Friday, October 14, 2011

Butterfly Frame

I absolutely need to stay off of Pinterest!  There are so many neat projects on there that I re-pin and want to make that I don't get anything done at all!

This frame idea came from a Stampin' Up blog:  
Of course, she used all SU products to make hers but I used my Expression and a couple of  Martha Stewart punches.  The butterfly shapes came from various cartridges and I resized them using Design Studio so they'd fit into my frame.  Almost all the butterflies were embossed using Cuttlbug folders and I added some Pearl Pen accent dots.

This quick project is going in the main bath in our house.  I chose paper colors that matched the colors in the shower curtain.

The first photo shows the arrangement of the butterflies on the glass before they were embossed.  It is not a shadowbox so they're mounted on the surface of the glass instead.

Here's the finished frame, ready to hang.

Side view showing the dimension of the butterflies.

It may be interesting to see how long the exposed paper will hold up to the steam from the shower.  We finished the remodeling of the bathroom about 6 months ago and I've looked everywhere for some type of wall art for it without success.  I didn't want anything really geared toward a bathroom like paintings of a bathtub, sink, etc. and that's the only thing I've found that had colors in it that I liked.  So, my multi-colored butterflies will work just fine.


Carrie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! (You knew I would say that right???) I guess I know what I am doing next! I hear ya on pinterest!

Linda said...

I figured you'd like it since it's a home dec project and has butterflies!

Now, when you do yours, I know the b-flies will be blinged all over the place! LOL!

Say Anything Crafts said...

Great project! I always love home decor projects. One can only make so many cards or scrapbook pages!! lol

Suzanne said...

This is beautiful Linda. I love butterflies and this is such a great project. Think I will be doing this for H's cousin for Christmas. She loves butterflies too.

Sue Painter said...

Wow, this is lovely! I really like the 3-D aspect of it, looks great in the frame.

Sue Painter (Scrapspirit)

okieladybug or okie_ladybug said...

Hey that's great!!

Robin's Crafty Thing's said...

Wonderful job