2.28.2010

Knock Off Art - Paper Butterflies

I was inspired by Catherine Swan at Paper Butterfly to create something new, fresh and exciting for my space. I don't get crafty very often, but this captured me. Alas the price is way above anything that I could afford, so I used mostly what I had to make it.

I used a frame that I had previously purchased, Amy Butler scrapbook paper that I already had. I did have to buy a mat board for $8.00. I had the art supply store cut it to the correct size. I also had to buy the foam glue dots for mounting the butterflies. The hardest part was cutting each one out  and getting them aligned on the mat board. The size is deceiving in the photo. The frame is 33" X 27", so it is substantial.

I'm linking up to Between Naps on the Porch and The DIY Show Off

20 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, almost makes me want to try it myself...You've done a fabulous job!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is a great project! I love butterflies so I may have to try this! Thanks for sharing! Lisa

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow that is amazing!! did you free hand the butterflies or use a template?

    ReplyDelete
  4. So pretty! I really wish I had somewhere to put this - I LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and inspiration in the DIY Project Parade! :)

    Roeshel

    ReplyDelete
  5. So beautiful! It has me looking at my walls for a space to make and put one. Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  6. OMG, this is fabulous! I may have to try this as I have soooo much scrapbook paper. What a fantastic idea! And no butterflies were killed either!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I LOVE this it is so cute :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love it! Thanks for pointing this out to me. DD2 will love using this idea in her new home.
    Allison

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment.

    These are wonderful..

    Stop by anytime.
    Lori

    ReplyDelete
  10. So Cute! I love this.
    ~Liz

    ReplyDelete
  11. I've been dying to make something like this! Yours turned out wonderfully!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh my! I likey ;) I feel inspiration coming...............Thanks :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. that turned out so pretty! the colors are beautiful! nicely done!

    I am so glad you found my blog. thank you for the lovely comment.

    Have a wonderful days!

    ReplyDelete
  14. love this!

    thanks for becoming a follower on my blog!

    ReplyDelete
  15. What a great, colorful project! I was wondering where you got your butterfly pattern from. I think I might try this out. :-) Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love this project and have always wanted to try it. I might be picking your brain soon if you don't mind.

    ReplyDelete
  17. It turned out perfect! I love this! I made one a couple years ago for our playroom.
    I am loving your blog so full of inspiration. Thanks for stopping over. Off to read more of your projects.
    Londen

    ReplyDelete
  18. I thought they were paper! I love them! I also followed the link to your inspiration, and I love how she used advertisements to make hers. I think this may be in my crafty future. I will have to be on the look out for a great frame :)

    ReplyDelete

I appreciate your comment love.

Be sure to check to see if you have an email associated with your log in id, otherwise I have no way of responding to your comment.