So I have lots of sweet littles in my life.
Rebecca Peterson is one of them.
Several months back - little Missy announced to us that she was going to be a BIG SISTER.
I stalked her mama's pinterest for ideas to make a gift for the new baby.
(that post in a few days)
While I was mulling that over,
I started on a little giftie for Rebecca.
(BIG SISTER had to get a gift too)
I sent her dad a text and it was determined that pink butterflies would be the ticket.
I painted a 12x12 canvas green.
Then punched sixteen circles.
Some glue and patience later they are laid out on the canvas.
Then I wanted dimensional butterflies and I had these great sequins in the right shape.
I punched assorted paper ones too.
I bent the sequins for dimension.
stacked them on the paper shapes
(see the beads)
I strung the beads on light gauge wire.
Wrapped to the back to secure.
Because I KNOW someone will ask, here's how I bent the sequins using the back side of my xacto knife blade.
After making all the little butterflies, I moved them around and decided on the layout I liked.
If you are ever around me creating - there is that moment that I refer too as "look - it sings"
More glue - this time a clear drying tacky glue.
The finished artwork
I likes this one a LOT.
The full front view.
A sweetie little missy enjoying opening her present.