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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Butterfly Perch

Today is another hopping day for the Stampendous DT.  We are still showcasing the fun SIMI Creative Wee Scapes products along with the Stampendous stamps.

This summer my husband picked up free mulch from our township.  When the township trims the trees or cleans up other wood debris they keep the mulch and pile it up.  All you have to do is haul it away.  Well the mulch that they provide usually has a bit more texture than the store bought mulch. :)

My project uses a piece of that mulch:

I was walking with the dog around the house and spied this rather large chunk of wood and brought it in the house to use for a project.  When we received our package of goodies from Wee Scapes I knew I was going to add some moss to my piece of wood.
The next step was to create a few butterflies to perch on the wood.
The butterflies are from the Jumbo Cling Butterfly Trio and the Butterflies set. I smeared yellow alcohol ink onto glossy cardstock over half of an 8 1/2 x 12 sheet of paper.   I stamped the butterflies using black Archival ink.  I colored the blue  with a waterbrush and  alcohol ink.  I poured the alcohol ink on my craft mat.  I used the waterbrush to paint the sections.  Be careful the alcohol will cause the ink to smear. After they had dried I added a coat of Versamark Ink and heat embossed with shimmery embossing powder.

My perch uses the Wee Scapes Green Cluster Foliage and some lovely little flowers.

For more inspiration hop along to the rest of the DT blogs (Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a prize):

As always thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

24 comments:

  1. This is stunning! The butterfly sets are some of my favorite sets, and I LOVE what you've done with them! And now you have me wondering what our town does with the mulch. I'm going to have to check into that!

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  2. Wow - Stunning Suzanne. Love the artwork - butterflies are beautiful. Nicola x

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  3. WOW this is stunning love the butterfly. Caroline xxx

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  4. Love the butterfly! so colorful and pretty :)

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  5. this is so wow, suzz! i bet a fairy lives inside

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  6. You have the best ideas! I love this, Suzz! Your butterflies are stunning!

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  7. WOW!! I LOVE Your CUTE Project!! Such a NEAT IDEA and the colors are BEAUTIFUL!! :) Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! :)

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  8. really lovely, thanks for sharing

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  9. Wow that looks stunning...the colours in your butterflies just stand out so well against the wood.

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  10. This is just so pretty, it makes me want to create one of my own. So, I guess you've done your job well! There's a feminine air to this that I just love. You rocked it!

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  11. Wow, amazing project! The butterflies look stunning and it all looks so real! Gorgeous!

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  12. This reminds me of our camping trip to Oregon. I love this, and would like to make one for myself.

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  13. This is so neat. How creative. The moss is perfect and the butterflies are gorgeous.

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  14. What a great project Suzz. Great re-purposing of the piece of mulch.

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  15. Wow, this is the first time I've been to your blog. You are so talented. I love this and most of your other creations!

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  16. This is fabulous--love the butterlies.

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  17. Love butterflies and yours are great. Think this could sit outside the front door. I love it, thanks for the steps to making it.

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  18. This looks so realistic, as if it came right out of a woodland setting! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  19. I love using naturtal products on projects, that's why I love yours! Your butterflies are stunning. TFS

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  20. I love the color of the butterflies and the mulch was a rgeat idea for setting your scene. thanks for the inspiration.

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  21. Beautiful, mother nature herself couldn't do any better!
    hugs Lynn

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