record challenge - butterflies are free and so are records

May 2nd, 2009 in member junk     
TroyRash TroyRash, member
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butterflies from records
fluttering flutterbyes
another idea - postcard or letter holder
this would only work in a large space - i think - or maybe a garden area
butterflies from records

butterflies from records

First of all, I have not done these - though I am going to do the butterflies - or flutterbyes as by niece says.

These images are from my idea files. I knew I had images of record ideas. I just had to find them and share. I am going to do the butterflies as a mobile to go above my dining table.

I believe we all get ideas from watching what goes on around us. We take a piece of this, stretch an idea here or there and build on something we have seen. I wish I had kept the info about who created these pieces of art from record albums, but I did not.

So, I hope these will spur creativity. I wanted to share and hope it was alright that is wasn't exactly something that came from my workshop.

I absolutely LOVE this site and believe it gives people like all of us a place to go and dream. I love that!

Thank you so much for being here.

And aren't those flutterbyes wonderful?!!!


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Comments (13)

lutrell writes: i just love the butterflies records. great idea Posted: 1:06 pm on August 2nd
meggyjean writes: I love your imagination! These are such cool ideas!! Posted: 4:04 pm on June 30th
LastChance writes: Great idea for the 45's, but I have a gazillion 78LP albums. My mom used to play Jimmy Dorsey and Classical music back when we had a cafe/tavern in the 60's-70's. The older customers really appreciated the older music. I hate the idea of the albums going to waste. I guess now I have found lots of ways to recycle them!!

Great Last Chance for this last dance!
Terry Posted: 11:44 pm on June 15th
bridiemurphy writes: idea file is BRIMMING, but this is going to the top of the stack (kind of like a record, eh)? :) Posted: 10:08 pm on May 12th
shabbychick writes: Love the flutterbyes too! How cool - some fun uses for old records...who would have thought?

Thanks for sharing! Kathy Posted: 9:08 am on May 6th
CottageElements writes: Wow, very creative. I'm loving that big wave! Talk about recycling!

Lani Posted: 11:08 pm on May 4th
greencolleen writes: esp love the card/letter holder wouldnt this be too cool if you used old christmas records to display your christmas cards ??? i think it looks as tho cutting those records is done with a ban saw / drill. Posted: 12:08 pm on May 4th
irishrovr writes: I do love the flutterbys! Thanks for sharing these great ideas! I also wonder how these were cut - maybe with a hot knife? I have a ton of LPs that could use a makeover!

Eileen Posted: 10:31 pm on May 3rd
fellowjunker writes: Great ideas Troy. Who would have thought there were so many things to do with old records. Thanks for providing all the wonderful inspiration. My favorite are the flutterbys!!
xojanis Posted: 11:52 am on May 3rd
suewhitney writes: Wow, this is certainly riding the wave of creativity. Thanks so much for providing inspiration for the challenge...very cool ideas!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:12 am on May 3rd
Christina_S writes: These are wonderful, though I couldn't imagine cutting all those. Do you happen to know how they cut them? Great inspiration! Posted: 2:34 am on May 3rd
alicemom writes: Troy,
I agree with you. This site is just great for all of us. I am amazed by those record ideas. Yes those flutterbyes wonderful?!!! Thanks for the inspiring things you do too.
Alice Posted: 11:05 pm on May 2nd
oldnews writes: Wow. Those are absolutely wonderful. I've never seen anything like it, amazing! Thank you so much for sharing, especially today! The flea market is rained out, I'm feeling like a disappointed little kid, and this was like a breath of fresh air! Thanks! Marie Posted: 9:24 pm on May 2nd
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