Flying into Spring with Butterflies and Wings

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Hello, it’s Amy here today, to share a few projects that helped to stretch my wings a little, and step out of my box!

First up, is the first canvas I’ve ever made with out a photo on it! My family was kind of flabbergasted, in fact they kept asking if there was room for a photo somewhere.
Heart and Tree canvas full


I got the idea for this canvas while sitting in the choir loft at my church.I was sort of daydreaming, and then this idea of a tree growing from a healthy, bright red and swooping heart came to mind. I immediately got home and got to work! The base is just vintage book papers torn into pieces, and decoupaged onto the canvas. I then used the ScrapFX stencil, and created that lovely swirling background with different inks and embossing powder.
Tree and Heart

I painted the tree and leaves with different natural colors, and tried to make it look as blended into the heart as much as possible. The heart was hand drawn, and then filled in with Art Anthology paint in a firey, sparkling red. I then outline it all with a fineliner.
swirl butterfly chipboard,


Finally, I painted the lovely butterfly flourish, and connected it to the heart, to create a flowing movement across the project. I was really pleased with how it came out, especially for a first try!

This ScrapFX project used the following products:

Round Tree, Large 2012016

Butterfly Flourish 2013022

Scribble Heart 2013046

Garden In Paradise Stencil 2013028



My Next project is a BIG new favorite of mine. I created a mini album, that hangs from a vintage embroidery hoop, and is backed with upcycled denim.
Fly Mini Album, FULL


The wrought iron corners and circle, as well as the ruffled wing, were fun to use for the cover, which was made of corrugated cardboard.


flutterby, ScrapFXinked

I could seriously use these gorgeous flutterbys over and over……….they’re so elegant and dainty.
scroll corners, frame


wings and corners


I think this little mini album features these photos of my daughter in a perfect vintage, grungy way, and will be fun to have hanging up during her 8th grade promotion ceremony!

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you were inspired to go get grungy with your gorgeous ScrapFX chipboard! I used these ScrapFX products on this project:

Flutterby with curly feelers

Flutterby I patterned

Wrought Iron Circle

Wrought Iron Corners

ruffled wing

6 Responses to “Flying into Spring with Butterflies and Wings”

  1. Great idea for a mini album! I am sure I have a few hoops around here somewhere (from my cross stitch phase!!). Inspired to hunt them down and give this a go! Thanks Amy!

  2. beautiful,love your art….

  3. Amy that embroidery hoop mini is a STUNNING and crazy original take on the craft. I LOVE how you finished the chipboard- I’ve pinned the heck out of it- it’s gorgeous!!! Have a GREAT vacation lady!

  4. What lovely projects Amy!! The canvas is such an original piece of art, its so sparkly and gorgeous, and I love where the inspiration struck you. Too cute your family was asking where the photo was going to go. The embroidery hoop mini is a beautiful creation and I love how unique it is. All the little details are beautiful and I love how you’ve altered up the chippies and left some bare. Truly a treasure for your daughter.

  5. lovely projects, loved the mini album….