Well, a friend has recently given me Indie Art and I thought the butterfly on that cart was the perfect place to start.
After cutting it out I pushed it face down onto my glue stamp pad and then sprinkled it with clear glitter (Oooooo sparkly!)
Then, because the inspiration piece was a piece of jewelry I strung a few beads and a heart charm from my stash onto some headpins and wire and made a tassel handle.
Next, I incorporated the word "believe" into the design by handwriting the word using a silver marker. I used my glue that has a fine tip applicator on it and went over the lettering and then sprinkled on more glitter. I love how the word is one long ribbon of glitter which becomes the butterfly's trail. :)
I added some clear gems on the bottom for feet.
The idea for the bag came from Kirsten Kennedy. She shared the pattern at a Stampin Up Group Meeting back in February with Patty Bennett (See it there in the 2nd set of pics in green?). And Patty was kind enough to share it with me. (Thank you ladies!!) The pattern was originally 4 pieces but I streamlined it when I put it into DS and now it's 2 pieces. :)
Lots of fun. Hardest part was waiting for the glue to dry for the glitter. LOL
Oh, and I found a wonderful recipe today for homemade french baguette using a bread machine. Mmmmm...my home smells like a bakery! Love that fresh bread smell!
Hope you all had a wonderful day. Time to get my little boy into the bathtub and into bed.... Toodles!
- Cricut, DS and cartridges: George (box) and Indie Art (butterfly)
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- Requires Expression
- Paper: Luxury Stack, Wedding Mat Stack (DCWV)
- Glitter: Ice (Martha Stewart)
- Glue Stamp pad and Glitter Glue: (Martha Stewart)
- Stamp: Damask Designs (PaperTreyInk)
- Beads: Pink, large frosted clear (Blue Moon)
- Wire: Western
- Ribbon: Michael's
- The recipe for the French Baguettes is found at All Recipes.com