Thursday, April 11, 2013

Shabby Chic Butterfly Tussy Mussy

Hello everyone, I wasn't planning on posting today, but I just finished this super FUN Shabby Chic Tussy Mussy made with a Toilet Paper Roll.

For my Tussy Mussy today, I used these 
Prima/Sun Kiss Design Paper
Really Reasonable Ribbon/Mini Pom Pom Trim, Sheer Box Pleats, Blue Seam Binding
Creative Inspiration Paints/Deliquesce Gold Crystal(on edges of butterfly)
Pearls(for butterfly)

I started by covering my toilet paper roll with a 4 x 6 piece of Prima dp, using Scor-Tape to attach as I go. To close the bottom, I used hot glue, and held it until it was dry. Next I distressed the edges of the design paper with Tim Holtz Distressed ink Antique Linen. 

Now we are ready to decorate-
1st I added with HOT GLUE the fringe to the bottom of my tussy mussy. Next I added Mini Pom Pom Trim in white to the top. I always do a trial layout to see how I want everything before I actually glue any items down. So I started with my feather, then bunched up some box pleated trim and glued it on top of the feather. Next I added my large flower, and then added the leaves underneath it. After that I added the small flower, and butters to the centers. then added the stick pin.

My butterfly was cut using white card stock with a CottageCutz die listed in supplies above. I cut 2 of the same butterfly to layer.
Then I decided I wanted to airbrush them with the copic airbrushing system, and these colors
YR31 is the yellow
I used a small foam circle to attach them on top of one another, and then added the pearls. Lastly for the butterfly I added some glue around the edges of the wings, and then added CIP's Deliquesce Gold Crystal Glitter. LOVE the look it gives to the butterfly and in person its beautiful.

Challenges-Cute Card Thursday/Butterfly Kisses, Forever Friends Challenge/Diecuts ,Creative Moments/Things with Wings , Creative Craft Challenge/Alter It(toilet Paper Roll)
Thank you for looking and have a wonderful day! The sun is finally shinning here :) woohooo!
Hugs to all,


ania said...


Sandra H said...

"" stunning"" x

Kathy said...

Wow, Cheryl, this is gorgeous! I started collection TP rolls, but I still haven't tried one of these! Blessings! Kathy

Sandie Edwards said...

So beautiful Cheryl!!! I adore how you airbrushed the butterfly die-cut - everything looks so pretty. It is amazing what you can recycle around the house and turn a toilet roll into 'this' - how awesome.

Sandra H said...

Hello and good morning, Your card is so beautiful l just love that shape and your embellishments used are perfect for our challenge at Forever Friends "Dies/Punches good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is so pretty too. This would make a nice gift for Mothers's day. I love the fringe at the bottom of this one. Too cute!
Bear Hugs,

Deb said...

What a stunning project, beautiful!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a great weekend, Debxx

Sandra said...

This is great, very beautiful.
Had no idea what a Tussy Mussy was.

Thanks for sharing with us a Creative Craft Challenges

SandraT x

Rachel said...

What a beautifull creation! Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends, hugs Rachel

Clarky J said...

A beautiful creation and perfect for our challenge at Creative moments "things with Wings". Thanks for joining in the fun x Janet

Paper Tails said...

Your project is gorgeous ! So elegant... Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends.


SherryBee said...

Your tussy mussies are so sweet---ALL of them!!!
I was wondering what kinds of little goodies do you all put in them???
Thanks for sharing!