The Butterfly Garden

When we visited the Butterfly House at the Detroit Zoo, we got some amazing photos of the butterflies and the foliage they live in. I wanted to pick up the bright colors in the photos on my scrapbook page, but I didn’t want it to look like a child’s birthday party with primary-colored cardstock. So, I used Copic Sketch Markers to airbrush a design that was as elegant as the butterflies and I added homemade 3-D butterflies as an accent. Here’s what I came up with:
 Click on the images for a larger view.
SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: American Crafts (white textured & Black), DCWV (orange), Paper Accents (white smooth)
Copic Sketch Markers: G14, YR18, N9, Y35, colorless blender & Multiliner
Copic Airbrush System
Letters, stamp: Tim Holtz
Corner Rounder: Creative Memories
Thread: We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy system
Punch: EK Success
Mini Glue Dots
Other: Brads
INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Airbrush butterfly flight path on cardstock.
2. On a smooth sheet of cardstock, airbrush with multiple colors then spritz with Colorless Blending Solution and let dry. (The Colorless Blender gives a pitted design where it lands on the airbrushed paper)
3. Cut into strips and round the edges with a corner rounder.
4. Adhere to page and then use Sew Easy to stitch edge.
5. Add letters for title.
6. Crop photos & use punch to crop small pictures
7. Mat large photo with black and then orange. Use N9 Copic Marker to edge orange mat.
8. Adhere photos to page as shown.
9. Add journaling block and brads.
10. Stamp butterflies, cut out (cut off antennae) and airbrush.
11.  Use a Mini Glue Dot to attach just the center of the butterfly to the page. Ink just the antennae portion of the stamp and stamp them on each butterfly. Then, bend the wings slightly to create a 3-D image.
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