I have made this for the Butterfly Project that Tee of Creations by Tee had mentioned on her blog. The Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies for an exhibition scheduled for Spring 2014. They have asked for butterflies to be made in any medium but should be 2 dimensional and no bigger than 8" x 10". They have collected 9000,000 so far.
Other than the fact that I wanted to make it from material I really had no concept when I started out so it really evolved (as they do) along the way. I had a basic template which I cut out to size and then recut a slightly smaller version for the top wings (my butterfly comes out at 6" x 9"). Using a pretty piece of butterfly fabric from my stash I cut four pieces and used bondaweb to stick a front and a back together. Then decided I wanted the top wings to be lightly stuffed so had to peel the backing off to get the wadding in place (see what hapens when you don't have a plan). The beads, pearls, lace and wire for the antenna were all from my stash using up odds and ends. The yellow lace has got to be 30yrs plus and the cream 20yrs plus! I think this qualifies as a snippet for Pixies Crafty Workshop.
A side ways view showing the dimensional stuffed wings which give the overall butterfly a depth of just over 1cm. I went to town on the bling using green tube beads and gold pearls from a long ago broken necklace.
All in all considering I didn't know where I was going with this one I'm pleased with the result. Butterfly is now winging it's way to Tee in USA for onward transportation to the museum.
Entering into the following challenges:
Handmade Harbour: Handmade Mondays.
Craft Your Passion: Things with wings.
Creative Belli: Anything but a card.
2 Sisters Challenge:. Anything goes.
Dream Valley: Things with wings.