Thursday, June 9, 2011

botanical inspiration...

Awhile back, Paper Crafts Magazine asked me to make a "botanical" project for an article in the July/August 2011 issue. I just received the copy in the mail! When thinking about this project, I found this beautiful pillow in the Pottery Barn catalog and used it for my inspiration...
The Pink Paislee "Butterfly Garden" line was perfect for this project! I couldn't believe how similar the colors and products were!

I used the Dragonfly paper in the background and painted one of the new wood shapes with a Heidi Swapp paint, added a Butterfly Garden Press On (flowers on right side), a piece of lace, two Clear Pop butterflies, a Bauble,  a little Metal Charm, some Ephemera.
I chalked the papers a little bit around the edges with brown chalk.
This project came together so fast. I love it when that happens! 

8 comments:

vio said...

ooohhh i love that gorgeous frame and your creative butterfly piece!! it reflects the pottery barn pillow so well. Thank you so much for sharing your project. I'll have to see if I can find a copy of that mag for myself :)

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Wow absolutely stunning :) beautiful Danielle :)

Felicitas Klink said...

wow this is so beautiful! i love it, Danielle. xo Felicitas

PS: happy birthday!

lynn said...

oh, this is SO beautiful!

Suzanne said...

This is stunning! Love the line you chose, and that frame is gorgeous!

Charlene said...

Very pretty!!! I love the wood butterfly and the frame...all of it!!:-)

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness this is super! What a great job you've done with bringing that inspiration piece to life!

justsomestuffimade said...

Wonderful project! I love the elegant simplicity ;)
And that cushion is gorgeous inspiration!
Rx