Hi dear friends, this week we’re sharing new techniques that we tried out. I was a bit lost at first because I already tried out so many different things that I couldn’t immediately think of something new. After a lot of thinking, I got the idea of making origami pieces. I made origami stars once when I saw a layout that Paige created making those stars, but I never tried butterflies. So I looked up origami butterflies on YouTube and tried them. They turned out really cute!
So I made some butterflies in three different sizes using the Pick-Me-Up collection. I wanted them to have more detail so I stitched them through the middle and also on the white part (the backside of the paper). My stitching machine gave up when I still had 2 or 3 butterflies to stitch, so a few of them aren’t stitched. I don’t mind though, it gives the page a bit of diversity. I placed one or a few sequins from the Auburn Lane collection on each butterfly.
I placed the butterflies on my page that I had already trimmed the edges off and adhered to a patterned paper from the collection, creating a boarder.
Then I matted the photo on some pieces of paper and placed it on the bottom right side of the page.
As a title I used two chipboard stickers saying: ‘grateful today’. I used some flowers from the ephemera pack to decorate around the photo and in some corners of the layout.
I splattered gold, blue, and pink color spray all around the page and finished it off by scattering the little rub-on crosses on the page. When I took the first pictures of the layout and edited them on my phone,I saw that the white part of the butterflies where too white and getting lost in the background. So I took my watercolors and put some color on all the butterflies. It turned out a lot better.
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