Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Try it Tuesday - Butterfly Kisses

Try it Tuesday

15 June 2010

Now remember 'Try it Tuesdays' are all about those creative bods willing to share their talent and inspire us.

To celebrate the 'sisterhood' this week and to continue to feed your creativity we thought we would share a little project Lizzie played around with on the weekend. 

Butterfly Kisses

My DD 'Princess Jessie' has just made over her bedroom. We were inspired by the beautiful vinyl wall art scenes you can buy, but DD seems to change her taste so often (it's a tween thing), that I decided to look at what I might be able to use from my stash to create something a bit different for her wall... here is a 'sneeky peeky' at our efforts so far...

 This is what we started with ........

I found a lovely range of co-ordinating scrapbooking papers and matched up some plain cardstock from my stash. 

I then had DD 'slaving' away on the Cuttlebug cutting and embossing the first round of butterflies - these are the larger ones.

Next I continued the 'child labour' with the vast range of butterfly punches in our stash... this kept DD busy for hours. 

I continued with the Cuttlebug using our embossing folders to add more texture and finished off with every tweenie's great love... 'BLING'!!. 

DD had these all piled in size order and it was off to the bedroom wall with the bluetac (now don't get all worried about marks on the wall... it was all we had handy and yep worked like a charm).

This is the next stage...
(the photos do not do it justice)  

Some of the butterflies are textured (Cuttlebug embossing)

Some are 3 dimensional with two layers (gotta just love that Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly Punch!)

All in all... not a bad effort for several hours of quiet from DD, a sense of achievement that she had made this beautiful feature for her room and at no cost... yep, gotta feel good when you have used the 'stash'.

We are now working on a matching canvas to add to the wall and as I really want DD to feel that same sense of achievement and pride in her own creation so we are busy working on 'a draft' to get it just right... so stay tuned for the finished wall in weeks to come.

So how about trying it and getting our your punches to see what 'wallies' you can create from scratch!

1 comment:

  1. I bet this looks better in real life Liz! You will have to take a picture of the whole wall when you have finished.

    Marion xxx