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« on: May 15, 2012 11:13:26 AM »

While of course, most people know me for my jewelry (my tree of life pendants most notably!), I do enjoy a wide variety of other crafts. And, I love experimenting with other crafts to keep my creativity flowing. Grin

I made this for missmoppet in the Ongoing Wish Swap round 82. She shared a pic in the gallery here, but I was so pleased with how it came out, I wanted to share it in a post as well. I kinda decided to make it on a whim, without any real plan, so it's always great when something comes out better than you expect when you're just experimenting!





I used a combination of card stock and scrapbook paper. The card stock butterflies I folded to bring their wings up, as if in flight. Some of the scrapbook ones I doubled, putting one directly on top of another to give it a 3D effect. Because of the depth of the shadowbox frame, theres plenty of room for them to flutter their wings.

Its a fun take on a traditional specimen or botanical print. No butterflies are harmed in the making of this one!  Wink

(Larger pictures in my blog here: http://www.phoenixfiredesigns.com/blog/2012/05/butterfly-art/ )

As always, feedback appreciated! Grin
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012 12:09:57 PM »

This is one of those pieces that makes me tilt my head. You had me with the 3D effect. I would like something like this as a hoopla, so I'm going to pin it. Thanks for the inspiration.
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012 04:04:50 PM »

Very pretty. The background paper kinda reminds me of a window screen. Like the butterflies were flying past or maybe they all landed for a rest at the same time?
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