Looks like I have a whole week of posts to catch up. I have had a rough week, but today will be productive. I am working on two items that are drying before I work on the next step, so I decided that I would make something for the Easter/Spring Swap.
I had seen some butterfly embellishments and thought they were really cute. I wanted to make some using what I had in my stash so I checked out YouTube. I love YouTube it is an awesome resource. I found a tutorial I liked, but I made a few changes. In the tutorial she had used some large mesh rosette trim that was already colored. I had found in my stash some shabby chic white trim from Tim Holtz - yay! (My trim is much smaller than what she used - but it worked). I glimmer misted them and let dry. Then I assembled like she had in the tutorial onto the circle. On the trim, for the antennae, I used much less than she showed. I started mid body and went up leaving enough for the antennae, whereas she had gone the full length of the body and had some as a tail. The other change I made was that she used I AmRoses for the length of the body. Although they are beautiful, I just didn't have any in my stash. What I had that was small enough was the ribbon rosettes that you can buy at Joann's or Walmart for .97 for 40. I cut off the green ribbon leaves and placed a dollop of glue to keep them held together. Then I just placed three of them along the length of the body.
I decided to package them into a tin. For smaller items I am really liking the thought of using presentations. So they don't get lost in the box or just looking lonely in a baggie. I had a tin I found for cheap at the Salvation Army - it was grimy but not scratched. So I cleaned the sucker up and and used some spring/easter colored paper and lined bottom of the tin, the inside top, and then the top of the tin. I added some pink bling and some flowers. I did not have any pink flowers so I used a couple of white ones and then just inked the edges in pink to tie them in.
I'll be back with some more projects today hopefully.