May 13, 2011

Butterfly Collage

I have a really good friend named Anna who has really been there for me the past several months and I wanted to make her something special to show my appreciation for her friendship. Anna loves butterflies and when I saw this


 at The Crafty Crow I knew what I was going to do.

I went and raided my mom's punches to find a butterfly punch and found these


three different sizes of the same butterfly. That made me think about a different kind of collage that I saw awhile ago but I couldn't find it when I went searching for it. But I did find something similar to what I remembered.


I found this over at Craftster.

I liked both ideas so I did a combo of both.


Anna's favorite color is blue so I painted a canvas metallic blue. I wanted something simple so I just punched several butterflies in each size out of plain paper. I placed them on the canvas rearranging it till I like the look and then glued them down. On the larger butterflies I bent them in the middle a little to give some pop to the collage. I really like how it turned out and I hope Anna likes it.

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25 comments:

  1. Great idea! That blue is gorgeous!

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  2. Fantastic - love it. Found you at The Girl Creative and looking forward to linking up.
    Jen
    http://shimistore.blogspot.com/

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  3. This is beautiful!! I'd love for you to link up!!

    http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/2011/05/wow-me-wednesday-9.html

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  4. this came out super cute!! i love it :) found you over at making the world cuter, come by for a visit sometime!

    Jackie
    http://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com

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  5. That is really cute! The blue background really makes them "pop". Found you @ Skip to My Lou

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  6. This is so creatively cute:) I love it!!!

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  7. So cool! Your friend must have loved it! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. This is so pretty and creative, I'm sure your friend loved it!! Thanks for linking up :)

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  9. This is such a great gift! I love how they look like they're flying off the page...great job!!

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  10. That's really neat! Coming from Tip Me Tuesday :-)

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  11. super cute-stopping by from tip me tuesday!!

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  12. aw man! I love this! Come stop by Hannah Handmade for an awesome giveaway for a hand dyed vintage apron that you'll love! {www.madebyhannahshands.blogspot.com}

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  13. What a great idea. So super cute. I would love for you to join in my link party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com.

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  14. I have to saw, this is truly beautiful. I know your friend is going to love it! Thank you for sharing!

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  15. I love the three-dimentionality you created by both the different sizes of butterflies and the bending of the wings on the largest ones. I am your newest follower. Come over to Greetings From the Asylum and follow me too!

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  16. I love this collage! You did a great job. I found you through Someday Crafts & am your newest follower. I’d love if you stop by Sew Woodsy and link this project up!

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  17. I love the blue!! I bet it would look awesome with rainbow butterflies too! Its beautiful!

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  18. That's very pretty! Thank you so much for sharing this at Us and Them! Chris

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  19. this is sooo cute! i really love it. its on my list of things to do for sure! i have a friend who adores butterflies so i might make this for a special gift for her.

    hopped over from BCD today!

    thestyleprojects.blogspot.com

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  20. I like your version much better than the inspiration one.

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  21. Very creative, love the butterflies.

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