Thursday, April 8, 2010

Flutterby Anya Project

I finally got my project done! It's taken me lot longer than I thought it would, but my daughter has been extremely needy the last couple of days and that has left me with little time to work on this. I attached a lot of pictures so you will hopefully get the whole view.

The container I used is an old formula container. It's amazing what you can do with things like this!

These first pics are a top and side view.

The reddish color on the butterflies does match a lot better than it shows, but there is only so much you can do when taking a picture. I tried to get the photos as close to reality as I could.

Next, I have pictures of the lacing I did and the flower with the butterfly that are on top. All the butterfly shapes were cut with my cricut Home Accents cartridge and then hand colored with copics. The large butterfly on top also has legs that I shaped with jewelery wire and then glued inbetween two butterfly cut-outs. After coloring the butterflies I embossed them with a mixture of embossing powders. The flower is made by some flowers I bought at Hobby Lobby and then took apart to make my own flower. The whole grouping of flowers actually is held to the lid by the brad in the middle.

The next two pics are just close-ups of Flutterby Anya(copyright TGF) and the decorations around her. I was trying to show the glimmer on her and the butterflies and the rhinestones. The rhinestone pattern was done by me and then I glued around them to hold them into place better

This last photo is just for your enjoyment. I didn't think it turned out very well for the project, but I love it as a photo on the wall!

Well, this has been a long post, but I hope you have enjoyed my project! I hope I can get all these pictures in the order that I have explained them as I've updated my blogger and I'm having a little trouble moving the pics around. Please feel free to leave me any questions or comments.

Thanks for looking,

My challenges:
Club Anya and Friends: Monday Mania ABC's Anything but a card
Pollycraft Monday: Anythng goes
Anya Ink: Anything Goes
Flutter By Wednesday: Use sparkle and of course butterflies, fairies, or angels
Practical Scrappers: Use your markers
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge: Things with Wings
One Stitch At A Time: #7 Anything Goes


~Jeri~ said...

WOW Autumn, this is beautiful!! Love the lace up the side!! I am a big altering fan, so I absolutely love this!!! It's so much fun to find things around the house and make into something else and you definitely done that!! Love the butterfly on top and that flower is gorgeous!!!! Amazing work and detail!

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW – fabulous job! Love this project - I'm sure it will be admired for a LONG time - gorgeous!!!
Thanx soo much for joining us at Anya Ink this week

Randi said...

Amazing project Autumn! I love your Flutter Anya! The ribbon lacing is beautiful and I especially love all the butteflies you added! Thanks for playing along with the FBW challenge this week!

Kristy Young said...

Aww wow this is gorgeous!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Anya Ink.
Kristy xx

Danni said...

What a beautiful project! Love all the extra little details! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

margie c said...

Gorgeous! I love the lacing you did, so unique, girly and beautiful! and the flower and butterfly are perfect! Great job :)

Thank you for joining the Pixies this week!
hugs, margie

Cheryl said...

this is really gorjus,love the image and great detail too thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT,love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Sarah said...

Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT, beautiful project, love the flowers, hope to see you again on Sunday for our next challenge, Good Luck

Linda L said...

So sweet I love your sweet images. Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week.
I am having at celebration at my blog and I would love to have you join in the celebration.

Kendra said...

I absolutely love the lace-up back! Thanks for playing with us at SSDS this week!

Kathy said...

Autumn, This is a wonderful project. Lots of lovely THINGS with WINGS. I love the little butterfly on the rose..awww..that is so sweet! Thanks for playing with the Pixies!!

Cheryl said...

Very cute! I love the lacing. Thank you for joining in the Meljen's Designs challenge.

Kim E said...

Wow! This is absolutely beautiful. I love the lacing and all of your little details. Thanks for playing with us this week at SSDS.

Tineke said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning! Love the color you used and all your datails. Great job:)Thank you for joining us at SSDS this week.

Erika said...

WOW how beautiful and delicate. Ohhh this is simply breathtaking! Thanks for sharing at Practical Scrappers. I just love this

sam said...

This is just gorgeous. Loving the colours and the image that you have used. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT and i hope you'll pop back on Sunday to check out the winners and our next challenge.
Sam x

Sarah said...

Oh my this is positively gorgeous!! You have done such a beautiful job of creating and photographing!! Thanks for playing at Practical Scrappers!

Inger said...

Wowwww..this is super sweet and so beautiful!!!! Love it!

greetings, Inger

paulssandy said...

Oh My Gosh, this is the most adorable can I have ever seen decorated. Love all the butterflies!

Sheena said...

Wow - you've done a fabulous job of altering this container! It's gorgeous - love everything about it! Thanks for taking part in the Pollycraft challenge!

Sheena x

Shannon said...

Love all the detail, great job.Thank you for joining us @ Meljen's Designs. Wishing you luck!!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Fab creation, and thanks for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT. Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who won and find out all about our next challenge :)
Good luck!

stitchy said...

Wow Autumn, that is absolutely gorgeous, I love it and that coloring and lacing is awesome..great job hun for real...thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at OSAAT...good luck hun

stitchy xx

Lauretta See said...

this is gorgeous... BEAUTIFUL.. love that criss cross ribbon ;)
Thank you for joining the MelJen's challenge, good luck!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow! this is absolutely gorgeous! those flowers are to die for and your cross ribbon is fabulous!

Kimberly S said...

What a gorgeous project! Anya is such a cutie, and all of the butterflies and blog is so pretty. Thanks so much for joinng us for this week's Flutter By Wednesday! :)

Isabella's Sketchbook said...

Very nice project. You're a crafty girl!

Aussie Loz said...

Wowsers!! You've been busy!!! I love this! Makes me wish I'd kept some of the formula tins from when the boys were having it... there were literally dozens of tins in our house!! The joys of twins!!
Bummer we didn't make it into another TGF week... oh well.
Love your Flutter Anya, how cute is she!! Really gorgeous! Have a great day! xx

Lexi said...

Sweetie this is absolutely amazing! Well done

Hugs Lexi xxx

Lisa Lou said...

Wow! You put a lot of work into it. Beautiful!

Sprytebyrd said...

WoW! This is soooo pretty! I just love it all! The lacing is such an awesome touch, I'll have to remember that!
Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!! Good Luck on the challenge!
♥Dee (Spryte)♥

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

WoW...this is stunning! I luv how you did the ribbon on the sides.


Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Very cool project. I like how the ribbon tied on with the criss cross look. :)