So did you see the launch show yesterday for the new Rose Budd Collection from Polka Doodles? If not then you really missed a cracker (if you spot it on a re-run I'd highly recommend recording it to watch at some point). The DT samples were awesome and Nikky Hall did some absolutely brilliant demos.
I made a couple of samples for the show including this tissue box cover which you may have spotted on the counter. The CD is so packed with images, papers and lots of beautiful elements that I felt a bit over-whelmed and didn't know where to start, so when I came across the paper rose templates and butterflies I knew instantly that I had to use them! This is what I came up with.
I thought as I was pushed for time that I'd use a template from the internet, but as with all the best plans it didn't come off!! I could only find tissue box covers which were bottomless and I made one of these before and it bugged me! So I had to make my own template, which was actually a lot easier than I anticipated.
I made the plaque on the front and covered it with Crackle Glaze. Once it had dried I swiped it with Distress Ink to age it slightly.
The rolled flowers are dead easy to make up and look so effective. I held the edge between a pair of tweezers and spiraled the flower round to the centre, added a dab of glue and then lightly crushed it with the heel of my hand. I then swiped them with Distress Ink to highlight the petal edges.
I printed the beautiful butterflies out in a variety of sizes, cut them out, shaped the wings with a ball tool and then glittered them, before adding to my project.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Rose Budd Papercrafting CD Collection
Lace and Trims - My Stash
I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Laurelcraft Dragonfly Designs - Things with wings
A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes
Crafts & Me - Wings
Emergency Crafters - Not a card
Stempelgarten Challenge - Floral Dreams