Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Butterfly Branches GIU Day 3


Hello Friends

Welcome to day 3 of GIU. Wow is it flying by fast! I hope you are enjoying my creations. I have really enjoyed making them. I went for some home decor for today's project some butterfly branches.   I wanted to make my butterfly branches using my favourite Unity butterfly stamp called A Friend Loveth. If you look through my blog I have used this stamp many many times it is my favourite butterfly stamp. I just love it the butterflies are just a perfect size and shape for so many projects. I asked my husband to go out to the garden and bring me in a small branch. Where we live backs out on to a little wooded area so there are lots of branches laying around.  He walked in the door a few minutes later with half a tree ha!  So I broke off a few branches and sent him back outside with the rest :)


Making this is pretty easy all I did was take an empty bottle and pour some white paint inside and let it run out. I left it to dry out over night, it cracks a little as it dries but that is ok. The next day I made the label by painting some kraft card with the same white paint then stamped the sentiment with vintage photo distress ink. I distressed it a little with the same brown ink and also broken china a lovely blue colour. I  glued the label to the bottle then wrapped the neck of the bottle with some jute.

I heat embossed the butterflies with white embossing powder on to kraft card and fussy cut them all out. I used some stickles glitter glue on the body of the butterfly that matched the same distress ink. Finally I glued each one to the branches.


I hope you enjoyed my project today it was something a wee bit different. I find I get bored making just cards and like to venture out and do new things with my rubber stamps. Remember and leave a comment for your chance to win 2 Itty Bitty stamps from Unity.

Thanks so much for stopping by I will see you all tomorrow :)

Mandi xox

Challenges
 Word Art Wednesday 
Simon Says Stamp Wed

35 comments:

  1. Hi Mandi! This is so creative! I love your project!
    Looking forward to the next one ;)
    Ingrid x

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  2. Awesome. I want to make one. It seems easy. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations with us.

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  3. Very pretty idea and I like the verse.

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  4. Mandi, this is total awesomeness!

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  5. I saw this and I just had to come tell you again - this is just STUNNING!! <3 it Mandi!

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  6. Simple but very effective, Mandi! Thanks for sharing with us this week.

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  7. So delightful! Love
    this creation.
    Carla from Utah

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  8. What a good hubby you have. Your butterflies keep getting better and better. Love this jar and the scene you created. :)

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  9. This is a very creative piece of art . Great idea . It is just lovely.

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  10. OMG how fun is this! what an awesome idea!

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  11. Lovely vase of butterflies! I appreciate your service with those with dementia! I just lost my eldest brother in June to alzeimers.

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  12. Mandi, you are one creative lady! I love this vase! Gorgeous! I'm going to have to try this technique with the bottle and paint.

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  13. Cute project! I'm actually just about to start a project of a mason jar with butterflies in it. :)

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  14. Beautiful project! Love the bottle, will need to give it a try! Gorgeous butterflies!!

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  15. Oh my gosh, this is so beautiful and creative!! Those embossed butterflies on the kraft are rustic and artsy and the way you decorated the bottle is just gorgeous! I tend to shy away from home decor or 3-D projects but this almost motivates me to give it a try myself.Such a imaginative way to use the butterfly images!

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  16. This project is so pretty. I love kraft paper with white.

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  17. What an amazing project. The painted bottle makes a perfect vase and those embossed butterflies are so dainty and beautiful on the branches. I would keep this up all year around!

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  18. What a cute decoration that would make for so many types of parties and occasions. Very classy.

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  19. This is such a beautiful and thoughtful gift to give to a friend :)

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  20. Delightful project! Love those pretty butterflies!

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  21. Awesome Idea and so simple. You did a good job on this one.

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  22. I love seeing Unity stamps on other DIY projects. This is really fabulous Mandi! Something that I'd like to try.

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  23. Such a lovely project.....the butterflies bring so much grace and beauty!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  24. HEY!!! You stole my idea! Ha ha. Just kidding. I love this. I was going to do something like this but with flowers. This is really sweet. Oh....and butterflies again. LOL

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  25. So pretty! I love the milky paint-y/whitewash look. Gorgeous!

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  26. Wow, WOW ,WOW!!! This is perfect!!! Definitely an amazing idea for our ( hopefully) New home! butterflies on the branches are perfect.

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  27. This is so amazing! What a fantastic project and lovely centerpiece!

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  28. I absolutely LOVE this, Mandi. It's creative, fun and beautiful. Not to mention, it has a much-loved Bible verse on it. Those real Proverbs 17:17 friends aren't easy to come by, but once you have them - you will never want to let them go! Thanks so very much for sharing your wonderful art in our challenge this week, and please stop by again soon.
    Blessings to you,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  29. Now that is thinking outside the box. What a great way to bring some of the outside in. I could see this being a money tree for a wedding or celebration..... are people still doing that?...LOL I just may have dated myself. Beautiful

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  30. What a pretty project, Mandi, and the tiny bits of sparkle on the butterfly bodies is just right! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  31. Oh dear, this is so gorgeous! I love your design and the neutral colors used. Thanks for blessing us with your wonderful entree at our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday...Please join us again in our new Challenge starting today. Want to share this verse with you from Psalm 147:11. "The LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love." God bless!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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