Saturday, June 13, 2009

Summertime, Bloggers Challenge #102


Here's my June 5th Blogger's Challenge #102.  Theme: Summertime! 
For my Summertime project I chose to do a butterfly "tree" using the Butterfly Sizzix Bigz Die. The die has four different sized butterflies on it; two of them are cut on a fold, so by folding a piece of Designer Paper into the size of the die and running it through the Big Shot, you actually get six butterflies with each pass! That sure makes it go faster! I stuck with my color scheme of predominately pink and brown and was really amazed at all my Designer Paper options within that scheme. I used both some retired DSP as well as currently available DSP in these colors.

I made my butterflies by putting together two sizes of butterflies with wire and twirling the tips with some little round tip jewelry pliers to make the antennae. I then ran some of the Mono Multi Liquid Glue along the wire and sprinkled on some Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Let glue dry (it is white when applied but dries clear).

 I had purchased some dried "salt cedar tips as they were called, and put them in a vase with the acrylic marbles to stabilize them. I used Mini Glue Dots to adhere the butterflies to the branches.




Here are a few close-ups of some of the butterflies.






































This was fun to make and I'm pretty happy with the end result. The ladies that were here this week for classes liked it too.

Thanks for dropping by!  I'll see you soon with more projects! Hope you enjoy!

Margaret

16 comments:

Connie said...

oohhhh, that is VERY cool, Margaret! Love it!

Rachel Hope said...

Wow! Stunning!!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

What a stunning project! Perfect for the summer theme and beautiful in your home...

Lisa Bohler said...

How totally fun, cool and fabulous is this!!! Great idea!

Kim Robin Hicks said...

Beautiful!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a fun and beautiful project Margaret! :D

MJ said...

Isn't this beautiful. What a great project. Love it.

Deidre Mooney said...

This is fantastic Margaret! Thanks for sharing with us! Deidre

Anonymous said...

What a WONDERFUL idea--that is the best DIe Cut--so many possibilities--and yours is GREAT!

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, that is beautiful!!!

rozie640 said...

WOW, your butterfly tree is beautiful, great job.

Elaine Wilson said...

Love your butterfly tree! It is very pretty! Wonderful job!

http://elainemwilson.blogspot.com

Ida P. Krause said...

Wow that is so pretty! What a beautiful way to showcase the butterfly die and designer papers.

Melanie S said...

Pretty, Pretty! I feel a CASE coming on.

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

I love this! It's so gorgeous and your DSP choices are perfect!

Ann said...

Margaret this is an awesome idea!!! Will definitely have to give this a try!!

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