So that was the road my creative process took me. Weave twine through eyelets and use a watercolor butterfly. But as I thought about the "ties from the same fabric" I remembered an oh-so-cool card from Alicia T. in the Moxie Fab Paper Scraps challenge, with a butterfly made from strips of scraps. And then I thought of the scrap paper I stamp off on and save, always thinking I'll be able to do something with it. It's kinda artsy fartsy.
So looking at Alicia's card I figured the "scraps" had been strips of paper. So I cut a few and bent them - and they didn't look like a butterfly. Hmmm.
Now spatial thinking has never been my forte. Just give me a story problem about a house with the dimensions X and a roof with the angle Y and you'll raise my blood pressure! Figured it must have to do with straight lines versus curves...
So, what if I took an oval outline. Nope. Maybe a circle. Yep. Ended up using my circle scissor to cut a 2 3/4" circle and then a 3 3/8" circle around the negative space to get a circle outline that I snipped at one spot and bent into shape to make one side of Miss Flutterby.
Same process for her other side and glue dots to hold them together. Recreated the crisscross effect I originally wanted to go with by embossing (sideways) a portion of my card. Distress inked the edges and swiped a little Worn Lipstick and Tea Dye over some of the raised Xs. Mounted the butterfly on a circle cut from some recycled packaging so she could be resting on a dahlia. Distressed its edges too. Finished the butterfly with a threaded button (left the thread long like antennaes) and added a couple pearls.
A somewhat different take on the Trigger, but I'm so happy I figured out how to make Miss Flutterby. Wouldn't she be cute decorating a gift?
Appreciate your looking. Hope your weekend's springy.
Supplies :Paper: card Buttinette, packaging, scrap
Ink: Distress Ink
Tools:embossing folder Sizzix, circle scissor and corner rounder EKS
Other: pearls, button Sew Sweet, floss