Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bevy of Butterflies on Wall

I have noticed several Pinterest pins with butterflies grouped in a heart shape. I thought this would be perfect for the wall behind my chair.

I gathered several sheets of patterned paper from an old K & Co. stack and a few from a new Recollections pack called Love Letters. (new favorite because of all the glitter)

My Lynx got to work cutting several different sizes of a simple butterfly pattern. Then I added Aleene's Tack It Over and Over glue to the back of each one and let it dry. This allowed me to re-position the little beauties over and over again until I got a heart shape that I was happy with.

My hubby saw it when it was still in progress and suggested I leave a few of the butterflies on one side to look like they were flying off.

I can not decide which one I like best. So please tell me...

Are you team symmetry?                                                             Or team asymmetry?

Just leave a comment to the post.
I am eager to know your opinions! :)

I also cut some butterflies from this checkered glitter paper. They are very pretty but just did not fit with the other patterns. I grouped them off in another area like this.

It is a very easy concept and I think it looks really nice.

Don't forget to leave a comment and let me know which heart shape you like the best.


Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jani!! The butterflies are beautiful!! I love both designs but if I had to choose, I love how some are flying off!! Have a great evening :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Audrey Frelx said...

Jani, what a great idea!!! The butterflies are beautiful and look beautiful grouped on your wall! I particularly love the ones that look like they are flying away and leaving the rest!

Laura said...

ah geeez, I can't decide either. The one flying away has more of an impact I suppose. I am so going to do this for my little niece. Thanks for sharing the idea.

Dr Sonia S V said...

The butterfly idea is gorgeous and I love the symmetrical one
and Thank you so much for the kind words on my Foam Flower Cala Lily tutorial

bahar006 said...

I love the first one:)

Unknown said...

I like the flying away one too, but love them all!!

Mary said...

What a brilliant idea! Love those butterflies but have to say I prefer the 2nd one. It reminds me of how birds tend to fly in formation.

Mary Mac

jperr said...

Jani I love both of the design's,if I had to pick one I'd pick the one with the butterflies flying away.
Blessing's Jocelan

gela said...

Asymmetry for sure. Great work.

gela said...

Love them both, but I like asymmetry better

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love your gorgeous creation! I like them both! Thanks for the inspiration!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Quite interesting reading Jani what others think!!!

... and love both but most definitely symmetry does it for me .. looks like covering a mistake when flying away (ooh did I say that?) ;D Shaz in oz.x

Chris E said...

The look of the butterflies flying up & away is awesome, like they are off to discover a new idea. I guess that puts me on team asymmetry... :)
I love the way your glittery checked butterflies are going up the wall.