This is me ... in 1965 ... around 2nd grade. This is for the June butterfly challenge.
Hidden journaling reads: "This is my “butterfly” dress that Mama made for me. She put so
much love and work into it. The pretty collar with the appliquéd butterflies and there was a 3-D butterfly that kind of floated on a piece of trim that went around the bottom of the skirt. I still
have the dress, packed away in the basement… a treasure from my childhood."
The butterflies are a MS punch, made from asst pps - vellums, handmade, mulberry, etc., then I inked them with dk. brown, edged them with a gold pen, and doodled them with a dk. brown pen, then added bling to their bodies. I also used my new MS butterfly stamps on here, along with some other butterfly and flourish stamps. After I stamped, I added a lot of doodling with the gold pen. The border around the shaped piece was punch with an EK Success border punch, then I made little slits in it so I could fit it around the curves.
Colorbox inks; gold pen; doily; pp and cs; brads; flower centers by Prima; stamps by Martha Stewart, Inkadinkado and Studio G; asst bling; ribbon; butterfly eyelet; lace; border punch by EK Success;