Sunday, 19 July 2015

Sunday Snippets - Butterfly Touch

Afternoon Folks,

I see the sun is struggling through at last but it's been a fairly overcast day up to now so I hope you've had it much better wherever you are today. In fact, I hope you've had a wonderful weekend! We've had a quiet one as a planned outing for today has been postponed until Tuesday ... hoping for better weather. In the meantime, I've been sorting through stuff in my craft room and organising myself ... it's a tough job but someone has to do it!!!

I don't think it is too difficult to see where the snippets are on this layout ... a ton of butterflies. The idea for the butterflies came from the page title which, in turn, came from story captured in the photograph. I thought the story is just so charming that I had to create a page to record it.

The hands in the photo belong to two little cousins, two year old Brodie and baby Callum, born just a few days before the photo was taken. Little Brodie was so excited to meet his new baby cousin and even more excited when he was allowed to hold him for a few minutes. It was love at first cuddle! However, he was really disappointed when he had to give up baby Callum. That was when he started to stroke Callum's hand, oh so gently.

He really didn't want to let go!

Butterflies ... all 26 of them. To make them, I raided the scrap box, picked out all the butterfly dies I own, and went for it with the die-cutting machine.

Materials used:

  • patterned paper: a sheet of 12"x12" red chevron pattern, Docrafts Papercraft Happy Days, for base; a sheet of 12"x12" check patterned paper, American Crafts Play Cat's Cradle Truly Inspiring, for first layer; scraps of patterned paper for photo layers.
  • ink spatters: Brusho Brilliant Red crystal powder, Mister Huey's Heirloom Blue colour mist and Cosmic Shimmer Mist Rich Gold.
  • title: Kaisercraft Happy Snaps Alpha and Basic Grey Fresh Cut sticker sheets.
  • embellishments: Kaisercraft Happy Snaps Alpha and Simple Stories So Fancy Fundamentals stickers sheets, Fun Fare by Heltz Cuppleditch enamel dots and embroidered brad from Docrafts Papermania Happy Days 
  • butterflies: a variety of snippets of patterned paper and cardstock 
  • dies: X-cut Butterfly set, Spellbinders Sapphire Basic Set A; Tattered Lace Mini Die set; C'Art Us Butterfly set 
  • adhesives: glue tape and glue gel

As it is Sunday and as I've used a ton of patterned paper and cardstock snippets and scraps on this layout I'm submitting this to Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 186.

Right! I'm off to do a bit of blog-hopping and then it will be back to the tidying and organising.

Happy Crafting,


Sue - said...

What a beautiful page and sweet story. Great use of the snippets too.

Jackie said...

A wonderful story which brings the photograph into perspective. A beautigful page :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Beautiful layout.

Di said...

Wow Elizabeth, this is quite some layout. Absolutely fabulous! And such a darling story too.


Di xx

Jean said...

A beautiful page Elizabeth, and such a sweet story.
Jean x

Darnell said...

Oh, Elizabeth, your layout is magnificent and your story of the two wee cousins was so moving! You've really captured it with your layout. Anyone can see it was a labor of love ~ and what a fabulous way to use snippets!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell