April 8, 2012

A butterfly mini album

I have been wanting to create a little album for my mother for quite some time, but I did not have a lot of photos of her that I wanted to use, and I kind of could not ask for them either... it would spoil the surprise. So when I saw a butterfly album over at pinterest I thougt it would be perfect! And it was :)

 My mother counted the butterflies used in this album, she counted 60 :) If it is a butterfly album, well then it has to have butterflies right?

 On the front page I have used my favorite Silk Moth from Layers of Colors.



I have also used some lace and stuff that the lovely Maxine sendt me in a RAK.


The blue butterfly is also from Layers of Colors.


More Layers of Colors butterflies, and a beautiful hand made flower from Maxine :)



I am not sure where the birdcage is from but the bird is from Layers of Colors.





 I think that the sitting lady is from Kort og Godt.


My parents wedding photo.

 The dress stand stamp is from Tim Holtz.


Thank you so much for stopping by!


Challenges:

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle -  Things with Wings
Marks Finest Papers -#102 Mother's Day
Dilly Beans - 1E, C5 – Easter / Spring
Lily Pad - 2W - Week 2, Flower Challenge – ends 26 April
4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers
C.R.A.F.T. 5E - Easter/Spring
Craft Us Crazy - 3E, 2W - (2nd week) Anything but a card and/or altered item
Do You Stack Up? - 3E - Friendly creatures
Crafts and Me - #78 Butterflies and bows
Crafty Creations - #164 Spring
Divas by Design - 2E - #29 anything goes
Papercraft Star - #91 anything goes







I am proud to show that I was chosen Super Nova over at Papercraft Star for this album :)


28 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gunn this is a gorgeous vintage butterfly.
beautiful made and great decorations.

greetings karin

Barbara Colbert said...

WOW!!! This is beautiful!!! SO many butterflies!!! What a wonderful gift!!! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

Barbara Colbert said...

WOW!!! This is beautiful!!! SO many butterflies!!! What a wonderful gift!!! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

Linda w said...

Wow how stunning, your Mom must have been delighted with such a wonderful album. Hugs lin

Pat Garvin said...

What an awesome project. So much work and well worth it. I bet Mom loved it. Thanks for playing with Speedy Fox and Friends.

Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt Gunn - you certainly now how to create a beautiful Album - this is a masterpiece and each page is filled with such beauty! I love the LOC butterflies you have used, they are my favourites by far! Maxine's laces and flowers are gorgeous too and make it such a treasure! I am sure your Mother loves this Work of Art and the heart my friend - a feast for my eyes today! God bless you my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Thanks for playing with the 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge of flowers this week.

Oh My! Love the colours and the vintage feel to your fabulous project.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz
Guest Designer @ 4CCC

Jinny Newlin said...

WOW! What a beautiful and fun album! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

Sylvia said...

What a fabulous butterfly album, Gunn, I know your mom will treasure it and that you enjoyed making it. The colors are beautiful and your work fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week for the Papercraft Star "Anything Goes" challenge.

Kelli Hull said...

OH! MY! WORD!!! I am SPEECHLESS, what a BEAUTIFUL and HEARTFELT gift... I was moved to tears, I can only imagine your Mom!!! Thanks SO much for sharing your creation with us over at Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 102~~~

Jenn Borjeson said...

Holy cow - this is just STUNNING! Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us at Dilly Beans! :)

Lori said...

Wow! What a gorgeous album for your Mom! Look at all those FLOWERS!!!! ACK! Thank you for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our "Flowers" challenge!

Lindsey said...

This album is over-the-top gorgeous! Perfect for the vintage photos in it. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Creations Challenges!

Lisa M said...

60! WOW....that is fantastic and your creation for your mother is just out of this world beautiful!!! I have so enjoyed admiring all the wonderful pictures of this gorgeous butterfly album. Wonderfully crafted. Just amazing!

Thank you SO much for joining us at Craft Us Crazy for our challenge.
Best of luck to you and we hope to see you again next time too!
Hugs,
Lisa xx

Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.

sharon said...

Wow, stunning. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

MaxineD said...

Amazing - what a blessing for your Mother to receive, and so glad that you could use some of what I sent you in such a special project.
Blessings
Maxine

Karen said...

OH MY GOODNESS Your Butterfly album is outstanding! I love everything about it. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Crafts and Me this week
Hugs
Karen
xxx

Cissy Prestage said...

Wow! This is absolutely breath-taking! The time, efoort, and heart you put in to it shows! COngrats on winning on Papercraft Star. You certainly deserve it and I'm sure your mom will cherish it!
Hugs,
Cissy

Mina said...

wow Gunn 60 butterflies thats amazing and I thought I liked them lol...amazing piece of beautifully designed work...thanks for playing along with us at the Crafts and Me challenge
Mina xxx

tt.scraps said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for sharing with us at SSDS this week perfect for the Things with Wings challenge!
Tammy, SSDS DT

Heather P said...

Wow, so cool! I love that your album is butterfly shaped, and so many beautiful vintage embellishments and photos! Thanks for sharing with 4 Crafty Chicks this week!
Hugs,
Heather P, Guest DT
www.heather-p.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Takk kjære Gunn for det vidunderlige albumet. Du har en fantasi og skaperevne som jeg virkelig beundrer.
Sommerfugler overalt i alle variasjoner får meg til å tenke på sommeren som kommer. Håper at vi får se mange sommerfugler i hagen rundt om.
Men mest gleder de meg der de fyller opp albumet.
Takk igjen mamma.

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - this is totally impressive!! I can't even imagine how much work this was. Gorgeous!

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful creation. Love all the flowers and butterflies. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Linsey said...

OH yes you were and I can see why! This album is a stunner and absolutely worthy of the Super Nova award! Congrats and Thanks for such amazingly beautiful inspiraiton! You must have one awesome Mom to have created this gorgeous masterpiece in honor of her! hugs xoxo

Sandie Edwards said...

Your butterfly album is simply 'stunning', all those gorgeous butterflies... wow! Thanks for your lovely comment left on my blog...

Tracey Brossart said...

WOW this is amazing! My jaw hit the floor when I seen this...had to take a closer look!! This is dripping with so much detail and I can tell a lot of love and time went into this! Just stunning! :D

Hugz,
xx Tracey xx