This was made for a challenge at Swirlydoos. Everything had to be handmade. Nothing out of a package. And the twist was to feature a friend.
This by far was THE most agonizing challenge I have done in my year at Swirlydoos. This has taken me hours and to look at it, it looks sparse. My hubby asked if that was it????? He is used to seeing a sneeze of stuff all over the page. LOL
I just had no idea what left I could make make so I cut my losses and gotta move on. I bought this cool stamp which I used for the background paper and also for the paper on my photo mat. Then I spritzed and inked my little heart out.
Made the dryer sheet flowers from Gabrielle Pollacco's blog (thanks so much), and along the edges of the paper, I used the new prima masks and inked with a few different inks after I embossed the butterflies. phew - tired just explaining.
I used Liquid Pearls and made my butterfly flourishes. At the top of the page, I sewed beads to some scrap fibers.
And the twist - My best friend in the world, my husband. What an amazing gift for me and what a sweet and kind friend I have. I took the photo at Christmas 2010 using my remote control. I bought myself a black backdrop and wanted to give it a whirl and fortunately my husband is a great sport when it comes to me taking photos.
Thanks for looking