Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Butterfly in a Box




Good Morning!  Today I am sharing with you a Home Decor Project.  As I have mentioned many times, (and will do again for any new readers), I love to use my stamps to create many different type projects and I want to encourage you to do the same.  It's nice to walk through the house and see some of my favorite images on display.  Spring has arrived and it's time to bring out my altered birdhouses and I'm so excited to add a butterfly collection to my Spring Decor this year.  I am using this project for the Copic Creations "Coloring embellishments" challenge.  I colored the 1/2 pearls in window 4 and 5 for this challenge. Scroll down to see those windows.

Before I get to the details, I need to tell you that I am using this project for the Creative Belli Challenge to use butterflies.  But don't forget to hop over and check out the Belli Blog Give-away for this challenge!  $30 worth of stamps!  Check it out HERE!  We hope you will decide to join us for our butterfly challenge!

I spent alot of time working on this one.  I purchased the shadow box on sale at a local scrapbook store. It was solid black, so I started by altering the box, inside and out.  Then I brought out my butterfly binder collection and started stamping some of my favorite butterflies.  Next, I searced for quote, phrased that match.  Alot of what I used is from a Cornish Heritage Farms set called Vintage Butterflies.  Most of the rest of the products used are from The Angel Company. While I was working on my box, I wrote a little poem.  Now, I am NO WRITER, and I'm terrible at english, so try to restrain your criticism, teehee.
Here we go...

Yesterday I caught a butterfly and put him in a box,
So I could enjoy his beauty.

Today I heard a tap on the glass, and the butterfly said,
"M'am, this is not my duty".

He further expained, I have been ordained,
by the one who sits on high,
To share this beauty with many others,
by floating in the sky.

So, I let him out of the box.

Melisa Waldorf 2010

Alright, enough with silly poems!  Lets get to the detailed photos!

Window 1

Window 2


Window 3

Window 4

Window 5

Window6

Window 7

Window 8

Window 9
(quote by me!! and I thought is was very clever)

Window 10

Window 11

Window 12

Thanks for stopping by!

You can view all of my Altered Projects HERE

38 comments:

Annmaree said...

OH WOWSERS This is totally inspired and gorgeous!

How wonderful to put this up in your home, what a delight.

I can't rave enough over it its stunning to me.

Thanks for sharing!

Maria Matter said...

oh Melisa, your poem is beautiful! It's such a gift to be able to express God's creative wisdom in us and to share it with others! Well done Sweetie!

Your butterfly box is just gorgeous Melisa, every little detail!!! love it!
Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us!

Enjoy your day!
Blessings, Maria

TesaB said...

Holy Cow, Melisa!!! You are one amazingly talanted lady! this is stunning, and I'm trying to pick up my jaw from the floor!

Liz Williams said...

An awesome keepsake that is so beautifully done, Melisa! I'm just in awe of each beautiful section of this shadow box. I love everything about it and especially your poem and other little sentiments added in.

jdmommy said...

Melisa, this project is AWESOME! This will be so gorgeous anywhere in your home! When you get tired of it, send it to me. I have the perfect spot!! Just gorgeous, girl!!!

Debbie said...

Melisa - OMG what a beautiful project. I absolutely love this shadow box. Where did you find it? what an amazing gift this would make for someone. TFS

Barb said...

This is beyond beautiful, Melisa! All of the shimmer, and each little cubbie different... simply wonderful!

Jenny said...

Melisa, that is really lovely. This is a great idea to modify for a baby present or for a newlywed. I can even visualize a "sister" box. Is this under glass?

My daughter has a really neat project posted on her blog today that could be modified to use your stamping skills...

There is a link on my blog to it!

Patti J said...

Melisa, I don't even know what to say. This is just stunning. I'll pick myself up off the floor in a bit - no need to worry about me. lol... Gorgeous creation, my dear friend!

ScrappyPam said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Shelly Koskinen said...

WOW!!!! This is fabulously gorgeous!!!

Simona said...

Melissa, this is stunning! I am humbled by your talent and the amount of work that went into it... You're amazing! Thank you for sharing!

Blessings,
Simona

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my, oh my....this is one of the most beautiful projects I have ever seen...WOW!!!! Your attention to details is amazing...every little butterfly, embellishment, stamps, papers...everything is FABULOUS!!!!

Fern said...

WOW, Absolutely Gorgeous!!! And I loved the poem!!!

Vicki C said...

TOTALLY GORGEOUS!!!!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

wow, that was an ambitious project! Nice job!

Holly said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!!!!!!! My jaw just dropped when I saw this. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda Beeson said...

What an amazing project! The use of the butterflies just makes it.

Amy Johnson said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I would be proud to display this in my home! I can you put a lot of work into it.

Kelly Rae said...

Absolutely stunning Melisa! EACH box is a work of art (and I love your poem). KellyRae

Ulli said...

Hi Melisa,

this is an awesome project. Really cute and I love every single butterfly in it. You are an inspiration.

Justine said...

Wow this is stunning, I love all of your attention to detail, each box is a brand new experience. Great job and your comments over on my blog made my day. Thanks

Michelle said...

WOW this is unbelievable - all the detail and fabulous butterflies! How awesome will that be displayed in your house!! Very inspiring!

Ceal said...

Melisa, This is Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Stunning!! Love3 all the details and butterflies are one of my favorites because they remind me of how we are new creations in Christ

Donna Moore said...

Wow girl, this knocks me out! Just magnificent!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous project- and a great idea! I love all of the pretty colors you used- what a fun home decor item!

Chrissy D said...

GIRL - this is absolutely STUNNING!!! Melisa, this is FABULOUS! Love it! TFS!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOWZA ... this is just stunning! Each little square tells a story and I LOVE IT!!! Awesome job!

Donna said...

This is just adorable Melisa, each and every detail is just stunning - It should give you much pride every time you look at it in your home.
Hugs, Donna x

Angela K said...

Just beautiful, stunning!!

Stacy said...

Stunning!! Wow... really what more can I say?? TFS :)

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Melisa, this project is phenomenal. Everything about it is gorgeous! Fabulous job!

joy said...

This project is totally incredible! What a wonderful job -- with so man beautiful details.

Bonibleaux Designs said...

This is so beautiful!! I LOVE IT!!

Kim said...

Wow Wow WOWWWW! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! And who knew you could write too... I could spend hours here your such an inspiration! : )

Kaya said...
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Kaya said...

I absolutely love this project!
However, I would love to know where some of the stamps are from, if you know and could tell me :)

I'm especially thinking about the background in Window 2, the saying in window 3 and the text and background sheetmusic in window 8.

Thanks :)

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Beautiful,Thanks for sharing dear.

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