Showing posts with label butterfly. Show all posts
Showing posts with label butterfly. Show all posts

Friday, November 16, 2018

Flutter Cards with 60 Second Tutorial for Graphic 45

The holidays are coming up so fast, and for many people that means Christmas, winter celebrations, and Thanksgiving, but I couldn't help but make a big batch of beautiful general purpose cards with "Flutter"

Flutter Cards with 60 Second #g45videotutorial - Nichola Battilana

Flutter Cards with 60 Second #g45videotutorial - Nichola Battilana

Because even with all those holidays peering around the corner, there always seems to be a thank-you that needs to be sent, or someone who could use a pick-me-up 'thinking of you' card. I am absolutely certain that these will not go to waste!

Flutter Cards with 60 Second #g45videotutorial - Nichola Battilana

These cards are simple. There's a bit of fussy cutting, but that's about as difficult as it gets . No fancy cutting or folding with these beauties. They are so easy that you'll whip up a big batch in no time at all.

Flutter Cards with 60 Second #g45videotutorial - Nichola Battilana

I've made a 60 second video to show you just how quickly they'll come together.

Easy as pie!! So grab a mug of something warm (or a glass of something tasty) and create a big beautiful stash of cards for those unexpected important moments that happen year round… even when the holidays are looming.
Flutter Cards with 60 Second #g45videotutorial - Nichola Battilana

Here are all the supplies you’ll need to create your own collection of “Flutter” cards:

G45 Supplies
Flutter 12 x 12 Collection Pack
Flutter Ephemera Card (back in stock!) Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Venetian Lace

Other Supplies:
Adhesive foam squares
Floral Stamp
Gold embossing powder
Corner punch (optional)
White paper
Glue Stick

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Old Glass and Another Apothecary

This is a much smaller version of the Fairy Apothecary I showed off earlier in the week. I had a couple of requests for a tutorial and an AlphaStamps deadline looming so... ta dah!

This is probably about 1/4 the size of the earlier version, but crammed with just as many wee jars and bottles and vials. Overall size is approximately 3" x 5.7".

I've skipped over the box assembly in the video tutorial. It's easy peasy and you can look at the old vids on my channel to see how I generally stick stuff together and cover with paper.

Instead I've focused on recreating the look of authentic old glass. It's not over the top grungy... but it absolutely replicates the appearance fairly accurately.

So hop over to the tutorial HERE

And grab all of the supplies you need HERE

Or here's all the bits listed separately:

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fairy Garden Baubles

I got my hands on the sweetest handblown glass baubles this past summer and filled them with tiny fairy gardens. I've been holding off posting them because I thought they would make darling holiday gifts.

Fairy garden bauble - Nichola Battilana

They are filled with moss, handmade toadstools and pretty paper flowers and butterflies. They are really, really sweet.

Fairy garden bauble - Nichola Battilana

I have about a dozen and will be posting them in the etsy shop over the next week or so.
You can find this specific bauble listed HERE.

Fairy garden bauble - Nichola Battilana

Also listed for the holidays, thimble trees!

Thimble Christmas Tree - Nichola Battilana

Hope your holiday shopping is going well. So far, mine seems to be a series of unfortunate events ;)

Have a great day, lovelies!

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

A Pixie House Shrine

I altered this cute House Shrine Box for a colour challenge that I totally missed the deadline for. 

Pixie House Shrine - Nichola Battilana

I used to be terrified of colour but plowed through that wall. Now, I'm trying to consciously add texture to my pieces. This piece is chocked with textured elements. 

Here's the texture of the walls of this wee house. I've layered Cardstock Doily Set Intricates, painted them white and then added a smidge of colour with some ColourArte silks and H20's. I'm pretty smitten with the way it turned out.

Pixie House Shrine - Nichola Battilana

For the roof I used sturdier chipboard pieces. There are some Feathery Flourishes (quickly becoming one of my favourite embellishments!) and Steampunk Fan blades. Again I painted them white and added some colour with ColourArte products.

Pixie House Shrine - Nichola Battilana

The piece is finished off with some super cute Water Dew Drops from The Robins Nest, handmade ladybugs, a sweet winged vintage girlie and more. Here's the whole supply list kit-and-kaboodle.

White acrylic paint
Vintage image

This gal is currently listed HERE in the etsy shop.