Monday, September 29, 2008

Post #1 ~ Project #1 Butterfly Window

This pretty little project started out as what I refer to as a Blind Monkey Project (BMP). A BMP means I had very little insight as to what I would make ...I just jump in blindly and monkey around until something starts to take shape. 
Using papers~ink~stamps~milinery flowers~buttons~ribbon and more it didn't take long to transform this 1960's beveled glass butterfly window into a shabby sweet study in  natures beauty.
Even the back is lovely with vintage wallpaper-like image and metal edge beading. I decided not to delve into my crap loads of vintage do-dads and ephemera just yet so I used what was readily available on my cluttered farm table. The butterfly wings are real and I had to be quite careful while working under the glass. I think it turned out nicely with a sophisticated whimsy. This will be for sale in my Lollishop .

11 comments:

BumbleVee said...

The colours on this are so soft and beautiful...just like the butterfly....

cindy said...

Darly, It's fabulous! I love it, love the colors and softness...I will be on the lookout for these in my "travels"...wonderful idea and beautiful completed project.

c

PS...love the blind monkey term...

Nancy said...

Hi Darly...Love the project! A very beautiful piece.

Love all of your little quips on the side...very humorous! The craft fairy is priceless!

Well done!
Hugs, Nancy

Linda Fleming said...

Well, you motivated me to start cleaning and organizing my studio-LOL! So far I have one table cleaned off and moved it in front of the windows for better lighting. But buried under the piles of stuff on the table, I found even more UFP's (unfinished projects) hiding that I had conveniently forgot about. I fear I am hopleless! I answered your poll and had to go with the last option-yikes! Now I must get back to work organizing and cleaning the studio- and it is all your fault ;)

MelMel said...

Lovely!
You have done that so well!
very unique!

hugs
Melxxxx

Dawn Gahan said...

One post and I'm already in love with your blog. I'm going to look on ebay for one of these butterfly windows.

Dawn

Miss Paula said...

I am glad you finished!! It is beautiful!

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

oh I just love it! Love the sidebar too! Cracked me up! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeves...and cuffs!

bluemuf said...

This is gorgeous. I love how you are going to "Just do It" and get some of your unfinished projects cleared up. This will be an inspiration to all of us who craft away every night in our dreams, add to our stash and collect unfinshed projects.

Karen

helamonstr said...

How sweet and charming - sometimes not having a plan can have beautiful results!!

Krista said...

Thanks for your great comments on my blog. Your blog is gorgeous! Maybe I can learn a thing or two as well.

Thanks! :)

Krista
www.alzheimersteam.com