Butterfly specimen art

This has been done before, so nothing new here, but I still really like the graphic element of it.
I did my first one back in February of 2010 and it is now in my bedroom.
I removed the raindrops from this frame and added butterflies, in a gradient.
I started with black and worked my way up in varying shades of blue.
And now it’s on my wall that I love to play around with. I’ve also added my vintage sail boat lamp inside of a vintage crate, and another set of deer horns that a co-worker gave me.
I have stained my new to me coffee table and it’s ok. It’s not perfect, but I’ll live with it. I hope to have it done before next weekend, but it’s been so hot here that I avoid going outside. Serious, it was 47 with the humidex on Thursday (116 F.)

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  1. I love how you arranged the whole wall. Very eclectic and cool. It looks beautiful!

  2. i love that one, mel! love the tonal colors- it looks awesome!

  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I sooo want to make one (like the first one) for my daughter's room. I really like the second one as well. I would love it if you would stop by and link up this project to the crafty linky party I just started at http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com

  4. gorgeous, gorgeous...
    I'm inviting you to add this to our linking party at
    Have a great weekend,

  5. Looks great Mel! I love them both!! The wall looks magazine-worthy!

  6. These are neat! I made one of these a couple of years ago! They are so much fun! You did such a great job!

  7. I've seen this before and I love it! Love how yours looks on your wall. Loving the horns too!

    And yes you are right, the hubs will probably still have problems finding things! Men!


  8. I love the gradient butterfly art! It's so graphic and simple. Very nice.

  9. I am so sick of HEAT!!! Good thing I have good AC and tons of great blogs to read ;)

  10. Love, Love, Love!! I really like the color grading - did you make it with paint chips? Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark! Hope to see you back!
    Jenn :)

  11. Thanks for linking up last week. This project is being featured this week at Lines Across My Face so come on over and grab a button :) Also come back and link up another project.

  12. This is going to be perfect for my redo of my daughters room! I have to make her one of these! You are so creative I'm just lovin' your blog!


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