Sometimes I get really lucky and I actually find time to just have fun with CTMH products....no pressure to create for a workshop, club or class, and I'm really able to get my fingers inked for the heck of it.
After a long day at work I usually unwind in my craft room and sometimes neglecting my hubby, so to spend more time with Todd I worked on this creation during commercial breaks and while sitting on the couch with a trusty TV tray, glue and ink.
What a find at the local Dollar Tree these amazing octagon shaped boxes for a $1 each.
I covered the box with Florentine Paper Packet X7153B, distressing the edges with Twilight ink Z2160.
Border strip is stamped in Twilight using Electric Edges stamp set C1450. Like I said during commercial breaks I'd run into my room and cut out the roses in colonial white card stock, leaves in bamboo card stock and the butterflies in desert sand card stock with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge exclusive to CTMH in various sizes.
Again, during a break, I'm off to my room to stamp the roses with Happy Journey stamp set D1428 in Creme Brulee and Indian Corn Blue ink; the leaves in Olive ink with the Diverse Backgrounds (the speckled) stamp and the butterflies in Indian Corn Blue with the Diverse Backgrounds stamp set D1508 (poke-a-dot print).
While watching TV with the hubby I distress the edges of the roses with Twilight and Goldrush and for the leaves using a scoring stylus and a soft pad I create veins in the leaves distressing the veins and edges with New England Ivy, then curling them with the stylus. I also curl each pedal to the flowers before rolling them and after, roll them tight and they have more definition when done.
Now, for the butterflies I covered them with liquid glass and let dry for about an hour. Then you're ready to assemble. Oh, almost forgot, I cut out flourishes using the Cricut in Desert Sand card stock distressing with New England Ivy.
Have a great day....now go have some fun too!