Wouldn't we all like to make like a butterfly somedays??? To flutter so gracefully in the air - bringing a smile to those we pass by!
This was a little project that's been on the back burner for a while. Guess what - I love how it turned out! Dont' be sad tho - there is a lot of non-SU stuff going on here. Are you okay with that??? But I did use a lot of SU stuff too. Sometimes I just need to mix it up and have fun.
You know what else - this little project wasn't overly time consuming. If I could have done it without interuptions, it would have probably taken 45 minutes - maybe less. But, I have 3 kids hanging around and wanting a cup of milk, chocolate milk, and needing help in the potty....all day long! SOOOOO.....this is really a quick project.
Let's break this down a bit, shall we? The background is retired SU paper - which I miss dearly. I like the current First Edition paper ok, but this DSP was much more interesting! I added some tea stain ink around the edges and here and there in the center, which really got covered up in the end. Layered on top of that is a doily that I cut with my Silhouette. My Silhouette has been seeing a lot more action these days! I think I really like their new cutting mats as it cuts thru the paper better than it used to. Stampin' Up's paper is THICK (read: quality!) and the Silhouette wouldn't always cut all the way thru the paper. Until they introduced the new mats. Now I haven't had any issues.
Back to the doily - I also added some tea stain to it, to soften the bright white. Then I smooched it with log cabin - I got a big blob os smooch under the left wing, but thankfully it's pretty well covered up. I need smooch lessons.
Next, I cut a butterfly with my Silhouette, in black and stamped it all over with Whisper White ink using the Fresh Vintage stamp. I really love how this turned out. I layers a butterfly on top of it - cut with our Beautiful Butterfly die - non-SU paper. I tied some Calypso Coral ruffly ribbon around her to represent antenae, and added the flowers. Lastly, I tucked in a stamped Happiness sign and one of the train tickets (which I distressed) from the Attic Boutique side notes.
All in all, this was pretty easy - and it's a lovely work of art!
Guess what? You can own this for yourself! I've listed it over in my Etsy shop! FYI - I will be adding a lot of things to my Etsy shop in the coming weeks, so be sure to check it out often!
Ta-Ta folks! Have a great weekend!