Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Butterflies in a Bottle


Hello Friends

I wanted to make another upcycled bottle since I loved making the last once so much.  I went with another butterfly theme :) I wanted to make floating butterflies. I got the idea after visiting a butterfly conservatory. So I used one of my favourite stamp sets called A Friend Loveth and some fishing line.  I stamped the images using Versafine Black Onyx and sponged some Spiced Marmalade Distress ink on to them. Once they were dry I cut them all out.

 


 Next I used fishing wire and glued both of the butterflies back to back to each other.  I then coloured the bottle lid with a black sharpie. I pierced a hole in the top with a cork screw, then fed the wire through the top and glued another small butterfly to the lid to hold down the wire.



Next for the sentiment at the bottom of the bottle I used another stamp called  Your Wings Exist I thought this sentiment was perfect for my project.

~ Your wings exist all you have to do is fly ~

 I cut each word out individually and pasted them around the bottom of the bottle with a another smaller butterfly.


 I initially put in some shredded paper for grass in the bottle but it did not look right. I did not have time to buy artificial grass so I decided to use real grass instead.


You know how much I love my butterflies so I was so pleased with the outcome of this project. I just LOVE it! It is so easy to make and would be a great project for children or adults who love butterflies :)



 Thanks so much for stopping by I hope you like my butterflies in a bottle :) xox

This project was published in the Scrap & Stamp Arts January 2014 edition of the Magazine with a step by step article. You can go here and click on the  photos to see more!!

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30 comments:

  1. Really fab idea and so pretty.

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  2. Another fabulous altered bottle .... love the floating butterflies. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Blog challenge ... good luck! Linda x

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  3. Those floating butterflies are amazing! Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

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  4. Gorgeous bottle, the floating butterflies are great. Thanks for sharing with us at the Take It Make It Challenge. Elizabeth x

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  5. Fabulous - the butterflies look real! Thanks for joining us at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It!

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  6. Another beauty of a makeover Mandi :-)
    Thanks again for joining in with the Take it, make it challenge.
    xxxx

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  7. Wonderful altered bottle! It made me smile! Thank you for participating in the Craft Stamper challenge!

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  8. Stunning project. Thanks for sharing this idea.

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  9. what an amazing idea! this is such a great project. my classrooms each year do a study on butterflies and this would be so fun for the kids to create.
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  10. This is such a clever and adorable project!

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  11. This is so clever and unique. Beautiful creation. :)

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  12. Such a pretty and unique project!!

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  13. This is awesome! I love insects so naturally, I think this project totally rocks! I have got to make one of these for my little girl, another budding entomologist - I've pinned it! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  14. Mandi, I have looked at this about 100x on the Unity Show & Tell page this week. It's such a beautiful project. Well done.

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  15. How creative! Love the realistic-looking butterflies.

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  16. Very fun up-cycle project. I love that lemonade. TFS

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  17. Mandi this is just a darling project. I love it and think that it would be such a fun project or gift for my nieces and nephew. I must try this idea. Thanks for sharing…this one is a show stopper!

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  18. Very sweet. Your lid looks awesome colored with the Sharpie. I think I might give this project a go for graduation. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  19. Wow, what a fun project Mandi!

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  20. Pretty clever - really love it!
    hugs, JoyceAnn

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  21. Oh I love I love I love! This is just so fun and I have to try. TFS An'Jenic

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  22. Mandi, you always blow me away. Seriously.

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  23. Love your butterflies in a bottle. Fabulous words too. Thanks for joining in at Anything But A Card this time.

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  24. This is fantastic! Love the idea!

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  25. Fabulous! The butterflies look as though they really are flying in the bottle! Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card this month. Jennie

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  26. Your wanderers look like they have just taken off. Thank you for joining in at Anything But A Card this challenge.

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  27. What a fun and beautiful idea! Your butterflies are gorgeous and look like they are just waiting for the chance to take off! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

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  28. This is really neat. I have a friend who is butterfly crazy. Now I know what to make her for her birthday this year. Thanks for sharing.

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