1. Use orange and brown.
2. Use woodgrain.
3. Use fabric.
4. Use something with wings.
5. Use a toilet paper roll.
6. Use song lyrics in your title
I met these qualifications in the following ways....
Of coarse my paper choices were orange & browns and I used my Tim Holtz inks for distressing in Orange and Brown. Then I cut down a piece of 12x12 scrapbook paper to a 8 1/2 x 11 size so that I could run it thru my regualar printer and do journalling on it. This piece of paper was a piece of brown woodgrain which was requirement number two.
For the using of a piece of fabric I really had a struggle. I used to be a quilter before I picked up scrapbooking so Im no stranger to fabric..I just hardly ever touch it now...and I dislike sewing in a major way ! (hehe) So to be sure I met the qualification I used a piece of fabric to roll up and make a stem for my flower. I just laid out a piece of fabric and snipped off a circle(-ish) piece and rolled it up into a tube shape and then used my Tim Holtz Mini Stapler to hold it together. I made the little leaves using scraps from the butterfly.
Next It asked for something with wings ! Yeah ! You know my new butterfly template came in handy here !
The template is now ready for purchase online at the Paperwishes.com site. It was designed by me and manufactured by Hot off the Press. It is a great template and for the few dollars you pay for it I think a great investement ! Butterflies are very popular on pages and it can be used to make so many different perfectly complimenting embellishments for all your scrapbook pages. It is availiable online also at HSN (the home shopping network)
I used the template as my "wing" thing for the challenge and also I made it with the unrolled piece of a toilet paper roll which was the next requirement for the scrapbook page. I just unrolled the roll by cutting thru it and mashing it down flat. It wasn't very pretty at this point ! So I ran this piece of "toilet paper roll" thru the cuddlebug inside a folder and it came out textured. Then I used my Tim Holtz ink and ran all over the new piece of textured paper and used orange and black ink for this to further meet the challenge.
I laid the Template over the "toilet paper roll" and marked it and cut it out. I used the edge distresser to run along the edges of the butterfly and then inked again with Tim Holtz inks. The part that I love about the butterfly is the anteana's on it.
When I make my butterflies I love for it to be a dimensional anteana so I am always looking for the perfect thing to use to make them and today I discovered the absolute perfect item !