Sunday 4 October 2015

Butterfly Blue

Today I have another little project to share with you now I know it has arrived at it's destination.  It's made up of bits and pieces and odds and ends and isn't very big, but I am liking working in miniature!

I started out with a square cut from the cardboard at the back of a notebook that I painted with the Americana Light French Blue paint.  I cut a piece of paper from the Marianne Design Flower Garden pad to fit on top, and distressed the edges before sticking down, then it was a case of using up scraps from the pad and oddments from my stash for decoration.

Here in the close up you can see the twin hearts that I covered with paper then took an emery board to the edge before carefully adding white paint from a Dabber and glittering the butterfly in the design.  You can also see the pretty MD Marrakesh trellis die cut pieces too, the bits that fall out I stuck down towards the top.  Everything got touches of Distress Stickles in denim blue added with the crafters best tool, the finger, and Stickles in blue for the butterfly on the paper design.  I've also added Glossy Accents to the numerals dial on the clock print of the paper.  Here's the finished hanger:

I little bit of a scrap die cut trellis to poke out from behind a scrap of paper, and the layers of lace and ribbon.  The back is quite plain with just another piece of pretty paper and a plain layer to write on - I can't show you as I took the pics after writing .. .. I hope the recipient likes the little hanger.

I can enter into Pixie's Snippets # 197 as this decoration is all made of snippets!

Finally, I think I'm on the mend.  Still got the cough but not as much now or for as long in the mornings trying to clear the overnight accumulations, and breathing is much easier thankfully.  I spent yesterday making up Christmas cards from odds and ends of started but not finished designs, feels good to have less in the bit box!  I'll be sharing them with you over the next few days.  Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.


  1. It's lovely Annie. I really like the addition of the lace and the paper is very pretty. Barbxx

  2. Wahoo Annie - this is just fantastic! So much beautiful detail, it's a real work of art brought so much to life by the beautiful trellis, roses, bow and lace - stunning!


    Di xx

  3. Just beautiful, Annie. I love the colours you've chosen. xx

  4. Such a pretty hanger, Annie. I love all the details you've incorporated into your design and the trims are gorgeous. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  5. Wonderful card. No wonder it got picked by Di for showcasing in the Playground.

    Glad you are feeling better.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx


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