Saturday, 10 March 2012

Butterfly Joy

Having being totally inspired by the Mondocherry ladies, I just had to make myself a butterfly wall mount. (Can this be a Mother's Day present to myself?!) A perfect opportunity to try our Shari Carroll's velveteen technique. So you start with this (plus Distress Ink Pumice Stone, patterned paper in brown and green, and white cardstock - sorry, forgot to put everything there in my excitement!) :

And you get this : 
I made 2" squares which I stamped the script in Distress Pumice Stone. These are mounted on double sided foam. The bottom layer of butterflies (brown) and second layer (green) were cut out with the silhouette using Fabscraps paper. But I wanted to create my own paper pattern for the butterflies, so using Shari's technique I stamped three A5 sheets of cardstock, then cut out the butterflies on my silhouette. Just wonderful as you can make each layer just that little bit smaller than the one below it. Then I decorated the butterflies with May Arts silver white thread, Hero Arts pearls or gems.

Here is a close up of the velveteen effect.

And here it is framed :


  1. This caught my eye on the Silhouette Flickr group, so I had to stop by and see the details. I love all the detail and stamping. I would never have guessed this was all stamped. It looks like beautiful pattern papers. Beautiful!

  2. Janet super gorgeous and so many wonderful techniques.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  3. This is just GORGEOUS, Janet! Thanks for sharing and the close up - such a delicate work, so effective. Nice link to the other blog too. I think you found my blog in the mean time (just saw yr message on flickr...) I only have one butterfly punch - no silhouette which makes the different sizes, that is a wonderful idea. It must look beautiful on the wall and to think that it is your own work makes it even more enjoyable, I'm sure!
    Have a lovely day full of blessings and joy!


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