Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Dreamy Eyes

It is rare that Drake is still when there is a camera present. He wants to be behind the camera looking at the view screen to see the picture before you even get to take it. Or he wants to take the picture. I found a toy camera at a garage sale and he walks around the house with it hanging from his neck and snapping pictures saying "CHEESE". On one particular morning, Drake was engrossed in watching Disney Channel so I took the opportunity to get a few close ups. I know he was dreaming of being inside the TV with the Imagination Movers at this moment.
I loved this picture so much it had to be a page in Drake's Scrapbook.

Products Used to complete Page
Craft Cardstock
BoBunny A Gift of Love patterned Cardstock for Mats
Stampin up Scalloped Punch
Tim Holtz Ruler for piercing holes for stitching with DMC floss.
Making Memories flourish Chipboard
White Cardstock for dimensional butterflies
Recycled packaging for clear butterfly
MME Bohemia for butterfly with wire antenna
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Ranger Red Pepper Paint Dabber
Xmas Red and Star Dust Stickles
Stream and Red Pepper Alcohol Inks
Bridal Tulle

Title Cut with KNK Electronic Diecutter using Monte Carlo Script NF.ttf
Cuttlebug Dies and Embossing folders for butterflies
1. punch long side of 6 x 8 mat with Stampin Up Scallop punch. Distress with Fired Brick Distress Ink. Glue in place and use Tim Holtz ruler to pierce holes 1/2 inch apart 1/4 inch above and below top edge of mat through both layers. Stitch X pattern using big needle and DMC floss.
2 Sand edges of 5x7 picture to distress and adhere to 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 mat. And adhere over 1st mat at a slight angle. Use a strip of Tulle 6 inches wide by 24 inches long. Wrap small pieces of wire around each end and at 3 intervals of the length of tulle, leaving tails to anchor the tulle to your cardstock in a semi circle around the picture mats. Pierce two little holes at each anchor point, put the ends of the wire through the holes and twist on back side of layout. Fluff and arrange tulle.
3 Arrange Butterflies and chipboard flourishes over tulle.

Butterfly A Dimensional Butterfly made of 3 - 1.5 by 1 inch white cardstock butterflies inked with Broken China Distress Ink and lightly covered with Xmas Red Stickles Butterflies cut with KNK Element. Butterfly B Cut with Cuttlebug Butterfly Die out of clear plastic recycled packaging. Colored with Stream and Red Pepper Alcohol Ink. Embossed with Cuttlebug Argyle Embossing Folder.Butterfly C Dimensional Butterfly made of 3 - Cuttlebug Diecut Butterflies of white cardstock inked with Broken China and Fired Brick Distress Ink Embossed with dotted butterfly embossing folder and covered lightly with Star Dust Stickles.Butterfly D Single butterfly diecut from MME Bohemia Paper Edged with Star Dust Stickles. Wire Antennas attached to back of butterfly bodyButterfly E Dimensional Butterfly made of 3 large white cardstock butterflies inked with Broken China and Fired Brick Distress Ink Embossed with Script Texture Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. How to Make Dimensional Butterflies
Take 3 butterfly diecuts and fold them in half vertically matching wings.
The first butterfly at top of this picture is seen from the back. The other side will be the actual front of the butterfly and should be the most decorated. As you see it the fold would be a mountain fold. Valley folds on all three butterflies are what shows on the finished butterfly and is the part that should be decorated.
Glue A on top butterfly to A on the second butterfly, .
Glue B on the top butterfly to the B side on the third butterfly
The finished butterfly looks like this before it is glued down.

I hope these pictures help you understand how to make the dimensional butterflies.
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Anonymous said...

Beautiful butterflies, Karen. Love the variety. Drake's eyes are so innocent and gorgeous. You must be so proud.


KAT said...

That is really beautiful! Love all the different ways you used butterflies! Your little one is just adorable. Oh... I am visiting from All Things Tim!