Butterfly’s , Blooms and a Ballerina
Today I would like to share with you something very special I made to swap with the darling Ms Ali over at Aqualeiga’s Escape. If you have not peaked at her blog ... You do not know what you are missing!
I have fallen in love with her Strawberry Shortcake Recipe Card ATC’s that you can have a peak at HERE and her lush butterfly’s you see floating around in many of her gorgeous cards like the one HERE.
The every so nice Ms Ali and I came to a swap agreement that she would make me some Strawberry Shortcake Recipe ATC’s and send me some of her lush butterfly’s and I in return would make something to surprise her!
Seeing as the swap is for some butterfly’s, Mojo thought we would return the favor. And with extra secret intelligence that Ms Ali loves lilac and lemon ... Mojo and I crafted this for her...
An altered tin in lilac and lemon ...
On the top there is a lilac dressed Ballerina figure sitting amongst a yellow field of handmade lilac blooms and glittered butterfly’s.
But this is no ordinary tin!
This tin is brimming with butterfly’s & blooms on the inside too!
Inside I have added –
20 x Butterfly borders - punched in assorted colors of purple and yellow
1 x box of butterfly's - from the punch borders
12 x Purple blooms - Spritzed with pearl white mist, but I left the centres blank so Ms Ali could add a pearl if she would like
4 x Fancy scallops in DP - 2 x large, 1 x med & 1 x Small
On the underside of the lid I have added the round Daisy Chain of Summer Sentiment – available from The Crafty Pad HERE. I bling-ed up the flowers with some jewels and again added some purple glittered butterfly’s to continue the theme.
And once Ms Ali has used all the stash inside, it will make a perfect tin to sit on her desk or dresser that she can fill again with other bits and bobs.
I will add though that I am in a terrible pickle with my Miss Chloe (3) as I am so nasty and cruel a person to even contemplate boxing butterflies! Ali has however promised me that she will release them once they safely reach her care and Miss Chloe is content with that knowledge at the moment :P
I can see many of these tins being made come Christmas time for gifts for all my crafty friends!
If you would like to see how I made the adorable blooms on the lid of the tin and used inside the tin for stash, stay tuned to this blog for a tutorial that I heard a little bird told me would be posted next Wednesday :P
Happy crafting folks!
Challenges Ms Ali's tin is entering:
Craft Your Passion -#50 Show your apprechation
Creative Craft Friends - #21 Spring
Die Cut Dream - #85 Mothers Day or Special friend - Special friend for this creation
Happileigh Scrappin' - #15 Spring has sprung
House of Gilli - Pastel colors with bling
Make It Monday - #29 Anything goes
Ohh La La - #76 Mothers Day or Special friend - Special friend for this creation
The Shabby Tea Room - #54 Bingo - Punch / Die Cuts, Flowers & Gems
Stamp With Fun - #103 Spring
Stamping Scrapping - Pastel Challenge (1 of 1)
Card Cupids - #17 Spring
I Did It Creations - Welcome Spring
Stampin' Sisters In Christ - Something hidden from view - The contents of the tin
A Gem Of A Challenge - #17 Anything but square
Craft Your Days Away - #16 For Mum or special lady
Our Creative Corner - Don't Throw That Away - The tin once had lollies in it
Secret Crafter - #126 Anything but a card
Delicious Doodles - #17 Dimensional project (2 of 3)
Paper Cutz - #83 Your choice
Stampin With The Dragon - Bring on Spring
Wags 'n' Whiskers - #50 Spring
Digi Doodles Shop's Best - #51 Anything goes
Sassy Studio - Make Your Own EmbellishmentsDZ Doodles - Photo Inspiration of the yellow and purple tulips - (GD)
Papertake Weekly - It's a mom thing or just be girly
Tuesday Morning Sketches - #86 KIDS - Keep it delightfully simple with a kids theme
Tuesday Throwdown - #41 Anything but a card