Since we moved into our new Stampin’ Up! office (Australia) a few years ago, we’ve been gradually adorning our walls with Stampin’ Up!-related artwork. We started with an eye-catching Stampin’ Up! sign (our logo) that constantly changes color; we also added a couple of cabinets showcasing changing displays of Stampin’ Up! craft projects. We then created a wall of nine frames, each filled with a sheet of Designer Series Paper—it’s a great way to create an impact without going to great effort to create “art”. The hard work is already done for you in the beautiful paper designs!
More recently, with our 2013 annual training events out of the way, I finally got around to creating an art piece that I’d been assigned to. I consulted with Aaron (my manager) and ran a few ideas past him. Luckily, we had a similar vision! Together we decided on the basic look and feel: 1) Night of Navy Cardstock to match the paintwork on the feature walls; 2) butterflies—we have such beautiful butterfly dies and punches that this seemed like an obvious choice; 3) organic—to create a look and feel of movement, bringing the butterflies to life.
Aaron purchased a large frame for the art piece, but we decided to ditch the frame altogether and worked directly on the wall—a bit of a risk, but what was the worst thing that could happen? We’d need to repaint!
I was a little intimidated by the stark wall, initially, but after adhering the first few butterflies, my fears subsided as the wall came to life. I’m pleased with the end result! What I really love are the shadows of the butterflies created by the light. But would you like to know the best thing about it? It really was easy to create! Our gorgeous dies and punches did all the hard work for me!
I used: Night of Navy Cardstock; Glue Dots; the Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly Punches; the Big Shot; the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die; and the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.
Love, love love the butterflies! Can you please tell me
Can you please tell me what the circles represent?
Now this is art, Love it
These butterflies are beautiful. I am going to try to recreate it as a wreath for my door!
To many butterflies, not my thing
This is just beautiful and so glad to see the entire wall of butterflies and the design.
This butterfly art is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to make one for my wall. I already have one that needs this!
Wow. What a lot of work. But this is beautiful! You should be proud.
I'm a fairly new demonstrator and struggling a bit (lots of people are already taken care of by a Stampin Up demonstrator) but this gave me a great starting point to make something on my own that I could demonstrate at a hostess party. This is one of the most beautiful uses of punches and dies that I have ever seen. A+!!!
I did a much much smaller version on my stamp room wall last year and it's still a joy to see every time.
How beautiful!!! Now I know what to do on my blank wall in my craft room!!! Thanks for the idea!
The butterfly is such an elegant, free spirit that can go anywhere. It is beautiful and you did an awesome job with your display. Even in a single color, it is outstanding. Great design.
Beautiful,but how would your ever clean it.?
Love this wall!
This is amazing ! What fun, what patience!
Absolutely lovely - the way a few are leaving the design..,.and fabulous color!!! Thank you for sharing the pictures...wish we could see this in person!!!
Absolutely Stunning Sophie
WOW! That's amazing. Who knew Night of Navy could be so beautiful.
Stunning! I am feeling inspired!!
Just gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful! G'day to all the Stampin' Up! staff and demos!
It is absolutely beautiful !!!!
That is amazing and so creative!
What kind of adhesive did you use on the wall?
Wow! Amazing and gorgeous!
This is beautiful and inspiring!
That is ABSOLUTELY striking. Thank you for sharing it with us!