Friday, August 26, 2011

Butterfly Art


One of my favorite blogs is Whatever. If you haven't visited Meg's blog, you totally should! When she posted her butterfly project, I knew it was something I wanted to try one day. And I knew Layla would love it! She is quite the crafty girl herself. Always drawing or trying to make something. So I dug out some old canvases I was saving. As you can see they were previously used!



I painted them white (took several coats!) then Layla chose what color she wanted to use & got busy. I decided I'd make one for Morgan, I kept hers white.


Next we got out the watercolors and got busy painting. As you can see, Morgan wanted to help.



Sorry for the quality of the photos, it's usually in the evening when we craft.




After our papers were dry, I got busy punching out butterflies. Lots of butterflies!



And then we started arranging them. I tried a glue pen so she could do it herself, but it wasn't drying fast enough, so I got out the hot glue gun. I don't have a low-temp one, so I helped her out with the gluing.




And here they are! Morgan's (the one I made) is the white one, and Layla's is the blue one.









I love how colorful they are! Now I just need to figure out where to hang them.

Linked to:
Watcha Got Weekend at Lolly Jane Boutique, Sundae Scoop at I ♥ Naptime, Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes, Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table & Dreaming, Made by Little Hands Monday at delicateCONSTRUCTION, Creative Bloggers Party & Hop at Homemaker On a Dime, Market Yourself Monday at Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife, Too Cute Tuesday at Funky Polkadot Giraffe, Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog, Show & Tell at Blue Cricket Design, Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday CraftsLink
s, What's Up Wednesday at Sew Woodsy, Link Party #67 at Tea Rose Home, Idea Sharing Wednesday at Women Who Do It All, Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now, Delicately Constructed Friday at delicateCONSTRUCTION, Friday Favorites at Simply Sweet Home, Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest, Catch-as-Catch-Can at My Repurposed Life

20 comments:

brooke said...

LOVE IT!!! We just did a melted crayon canvas that you might like too. AND I can't wait to try this one.

Ani said...

These are absolutely adorable... This is reason enough to get a butterfly punch :)

Betsy J said...

What a great idea! They turned out great!

Marta said...

I love this project, it's really nice and great to decorate a studio!
Best regards from Barcelona,
Marta
http://www.abilingualbb.blogspot.com/

Claire said...

These are adorable-and so great to do with kids-I made a similiar heart pic for valentines day but love this more-I'm your newest follower!

Jamie said...

Wow this is beautiful and it looks like it was great fun to make!

Please feel free to link you butterflies up to my new Make Yourself Blog Hop!

-Jamie
For Love of Cupcakes

shopannies said...

love those butterflys so super cute

Emily said...

My girls would love this! Can't wait to try. Thanks for linking up!
Emily
domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

Jacqui said...

Hi there, here from Sumo's Sweet Stuff. Those canvas turned out LOVELY!!! And how fun that you got to do it with your girls! You just gave me the idea to do this with mine; thanks for the inspiration!!!

Sara said...

So neat! Love the pretty colors. Thanks for sharing :)

Miss Kitty said...

I just LOVE the color these butterflys turned out! They have such a wonderful variety yet they all seem to go together. Thanks for sharing this project.

ms Joyce said...

Ya know .. it could make a doggone cute card too. TFS

CreationsbyJune said...

This is so cool! I had not seen this before, thanks for sharing! I am over from Serenity Now...

April said...

Love it! so pretty!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

oooooooooooo.....I love your version on the butterfly punch art! I have been waiting to find a good deal on a butterfly punch to make one of these too!

I would love it if you come link this up at Scrappy Saturdays @ candacecreations.blogspot.com

meg duerksen said...

WOW.
i loooove the rainbow one!
so cool.
great great job.
:)

gail said...

I think this is such a clever art project!
great job kiddos!
gail
ps catching you this week.

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

so i just realized that i never told you that i featured this last week! it's freakin awesome!
http://kimboscrafts.blogspot.com/2011/09/shout-out.html

KayleighAnn said...

The canvas' are lovely! I have a shadow box frame I know just what to do with now!

cool games said...

Love it. Thanks for sharing

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