Monday, 18 May 2009

Goodbye Oma + Polka Pots + Another Wall Art

Yesterday my mum went home after five lovely weeks of being with us. Friday evening all the children were sitting in bed with her, spending the last night reading and playing with her.

We will miss you lots, mama.

Today we went to Polka Pots to pick-up our creations that we made last week on Mother's Day. This is how they turned out:

Aren't they cute. I had to hurry up with taking a picture as it was just starting to rain again.

Lastly, Friday evening I also started on my other wall art that I wanted to create. I was looking for a particular butterfly punch, but it seems that it's been discontinued. I decided to use a Quickutz butterfly that I cut with my Silhouette instead. It was a lot of work as I needed to cut it out of 20 different pieces of paper. After a lot of noise (those machines aren't the quietest) I managed to cut them all. Last night I calculated where I needed to stick them to evenly space them on a piece of 12"x12" cardstock. This is the end result:

And here's a close-up:

The frame was purchased at at IKEA. I used patterned papers from: Scenic Route, Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye, American Crafts and Making Memories. I also tried Jenni Bowlin, but the paper was too thin to cut. I used foam dots to adhere the butterflies to the cardstock to give them some dimension. I hung the frame in the hallway to replace the Christmas frame that was still hanging there.

We've had a lovely weekend, ready for another week at school before they have a week off again. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Joke said...

Wat een prachtige verzameling van vlinders. Echt fantastisch. Ook jullie zelfgemaakte dingen zien er erg mooi uit.
Enneh, bedankt voor het stemmen op m'n kaartje.