Tools & Equipment: Gypsy, Expression, Indie Art, Zooballoo, Cuttlebug Quilling sets, black marker, white fabric paint
What I did: Using the branch with leaves from ZB and the butterfly from Indie Art I copied & welded those two images graduating my sizes up & into an oval shape.
I cut this & tried it on; I had to create several patterns in cardstock to get it right. Then I ironed my bonding agent onto the back & my fabric & cut it with my E. This was my first time cutting fabric & I am so happy how wonderfully it worked!
I recut the butterflys from my foundation oval in orange cardstock & using a black marker & white fabric paint, recreated the 'look' of Monarch Butterflys.
I hand beaded the edge of the fabric, the centers of the leaves & in some places used Glossy accents to glue beads for some texture.
Finally, the fun part; I made lots & lots of Cuttlebug Quilled flowers in all colors, shapes & sizes...I ended up with a few 'gardens of paper' that were pleasing, but I chose this group because it reminded me the most of my dad's garden.
Glued the butterflies & flowers onto the beaded fabric foundation...
(I have to add a thank you to Circle Member Thunderbird Lindy; her garden photos were the original inspiration)