Monday, November 15, 2010

Butterflies Everywhere!

First things first though... i won the inspiration challenge over at Get Picky this month!!! YAY... i was speechless!  i get to be the guest dt member for the next inspiration challenge, so keep your eye out for it!

I'm really hooked on butterflies right now... thanks to the increasing popularity of the Butterfly Effect.  Many of you will have already heard of it, but if you haven't head over here for all the details.  The lovely Elise from the Boxx Design Team has also started a thread over at the Boxx to showcase our creations, and then collect them all for onsending to the museum.  Go here if you'd like to join in.  Fabulous cause and it has started a real tidal wave of butterfly creations!!

This is what i started with:

...but i couldn't stop there.  So i made more and put them on a layout for the latest CR palette.

The butterflies are made from two sheets of transparency that has been spritzed with glimmermist and water and pressed together to blend the colours, then pulled apart and set aside to dry.  The blue ones were spritzed with 'patina' and 'frozen lake', while the orange ones were sprtized with 'golden terracotta' and 'candy apple red'.  When dry, i ran them through the printer to print the gorgeous little ink drawing onto them that i found on the net.  The rest was all hand cutting... and of course the ever-present muslin! LOL.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great week!



Melinda said...

Huge congrats Julie on the win at Get Picky!! so deserved! Those butterflies are to die for!! Fantastic inspiration! Just love the TCR LO...your stitching is always awesome! xo

Cathy said...

Congrats on the Get Picky win Jules!!! OMG those butterflies are to die for... and your LO is stunning!!! :)

Megan Vin said...

Gorgeous!!! These look amazing!

Elise said...

Big congrats to you julie, fab lo!! I love those butterflies too!

MARILYN said...

Congratulations, Julie!!! I love your butterflies..are amazing!!! and your page is Beautiful, Beautiful!!! So cute your baby!!

kathie said...

OMG, I love - seriously love! - your layout for TCR this week. And those butterflies! To die for. I wish I could make butterflies that were that beautiful, as I seem to be using them on every page at the moment, lol. Usually I just stick to cutting them from pattern paper ;)

Jasmine S said...

My oh My. This is just beautiful. The butterflies are flying off the page. Amazing how you did them. The stitching is perfect to and the pic just pops with all that around it.

I go by CHIC said...

I love your little butterflies. They are beautiful. Love the patchwork calico on the Layout too. xx

knopkiniukai said...

This is just so beautiful.Amazing work! I get inspired by you :)