Monday, 1 September 2014

Butterfly Box Frame

Morning all. It's the first of the month again, so it's time for a new challenge on the Claritystamp Challenge Blog. Congratulations to the winner and top 5 of last month's "Feminine" challenge. It was lovely to see so many different takes on the theme.

This month's challenge is "Nature".

This is my project.

Beautiful Clarity butterflies..........

..........stamped onto 200gsm paper/card with their wings cut out.............

.............and framed in an Ikea Ribba box frame.

I started off by stamping the butterflies and verse onto the paper. I then coloured the butterflies in with my Spectrum Noir pencils, choosing colours to match the paper.

Then came the fun part - the cutting out! I used my trusty Fiskars FingerTip knife on a glass cutting mat and took my time. Luckily I managed this without chopping off any vital parts (butterfly or human).

I then folded up the butterflies' wings and matted it up so that the patterned paper showed through the from below.

The patterned paper has a bit of a vintage look to it and the white card looked a bit stark against it so I  went over the white with Old Paper Distress Ink on a Clarity Stencil Brush to tone it down a bit.

Three sparkly brads finish it off. 

There are so many beautiful nature themed Clarity stamps and stencils to chose from that I think that this is going to be a popular challenge. I look forward to seeing all of the entries. Have fun!

Stamps Used
Small butterfly from the Remountable Best of the Classroom Set



  1. Beautiful project Lynne, and all that cutting out...such a great idea to have the patterned paper under the wings. Great inspiration....x

  2. Gorgeous Lynne, I love how you have cut the wings and framed it, would make lovely Christmas presents x

  3. Love the patterned paper. It sets the butterflies off beautifully. X

  4. Wow you must have a steady hand!
    Love your project Lynne it's an absolute work of art xxx

  5. love this Lynne and how clever to use the patterned paper underneath showing under the butterfiles. lots of patience and skill - no shaky hand for that job! it's gorgeous x


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