Friday, 16 October 2009

Butterflies and Snowflakes

Remember the beautiful butterfly I couldn't help but show to you last week?



It is a large Maya Road chipboard one from the BF kit. I covered it in Prima papers and a Prima flower......then I added my new and most favourite product of the season. OPAL DUST!!!

Ok so it's not new and it has sat around for about 2 years in my box but OMG it is sooo perfect for these papers..the twinkling greens and purples in the glitter are incredible and when I brushed the liquid gel onto the squashed petals they sprang back to life!! I mean seriously jumped for JOY!!


The butterfly is part of the lid for this box which also jumps for joy when you open it!!

The butterflies are mounted on thin acetate strips and literally pop out when the lid is removed.

You can see more of these magic boxes HERE on Elaines beautiful Magic Box site.
Thanks Elaine for the Inspiration xx

......oh what fun!!........... I am quite addicted to the pretty things in life now.


Please don't faint because I did a little stamping.....Sue you would be proud of me!!


Thanks Helena for these stamps they have really come into their own this year.




I love the saying" A snowflake is a winters butterfly" and even though I drool over the original stamp I have never got around to buying it...so I decided to make a canvas dedicated to the stamp instead!!






I'm not sure if I am so in love with Opal Dust anymore...it's a *%$* to photograph!!




Yet another awesome chunk of Maya Road chipboard hangs from the canvas and I had great fun nicking Mr IT's heavy duty drill to make some tiny delicate holes to thread my wire through.........although he did tell me to get my hands off and use a different drill, hey I was gentle with it....it's not like its a wall or anything!


Love and opal dust everywhere

Ruth xxx


19 comments:

Mary B said...

I simply love your Christmas butterfly box and how you take a project and put your own impeccable, beautiful stamp on it and make it into something magical.

Gribouille said...

I love this butterfly . It's really wonderfull !

Pia said...

OMG what a beautiful box, love all detail ang wonderful colours. Wow what a snowflake

Karen said...

So beautiful & magical Ruth...lovely work XXX

Toni said...

Ruth, how PRETTY!!!! so many Gorgeous details!!!

Chele said...

How cute! These would be such a treat as a gift.

Lean said...

Great creations you made love all the details you used.
bye bye,Lean.

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Wow, stunning work!!!
Julie xx

loriete said...

Ruth, box is amazing! Simply stunning! I so would like to 'investigate' it in real life... Definately will borrow the idea ;)

I love this saying about snowflake! And it itself is sooooo nice!

Kay said...

Wow Ruth, just WOW!! Absolutely gorgeous

LazyKay said...

Stunning - I love how the glitter looks like frost on the flowers.

xxxxxxxxx

Francielle said...

Loved the way you made the butterflybox! I`m stunned!

Kirsty said...

These are just stunning!

Wendy Kwok said...

This box is amazing stunning... oh.. I ran out of words, Ruth! I love it so much! you did justice to these Prima papers. You added such lovely touches to each sides of the box.

Sabii Wabii said...

Love the butterfly box!

mandysea said...

wow!! Ruth this is stunning!! Love the colour - very gorgeous-smorgeous!!! Congrats on your new dt position too!!
xx

Sarah Lou said...

Just so divine! I have no words far too beautiful!

Sarah Lou said...

Just so divine! I have no words far too beautiful!

Randi Th. said...

It's really wonderfull !
-hugs-