Saturday, 5 March 2011

Fanciful Flight is not just a butterfly die you know!

Hi there everyone.
Been having a bit of a play this morning before I have to head off to work. If you are anything like me I know you always try to get the most out of your craft supplies, especially the dies. Well, Fanciful flight was the first Tim Holtz die I bought as I really liked it, but there is a limit to how many butterflies you can use on projects so it does seem to hang around doing nothing quite a bit.......... But not any more! I was sitting and thinking a bit, yes, very dangerous, I know but I wondered whether I could use the die in another way.
The short answer is yes, you can make flowers with it! like this one on this gift box

I love it, let's go closer


No, not that close (But that looks pretty cool too!)

That's better. I have done a step by step here so you can see how I made it but the summary  is 9 large wings, 8 small, some tissue flowers, a button and a box or  12 x 12 layout to display. (The step by step will also show the steps I used for covering the box.)
Hope you enjoy it! Be blessed this weekend........

6 comments:

Nancy said...

I love this!!! I've not bought that die as I thought it very limiting - as you said, how many butterflies can one make? But this flower - love it!! TFS!

Brenda Brown said...

Fab, fab, fab Neil. Just love how you have used the die to make this flower, creativity at it's best.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Kasey said...

Oh Wow, I don't have that die and now I'm itching to get my hands on it. Neil this is inspired thinking indeed! (ps. 99.99% of your creations ARE inspired thinking)

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful Neil and thanks for the step by step too! Kim

Terry said...

Oh now look at you with that flower! What a fabby brain you have! Really, you should e-mail Mr. Holtz a copy of that! He would like that, I am sure! Thank you so much for the kind comment on my blog! Love this flower!

Lisa said...

Neil, Love what you did with this die! This is the first of Tim's dies I bought too. His dies are so versatile, but I had not thought of the flower for this one. Love the way you think!