Crazy for gold

In the last year or so I have truly fallen for all things golden. I use to not like it. It was always silver for me. But lately I have used a lot of gold and I love it! It is not only in my crafts but also in our home, in my wardrobe and my jewelry. A girl's gotta have some bling, right?!

And what could be more golden than a whole lot of gold gilding?!
I have played with gilding before too on a layout, but this time I decided to try something little more difficult. And it sure was a tricky projects and the end result isn't what I initially had in mind.. But hey, one can't always hit homer runs, right?

The photo is my daughter in the end of her first school year (in Finland we start school at the age of 7), beginning of her first ever long summer holidays. So for sure she is carefree ;)

I used a Paige Evans cut file as a stencil to create the butterflies. I used spray glue and then dabbed the gilding flakes on to it. I think this is where the problem lays, as the spray glue didn't create an even coat and it wasn't as sticky as I thought it would be. So as I dabbed the flakes on some just came of.

I guess it doesn't look bad, just not the way I wanted it to look initially. This look is more "vintage" and I was hoping for solid golden butterflies.

But thankfully I had these pretty embellishments from Pinkfresh Studio to save the layout. And in the end I do love it!