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Butterfly Box

Hi everyone and welcome to another Saturday here at IndigoBlu. As this goes live our hard working team of demonstrators are busy preparing for the launch of some new workshop sessions coming to retail outlets near you in the coming months. Having previously shared their knowledge and expertise with you, it’s time to get you involved in the fun. Keep your eyes peeled for more details…



Now it’s time to for me to share a new project. OK, not quite true, this one is a blast from the past, a previously unpublished creation using the beautiful A5 Butterfly Collector stamp set.



Butterfly Box 1


Butterfly Box 2


I used an Artist Trading Block for this and it captures the emergence of Spring many of us in the UK and beyond have been experiencing over the past few weeks. Creating it was fairly simple; the edges of the block were coloured with Frosty Sky English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic Paint; each square panel was stamped using the grass border from the Butterfly Collector set and a mix of Distress Inks misted with water for that watercolour effect; ehe butterflies were stamped directly over the grass using permanent grey ink and to make life easy I only cut out the wings on the re-stamped versions to create some dimension; a silver gel pen line provided a much needed border; and the sentiment that comes as part of this set was chopped up so it could be spread around each side of the block. Here are some close ups…


Butterfly Box 3


Butterfly Box 4


Butterfly Box 5


Butterfly Box 6


Butterfly Box 7


I hope you’ve been inspired to create your own spring projects (and maybe even a block or two?) Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for those IndigoBlu shows on for tips and demonstrations for using the English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic Paints on fabric and much more besides.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx

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11 Comments on Butterfly Box

  1. What’s old is new (and beautiful) again. Love your block and the butterflies. Soft and lovely color combination.

    S@ndy Diller | April 18, 2015 at 3:44 pm () ()
  2. Great ATB Jenny, those pops of green give it a wonderful feeling of Spring!

    Astrid | April 18, 2015 at 5:14 pm () ()
  3. You already know how much I love ATBs and along with butterflies and dragonflies this is a real dream of a piece Jenny. I love the subtle colours against the gorgeous green of the grasses – a stunning piece of work! Anne xx

    Anne R | April 18, 2015 at 5:57 pm () ()
  4. Love this Jenny. I have Eileen’s die that creates three cubes but have not got round to decorating them yet – def feel inspired after seeing this lol xxx

    Su Roberts | April 18, 2015 at 10:57 pm () ()
  5. This is so pretty! I like your use of stamps, like breaking up the sentiment for around the box. Beautiful box!

    marci piraro | April 19, 2015 at 1:14 am () ()
  6. Love the simple colors of grey and green on this lovely decorated box Jenny! I feel like I’m out in a field with the butterflies and dragonflies flittering about!

    Julia Aston | April 19, 2015 at 4:17 am () ()
  7. What fabulous colour combination – so lovely with those stamps! Chrisx

    pearshapedchris | April 20, 2015 at 7:10 pm () ()
  8. Just love the subtlety of this – those delicate grey butterflies and dragonflies and the meadow grasses in the background – beautiful.
    Alison x

    butterfly | April 26, 2015 at 1:12 pm () ()
  9. I’m not an experienced crafter but love this box. Would like to attempt it but please – what is an artist’s trading block and wheree do I get one?

    Sylvia | May 22, 2015 at 11:11 pm () ()