The Return of the Butterfly…

[I might be hearing a little too much about Star Wars lately…]

Finals are done. The semester is over. I just have a few hundred essays to grade (slight exaggeration), a few Christmas parties and a couple of concerts to attend, and then I can say “Good riddance to Fall 2013!”  I am awake at 2:30 a.m., so what better way to deal with my anxiety-induced insomnia than writing an overdue blog post.

Way back in late September,  just before work and other non-family-related obligations took over my life, I joined a “Sheet Music with a Butterfly” ATC swap.   My lovely partner sent a sweet collage ATC made with various paper elements.

Music and Butterflies by Sherri for the Sheet Music with a Butterfly ATC Swap

“Music and Butterflies” by Sherri for the Sheet Music with a Butterfly ATC Swap

I really like the color scheme and how the butterfly sticker complements the butterflies in the postage.

Here’s what I sent my partner (I just realized Sherri and I used similar color scheme):

Sheet Music ATC with a Butterfly by Me!

“Musical Butterfly” by Me!

It was very “sparkly.”  How did  I make it?  Really simple materials:  a leftover strip of glitter card stock, sheet music .jpg file, part of of photo I shot of Hani Shihada’s amazing sidewalk art and a coating of sparkle mod podge.  I used this butterfly many times before–in ATCs, on envelopes and cards. In fact, you can see another ATC and envelope art featuring this same butterfly in an earlier post.

Just a few more days till I have time to craft and create again! Woohoo!

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  1. I like both creations 🙂

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