Sunday, May 15, 2011

Butterfly Magnet - Prototype

Just a quick post from me today.  I've been working on a new thing for my shop: magnets.  Really, I should be taking and editing pictures of my volumes of cards to list, but that's boring!  We had guests this weekend so I had to pick and choose what I would spend my time doing and making brand new stuff was more fun.

This is the prototype.  There's one on my mother-in-law's fridge and this one is for mine.  It's pretty plain in the background so I'll tweak it before it lands in my shop.  I'll have to get more magnets first though!  I've burned through the three trial magnets I bought.

What do you think?  I got some new butterfly stamps from Hampton Art when I went shopping on Mother's Day with my sister.  I love them.  I coloured this one with one Copic and one Letraset marker (soooo happy these markers play nice together!).  I used a Sakura sparkle gel pen on the green dots in the wings and a gold-ish one inside the wings (click photo to enlarge).  The paper die cut flowers are my own design.  I exhausted my pearl stash on making these two magnets, so I will have to vary the design again.

I plan to play around with some designs over the coming long weekend and hope to have some listed within a couple of weeks!  These guys are 3 x 3 inches - quite a decent size that should be able to hold up a full 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper on your fridge or office cupboards.  Great for recipes and childrens' artwork!


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