Its months since I've joined in a challange! However I really like this week's Make it Monday video at Papertrey Ink. Erin showed us how to make an embellishment by stamping both sides of a die cut. Great idea and dead easy!
Like a few other crafters, I decided to use butterflies on my project as I've got the die to match the stamp set, and as the images are symetrical its easy to stamp both sides. I used glue dots to shape the butterflies and added blue metalic thread for the anntenae. Err, yes I know the sideways butterflies are insideout! - but they looked much better that way round. I'll definitely use this technique again.
As I sit here typing the sun is shining through the narrow gap between the two houses opposite onto the little sprig of catkins I picked on a walk last week. I notice they have opened in the warmth of the room and dropped their pollen.
Its very cold today and I fear the birds and animals will have to endure another long freezing night tonight. I do hope they have found enough to eat during the day to get them through. Even so, "my" birds are still picky and have ignored the pink fruit suet block I put out over a week ago. Perhaps they don't like the colour! Its supposed to be just what robins and blackbirds need at this time of year - but I don't think anyone has told them! Even the Thrush has turned his beak up.
Can you see he has upsidedown hearts on his breast!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink's Butterfly Dreams; Friends Til the End, Think Big Favorites; + Butterfly die