I was busy this month having lots of fun with some of the
brand new things i got in my happy mail package from Monique
at Butterbee Scraps. I used some of the new butterflies and
some of the new bead caps to do a couple different projects
that i think you will like .....
First up is a quick card that i did using the Bronze corners
and one of the new bronze Filigree Butterflies. For my card i wanted
alot of rich textures so i layered brown corrugated cardboard
with some pretty papers from a Farmhouse paper pad. For the
Butterfly i inked it with Staz On ink and i also added just a touch
of gold ink to the corners. To frame my butterfly i cut and embossed
a Labels 32 frame from Spellbinders in aqua and popped that up.
I really like the way the metal pieces are so rich looking and it
went together really fast so that was great too.
This was a fun project that even your kids can do. I started to
paint at a really early age and having lots of time in the summer
this would be perfect for your kids to do to keep busy too. There is
a paint from Americana that you can use to paint metal so for
this hairpin i just used a small paintbrush and filled in the tiny
places all around the butterfly and let it dry. Then i put on a thin
clear coat of glossy accents and a touch of glitter and let that dry
too. The clips are #J362-B and they are super easy to put on things
with a good glue like E6000 or something similar. There are lots of
great deals in the shop to get to paint so be sure and go check them out.
And next is another project that my daughter and i used to do
alot. We always had twine and other assorted cords in a box and
when we had time we always made these fun macrame
bracelets for summer. Some had beads, some just knots and for
this one i decided to add in a little metal :)
For mine i added the Bead Caps 040-B that look like mini flowers and
knotted them all between my macrame design. This was really fun and
it didn't take long at all. All you need is brown cording, the flower bead
caps, scissors and some tape to anchor it while you work.
I hope you like my projects today and be sure and post if you do one so
i can some check our your blog to visit and see what you did!
Thanks so much for stopping by :)