Hello........ Saturday afternoon in the Summerhouse and it was time for a new craft 'Decoupage'.
This little kit came with May 2013 Crafts Beautiful magazine, so it's been sitting around for a while now, waiting for me to get my 'Decoupage on'
I just love this paper soooo much, just my cup of tea, blues pinks and greens, it just sings summer to me, so it seemed like kismet to make my little butterfly in celebration of midsummer's day (this coming Wednesay) and tomorrows solstice (how can we be there already!!)
After watching this handy video I set too with the paper tearing.
It seems such a strange thing to tear up the pretty paper only to put it back together again, but hey ho, I guess that's Decoupage for you.
Then it was time for the gluing I thought I was going to get into a bit of a sticky mess with this, but thanks to the handy tips in the video it all went fairly smoothly and was actually quite relaxing.
In no time at all I'd covered the front of my Butterfly and it was time for a rest while the glue dried.
To cover the gaps left on the back I then cut some slightly narrower pieces
and glued them onto the reverse side of the butterfly.
Yay skippy happy, I just love this paper sooo much, (my brains a whirl thinking of what else I can cover with it)
I then added a few sparkles, once by butterfly was dry, I just couldn't resist !!!
The kit came with a pink ribbon, but I thought it might be a little too wide for such a dainty butterfly so I found a narrower ice blue ribbon from the Summerhouse ribbon draw, yay I love the ribbon draw nearly as much as the button tin.
My Midsummer's Butterfly was complete.
Wishing you all a very happy peaceful midsummer/winter depending on hemisphere you are in.