Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with my creation for my All Crafts Challenge, sorry its a little late! :-) As our sponsor this time is Crafty Individuals I used one of my favourite stamp sets of theirs to make my own butterfly embellishments. You may not be able to see clearly in the photo but they are a labour of love! I started by stamping with Memento and colouring with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I then dipped and coated the butterfly wings in UTEE. Once I had done this I used craft wire to attach the two wings to each other (they are separated in the stamp without a body so I used this to my advantage). I then shaped the wire so that the wings looked at various stages of opening like a real butterfly. I got out this wicker heart I have had to alter for ages, its very pretty but I felt it needed something more. I used more wire and pliers to attach each butterfly to the heart-that was not easy trying to poke my pliers inside the gaps in the wicker to twist the wire so it was sturdy, very fiddly work!
Lastly I changed the hanging thread from a boring messy looking jute to a ribbon from Crafty Ribbons which echoed the colours of my central butterfly.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)