Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Visible Image Butterfly Wreath

A late post this evening as I have been busy preparing packs & equipment for this weeks Out Of The Blue workshop on Thursday.
We are going to be using stamps from Visible Image for a Father's Day/ masculine card.
In fact, we'll be using Visible Image stamps for our June festival workshop as well as hosting a full day of card making this Sunday at the Compass Inn at Tormarton with Helen & Mark from Visible Image. Pauline Butcher from their design team will be teaching the workshop for us.
I'm really looking forward to it & the Sunday roast we'll all be enjoying as part of the day too!.

I've been using Visible Image stamps myself recently for some projects I've had in mind for a while.
One of which is my project today, a Spring Wreath using the small & large Butterfly stamps, particular favourites of mine.

The base for the wreath is a polystyrene ring I bought a few years ago that's been in my stash waiting for the right project to be used.
I stamped goodness knows how many small & large butterflies!, painted them with Cosmic Shimmer Water colour paints, cut them out, shaped them & glued them to the ring with a glue gun.
The ring had been painted first with turquoise paint in case gaps showed through the butterflies. 
To the large butterflies I added wire, curled antennae & the bodies of all the butterflies had drops of cosmic shimmer pearl PVA from the Phil Martin range.

To hang the wreath I added ribbon, a bow & another butterfly to decorate.

The overall effect of all the butterflies clustered together is very pretty & I am pleased with how this project turned out.
Although very easy to do it was quite time consuming & I was seeing butterflies in my sleep by the end!.

Thanks for stopping by, if you fancy coming along to our Visible Image workshop day this Sunday we still have a couple of spaces left. Please see the details below & get in touch.

Amy x 


  1. Hi Amy,
    oh my word the amount of work involved in creating this superb creation.
    The colours are amazing, and I bet you were seeing butterflies in your sleep.
    I love, love it.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  2. Wow this is amazing. So beautiful and so much hard work. Just love it!!!!!

  3. Amy this is stunning love it.

    gr karin

  4. This is beautiful Amy! Gorgeous colours.
    Love Julie xx

  5. WOW Amy this is stunning! You can see a lot of hard work has gone into making this and I love it!
    Linda xxx

  6. Absolutely beautiful - of course I was lucky enough to see it for real! Hugs Carole X