Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Repetition is the Key!

I have a box frame idea to share with you today; you can buy expensive versions in the shops but this is a cheaper alternative. It is based around the Moxie Fab repetition challenge details of which can be found here.  I have photographed it with and without the glass, in hope that you can see it better!


It is so easy to do, all you need is a 'Madison' paper pad 80-001, the 'Autumn Tree' Cling Stamp 40-163, Vesafine Toffee ink a tiny scrap of brown scrapbook paper for the trunk, White card, Martha Stewart's Butterfly punch, a mount and a box frame.



Stamp the tree onto the white card and add the green hill. Then stamp the tree again onto the scrap of brown card, cut out and glue over the original trunk.  

Then punch LOTS of butterflies! Start from the outer edge of the tree and work in a circle around the edge (I glue the bottom wings so they lie flat and the top of the wings have dimensional glue to make them stand up). Here you can see the result after the first layer has been added.


Then repeat the process with your next colour


Keep layering the colours  as shown


Until you have covered the whole of the leaf area.


Finish the picture off with a few smaller butterflies cut from the same paper as the hill and then mount into box frame.

You can use this technique to create flowers and other designs too, if you don't have a butterfly punch substitute it with a heart punch.  These make great pictures and gifts!

I hope you have been inspired by this.

To be entered in my giveaway (full rules of entry and giveaway prize details can be found here) please visit the Penny Black Blog here and leave a comment - please include the phrase "I came here via Cathy A's blog" in your comment, so that I know to count your entry.

Hugs Cathy
x

26 comments:

Paula (PEP) said...

This has reminded me of how versatile shapes are. I'm learning much from your Moxie Fab projects & the dmensional aspect of this one in particular is a real delight.
Paula (PEP)

Kaypeanut said...

I really love this tree, and can't believe how such a simple idea is so very, very effective.

Pam from Maine said...

Can't wait to try a butterfly tree. Yours looks amazing!

Barb said...

Wow! Your butterfly tree looks amazing, Cathy! Brilliant idea and I love it as framed art!

Joan V said...

I just love trees. Thanks for the tutorial on your tree.

Posted your giveaway on my blog at http://athomewithjoan.blogspot.com/2012/09/back-in-swing-of-creating.html

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

WOW! I LOVED this tree the minute I saw it! How beautiful, I so need that punch if for nothing else than to re-create a piece of work like this! Thank you for this inspiration!
Lisa

Tirpuunen said...

What a wonderful idea and a fabulous tree!

welshjenni said...

such a simple idea but oh so clever... definitely one that I am going to try

annemarks said...

This is a great idea for a gift :)

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing this BEAUTIFUL Project on the Penny Black Blog!! I LOVE the idea it is so CLEVER!! THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Virginia L. said...

Wow, is this ever pretty and clever! Love your butterfly tree, Cathy!! Beautiful job!

Penny said...

I love this, it's a really fabulous and original idea!


Penny

Maureen Hayes said...

What a fantastic idea, I would never have thought to use the butterflies as leaves but it looks fabulous! I actually own that stamp so I plan to try this one myself.

I am headed off to the Penny Black blog to leave my comment and enter your generous giveaway!

Thanks!
Maureen

Pankti said...

Love the tree tutorial... I am a follower and added giveaway on my blog's side bar.

Thanks,
Pankti
http://paintdlove.blogspot.com/

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful box frame project! The dimensional leaves are gorgeous! Love the colors!
DeniseB

Renee said...

Beautiful and inspiring, the layers make it totally come to life :)

Linda R. said...

This is really a keeper. Its beautiful!

Katie said...

This is really cool. This concept to be applied to different things as well. Thanks so much for the step by step instruction. Love the end result!

Katie B.

Oh, and I visited the Penny Black blog, have not been there for a while. Thanks.

Pippa said...

Love the butterfly tree.

Pip

Greta said...

Yes, you did inspire me with this wonderful project, Cathy!

MaxineD said...

All i can say is that this is amazing!! Such a great way to make a stunning tree!
Blessings
Maxine

Prairie Scrapbooking said...

I LOVhe tree. What a beautiful idea

SmilynStef said...

What an amazing butterfly tree ... fabulous.

Nikki said...

Ohh I like this gonna try this for sure :)

Gabby said...

Found your link on Ingenious Inkling blog. Very neat butterfly tree! TFS :)

Cath said...

Hey Cathy! Thanks for linking this up to the Repetition Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)