October 27, 2009

Flutter Butter Butterfly

I have a few scrappy projects to share with you today! The first one I want to share with you is an altered project I created using Bo Bunny's Flutter Butter line. I just love the combination of colors in this line and the chocolate brown offers such a wonderful contrast to the blues and greens! The paper line name (Flutter Butter) and of course the adorable butterfly design on the papers inspired me to pull out this butterfly "skeleton" puzzle I purchased awhile ago at Michael's. It seemed to me to be a perfect match for an altered project! I then created a bed of paper roses for it to sit among!

I created the roses using a tutorial by Maria Holder. I used my Silhouette to cut out the flower shapes and then followed her tutorial on how to create the roses. They are very simple to make and I think they add a nice touch! After creating these, I have been on the search for other flower designs and realized that the Silhouette has several different 3D flowers available!!! More fun for the future! LOL!!!



How to alter wooden projects:
Sand the wooden pieces.
Paint the pieces, especially the edges, a color similar to the paper you are going to cover it with.
Glue the pattern paper to the wooden piece.
Cut around each wooden piece using an x-acto knife to remove the excess paper.
Sand the paper edges with a fine grit sand paper.
Ink the edges if desired.

(butterfly size: 10.5 inches x 13 inches)

If you are looking for more inspiration, stop by the Bo Bunny blog to see what the other DT members created using Flutter Butter!

I also have my October reveal article for ACOT posted today! This month I worked with Sassafras Lass's Amplify line! I found it a bit challenging to start with...the colors and designs are bit out of my comfort zone! However, after taking a step back and a deep breath, I was able to step outside the box and have some fun with their products! Feel free to top by ACOT for my full article along with more close up images of my layouts!





Thanks for stopping by and be on the lookout tomorrow for a some fun Halloween inspiration!!!

5 comments:

  1. Juliana,
    This is the most beautiful creation I have ever seen. Have you heard of Super Seal? It is great for protecting your projects. It will help keep this looking great because it is definitely something to hold on to. Just stunning work!

    ReplyDelete
  2. These are AWESOME, projects Juliana!!!
    You did an amazing job with the butterfly puzzle!!! I got the spider one a while ago, but haven't done anything with it yet! Now I'm inspired. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. That butterfly is gorgeous! Do you have a link to Maria Holder's flower tutorial?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Congratulations Juliana on taking our breath away with your gorgeous Amplify projects!! :) If you can send me your mailing address I will have some Sassafras awesomeness on its way to you. You can reach me at:

    801-269-1331
    or
    sassafras_marketing@sassafraslass.com

    ~Kathy

    ReplyDelete
  5. That butterfly is amassing, I can believe how people can made that it's so tiny and beautiful.

    ReplyDelete

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa

HUGS!!!
JULIANA