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Friday, February 25, 2011

BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES!

Good afternoon, family!!!  We've arrived at another weekend, and I hope we're all well and looking forward to some happy crafting!!!

I have to tell you, I believe I did get around to visiting as many of you as I could reach; unfortunately, by the time I was done, so many of you had reposted that I was immediately already behind again... lol!!!  Soooo this tells me I'm going to have to rethink how I need to do things.  Once I figure it out, I'll let you know...lol!  My problem is I'm determined to see and do everything!  But I'm really going to have to come up with a plan.

In the meantime, I do have a project I completed which I'd like to share.  I've been playing around with resin again, wanting to do something different than the pendants -- this time I made resin butterflies.  I'm calling them "Beautiful Butterflies" because I think they are.

For a better view, click on the images:


Here's a close up of one:


I used Sticles to edge the bottom layer butterfly and to line the mid-body portion above the antennae on the top layer.  The antennae are hair pins.

I really like how these came out -- it took me about 3 attempts to get them right.  I think what I really love is  the transparent look the resin on the clear transparency gives them.  I've now just got got to try some with more colors -- more vibrant colors!!! 

So, what do you think?  Aren't they beautiful butterflies?  And, they were such fun to do!

I'm not sure just what I'm going to do with them yet -- put a pin back on them, use them on a vase maybe for a home decor project, use them as magnets... any suggestions?   Right now I'm just glad to have finally gotten them to turn out right!!!

That's it for now, but I'll be back!!!



31 comments:

Flamenco92627 said...

Ooh, Audrey those are gorgeous!! Good call on the stickles-they look so sparkly! I know what you mean about visiting everyone; it is so hard especially with all of the terrific blogs out there. But I just resign myself that I can't see everything or I would be up all night every night LOL! So I try to visit as much as I can and spread some love and try not to feel guilty. We all know everyone is busy and your bloggers know that you have such a big heart, you will visit when you can and you still think about us even when you can't. Take care sweetie.

Dawnll said...

Wow these are so vibrant! I love the colors. I would use them on a layout or a cover of an album.
I can't believe they are resin- how fun.
Do you use Google reader? I find it easier to keep up with hundreds of blogs by skimming through posts I get behind on and commenting the latest or newest whenever I can.
Have a great weekend my friend

Jean said...

These are beautiful!! I love them. I am not really good with the resin, I need to try and work with it some more, because you make the neatest things.

Ohhh Snap said...

Those are gorgeous! They will brighten anything you put them on. TFS :D

shari said...

Audrey, Your butterflies are beautiful! I just love the pendant you made me out of Deni's photo and resin. Shari (cricutrookie)

Debbie said...

You cease to amaze me with your talent! These are beautiful!!!!

MsJay said...

Those came our really nice. Love that vibrant blue. I have never worked with resin before. Maybe one day I will get around to trying it. TFS

Love That Bug said...

Audrey,
These are so pretty, great title for them cuz they are beautiful. Don't feel bad, it usually takes me three tries to do anything half way right..lol
Have a great weekend sweetie
Hugs
Stacy

Terry Oulboub said...

Oh my goodness, Audrey - these are absolutely gorgeous and I must try it - who knew bobby pins would make excellent antennae? WOW! I love butterflies and I am definitely going to see what I can do to make some of these. TFS! :-)

Rose said...

oh so pretty!!! :)

Mary said...

These are gorgeous! I'm with Dawn, I use google reader and catch up on as many new posts as I can.
Haven't tried resin yet but it looks like something I might give a try. Hugs my friend.

- - Sheryl - - said...

very pretty! My sis loves butterflies and would be envious of your creation.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Hello my friend-sitting here waiting to leave to get on the ship...happen to have Internet and decided to see if I could go see what u were up to. Beautiful butterflies- you are so amazing. Hugs

A Creative Operation said...

These are absolutely beautiful! What a great job!

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful...you are amazing!

lovemypaper said...

WOW these are so very beautiful love the color!

Rhonda Emery said...

wow so beautiful amazing. I have a idea on what to do with them send them to me. ha just kidding would be pretty on one of your amazing boxes or even an embellisment on your beautiful shoes you make.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

The butterflies really are beautiful and the color.... yummy! TFS

Enfys said...

You named them well Audrey - they are truly beautiful. I haven't a clue how you made them, but the results are just gorgeous. Enjoy your weekend,
big hugs
En xx

Lisa said...

They are beautiful butterflies, I feel the same way, I try to visit everyone to comment on their design but it's hard to keep up. I know I love comments so I love to return the kindness. ;)

Curt in Carmel said...

These are just stunning! I can't believe they are resin. . .they look like silk! And using the hair pins was pure genius. The Stickles was the perfect touch for their bodies. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity my friend! Gorgeous work! Best, Curt

Barb's Boys said...

You're right Audrey, these ARE Beautiful Butterflies!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Wowza..how gorgeous are these? Love the stickles and the color is striking. :)

Brigit said...

Hi Audrey, the butterflies are absolutely beautiful, I need to know how to make these, I just love them, the stickles are a perfect touch!!

Kate said...

Oh Audrey, these really are gorgeous!! I've never worked with resin before. How clever to use hair pins for the antennae too!
(I've had a crazy week and am probably further behind in my commenting than you are!!)

scrappin sista said...

Wow!! Those buterflies look beautiful! very spring like!! The colors are amazing!! Audrey you did a great job!!

~BridgetL~ said...

you are so right they are beyone beautiful. You do such beautiful work Audrey. Im so glad you share it with us :)

Carol L said...

Hi!!! Wooow, I loveeeeee them... I know they will go perfect in my craft room! LOL. (I love butterfies!!!!) The colors are gorgeous. I wish there was a video, so I can see how you make them. Have a blessed day and Happy Bday to your Hubby :0).

Staying Crafty said...

Beautiful! I have a friend that loves butterflies, and seeing this makes me think I should find a way to make her some :)

Stephanie said...

Wow! These are gorgeous!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Audrey! these are exquisite! xxD