Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Spring Butterfly...

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~Rabindranath Tagore I was so excited when I opened my Say It With Letters package this week!!! A Big Bold Beautiful Butterfly!!! I pulled out my 12x12 paper storage and started lookin gat all the floral papers I had, the spring papers, the pinks and purples and yellows...but when I saw this older Chatterbox paper sitting there I Knew that is what I wanted to use! I had 2 sheets, so I used the back side for the base, then after I outlined the shape and cut it out I laid the negative over the floral side and freehanded the shape a bit smaller. I used my Janome Sew Mini around the edges...sort of, lol, I am Not a straight sew-er! :) I attached the green base paper with Decoupage Gel, then glued the floral piece on with Mono Multi.

After the papers were attached I just started grabbing things...LOL :) I knew I wanted to add Pearls, so I grabbed a few Zva Creative Pearl Swirls and just played around, I ended up using 2 different large swirls to get them to go the correct direction, then added a small one to the lower part of each wing.

I added some white Prima flowers scattered around, topped each of them with a vintage button and then pulled out my Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and just scattered those around as well...this project was Very haphazard as you can see. :) I added some Liquid Pearls to the spines of each butterfly and stickled the wings, then that didn't seem like enough, LOL, so I added some blue Rose Buds, Leaf punches AND a fairy image from Sweet November!

I'm not sure if you can see, but I also painted the edge white and adhered some French Blue Grosgrain ribbon to it. I really think I added some of Everything to this poor butterfly...hopefully he can still fly! LOL :)

I just Love this sweet little fairy that Amy Young designed, she is colored with Copics and I did a little highlighting with a White Gel Pen and more Stickles...
Thanks for stopping by, sorry this post was SO picture heavy, but this butterfly shape is just so fun to work with!!!!


  1. Oh Rachel, I'm oohing and ahhing over this gorgeous creation, she's so perfect with that butterfly, love this!

  2. This is a "WOW" project. So pretty.

  3. OOOH gorgeous! I love this! LOVE all the pearls, colors, sparkle, girl, love it!

  4. wow! this is so pretty, Rachel!! love it!

  5. Luff it! It turned out so cute and you obviously had a blast making it! Too much fun!

  6. That is really cool!!! Great art!


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