I made 2 different projects for the Gypsy Swap. This is a swap where we will share gypsy files. The projects are limited to Gypsy Font and Gypsy Wandering only.
The first one I made is a circle of butterflies. I first saw this on Capadia Designs blog a while back and wanted to try it. Because these butterflies are a little square, I added a circle flower to the center. I embossed the top layer of the butterfly bodies in my cuttlebug and then inked the dots and the edges with a purple stamp pad. I added the center of the butterfly and covered it with purple stickles. I probably could have just used the stickles....
I used pop dots to adhere the butterflies to their base to give them dimension. I also used the same stickles on top of the brad that held the flowers together.
My second project is a Mini Dragonfly Book. I welded the dragonfly to the scallop frame. I used metallic cardstock that I found at Michaels. I used gold for the cover and back, dark brown for the dragonfly and scallop frame, white for the wings and body and gold for the spine. I used a tan cardstock for the inside pages.
I used alcohol ink to make my own glimmer spray with Cranberry from Tim Holtz. I sprayed the wings and body, turning the wings pink and making the gold darker than the background. I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch through the pages and a binder ring to hold it together.
Visiting the Missouri Star Quilt Company
4 days ago