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Butterflies Have Flown

April 10, 2015

_juno Vintage Butterflies Extracted


_Preview 1 Extracted copy

All the emails with the Private Links have now been sent out.

If by any chance I’ve missed you, don’t hesitate to shout!

But I think I’ve included everyone.

That completes the Special Memorial Week’s activities,

so I won’t be sending this link to anyone after today.

Thanks to everyone that made this so much fun!Doodles076 copy

Some Suggestions:

Butterfly Candles copy

I made some Butterfly Candles as part of an Anniversary gift for my son Killian and his wife, and he kindly took a photo of their well-used candles for me.

These are the unadorned butterflies, before I added the vintage script and other touches.

The candles were originally white – I painted them with alcohol inks.

Butterfly Border Card

…and I love this card by Julie Marshall and thought some of the extracted butterflies might work well in a card like this…


_juno Butterfly Border Card


You could move the Butterfly closer to the right-hand edge, but I love the effect of cutting around the wings.

This card is made by cutting an A4 or Letter piece of cardstock down the middle, long-wise.

The only problem is you want your butterfly to print to the very edge.

You could sacrifice one sheet per one card to get around that.

Or you could print two per sheet, then print 2 butterflies on a separate sheet and adhere on top, giving you edge to edge.

Good quality paper would do for that step, and you could use a half sheet to conserve supplies.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. jayleigh permalink
    April 10, 2015 6:09 pm

    Great ideas for the butterfly collection. Thanks for the follow-up email. i have enjoyed this series. When i lived in Idaho (one of our Mountain States) i got to witness the Monarch butterfly flight-migration towards South America. It was so amazing to see that huge cloud of butterflies overhead, and to think that God gave those tiny creatures an inborn direction-finder so that they would reach their southern destination, and their offspring would migrate back to the Northern Hemisphere without deviation in the spring! It makes the heart sing the grand Alleluia!

    • April 11, 2015 9:55 am

      The Monarch migration must have been quite a sight to see, jayleigh. Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah indeed! I witnessed a murmuration of starlings above a wooded area here in my hometown. Thousands and thousands of birds, moving as one in complex, fascinating patterns! It’s a treasured memory. There are lots of videos showing this, HERE is one of my favourites. I love how, right at the end, they all just suddenly drop into the trees to roost. And HERE is another, filmed in Galway, Ireland and accompanied by a song-track in Irish. It’s 10 minutes long and some of the best bits are at the end. Both of these videos are in HD, watch in full-screen! An attempt to explain murmurations scientifically can be found HERE

  2. April 11, 2015 3:51 am

    Hi Carol! Thanks so much for stopping by my Blog. I love the technique of cutting the edge of the butterfly. So unexpected. Love your butterfly and what you’ve done with. So very pretty.

    • April 11, 2015 9:56 am

      My pleasure, Julie. Thanks again for the inspiration!

  3. Rina Sutandeo permalink
    August 25, 2016 7:23 am

    hi, this is an awesome butterflies collections absolutely, may i asked how to download this collections for my personal use ? i want to make photo scrapalbum, thank you…

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