Flutter By Wednesday has an OPEN challenge where anything goes as long as there's a butterfly, fairy or angel on your card or *project*.
Well, my *project* yesterday was to create a larger butterfly collage with a watercolour wash background.
I had cut up 1 sheet of my husband's giant 140 lb Arches paper the day before and unfortunately not taken into consideration the TAPED EDGES I was going to need to hold my sheet to a board in order to soak it and stretch it. That meant I cut the paper 11" X 14.5" virtually the EXACT size that I needed.
Needless to say, once it was painted it was NOT going to fit in the frame since it's new UNTAPED SIZE was only 10.5" X 14" :o(
Not wanting to cry over spilled milk and not wanting to wind up using it for something totally different, I decided to crop the watercoloured background to 5.5" X 7.5" to fit one of my smaller box frames and to use it for this week's challenge.
At least I no longer feel as wasteful :o)
The larger butterflies were stamped first with my new Hero Arts Antique Engravings set, watercoloured then hand cut :o)