Normally Erica at YSS sends us a box well filled with both papers and beautiful embellishments, so I think some of us were a bit surprised to find nearly all patterned paper and just some letter stickers to use for embellishment. The added challenge this month was for us to create our own embellishments from paper.
Although I do love my premade embellies, I tend to make quite a few of my design elements myself so I don't really mind so much!
The butterfly is made with a page from a Maya Road mini chipboard album. I traced around the butterfly to get the right shape of paper to cover the chipboard. I inked and traced around the butterfly's edge to add dimension. On top I added some hand cut and inked leaves and a rosette-flower with a button.
Up in the left hand corner I use a white Prima flower and one that I made with my giant retro flower punch. I made another small flower to act as flower center. And again leaves cut from the Coredinations cardstock.
I used Martha Stewart punches and inked all the edges in black. I used a lot of distressing and paper bending, too.
Here you can see a close up of the chipboard butterfly. Pretty sweet I think and so easy!
Right now you can find several Maya Road albums on sale with discounts up to 50% ! This Monday LOTS of new stuff were marked down and there are a lot of bargains to be had!!
The new collection from "October Afternoon", called "Rocket Age" just arrived!
The code APRIL20 will earn you a 20% off your entire order! (Go now!...I know you want to...lol..)
Make sure you don't miss out!
I actually loved the look of that little butterfly and will definitely do something similar again soon.
(Afterall I still have many more pages from that same chipboard album....)
One of those butterflies would make a great card topper too....
(Note to self...Hold hat thought...) !
This weeks combination at Color Combos Galore is a dream in shimmery softness. Unfortunately I did not have a chance to complete it due to family obligations at the last moment. But I definitely think you should pay CCG a visit to see the gorgeous creations shared by the talented design team and fabulous members!!
Beautiful isn't it? Cant't wait to see what you will create with it!!
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