have a thin face! my jaw keeps dropping with the beauties you keep creating! i love this! absolutely gorgeous!

    keep smiling sunshine, because i've prayed for blessings for you too!

    hugs :)

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  13. Dawn how stunning are these....wow fantastic work I love butterflies what fabulous creations , well done . Enjoy the rest of your weekend Hugs Elaine

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