The WrinkLee's (my parents) were in town visiting recently and we went on a little "frolic". Despite the rain in the forecast, Michael thought a stroll in a park we had taken the kids to years before would be a good idea. And it was a good idea. It would have been a better idea 30-45 minutes prior however. Our walk was cut very short by the looming grey clouds that grew darker and darker. We made it back to the vehicle just in time as big, fat drops began to fall! This page documents those pre-downpour moments together.
We took a lot of family pictures and I wanted to document those moments together. You wouldn't know looking that a few of these pictures the grey clouds that were heading our way, imminently about to dump buckets and release hail! The first few minutes were truly lovely - that calm before the storm. And what better way to document those early spring moments that with the March Cocoa Daisy kits. The kit comes with some wonderful fringed butterflies from Maggie Holmes. I wanted more and decided to set out on making some mock butterflies. I did a quick video tutorial that you can find on my YouTube channel. I'll link the direct video here too.
Really all you need are some patterned papers and fringe scissors. It's super easy to do! If you had a butterfly punch you could do the same thing as I did here. I just happened to want to a similar size to the Maggie Holmes butterflies so used a digital cut file instead. What the video doesn't show is that once the butterflies were finished, I used my Souffle pens on the black body to add some "body paint" for some added pizzaz!
You can see that "body paint" on the body of the butterfly much better in the pic above. If you try this, link me up and share your butterflies inspired by my quick tutorial, I'd love to see how yours turned out! If you have questions about my process, don't hesitate to ask!
The print and cut files that accompany the March kit are, as always, superb! They really are worth the subscription to the kit! The kits are fantastic but the subscriber extras truely take the kits to another level! It's so fun to have those extras! That doodles cloud from the print and cut files is my favorite! I know I will use that again and again. This is not the first time I've used it! Nor will it be the last!
Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you and your family have had some fun frolics lately!