Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Citrus Butterfly Magnet

Continuing on my magnet making kick, I have made another butterfly magnet. This one meets two different challenges too:
Flutterby Wednesday - open so long as you use a fairy, butterfly or angel
PaperPlay - Summer Citrus Splash: greens, yellows and oranges

Unfortunately, I was a tad too late to enter the Flutterby one.  No matter, it still inspired a part of my creation!

I love the width of the butterfly on this stamp.  I also love how the red pops against the more muted yellow and the orange.  Hooray for colour challenges!  I am not normally drawn to citrus colours, so I am pleased with how this turned out.  On this design, I used a Stampin' Up word stamp on the bottom half and then sponged more ink over it to make it appear faded.  Then I used a darker ink to stamp the scroll.

You can see the original prototype for my butterfly magnet in an earlier post.  I actually made one in between these two designs which is already listed in my shops.

I already had two prototypes for this design as well, which are now on the fridges of my sisters (my sister and my sister-in-law!)  I quite enjoy these magnets!  I will probably come up with at least one more design.


  1. there both gorgeous, love the colors!!!

  2. These are gorgeous, thanks so much for joining us at paper play, hugs Liz xx

  3. This magnet is gorgeous. Love the citrus colors and how well the beautiful butterfly is set off in this design.



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