Jan 24, 2018

Tim Holtz Butterfly Valentine Burlap 4x4s


My local friends (Hi Madelyn!  Hi Bonnie!  Hi Barbara!  Hi Carol!) and I do a regular tag/art swap.  Each of us purchased Tim's carousel tower clip display to fill them up with our swap art.  I made these burlap 4x4s with the Tim Holtz Small Detailed Butterflies die.


I based my minis on THIS framed collage panel I did in my stint as GD for Simon Says Stamp last January, only on a much smaller scale.  I cut my 4x4 substrates from heavy chipboard then adhered burlap paper over the tops.  The elements are basically the same as described in my first post.


Here are my other projects for our little swaps in case you missed them.  Our next challenge theme is Easter - what fun!  Wish me luck.  

Butterflies & Script Tags posted HERE.

Fall Leaves Tags posted HERE.

42 comments:

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

So beautiful! I love the texture on the butterflies - it looks like rusted iron - and that deep red colour is very appealing! Your swap buddies will be thrilled!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! You have been so busy, Autumn! I can't say which I find more beautiful! I love the key within the butterfly's body, and will be casing that symbolic design idea - I love it - really speaks to my soul. Your color choices against the burlap textures are, again, beautifully symbolic. (the dymo labeler sentiments look great!). How lovely your framed artwork is with the pretty colors and wonderful layers of textures. Your swaps and tags are also soul-touchingly lovely! Gorgeous artwork, and I can hardly wait to see your Easter designs! hugs, de

Dorthe said...

Autumn, how do you do it,- they are all so very beautiful,- I love that butterfly, and the wine red tones , almost looking like they rusted . The sweet tags, with the oak leaves are gorgeous too,as is the butterfly ones. So much to look at and fall in love with !
Hugs , Dorthe, xx

Stefania Salmi said...

I love these little jewels on canvas. Oh yes, for me they are jewels!
Those ruby-colored butterflies are wonderful, the whole composition is wonderful.
With all my heart I wish you good luck!

Lisa said...

These are so stunning!! The layers are amazing!! I love that rusted butterfly!! Gorgeous!! Your friends will treasure these!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Mac Mable said...

You don't need luck my friend....Gorgeous art swaps. Love the texture of the burlap and that shade of red is so classy. Very creative and wonderful x

Claire said...

Wow Autumn, these are stunning and will be treasured by your friends. The colours are so rich enhanced by the wonderful adornments with so much attention to detail. I could see looking at these little works of art for ages, so much interest. Absolutely beautiful, take care x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Delights for us all to see, love that deep red against the burlap, very very opulent. I bet they will look might fine on you TH carousel. I'm using mine for some WIP at the moment (invaluable!!)
Thank you for sharing you works of art with us Autumn, always a treat to see.. Big Hugs Tracey xx

Ann Barnes said...

I absolutely love this Autumn, your friends are very lucky to swap with you! I love the background die cut so I hopped to the other post to see what it was, and am thrilled that I may own this die! You have made fabulous use of it. I love the butterfly and the colors are gorgeous, perfect for a valentine theme! hugs ~Ann

Lois Wyche said...

These are so beautiful and impressive. Love them all...the colors and the designs.

Nora N. said...

WOW!! These are amazing!! I love the deep red with the burlap and your layering is just stunning!!

Esther Asbury said...

Oh Autumn, these are awesome!! Love all the beautiful embellishments in red and brown - especially the arrow and mini key! So beautiful!

Marty Fishman said...

These are so pretty, Autumn, and I love the deep red color against the burlap and with those rusty-looking butterflies. Great idea to use the keys for the butterfly bodies! Your friends are so lucky to get these :-) Hugs!!

Helen Gullett said...

Autumn, they are gorgeous!
Lucky friend got to do swap with you

Hazel Agnew said...

I love these Autumn, and what luscious red bows. Great contrasts there. You are ahead of yourself.....Easter.....really?? Xx

Linda Manning Findley said...

Awesome Autumn ... love the effect and I found your bigger original piece to find out that the red harlequin background was watercolor paper ... it looks like felt, love it ... thanks for giving us such super art for inspiration ... big hugs Linda

Debbie Mageed said...

STUNNING!!! I love every single perfect detail in this gorgous home decor work of art! The colors are perfect. My only disappointment is that there's no tutorial for me to CASE! LOL You are one talented lady! Thanks for sharing that with us.

Anita Houston said...

Swaps are the best, and WOW oh WOW to these pieces. I LOVE the burlap panels...so beautiful!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, these are all beautiful! I love the texture and the rich red tones.The butterfly is spectacular!!!! Your creativity is amazing and always so beautiful down to every little detail! I love that you get together on a regular basis to create..sounds like so much fun!
Have a great day my friend,
Sherrie K

**I hope to find a little more time to craft and blog soon. It's been hard to juggle the little bit of free time right now with my Dad ill and having to travel so much. I miss my crafty friends, blogging and crafting. I do see your amazing projects each time you post..so know, I am still around and love your amazing work :)

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Wow how nice to have crafty friends together and swap creations! Loved the burlap panels..beautiful texture old world look !

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

The cards with burlap and red are my favourites. But the one with the butterfly comes second best! Love your projects with the swaps/tags too.
I admired them before, I think.

Darlene said...

WOWZA! You have been a busy lady! These are all JUST AMAZING! So much creativity in one spot and awesome inspiration to the rest of us!! I don't know how you do it!! But glad you do!! LOL ALL are just beautiful my friend!

Mrs.B said...

Stunning little Valentine panels, the deep red looks fabulous against the burlap.
Avril xx

Susan said...

These are so beautiful! Love the butterflies.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Oh my! These are simply stunning Autumn!! So beautiful and quite dramatic with that gorgeous deep red!! Such a lovely idea doing an art swap with friends. You must have some fabulous displays in your craft space! Adore these!! Have a fabulous day! hugs xx

Kate said...

Oh wow! These are so beautiful! The burlap and the red is a wonderful mix.

A Pink said...

Your burlap panels are absolutely Gorgeous! Autumn and no doubt will be very well received and much loved . Love your tags too - so much beauty to swop .x

Sara Barker said...

Autumn, I think you have one upped your design here! I love this smaller version, and I'm so impressed by each and every detail. The thing that especially tickles me is the little bundle of string at the center of the 'o'! It's the little things! Your design is just wonderful, and I've got to case this so I can get my creative spirit back! I do have to say two great minds once again, as I used my butterfly and a little rust on something just last night. Hee Hee! Sending big hugs!

Sue said...

These are really beautiful Autumn, I love the rusted butterflies, and the die cut panel is fabulous. I'm sure your swapping friends will love them too. Have a fun weekend, Sue xx

Joi at RR said...

FABULOUS! Xj.

Helen Wallace said...

Jaw off the floor time here again my friend! In awe of the butterfly creations, so symbolic; rich in texture and hue and a delight for any one to receive. Love the sentiment on the "Discover" projects and the soft spring colours. Then onto the Autumnal tags, inspirational too. A feast for the eye and the spirit. Thank you for sharing your prodigious talent with the world. x

Maxine D said...

Once again my computer is in danger as I drool over your wonderful work Autumn!! Love the rich red in your design
Blessings
Maxine

Jackie P Neal said...

How beautiful Autumn!!
Your layering is always spot on beautiful! Lucky swap buddies to receive these!
Jackie xo

Beth Brovold said...

Oh my goodness Autumn these are GORGEOUS!! Love all the wonderful details...thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy!
Take care,
Beth

butterfly said...

A multiplicity of marvels - from your rusted butterflies to those dimensional leafy tags, this is a post just bursting with inspiration - wow!
Alison x

Virginia Lu said...

How amazing!! Your craftsmanship and design are superb! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Layer It Up” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

Kristina said...

THese are all stunning projects.
Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us over at the Crafty Creations Challenges Blog.
Kristina DT

Crafty Creations Challenges Blog
Cards by Kristina

Aimeslee W. said...

Gorgeous! xoxo

LeeAnn McKinney said...

I really like this a lot... thank you for playing along at ModSquad Challenge. Hope to see you again soon. LeeAnn

Jonnece Putu said...

Fabulous minis and the tags are just as fabulous. Thanks for joining us at ‘Lets Craft and Create’. Jonnece DT

Sara Barker said...

So happy to see this get in the top picks at Fussy and Fancy! Yippee! Gorgeous!

Sara Barker said...

...and Scrapy Land! Woo Hoo! Hugs!

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